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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 March online video meetings will be held at 7:30 PM on Monday, March 1st and Wednesday, March 17th.  The in-person meeting will be held at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, March 24th.  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:





Angelica is still your number one.

We all miss you everyday.

I'm so proud of the person you were.

Two years and your friends

are still missing you.

You put your stamp on their heart, 

as you did with everyone you met.

We are getting your signs.

Love you to the moon and back,




Just One More Day

-Tanya Lord-

Sometimes I wonder what I would say

If we had just one more day

Would I tell you the news from home?

Ask you about where you now roam?

Would I tell you all the things left unsaid?

The guilt and regrets still in my head?

Would I want to know that you're okay?

Beg you please to come back and stay?

Would I not say all that much?

And just reach out for one last touch?

I don't know what I would sady

But I do sure with for that one more day


In memory of my brother Jon -

It's hard to believe it could 

possibly be five years.

Somtimes it seems like yesterday

and other days it seems like eternity

since I have seen your face.

I miss you more and more

with each passing day!

Sending a million and one kisses

to Heaven on this Angel date.

Love, Crystal


Chapter Meeting Updates

Our next chapter meetings

will be held on:



Monday - 3/1/21 - 7:30 PM

Online Video Meeting

(Email invitation to follow)

You may also contact 

to request an invitation


Wednesday - 3/17/21 - 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

if you would like to participate


Wednesday - 3/24/21 - 7:00-8:30 PM

In-Person Meeting

(Meeting will be limited to 15 participants)

Please contact 

if you would like to attend

Topic:  The New "Normal"

Facilitators:  Kelley & Dave


Click here for our 2021 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.