Our Mission

The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive


The Compassionate Friends(TCF) is a national non-profit, self-help support organization offering friendship and understanding to families grieving the death of a child of any age, from any cause. There is no religious affiliation. There are no membership fees or dues, and all bereaved family members are welcome.

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.

TCF is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with nearly 600 local chapters throughout the U.S.

Join us the first Thursday of each month
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
1901 Lexington Ave.; Monroe, LA

Enter through the back parking lot off Milton St.