THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS

 

                                                                                         OF LOS ANGELES



The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive.


The Compassionate Friends was founded 40 years ago when a chaplain at the Warwickshire Hospital in England brought together two sets of grieving parents and realized that the support they gave each other was better than anything he, as a chaplain, could ever say or provide. Meeting around a kitchen table, the Lawleys and the Hendersons were joined by a bereaved mother and the chaplain, Simon Stephens, and The Society of the Compassionate Friends was born. The Compassionate Friends jumped across the ocean and was established in the United States and incorporated in 1978 in Illinois.

Each chapter, along with the supporting National Office, is committed to helping every bereaved parent, sibling, or grandparent who may walk through our doors or contact us.

Today more than 600 chapters serving all 50 states plus Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico offer friendship, understanding, and hope to bereaved parents, siblings, grandparents, and other family members during the natural grieving process after a child has died. Around the world more than 30 countries have a Compassionate Friends presence, encircling the globe with support so desperately needed when the worst has happened.

WE NEED NOT WALK ALONE . . .

THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS
          OF LOS ANGELES


                  WHO WE ARE:


We are a chapter of the international organization of The Compassionate Friends, Inc.  Our chapter, The Compassionate Friends of Los Angeles, was founded in 1984 and has been serving bereaved parents and siblings in the Los Angeles area ever since.

There are no professionals involved in the management of the chapter.  It is managed solely by bereaved parents who have worked through their grief to a point where they are ready to help lead the newly bereaved through this painful experience that is only truly understood by those who have lived it. 

 
We have no religious affiliation and no fees are required to attend meetings or receive our newsletter.  We are supported through donations from parents, family and friends.

THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS
of LOS ANGELES
P.O. Box 67823
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Chapter Phone:
(310) 474-3407
website:  www.tcfla.org
email:  compassionatefriendsla@gmail.com

NEIGHBORING TCF CHAPTERS:
South Bay:       310-963-4646
Palos Verdes Estates


Verdugo Hills:  818-236-3635

Glendale

THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS, INC

NATIONAL OFFICE
P.O. Box 3696
Oak Brook, IL 60522-3696

Toll free:  (877) 969-0010
Fax:  (630) 990-0246
website:  www.compassionatefriends.org
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