The Compassionate Friends
About The Compassionate Friends / Pocono Chapter
The Compassionate Friends is a national self-help, mutual assistance organization offering friendship, understanding, and hope to bereaved parents and their families. Our two-fold mission is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child and to provide information to help others be supportive. The Pocono Chapter is one of more than 600 chapters in the United States. The Compassionate Friends is non-profit, and has no religious affiliation. In our local chapter, leadership roles are filled by member volunteers who work to honor their children, siblings, or grandchildren who have died.
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 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.
History of the Compassionate Friends
The Compassionate Friends was founded in 1969 after a young chaplain brought two sets of grieving parents together at a hospital in England.
Today, TCF is located in 30 countries around the world.
TCF National Office
If you are a family member or a friend who has suffered from the death of a child,
The Compassionate Friends is here to help you. Feel free to contact TCF's National Office
by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 1-877-969-0010.