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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.




During this period of reduced gatherings, our chapter meetings at the Aldersgate United Methodist Church in North Reading will be canceled until we can safely and effectively resume them.  In the meantime, we will be holding Online Video Meetings.  The next Online Video Meeting will be held at 7:30 PM on Wednesday, August 19th.  An email invitation will be sent to members prior to the 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


We will plan to resume our usual meetings as soon as it is feasible. While there is no substitute for our actual meetings, we will continue to do our best to offer ongoing support.


Website Sponsor Messages


Our website is sponsored this month in loving memory of:





Where You Are

ShAll along you never left

You’re where you have always been

You came from me, you come from me

A truth that holds even when

Sadness tries to cloud my soul

And death’s illusion makes its plea

All along you never left

You’re where you will always be


ShLove you forever,

Mom, Dad, Erin & Eden


Meeting Updates


Our next chapter meetings will be held on:


Monday - 8/3/20 - 7:30 PM
Online Video Meeting - Grieving During Difficult Times
Facilitated by Cheryl
(Email invitation to follow)  
You may also contact to request an invitation
Wednesday - 8/19/20 - 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

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:






10:00 AM - 1:00 PM 

Ipswich River Park 

15 Central Street

North Reading, MA


Click here for additional information and/or registration:

Walk To Remember