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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.  Starting in January 2021, we are planning on holding one monthly in-person meeting on the 4th Wednesday of the month.  The in-person meetings will be limited to 15 participants. In addition to the in-person meetings, we will continue to hold our bi-monthly online video meetings on the first Monday and the third Wednesday of each month.

The next online video meetings will be held at 7:30 PM on Monday, January 4th and Wednesday, January 20th.  The next in-person meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 27th.  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:




Joel, you were a child 

of the community.

So many people got to 

know you during the brief

eight years you were with us.

You are still a constant 

presence in our hearts,

even after 19 years.

Love, Mom, Dad

and your brother, Andrew




You are in our minds and

hearts every day.

Your family and your friends

honor your memory every

day in so many ways.

Love, Mom, Dad & Tracy


Chapter Meeting Updates

Our next chapter meetings

will be held on:



Monday - 1/4/21 - 7:30 PM

Online Video Meeting

(Email invitation to follow)

You may also contact 

to request and invitation


Wednesday - 1/20/21 - 7:30 PM

Online Video Meeting

(Email invitation to follow)

You may also contact 

to request and invitation


Sibling Online Video Meeting

(Email invitation to follow)

You may also contact

if you would like to participate


Wednesday - 1/27/21 - 7:00 PM

In-Person Meeting

(Meeting will be limited to 15 participants)

Please contact 

if you would like to attend

Topic:  Finding Hope After Loss

Facilitators:  Tim & 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 chapter meetings will also be canceled.