The Compassionate Friends (TCF) is a national nonprofit, self-help support organization that offers friendship and understanding to families who are grieving the death of a child of any age, from any cause. There is no religious affiliation. There are no membership fees or dues, and all bereaved family members and friends are welcomed.
TCF of Charlotte is made up entirely of bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents. Those farther along in their grief journey reach out to help the newly bereaved parents who are just beginning their grief journey.
Spanish Translation is available.
Meetings are Free and Open to the Public
|Date:||3rd Tuesday of each month|
|Time:||7:00 – 9:00 PM|
St. Matthew Catholic Church
8015 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy
Charlotte, NC 28277-2463
|Room:||New Life Center(Located to the right of the fountain)Rooms 234/235 Second Floor|
|Contact:||Co-Leaders: Sharon Macaluso, George Barnett|
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Grief Support After the Death of a Child
Whether your family has had a child die (at any age from any cause) or you are trying to help those who have gone through this life altering experience, The Compassionate Friends of Charlotte exists to provide friendship, understanding, and hope to those going through the natural grieving process.
“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
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The Compassionate Friends Credo
We Need Not Walk Alone.
We are The Compassionate Friends. We reach out to each other with love, with understanding, and with hope. The children we mourn have died at all ages and from many different causes, but our love for them unites us. Your pain becomes my pain, just as your hope becomes my hope. We come together from all walks of life, from many different circumstances. We are a unique family because we represent many races, creeds, and relationships. We are young, and we are old. Some of us are far along in our grief, but others still feel a grief so fresh and so intensely painful that they feel helpless and see no hope. Some of us have found our faith to be a source of strength, while some of us are struggling to find answers. Some of us are angry, filled with guilt or in deep depression, while others radiate an inner peace. But whatever pain we bring to this gathering of The Compassionate Friends, it is pain we will share, just as we share with each other our love for the children who have died. We are all seeking and struggling to build a future for ourselves, but we are committed to building a future together. We reach out to each other in love to share the pain as well as the joy, share the anger as well as the peace, share the faith as well as the doubts, and help each other to grieve as well as to grow.
We Need Not Walk Alone.
We Are The Compassionate Friends. ©2007