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 Through a network of nearly 600 chapters with locations in all 50 states, as well as Washington DC, Puerto Rico, and Guam, The Compassionate Friends has been providing support to bereaved families after the death of a child for four decades 

About Us

About TCF Chapters

 

The Compassionate Friends exists to assist bereaved families following the death of a child of any age and from any cause.

We are a self-help organization made up of family members that have walked this path of loss and grief.

We hope by sharing our journey you will know you need not walk alone and there is hope further down the road.

Any bereaved family member may become a member of The Compassionate Friends without regard to age, race, creed, social status, sex, or financial condition. The term "bereaved family" shall include anyone who was in a parental, sibling, or grand parental relationship with a child who died, regardless of biological ties. The recommended minimum age is eighteen years old for a bereaved sibling to participate in a regular chapter meeting. 

Meeting Guidlelines

We gather here to share the pain of grief as well as the recovery of grief. We are not professionals, but bereaved family members offering friendship and understanding by talking, listening, crying and, at times, even by laughing. We would like you to share with us tonight; however, we recognize in early grief sharing your story can be difficult, if not impossible, so please do not feel pressured to speak.

TCF has no religious affiliation and is not a faith-based organization; however, we respect everyone’s right to their beliefs.

Let’s be sensitive to each others feelings and where we are in our grief journeys, as each is in a different place. Please respect each other’s comfort level—we all have different thresholds and therefore we are going to have varying abilities to hear certain stories.

We are aware that anger and frustration can play a part in the grieving process for many of our members; however, we ask that you refrain from profanities and inappropriate language out of respect to our members.

Remember it is important that everyone who wishes to talk gets a chance to do so. We also ask that you do not carry on side conversations when someone else is talking.

What is discussed this evening is personal and should be kept confidential and not discussed outside of our meeting. This is your group and we want it to be a safe place for all of our members 

Meeting Info

 We are very sorry for the reason you are here but glad that you found us.  



Meetings will be held on the FIRST Thursday of each month

Located at the 

Germantown Senior Center 

33 N. Cherry Street 

Germantown, OH 45327


In case of inclement weather, please call 937-895-4150. If there is no message, we will be meeting!

On December 10, 2017 TCF of Valley View participated in the 21st annual Worldwide Candle Lighting Day for the very first time. 


Several local families came to enjoy conversation about our children, the amazing food and a few tears. 


Our Steering Committee felt our first meeting/event was a success, just by touching a couple new families.


Our hope is that new families come each meeting, so you do not have to walk alone!


Here's to a new year, new friendships and many gentle blessings for 2018. 


Please read our upcoming January newsletter (when it becomes available) for more information about our attendees, donations and more! 

We appreciate your kindness more than you will ever know!



Calendar of Events 2018



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The Compassionate Friends of Valley View

937-895-4150