November 24, 2017

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:

Candle Lighting Service
Will be Sunday, December 10, at 6 PM at the Friendship United Methodist Church. Please arrive at 5:45. Bring a picture of your child and an appetizer or dessert to share. Service is non-denominational. For additional information email or call Katy Womack at 540-459-3205 or

Our meetings are always the 2nd Thursday of the month. Our next meeting is Thursday, November 9 at 7:30 pm at the Trinity Presbyterian Church. Call or email Lois Copeland: 301-520-0225, Our sharing session will 
be the, Getting Through the Holidays.