our next meeting is Tuesday, August 30th
it will probably be at St. Matthias' Episcopal Church
(check back here a few days before the meeting to find out) 
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 decide each month whether we will meet in person or via Zoom
WHEN we meeting in-person, it's 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  
      Chapter Phone: (804) 458-9000
Chapter email:
Chapter website:      http://www.compassionatefriendsrva.org 
The Compassionate Friends (TCF) national: http://www.compassionatefriends.org/ 
Next Meeting
August 30th 
7 pm
check back a few days prior to the meeting to see if it will be in-person or via Zoom
 We Light This Candle
Click here to view the slideshow from our 2021 candle light service 
Rising Together in Grief and Hope
A Virtual Event with David Kessler
Click here to watch
2022 Meetings
January 25
February 22
March 29
April 26
May 31
June 28
July 26
August 30
September 27
October 25
November 29
December 27
Next Steering Committee Meeting:
Let us know if you'd like to attend and learn about volunteering


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