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The Compassionate Friends Credo

We need not walk alone. We are The Compassionate Friends. We reach
out to each other with love, with understanding, and with hope.
The children we mourn have died at all ages and from many different
causes, but our love for them unites us. Your pain becomes my pain, just
as your hope becomes my hope.

We come together from all walks of life, from many different
circumstances. We are a unique family because we represent many races,
creeds, and relationships. We are young, and we are old. Some of us are
far along in our grief, but others still feel a grief so fresh and so
intensely painful that they feel helpless and see no hope.

Some of us have found our faith to be a source of strength,
while some of us are struggling to find answers. Some of us are angry, filled with
guilt or in deep depression, while others radiate an inner peace. But
whatever pain we bring to this gathering of The Compassionate Friends,
it is pain we will share, just as we share with each other our love for the
children who have died.

We are all seeking and struggling to build a future for ourselves, but we
are committed to building a future together. We reach out to each other
in love to share the pain as well as the joy, share the anger as well as the
peace, share the faith as well as the doubts, and help each other to
grieve as well as to grow.

We need not walk alone. We are The Compassionate Friends. ©2016

 The Compassionate Friends Mission Statement

The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families
toward a 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 Mission

When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers intense pain and may
feel hopeless and isolated. The Compassionate Friends provides highly
personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the
death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild,
and helps others better assist the grieving family.