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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, grandchild or sibling. 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 held on the fourth Wednesday of each month.  The online video meetings are held on the first Monday and the third Wednesday of each month.  If the first Monday of the month happens to fall on a holiday, that meeting will be re-scheduled to the first Tuesday of the month.

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

More detailed information about our upcoming chapter meetings can be found below in the Chapter Meeting Updates column. 

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 February in loving memory of:




February 24th you would have been 55 in 2024.  

I still look at that picture of you

at 17 months and guess I will

always wonder what our life

would have been like had you lived!  

We look at your picture,

though not with sadness,

but with the joy of knowing

that you would be happy

how our life has gone on these years.  

We have three wonderful

sons and their wives

and five beautiful granddaughters!  

We are truly blessed!  

So yes, we are joyful,

but will always miss you, Gale,

and always wonder if you were here,

what life would be like,

one of those unanswered questions for sure!


Love, Mom and Dad




There are some who bring

a light so great to the world,

that even after they have gone,

the light remains.

You are so loved

and missed every day.

Keep sending rainbows.


Love, Mom, Dad,

Adam, Peyton and Riley


Chapter Meeting Updates

Our February 2024  chapter meetings

will be held on:



Monday, 2/5/24 - 7:00 PM

Online Video Meeting

(Email invitation to follow)

You may also contact 

to request an invitation

Topic:  Open Sharing Session 


Wednesday - 2/21/24 - 7:00 PM

Online Video Meeting

(Email invitation to follow)

You may also contact

to request an invitation

Topic:  Open Sharing Session


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 - 2/28/24 - 7:00 PM

In-Person Meeting

Please contact 

if you would like to attend

Topic:  Coping With Everyday Life


Click here for our 2024 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.