The Compassionate Friends offers more than 660 meeting locations around the country. In small towns and large cities, bereaved parents, siblings, and grandparents meet together to talk, listen, share, and provide each other emotional support after the devastating death of a child. When you attend chapter sessions, you won’t find professionals running the meetings and giving advice. We are not therapists and we do not provide counseling. Everyone will be just like you, someone who is going through the natural grieving process.

As we meet together, we learn from each other through our shared experiences. You will find people attending the meetings of all ages from young adult to 70 and 80 year-olds. You will find people mourning the loss of an adult child and others who are mourning the loss of a child who never had an opportunity to take its first breath. You may find people whose child died 30 years ago and others with a loss so fresh their pain is measured in days and weeks.

No one comes to judge another. You will find that children are being mourned who have died from all ages and all causes. The pain is the same—that of the loss of hopes and dreams that will never be realized.

Come and join with others who understand much of what you’re feeling—certainly not everything—but a lot more than most people, simply because we’ve been there. Know that there will be sadness and tears as we talk about our loss, but there will also be joy and laughter as we remember special times with our children. You don’t have to say anything if you don’t want to, but you will certainly be given that opportunity.

We ask but one thing from you—that you attend at least three meetings before you decide if The Compassionate Friends is right for you.

We know that support groups are not for everyone. But why not give it a try and see why it’s not unusual to hear people who attend one day say, “The Compassionate Friends saved my life.”                  

Upcoming Meetings
               will be conducted via zoom
January 28, 2021
February 25, 2021
March 25, 2021
April 29, 2021
May 27,2021
June 24, 2021
July 29, 2021
August 26, 2021  
September 30, 2021
October 28, 2021
November 18, 2021
Last Thursdays
of the Month
7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
TCF Meetings are non-denominational and are held at
Starting in May, all meetings will be moved to the:
First Baptist Church 
805 Montana Ave. 
El Paso, TX 79902

Notice Re: TCF meetings 

Due to COVID-19 concerns  

Begining September 24, 2020, TCF monthly meetings will be on a virtual platform.

Please email us your request to attend the zoom meeting by Tuesday before the meeting at   We will send you information and a zoom meeting invite. You can also visit our Facebook page for information. 
The Compassionate Friends - El Paso