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 The Compassionate Friends - Pittsburgh Chapter provides support for people whose children, grandchildren, or siblings have passed away.  Monthly meetings are usually held on the last Sunday of every month, with some exceptions.  More information on our meetings can be found here.  Home meetings (hosted by our members, for our members), are held occasionally.  Please see our Membership page for information on becoming a member of our chapter.
 
Our chapter brochure can be downloaded here!
 
 
UPDATE ON OUR ANNUAL BUTTEFLY RELEASE
It is with deep regret that we, The Compassionate Friends of Pittsburgh, must announce the cancellation of the 2020 Butterfly Release (August 30, 2020). The church administration has decided to prohibit us from using their property to hand out butterflies on that day due to continued concerns about COVID-19. Please know that we have tried in many ways to still have this special event that all of us look forward to every year. Although we really feel that we need it more this year than in years past, due to circumstances and restrictions beyond our control brought about by the coronavirus pandemic, we have no alternative but to cancel. While we won't be distributing butterflies on that day, we are still planning on having an on-line meeting; look for updates from us on alternate plans for the August meeting.

Please accept our apologies. We hope that we will be able to have the butterfly release next year.

If you have sent in a check to purchase additional butterflies, it will be returned to you within the next few weeks.

Also, if you haven't done so already, please consider attending our on-line meetings on the last Sunday of every month at 2:30 p.m. While we can't be together in person for the near future, we still are able to see and talk to each other during these virtual meetings (you can also call in to these meetings if you do not have Internet access). It's important to continue supporting each other during this crisis in any way we can. If you have any questions, please call us at (412) 835-1105.
Thank you and take care, TCF-Pittsburgh Chapter Steering Committee
 
 
  Upcoming Meetings
 
Next monthly meeting: Our next monthly meeting will be on Sunday, August 30, 2020. Details can be found on our Monthly Meetings page.  THIS WILL BE A VIRTUAL MEETING OVER THE INTERNET VIA ZOOM. MEETING DETAILS WILL BE EMAILED TO OUR MEMBERS. PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU HAVE NOT PROVIDED US WITH YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS.
 
  
Next home meetings: August 13 and September 17. Visit our Home Meetings page for details. 
  
  
 Chapter Locator
 
If you are a member (or a friend) of a family that has suffered the death of a child, The Compassionate Friends is here to help you and provide support for the family.
 
Feel free to contact TCF's National Office at 877-969-0010 or email nationaloffice@compassionatefriends.org. You will always hear a friendly voice on the other end of the line.
 
Use this chapter locator to find out information about other chapters throughout the country. Enter Here
 Updated: 8/1/2020
www.compassionatefriends.org
 
Monthly Meeting Date and Program
Our next monthly meeting will be held on Sunday, August 30, 2020.  The butterfly release has been canceled, but we are still planning on having an on-line program to remember our loved ones. This will be an online/virtual meeting.  
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Our calendar of 2020 meeting dates can be downloaded here! Copies are also available at the welcome table at our regular monthly meetings. Be sure to pick one up the next time you join us!
 
 
Chapter Notes
 
Possible changes to or cancelations of our meetings - Due to the current coronavirus public health crisis, our upcoming monthly meetings may need to be held online or may be canceled.  Please check this website and/or your email (if you are a member of TCF-Pittsburgh Chapter) for updates and information.  We hope you all stay safe and healthy!  If you need support or someone to talk to during these unprecendented times, please call us at (412) 835-1105 or email compassion@tcfpittsburgh.org and we will get you connected with one of our volunteers. 
 
Butterfly Release HAS BEEN CANCELED - We are sorry to announce that our Butterfly Release, scheduled for Sunday, August 30, 2020, has been canceled.  We are no longer able to distribute butterflies on the church's property.  Although we are not able to release butterflies this year, we are still planning on having a virtual meeting/program that will be similar to our usual Butterfly Release program, including the opportunity to recognize and remember our loved ones.  Look for information on our revised plans for this day on this website and/or through email or phone communication in the near future.