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Meeting Times and Locations

  • Posted on May 18, 2013 at 5:50 pm
Ladybug in Grass

Please visit our Facebook page: TCF Orlando Facebook The Orlando Chapter Meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every Month, except for November and December. The meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, starts at 7 PM, in the SanLando United Methodist Church, 1890 West State Rd. 434, Longwood, FL  32750. For questions about this meeting, please contact Diane Goldsmith. (321) 439-4985.  The 4th Tuesday of the month, starts at 7 PM, in the Grace Covenant Church, 1655 Peel Ave., Orlando For questions about this meeting, please contact Sarah Lein. (505) 977-5954.

Our Mission

  • Posted on May 17, 2013 at 8:40 pm
Red Rose

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. Mission Statement

What to Expect at a TCF Meeting

  • Posted on May 18, 2013 at 2:51 am
Butterfly Group

Our meetings should not be confused with counseling sessions. Participants are all bereaved parents (guardians), siblings, or grandparents who are dealing with the death of a child. We have been where you are and we continue to return to offer friendship and support through the natural grieving process after a child dies. At Chapter meetings, we encourage everyone to share although some might find that hard or not possible. Ocaasionally we might have a  program related to bereavement after the death of a child. You will hear from others whose child died from pre-birth to adulthood. Some who attend will be…

The Compassionate Friends Credo

  • Posted on May 17, 2013 at 8:36 pm
Purple Butterfly

We need not walk alone. We are The Compassionate Friends. We reach out to each other with love, with understanding, and with hope. The children we mourn have died at all ages and from many different causes, but our love for them unites us. Your pain becomes my pain, just as your hope becomes my hope. We come together from all walks of life, from many different circumstances. We are a unique family because we represent many races, creeds, and relationships. We are young, and we are old. Some of us are far along in our grief, but others still…

Privacy Policy

  • Posted on May 17, 2013 at 8:43 pm
Pink Butterflies

The Compassionate Friends Inc, Orlando Chapter intends for its website to be a safe, supportive, and informative tool to benefit those who are grieving due to the death of a child. To that end, TCF wishes to be respectful of its users’ privacy while managing the realities of maintaining and developing its website. Any personally identifiable information submitted by you is kept strictly confidential and is only used by TCF Orlando to provide the information or service that you requested and. The Compassionate Friends will not sell or rent lists containing your information to any third party. TCF may disclose…

Compassionate Friends Regional Coordinator

  • Posted on May 17, 2013 at 8:49 pm

Bob and Mary Lane are our Regional Coordinators

Phone: 407-892-7417

cftcfregion@earthlink.net

Orlando Chapter Steering Committee

  • Posted on May 17, 2013 at 8:50 pm
Compassionate Friends Logo

The Orlando Chapter is looking for leadership that can facilitate meetings and events. If you are interested please send an email to: tcf@tcforlando.org

Grief: What not to do

  • Posted on May 17, 2013 at 9:54 pm
Purple Butterfly

Everyone expresses their grief in different ways. Some find comfort in one thing, while another person may not. Below is a list of thing that have been suggested will help support someone who is in grief. What NOT to Do DON’T avoid mentioning their loss or the child’s name out of fear of reminding them of their pain (they haven’t forgotten it!). DON’T change the subject when they mention their dead child. DON’T tell them what they should feel or do. DON’T avoid the bereaved parents because you are uncomfortable (being avoided by friends adds pain to an already painful…

Grief: What to Do

  • Posted on May 17, 2013 at 9:56 pm
Pink Monarchs

Everyone expresses their grief in different ways. Some find comfort in one thing, while another person may not. Below is a list of things that it has been suggested that will help support someone who is in grief. What to Do DO Allow them to express as much grief as they are able and are willing to share with you. DO allow them to express as much unhappiness as they are feeling and willing to share with you. DO allow them to talk about their loss as much and as often as they want to. DO be available. to listen,…