Compassionate Friends

“The Compassionate Friends is about transforming the pain of grief into the elixir of hope.  It takes people out of the isolation society imposes on the bereaved and lets them express their grief naturally.  With the shedding of tears, healing comes.  And the newly bereaved get to see people who have survived and are learning to live and love again.”  TCF Founder, Simon Stephens

These words resonate with those who come to The Compassionate Friends (“TCF”) hoping to find a purpose in a life that suddenly seems so empty.

If your family has had a child die (at any age from any cause), TCF exists to provide friendship, understanding, and hope to those going through the natural grieving process.  We are seasoned bereaved parents here to help newly bereaved parents and to offer them hope!
Through a network of more than 650 chapters in the United States, TCF has been supporting bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings after the death of a child for four decades.

The Lake County Chapter meets the third Tuesday of each month in the BEA Room at St. John Vianney Church, 7575 Bellflower Road, Mentor at 7:30 p.m.  This is a non-profit group and there are no dues or fees required.

This Chapter also offers a sibling support group.  Call for more information on the sibling group.

For more information, please contact:

Kathy Gipson