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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 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 being held on the fourth Wednesday of each month and are limited to 15 participants.  We are currently holding our bi-monthly online video meetings on the first Monday and the third Wednesday of each month.  If the first Monday of the month happens to be a holiday, then that meeting will be scheduled on the first Tuesday of the month.

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

The October online video meetings are scheduled for 7:00 PM on Monday, October 3rd and Wednesday, October 19th. 

The October sibling online video meeting is scheduled for 7:30 PM on Wednesday, October 19th.  

The October in-person meeting is scheduled for 7:00 PM on Wednesday, October 26th.  

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:




Dear Timothy,

Here are a few words:


We Remember and Love You

By Dad

(Rabbi Chaser, Yoshi Zwieback ideas from Prayer for Memories)

In each sun rise and every setting sun

We remember you and love you

In each season over the last five years

We remember you and love you

In each flower, leaf, and snowflake

We remember you and love you

In each holiday, birthday, or family gathering

We remember you and love you

In each day since your passing

We remember you and love you

In every breath we take

We remember you and love you

You will always be a part of us



Dear Timothy,

 5 years on 9/5/22, that is

unbelievable, yet here we are.

There are days when

it was only minutes from

that knock on the door.

We all remember you and

love you each and every day.

There are no words to

truly say what we

want to say today.

Only love in our hearts.

Love, Mom, Dad & Katherine


Meeting Updates


Our October 2022 chapter meetings will be held on:


Tuesday - 10/3/22 - 7:00 PM
 Online Video Meeting
(Email invitation to follow)
You may also contact
to request an invitation
Topic:  Open Sharing Session
Wednesday - 10/19/22
Online Video Meeting - 7:00 PM
(E-mail 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
to request an invitation
Topic:  Open Sharing Session
Wednesday - 10/26/22
In-Person Meeting - 7:00 PM
(Meeting will be limited to 15 participants) 
if you would like to attend
Topic:  Loss of an Adult Child / Loss of a Young Child
Facilitators:  TBD

Click here for our 2022 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:





Sunday, 9/25/22

9 AM - 12 PM

Ipswich River Park

15 Central Street

North Reading, MA


Click here for additional information:

Walk To Remember