The mission of The Compassionate Friends (TCF) is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child at any age and to provide information to help others be supportive. We provide support to parents, grandparents and siblings regardless of the age or the circumstances of the death of a child, grandchild or sibling.

We are a national nonprofit, self-help organization with over 600 chapters in the United States and many other chapters worldwide.

Our Valley of the Sun meetings are open to all family members who are grieving the death of a child. There is no religious affiliation and no dues or fees.

We offer a safe place for bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings to meet and talk freely about your child and your grief issues. No one is required to speak, but we do encorage you to be a considerate and careful listener. There is always so much to learn that will help you during your grief journey.

For more information about our chapters there are links to each chapter under the Meetings tab.

If you need to contact a local chapter leader, their names and numbers are:


Greater Phoenix Chapter Diane (602) 631-9256
East Valley/Mesa-Tempe Chapter Debbie (480) 401-1037
West Valley Chapter Debbie (623) 500-1432

For more about The Compassionate Friends, visit TCF’s national website at www.compassionatefriends.org. There are invaluable links, resources and information to assist families on this website.