September 30, 2016

Welcome to the Arlington Virginia Chapter of The Compassionate Friends

The loss of a child, at any age and from any cause, is one of the most difficult, painful and traumatic experiences in life.Many families feel hopeless and isolated. But you are not alone.

The Arlington Virginia Chapter is part of The Compassionate Friends, a national, nonprofit, self-help support organization which offers friendship and understanding to families who are grieving the death of a child of any age, from any cause. Our purpose is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child and to provide information to help others be supportive.

We are non-denominational. There are no membership fees or dues, and all bereaved family members are welcome.

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.

To learn more about The Compassionate Friends, visit the National website at:

Arlington Family Picnic and BBQ
 Please join us for our Family Picnic on Sunday, June 5, 1-4 pm, at Lake Barcroft Beach #5. Mini Balloon Release. Bring appetizer, salad, veggies or dessert. We supply the rest. Bring water/sand toys, towels. For more information or to RSVP call or email Marti & Ira Kirschbaum:, 703-786-9236 or Lois Copeland: or 301-520-0225.

Our next meeting is Thursday, June 9, 7:30 pm at the Trinity Presbyterian Church