Welcome to The Compassionate Friends

Space Coast Chapter

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A Note to the Recently Bereaved

If you are newly bereaved, we want you to know you are not alone. Click here to read a letter from our Chapter Leader.

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In addition to monthly meetings, our local chapter has monthly luncheons and special events to help you connect with other families.

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We meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Find more details on our meeting page.

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The Compassionate Friends Space Coast Chapter has a Facebook page, newsletters, and links to National resources available to families who have lost a child.

Upcoming Meetings

Cocoa Beach Meeting

July 4, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Melbourne Meeting

July 18, 2017
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Upcoming Events

June Luncheon

June 24, 2017
11:30 am – 1:30 pm

The Compassionate Friends National Conference

July 28, 2017 – July 30, 2017

You Are Not Alone

When your child has died, suddenly it seems like all meaning has been drained from your life. When you wake in the morning, it’s difficult to get out of bed, much less live a “normal” life. All that was right with the world now seems wrong and you’re wondering when, or if, you’ll ever feel better.

We’ve been there ourselves and understand some of the pain you are feeling right now. We are truly glad that you have found us but profoundly saddened by the reason. We know that you are trying to find your way in a bewildering experience for which no one can truly be prepared.

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The Mission of 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.

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About Us

The Compassionate Friends is a non-profit, self-help organization offering friendship and understanding to bereaved parents and families. The purpose is to promote and aid parents and families in the positive resolution of the grief experience upon the death of their child and to foster the physical and emotional health of bereaved parents and surviving children. Some chapter meetings are in church facilities but no religious creed or affiliation is involved. There are no dues and no one is required to talk at any meeting. Listening is okay!

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Notes from our Chapter Leader

A Lesson to Share

Today I packed up the last box for our move in two days. In 52 years of marriage we have had at least fifteen moves. Most of them were with the USAF, but some were in the years after.

Each time I pack the last item, or unpack the last item, I say, “NEVER AGAIN.” But here I am, again…

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The Year Ahead

Every year I dread February, and this year was no different. However, now the Mandy’s anniversary has passed I feel better. It’s time to face the year and I’m really excited about what is planned. I hope I can get al of you excited also!

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If you have questions or comments, please contact us. We are here to help.

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The Space Coast Chapter of The Compassionate Friends

PO Box 360678
Melbourne, FL 32936-0678

Phone : 321-610-7875
E-mail: contact@tcfspacecoast.org

The Compassionate Friends National Office

900 Jorie Blvd., Suite 78
Oak Brook, IL 60523