The purpose of this group is to provide support following the loss of a child or sibling. It's never too early and never too late to reach out. We are here, you do not have to walk alone through this journey.
We are also on Facebook presence: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/group.php?gid=150243931099
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.
10/3/13 UPDATE: Due to the fire that damaged the YMCA in Collier County the 3rd Wednesday Meeting in Collier is suspended until further notice:
The Collier Chapter gathers:
The 1st Wednesday of each month @ Avow Hospice 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL 34109 @ 7:30 PM
The 3rd Saturday of each month @ Unity Church of Naples 2000 Unity Way Naples, FL 34112 @ 9:00 AM.
The Lee County Group gathers:
The 3rd Wednesday of each month @ YMCA at 1360 Royal Palm Square Blvd Fort Myers, FL 33919
Our Sibling and extended family/friends/loved ones support group is called Rainbows. It is an international organization providing a bridge to emotional healing for children, adolescents, and adults in confronting death, divorce or other painful family transition
- - - "because it doesn't need to hurt forever."
We are currently "in session" and you are welcome to "just come" on any Saturday September 14, 2013 in East/South Naples 10-11:45 AM
Unity Church Campus on 2000 Unity Way (off Davis Blvd.)
and continue on Saturday mornings at 10-AM through December 21, 2013.
For additional information call the chapter phone: 239-690-7801 or the Chapter leader, David's mother, Anne 239-287-5968 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Compassionate Friends is a national nonprofit, self-help support organization offering friendship and understanding to bereaved parents and families. Our purpose is to promote and aid parents and families in the positive resolution of the grief experience upon the death of their child, and to foster the physical and emotional health of bereaved parents and surviving children. Some chapter meetings are in church facilities, but no religious creed or affiliation is involved.
The secret of TCF's success is simple: As seasoned grievers reach out to the newly bereaved, energy that has been directed inward begins to flow outward and both are helped to heal.
We feel the pain of your loss and invite you to share your grief with us. We, too, have lost a child. We are the surviving parents, grandparents, siblings, and loved ones. The death of a love one causes stress, but the death of a child is particularly severe. This loss is considered premature at any age and symbolizes the destruction.
This MeetUp site is meant for our current members to use as a resource. Please send an email or click on join and the organizer will be in touch with you to provide access to the calendar of events and the member profiles.
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