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This web site is for the support of those who have experienced the death of a child, a grandchild or sibling. If you are in that situation, we are here to help.

The Compassionate Friends is a nonprofit, self-help support organization for families who have experienced the death of a child of any age from any cause. There is no religious affiliation or membership requirements.

We Need Not Walk Alone

Click HERE for our
January/February 2018 Newsletter

Our web site provides suggested reading, online resources, online newsletters and events and activities to help you in your grieving process. We offer twice monthly meetings where you can talk to other bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings. We offer a monthly mailed and online newsletter where you can receive messages, articles, poems and other helpful information. Family members are also able to share their feelings at meetings; in individual breakout sessions or in private or group get togethers. We also conduct annual memorial balloon releases and a ceremony of remembrance candle lighting service.


In Loving Memory of Cathy Spoto ... click for her tribute
In memory of a life so beautifully lived ...





Meetings run from 7 to 9 pm

February 27, 2018
March 13, 2018
March 27, 2018

Click here to download
all 2018 Meeting Dates (pdf file)


Meetings are held at:
The First Unitarian Church
220 Winton Road South
Rochester, NY 14620


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about parking

NOTE: If you are coming to a meeting for the first time, please plan to arrive between 6:45-7 PM ... thank you.

Click HERE to download the TCF Registration Form

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This site is dedicated to the memory of Jeffrey Michael Simon
and to the memories all of the children of the Rochester, NY Chapter of The Compassionate Friends

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General Chapter Information:
Christine - - 585-371-8415 (available via text or call)


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