The Compassionate Friends is a non-profit, self-help support
organization for families who are grieving the death of a child
of any age, from any cause. There are no dues or fees and all bereaved family members are welcome.
TCF exists to support and assist bereaved parents, siblings and other family members in the positive
resolution of their grief, and to foster their physical
and emotional health. Monthly chapter meetings offer
friendship, caring and a safe place to talk. Monthly
newsletters and caring friends offer telephone support.
The secret of TCF's success is simple: As seasoned grievers reach out to the newly bereaved, energy that has been directed inward begins to flow outward and both are helped to heal. The vision of The Compassionate Friends is that everyone who needs us will find us and everyone who finds us will be helped.
Houston Inner Loop Chapter meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month (except in December) at the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin, Houston, Texas 77004, in the Fireside Room.
Next Monthly Support Group Meeting: TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2015
Topic: “Sharing of Experiences from The Compassionate Friends Conference held in Dallas July 10th to 12th."
Time: 7:00 p.m. (6:30 p.m. Newcomer/Newly Bereaved Meeting)
Location: First Unitarian Universalist Church, FIRESIDE ROOM, 5200 Fannin, Houston, TX 77004
Contact: Cathy Knapp
Addiction & Overdose Small Group Discussion Meeting (meets on the fourth Sunday of each month unless noted otherwise)
NOTE: The group will not meet in December.
We will meet from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 26, 2015, for our group discussion at the home of Anita Byars (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Focus of the group discussion is specific to addiction and overdose, and we will also talk about how much we love our children. Any and all are welcome, and no one is obligated to bring anything. Light refreshments will be served.
Social Event: Breakfast Club
Our next Breakfast Club will be on Saturday, July 25, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. at Corner Bakery Café, 2625 Southwest Freeway.
Note that we will not be meeting on Saturday, July 11th due to the Dallas conference that weekend.
We hope to see you there!
The Compassionate Friends is pleased to announce that Dallas, Texas, will be the site of the 38th TCF National Conference on July 10-12, 2015. "Hope Shines Bright ... Deep in the Heart" is the theme of this year's event, which promises more of last year's great national Conference experience. The 2015 Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Downtown Dallas. We'll keep you updated with details here, on the national website as well as on our TCF/USA Facebook Page and elsewhere as they become available. Plan to come and be a part of this heartwarming experience.