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"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." 
- Simon Stephens, founder of The Compassionate Friends 

Offering Understanding, Friendship, and Hope
to Bereaved Families
We are sorry for the reason you are here, but we are glad you have found us. The purpose of The Compassionate Friends is to have a safe place to share our experiences with each other so we can learn healthy ways to deal with our loss and to figure out how to integrate this new reality into our lives. While our lives have been forever changed, we have learned that it is possible to have joy again – although it may not seem like it right now.
We are here to offer you hope that things do get better.

The Mission of The Compassionate Friends
When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated. The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family member experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family.


Next 2016 Candle Lighting Committee Meeting

October 24th at 6:00 PM:
Please consider sharing some of your time and talent
We will prepare the Candle Lighting Invitations for mailing!

We will be gathering at Jennifer's mom - Donna's work conference room.
Sovran Management Company
5692 Strand Court, Naples, FL 34110 
which is located off of Immokalee Road, West of 75. 
We will be putting together the mailing of the Invitations for this years Candle Lighting Ceremony.
The more help we have the shorter amount of time it will take.
There will be pizza and brownies for dinner after we have finished. Last year it only took us a little over 1 hour to complete this task :)



If you are a member (or a friend) of a family that has suffered the death of a child, The Compassionate Friends is here to help you and provide support for the family. Feel free to contact TCF's National Office at 877-969-0010 (or email You will always hear a friendly voice on the other end of the line.

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