~Welcome to the Frankfort, Kentucky chapter of The Compassionate Friends~
Our next chapter meeting is December 19, at 6pm. This is the last meeting of 2016. Susan Johnson, bereavement counselor from Hospice will be joining our meeting to discuss, taking care of ourselves over the upcoming holidays. Our meetings are located at Hospice of the Bluegrass, 643 Teton Trail.
We are in need of a chapter newsletter editor for our monthly newsletter. We need someone that attends meetings to be our newsletter editor.
Bricks for our Children's Memorial Garden will be dedicated July 2017. If you order a brick now, please know that it will most likely not be ordered until spring or late spring.
Our chapter is participating in the Kroger Community Rewards fundraiser. You can point your kroger card to our chapter on line: Just follow these easy directions:
Simply register online at krogercommunityrewards.com
The mission of The Compassionate Friends: When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated. The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family.
The Compassionate Friends was founded over 40 years ago when a chaplain at the Warwickshire Hospital in England brought together two sets of grieving parents and realized that the support they gave each other was better than anything he, as a chaplain, could ever say or provide. Meeting around a kitchen table, the Lawleys and the Hendersons were joined by a bereaved mother and the chaplain, Simon Stephens, and The Society of the Compassionate Friends was born. The Compassionate Friends jumped across the ocean and was established in the United States and incorporated in 1978 in Illinois.
Each chapter, along with the supporting National Office, is committed to helping every bereaved parent, sibling, or grandparent who may walk through our doors or contact us.
Today TCF has about 660 chapters serving all 50 states plus Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and Guam offer friendship, understanding, and hope to bereaved parents, siblings, grandparents, and other family members during the natural grieving process after a child has died. Around the world more than 30 countries have a Compassionate Friends presence, encircling the globe with support so desperately needed when the worst has happened.