Pittsburgh Chapter


The Compassionate Friends - Pittsburgh Chapter is a support community for bereaved parents, siblings, and grandparents. We meet once a month (usually the last Sunday of most months) to provide support and fellowship to our grieving members. If you have experienced the death of a child, sibling or grandchild, we are sorry that you happened to find our company, but you are in the right place to connect with others who understand what you are going through. Each member of TCF is a bereaved parent, grandparent, or sibling. We find solace, warmth and comfort here in the compassionate friendship of others, especially in the initial years of grieving and healing.

 
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Chapter News


Our November 21 meeting will be in person unless circumstances change.  If we need to change to virtual, we will send an email to our members and post an update on this website.

October meeting updateWe were finally able to meet in person since the pandemic started early last year! We were very happy to see everyone who attended after so long, and were able to welcome quite a few newcomers to our group. We shared ideas for how to prepare for the holiday season while grieving the loss of our loved ones, no matter if it will be the first holiday without them or the fifteenth or longer.  A handout was provided (available here) which provided more support and ideas for how to get through the holidays.  

"Coffee Hours" - We will continue to have virtual meetings once a month to give our members the opportunity to meet and support one another on a more frequent basis.  These short, one-hour meetings are scheduled for the second Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m.  We hope that a weekday meeting may be more convenient for some of our members who may not be able to make the Sunday monthly meetings.  Check your email for invitations to these meetings throughout the year.  We hope you can join us!

 
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TCF - Pittsburgh Chapter Brochure

A brochure with information about the Pittsburgh Chapter of The Compassionate Friends can be found here.

If you are part of an organization that helps and/or encounters families grieving the loss of a child, sibling, or grandchild, of any age and from any cause, please feel free to print this brochure and distribute it to those who you feel may benefit from our support. 

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Next Home Meetings

  • November 11
  • December 16


Visit our Home Meetings
page
for details.

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Next Monthly Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Sunday, November 21, 2021, starting at 2:30 p.mOur topic will be "What Are You Grateful For?" As of now, we are planning on meeting in person, but we may need to change to virtual if circumstances change. Details can be found on our Monthly Meetings  page.

 

Meeting Calendar


Our calendar of 2021 meeting dates can be downloaded here. Copies will also be available at the welcome table at our regular monthly meetings, once we are able to meet in person again. 

Monthly Meetings

The Compassionate Friends - Pittsburgh Chapter

 

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