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

JULY meeting changed to virtual   - Please note that we had to change our plans for the July meeting.  While we had hoped to meet in person, we will not be able to do so due to a lack of available staff to prepare for, run, and clean up after the meeting.  We will now have the July meeting virutally, on Zoom.  Watch your email for the invitation and link to the meeting.  

Monthly Meetings - Our meeting place (Bower Hill Community Church) is now open to outside organizations, with continued COVID-19 mitigation requirements (masks, social distancing, sanitation of hands and surfaces, no shared food or beverages).  We are planning to start meeting in person again for our August butterfly release.  We sent an email to all of our members asking for your thoughts on starting to meet again in person, so PLEASE respond when you receive it so that we can plan accordingly!  As always, continue to check this website or your email for ongoing communications from us regarding any changes to plans for our upcoming meetings.  Please stay safe and healthy!


"Coffee Hours" - We are continuing to have additional virtual meetings 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

  • August 19
  • September 16

Visit our Home Meetings
for details.

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Next Monthly Meeting

Our next monthly meeting will be held on Sunday, July 25, 2021, starting at 2:30 p.m.  Our topic will be "Surviving the Pandemic."  While we had hoped to have this meeting in person, we are unable to do so at this time, so this will be another virtual meeting on Zoom. 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. 

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The Compassionate Friends - Pittsburgh Chapter


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