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     The Compassionate Friends was established based upon seven principles.

  • TCF offers friendship, understanding, and hope to bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents. 

  • TCF believes that bereaved parents, siblings, and grandparents can help each other toward a positive resolution of grief 

  • TCF reaches out across society's barriers to all bereaved parents, siblings, and grandparents. 

  • TCF understands that every member has individual needs and rights. 

  • TCF reaches out to the bereaved primarily through our community of local chapters and secondarily by website, social media, and conferences

  • TCF chapters belong to their members

  • TCF is coordinated nationally in its support to its chapters, bereaved parents, siblings, and grandparents.

  • The vision of The Compassionate Friends is that everyone who needs us will find us and everyone who finds us will be helped.

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