Dealing with the loss of a child is incredibly difficult for parents, grandparents, siblings, and other family members, but with support from communities like The Compassionate Friends, healing becomes a little easier.
Although the community was originally founded over 40 years ago in England, it's been continuously expanding since then. Currently, there are approximately 700 different chapters of The Compassionate Friends in more than 30 countries around the globe, from the United States to Guam.
The Compassionate Friends are welcoming of all age groups, backgrounds, and circumstances, as it is simply "committed to building a future" with those seeking emotional support. This means sharing experiences, ways of coping, and hosting events and conferences that bring members together.