our June 29 meeting may be in-person!
current chapter members will receive info in an email
newly bereaved/new to our chapter should contact us for meeting information 
  
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
 
Monthly Meetings
      last Tuesday of the month 
currently via Zoom; pre-Covid at       
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  
  
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     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
June 29
7:00 - 8:30 pm
 
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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