“There are some people who could hear you speak a thousand words and still not understand you. And there are other who will understand without you even speaking a word.” – Yasmin Mogahed


Online Support

The Compassionate Friends offers “virtual chapters” through an Online Support Community (live chats). This program was established to encourage connecting and sharing among parents, grandparents, and siblings (over the age of 18) grieving the death of a child. The rooms supply support, encouragement, and friendship. The friendly atmosphere encourages conversation among friends; friends who understand the emotions you’re experiencing. Read More


When a child has died, we as parents, siblings, grandparents, relatives, friends, coworkers, professionals, and simply caring people want to know what to do and how to help.

A series of brochures available from The Compassionate Friends have been written just for this purpose, covering many aspects of the grief process experienced by the family and those who care about them. All brochures have been written by bereaved parents, siblings, and/or grandparents and have gone through a review process often in conjunction with professionals in the field.  Interested persons have the opportunity to sponsor a brochure in memory of a loved one or to honor a special person. Brochures Available

We Need Not Walk Alone

The national magazine of The Compassionate Friends, We Need Not Walk Alone, has been described as “a support group in print,” featuring articles by and for parents, siblings, and grandparents who have experienced the death of a child in their family. Read More

International Support

Links to known websites of Compassionate Friends organizations outside the United States. Learn More


Links to national nonprofits that have a mission similar to The Compassionate Friends Learn More

The Open to Hope Show

A weekly web-radio series at featuring Dr. Gloria Horsley, TCF’s Professional Advisor, and Heidi Horsley, MS, MSW, Psy.D. is currently being broadcast every Thursday.

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