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The Compassionate Friends is a support group for bereaved parents and siblings. Most cities have meetings once a month.

TCF has been a great help to my wife and me. There is something miraculous that happens when we share our stories with eachother. I remember how difficult it was to talk to my friends and family about my grief feelings. It was like they just didn't understand. Of course, they didn't really understand, because it had not ever happened to them. The friends I met at TCF did know, first hand, what it felt like and that made a very big difference.

Meetings are comprised of sharing with eachother, discussing methods of dealing with grief, the stages of grief, talking about our children, and exploring available resources. We have an extensive library on grief and other associated issues. From time to time we have guest speakers.

Please give us a try. And don't be quick to judge by the first meeting. The first meeting can be uncomfortable for us...as some of us share our story for the first time. It can sometimes be depressing and we wonder what we could possibly be getting from it. But, with time, we begin to see the benefits.

You may not feel ready to attend a meeting yet, but we urge you to contact us anyway. You will not be pressured in any way! Only you can decide when you are ready.

If you are grieving the loss of a child or a sibling.....I encourage you to check out "The Compassionate Friends."



  • TCF National Office P.O. Box 3696
  • Oak Brook, IL. 60522-3696
  • (630) 990-0010 FAX (630) 990-0246

Baton Rouge Chapter

Chapter#: 1872
Linda (225) 752-8314

Meeting Info: 2nd Sunday of each month 6:00 pm
Meeting Address: St Paul Lutheran Church (fellowship hall), 2021 Tara Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70806


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