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


 

TCF Pittsburgh Candlelight Memorial  - Our yearly memorial service was held on Sunday, December 12, 2021 in the sanctuary of Bower Hill Community Church for our TCF parents, siblings, grandparents, extended family members, and friends.  Family members hung ornaments on our tree in the front of the lovely, light-filled sanctuary in memory of their children, siblings and grandchildren, and several families also brought pictures of their loved ones to display in the hallway of the church.  Everyone was invited to light a candle in memory of their loved ones.  It was a wonderful way to remember those we love during the holiday season! A heartfelt “thank you” goes out to everyone who participated in our program, especially Mark Franc, Jen Geis, and Laura Lockard, who shared their musical talents with us!

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Facebook page help – We need a volunteer to help with cleaning up and maintaining our Facebook page, which has been neglected for quite a few years. Please contact Megan (co-leader@tcfpittsburgh.org or 814-860-4732) or Susie (editor@tcfpittsburgh.org) if you are interested.

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"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.  Check your email for invitations to these meetings throughout the year.  We hope you can join us!

 
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Meetings

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

  • January 13
  • February 17
  • March 17


Visit our Home Meetings
page
for details.

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Next Monthly Meeting

Our next monthly meeting will be held in person on Sunday, January 30, 2022, starting at 2:30 p.m.  Our topic will be "Looking Ahead at the New Year."  Details can be found below and on our Monthly Meetings  page. 

 

Meeting Calendar


Our calendar of 2022 meeting dates can be downloaded here. Copies will also be available at the welcome table at our regular monthly meetings.

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The Compassionate Friends - Pittsburgh Chapter

 

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