Offering Understanding, Friendship and Hope to Bereaved Families
We are sorry for the reason you are here, but we are glad you have found us. The Compassionate Friends RVA is for bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents. Our purpose is to provide a safe place to share our experiences with each other so we can learn healthy ways to deal with our loss and to figure out how to integrate this new reality into our lives. While our lives have been forever changed, we have learned that that it is possible to have joy again – although it may not seem like it right now. We are here to offer you hope that things do get better.

"The Compassionate Friends is about transforming the pain of grief into the elixir of hope. It takes people out of the isolation society imposes on the bereaved and lets them express their grief naturally. With the shedding of tears, healing comes. And the newly bereaved get to see people who have survived and are learning to live and love again."
Simon Stephens, founder of The Compassionate Friends

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we meet the last Tuesday of the month
St. Matthias’ Episcopal Church
11300 W. Huguenot Road
Midlothian, VA 23113
two stoplights north of Robious
enter church parking lot off of Big Oak Ln
 we meet in Morrison Hall  
      Chapter Phone: (804) 458-9000
Chapter email:
Chapter website: 
The Compassionate Friends (TCF) national: 
Next Meeting:
May 28, 2024
@ 7 pm
Have Questions?
Please call or email us.
Chapter Brochure
Click here for a brochure. 
2024 Meetings:
January 30
February 27
March 26
April 30
May 28
June 25
July 30
August 27
September 24
October 29
November 26
December: no meeting 
We Light This Candle
Click here to view the slideshow from our 2023 candle light service
(and also slideshows from previous years)
Rising Together in Grief and Hope
A Virtual Event with David Kessler
Click here to watch
Next Steering Committee Meeting:
Let us know if you'd like to attend and learn about volunteering


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