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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 online video meetings in lieu of our bi-monthly in-person chapter meetings.  In October, we held one in-person meeting and one online video meeting.  We are exploring options to continue holding one in-person meeting per month.  However, because our online video meetings have been more "user friendly" during this pandemic, we will resume our bi-monthly online video meetings in November and will continue with those until the COVID restrictions change.  

The next online video meetings will be held at 7:30 PM on Monday, December 7th and Wednesday, December 16th.  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:




Thirteen years have passed

in what seems like thirteen seconds.

The time gone by softens at times

the searing pain of your loss,

but it has not diminished the heartache

we feel each day.

We are grateful for the example

you set for us to live on,

nurtured by the grace of your life well lived

and inspired by the

breadth of your imagination,

the force of your courage

and the depth of your love for us

and we in turn for you.

Stay close to us . . . we love you eternally


Jessie and Wayne, David Anthony, Abby,

your Mum and Dad



Tom and Christopher,


As we celebrate Thanksgiving

this month, we give thanks

for having you in our lives,

for the life lessons you taught us,

for the love we continue to share,

and for the everlasting memories.


You are forever with us!


Love, Mom, Dad, Dave,

Kelly, Ian & your new nephew, Tom

Meeting Updates


Our next chapter meetings will be held on:


Monday - 12/7/20 - 7:30 PM
 Online Video Meeting
(Email invitation to follow)
You may also contact
to request an invitation
Wednesday - 12/16/20 - 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:





6:30 PM


Click here for additional information:

Candlelight Service