In October - subgroup on suicide with Shirley Ramsey, AFSP 
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 purpose of The Compassionate Friends RVA is to have 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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Monthly Meetings
      are last Tuesday of the month at 7 pm
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 website: 
Chapter Co-leaders:
Wanda Moser and Linda Tebault  
The Compassionate Friends (TCF) national: 
Next Meeting
October 29, 2019
at the October meeting we will have a subgroup on Suicide Loss with Shirley Ramsey, who is a suicide survivor, Jackson's mom and is the Healing Coordinator for the Virginia chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). She will bring info and take questions.  We are honored to have her come to our meeting.  
Aug/Sept Newsletter
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Annual Remembrance Service
Join us at The Columbian Center at 7 pm on December 8
2324 Pump Road, Henrico, 23233
Click here for details and flyer.
2019 Meetings
January 29, 2019
February 26, 2019
March 26, 2019
April 30, 2019
May 28, 2019
June 25, 2019
July 30, 2019
August 27, 2019
September 24, 2019
October 29, 2019
November 26, 2019
We Light This Candle 
Click here for 2018 candlelighting slideshow
Steering Committee Meetings*
January 13, 2019
February 24, 2019
March 10, 2019
June 2, 2019
July 14, 2019
September 22, 2019
November 10, 2019
*The September steering committee meeting is at noon at McAllister's Deli in Gayton Road Crossing Shopping Center - 1300A Gaskins Road, Richmond, VA 23238. 


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