North Shore-Boston Chapter


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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 third Wednesday of each month and are limited to 15 participants.  We are currently holding our bi-monthly online video meetings on the first Monday and the fourth Wednesday of each month.  

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

The January online video meetings are scheduled for 7:30 PM on Monday, January 3rd and Wednesday, January 26th. 

The January sibling online video meeting is scheduled for 7:30 PM on Wednesday, January 19th.  

The January in-person meeting is scheduled for 7:00 PM on Wednesday, January 19th.  

COVID guidelines will be followed at the in-person meetings, including wearing masks and keeping socially distant. 

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:





As each new year begins

we remember you and wish

that you were still here with us.

But that’s not surprising,

we do that every single day.

You are so very missed, beautiful boy.

We treasure every memory,

every laugh and smile

that we had together.

Thank you for choosing us

to be your family.

We love you,

Mama, Ga and Thomas




Todd, the world seems

empty at times without you,

and we long to hear your laugh,

and your many "Big Bang" moments

that we will never forget. 

We care for your cats, and hope that

Ginger has found you wherever you are.

I care for your Prius and miss you

in the light and laughter that you brought

to our mundane daily chores.

Be well, my Son, you are with us every day.

 Love, Mom, Dad and Tracy


Chapter Meeting Updates

Our next chapter meetings

will be held on:



Monday, 1/3/22 - 7:30 PM

Online Video Meeting

(Email invitation to follow)

You may also contact 

to request an invitation


Wednesday - 1/19/22 - 7:00 PM

In-Person Meeting

(Meeting will be limited to 15 participants

Please contact 

if you would like to attend

Topic:  TCF Credo Discussion

Facilitator:  Tim


Sibling Online Video Meeting - 7:30 PM

(Email invitation to follow)

You may also contact

if you would like to participate

Topic:  Open Sharing Session


Wednesday - 1/26/22 - 7:30 PM

Online Video Meeting

(Email invitation to follow)

You may also contact 

to request an invitation


Click here for our 2022 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.