The Compassionate Friends offers support in the grief and trauma which follows the death of a child; no matter the age or cause. We cannot hurry you through it, or take away the pain, but we can help you understand more about this life altering experience. Sometimes just knowing you are normal can be helpful. Though it may be difficult, we encourage you to attend a Compassionate Friends meeting at your nearest chapter. We know it takes courage to attend that first gathering, but those who do come find an atmosphere of understanding from others who have experienced the grief that you have now. Nothing is asked of you. There are no dues or fees and you do not have to speak. Time has proven that with CARING and SHARING the death of a child, comes healing.