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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 has been holding bi-monthly online video meetings in lieu of our in-person chapter meetings.  As of January 2021, we added one in-person meeting per month to our meeting schedule.  The in-person meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday of each month and are limited to 15 participants.  We will continue to hold our bi-monthly online video meetings on the first Monday and the third Wednesday of each month.

The June online video meetings will be held at 7:30 PM on Monday, June 7th and Wednesday, June 16th.  The in-person meeting will be held at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, June 23rd.  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:





Your willingness to help

anyone at any time,

your love of nature, the earth, 

and all of its creatures, 

create a memory of you

that will not die.

Your incredible spirit lives on.

Mom, Dad and Tracy 




Dear Alexander,

You should be going into

your last year as a tween.

We often wonder what 

you would be like now.

Would you like sports?  Or Art?

Or something all of your own.

We know you would have been 

a wonderful big brother.

It is hard to believe you

have been gone from us

for 10 years now.

It seems like a lifteime ago,

yet it also seems like it

was just yesterday.

We miss you every day.

We love you so very much!!

Love, Mommy, Daddy

Julia and Elizabeth



Meeting Updates


Our next chapter meetings will be held on:


Monday - 6/7/21 - 7:30 PM
 Online Video Meeting
(Email invitation to follow)
You may also contact
to request an invitation
Wednesday - 6/16/21 - 7:30 PM
Online Video Meeting
(Email invitation to follow)
You may also contact 
to request an invitation
Sibling Online Video Meeting
(Email invitation to follow) 
You may also contact
to request an invitation
Topic:  Dealing With the "What if's?"
Wednesday - 6/23/21 - 7:00 PM
 In-Person Meeting
(Meeting will be limited to 15 participants)
Please contact
if you would like to attend
Topic:  From Shock to Grief to Reinvestment in Life
Facilitators:  Tim

Click here for our 2020 schedule: 
Meetings & Events

In the event of inclement weather, necessitating the closing of North Reading public schools, our chapter meetings will also be canceled.

Event Updates


See information below for upcoming TCF events:



A Flower Garden

For Our Children

June 27, 2021

2:00 - 4:00 PM

Click here for additional information:

Spring Event


July 16-18, 2021


Click here for additional information

or to register:

TCF National Conference