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The Compassionate Friends
North Shore - Boston Chapter

Grief Support after the Death of a Child

This website is dedicated to the memory of all of our children.


The Mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive.

We are a national, nonprofit, self-help organization that offers friendship, understanding and hope to bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings. Our meetings are open to all family members who are grieving the death of a child. There is no religious affiliation and no dues or fees.




Since April 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our chapter began holding bi-monthly online video meetings. 

As of January 2021, we added one in-person meeting per month to our meeting schedule. 

The in-person meetings are being held on the fourth Wednesday of each month.  The online video meetings are being held on the first Monday and the third Wednesday of each month.  If the first Monday of the month happens to be a holiday, that meeting will be scheduled on the first Tuesday of the month.

Sibling online video meetings are being held on the third Wednesday of each month.

The February online video meetings are scheduled for 7:00 PM on Monday, January 6th and Wednesday, February 15th. 

The February sibling online video meeting is scheduled for 7:30 PM on Wednesday, February 15th.  

The February in-person meeting is scheduled for 7:00 PM on Wednesday, February 22nd.  

COVID guidelines will be followed at the in-person meetings.  Meetings will be limited to 15 attendees and masks are optional.  

An email invitation will be sent to members prior to each meeting.  You may also request an invitation by emailing to let us know that you would like to participate.


In addition to our online chapter meetings, other support options are listed below:


1) TCF Live Chats:  The National TCF website offers scheduled Live Chat sessions on different days and with different topics.  The details can be found here:  National TCF Live Chat Schedule


2) Private Facebook Groups:  TCF offers several private Facebook groups facilitated by bereaved parents, grandparents or siblings. They can be accessed here:  TCF Private Facebook Groups


3) TCF North Shore-Boston Facebook Page:  Our chapter has its own Facebook page that is active with members from our chapter. You can access it here:  TCF North Shore-Boston Facebook Page


Website Sponsor Messages

Our website is sponsored this month in loving memory of:




February is a month which

brought us such great joy when

our youngest son and child,

Justin was born on 2/12/98.

It also brought us

the greatest heartbreak

when we lost him 10 days before

his 22nd birthday on 2/2/20.

Justin died battling the diseases

of addiction and mental illness.





We wish you were here

to celebrate your fifth birthday.

We continue to forge

a path without you,

growing through our grief

and doing things in your name.

Love to you, always.

Mommy and Daddy


Chapter Meeting Updates

Our February 2023  chapter meetings

will be held on:



Monday, 2/6/23 - 7:00 PM

Online Video Meeting

(Email invitation to follow)

You may also contact 

to request an invitation

Topic:  Open Sharing Session 

Facilitators:  TBD


Wednesday - 2/15/23 - 7:00 PM

Online Video Meeting

(Email invitation to follow)

You may also contact

to request an invitation

Topic:  Open Sharing Session

Facilitator:  TBD


Sibling Online Video Meeting - 7:30 PM

(Email invitation to follow)

You may also contact

if you would like to participate

Topic:  Finding Out Your Sibling Died


Wednesday - 2/22/23 - 7:00 PM

In-Person Meeting

(Meeting will be limited to 15 participants)

Please contact 

if you would like to attend

Topic:  Coping With Everyday Life

Facilitator:  TBD


Click here for our 2023 schedule:

Meetings and Events

In the event of inclement weather, necessitating the closing of 

North Reading public schools, our in-person chapter meetings

will also be canceled.