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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 October, we are planning on resuming one in-person meeting  per month and we will continue to hold one monthly online video meeting

The next in-person meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 5th, starting at 7:30 PM at the Aldersgate United Methodist Church in North Reading.  This in-person meeting will be limited to 20 participants.  If you would like to attend the in-person meeting, please email David Paul at to sign up.   We will follow state guidelines regarding group gatherings, including maintaining a distance of 6 feet between others and wearing masks.

The next online video meeting will be held at 7:30 PM on Wednesday, October 21st.  An email invitation will be sent to members prior to that 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:






by Lillian S. Burton Perry

Try hard to give others encouragement,

Each day from morn to night.

Tomorrow is another day,

It will soon pass from sight.

Try to give inspiration

To all you meet whose spirit is down.

You may not live to see them inpsired, 

But they will always remember you have been around.

Try hard to let others know you love them,

Through your expression and what you say,

You may not live to say it tomorrow,

But remember you have said it today.


ShFor your birthday, Glenn,

ShI love you always,



Meeting Updates


Our next chapter meetings will be held on:


Monday - 10/5/20 - 7:30 PM
In-Person Meeting 
Topic:  Staying Connected To Our Children 
(Share Signs, Stories, Photos)
Facilitated by:  Tim
Meeting will be limited to 20 participants.  If you would like to attend, please email 
to sign up
Wednesday - 10/21/20 - 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:








10:00 AM - 1:00 PM 

Ipswich River Park 

15 Central Street

North Reading, MA


Click here for additional information and/or registration:

Walk To Remember