Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Compassionate Friends: Supporting family after a child dies

This organization provides support for those who have lost a sibling or child.  The Website is full of information on grieving for parents, siblings and grandparents.  It also provides a variety of links to other related resources such as brochures, radio and TV programs, and videos.
 They offer free customized bereavement packets by calling their National Office at 877-969-0010.
They also offer an online support group with live chats at http://www.compassionatefriends.org/Find_Support/Online-Community/OnlineSupport.aspx
They are also available to connect you with the local chapter near you.  The information for the Utah chapters are listed below.
·         Brigham City
Box Elder County Chapter Chapter#: 1796
Karen (435) 723-8727
Meeting Info: 2nd Thursday of each month 7:00 pm
Meeting Address: Myers Mortuary, 205 S 100 E, Brigham City, UT 84302
Notes: Call to confirm meeting location- sometimes meet at Brigham City Community Center 24 N 300 W, Brigham City, UT 84302
·         Ogden
TCF of Ogden Chapter#: 2317
Donna (801) 675-5729
Meeting Info: 1st Monday of each month 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Meeting Address: McKay Dee Hospital (Education Wing Room 4), 4401 Harrison Blvd, Ogden, UT 84403
·         Salt Lake City
Salt Lake Chapter Chapter#: 1293
Wilbert & Francis (801) 268-9444
Meeting Info: 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm
Meeting Address: Zion Lutheran Church, 1070 Foothill Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Notes: Chapter also offers Spanish speaking support, Wilbert & Francis (801) 268-9444 Chapter also offers sibling support for 17+
·         Santaquin
·         TCF of Utah CountyChapter#: 2351
Renee (801) 836-1975
Meeting Info: Last Thursday of each month 7:00 pm
Meeting Address: Old Public Safety Building, 63 E Main, Santaquin, UT 84655
·         St. George
TCF of St. George Utah Chapter#: 2325
Cathie & Ron (435) 656-0723
Meeting Info: 3rd Thursday of each month 7:00 pm
Meeting Address: Zion Bank (3rd floor conference room), 40 E St. George Blvd, St. George, UT 84790

1 comment:

  1. Hello, I am the leader of the St. George Chapter. My name is Samantha Meldrum. Number is (435) 574-7577 instead of the meeting at Zions Bank it is at The Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church 611 North 2450 East St George, UT at 7 pm the third Thursday of each month. Ron and Cathie are moving and I have taken over the group.