Our next meeting is October 26th  
check back here to see if the meeting is in-person or via Zoom
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

Click on map to get directions
we (pre-Covid) meet at
St. Matthias’ Episcopal Church
11300 W. Huguenot Road
Midlothian, VA 23113
our  September meeting will be via Zoom 
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:      http://www.compassionatefriendsrva.org 
Chapter Leader:
Patrick Jackson  
The Compassionate Friends (TCF) national: http://www.compassionatefriends.org/ 
Next Meeting
October 26
Rising Together in Grief and Hope
A Virtual Event with David Kessler
Click here to watch. 
 We Light This Candle
Click here to view the slideshow from our 2020 candle light service 
2021 Meetings
January 26
February 23
March 30
April 27
May 25
June 29
July 27
August 31
September 28
October 26
November 30
December 28
Next Steering Committee Meeting:
TBD in March 
Let us know if you'd like to attend and learn about volunteering


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