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This web site is for the support of those who have experienced the death of a child, a grandchild or sibling. If you are in that situation, we are here to help.

The Compassionate Friends is a nonprofit, self-help support organization for families who have experienced the death of a child of any age from any cause. There is no religious affiliation or membership requirements.

We Need Not Walk Alone

Click HERE for our
May/June 2015 Newsletter

June 9, 2015 at Fellows Road Park in Fairpor

Our web site provides suggested reading, online resources, online newsletters and events and activities to help you in your grieving process. We offer twice monthly meetings where you can talk to other bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings. We offer a monthly mailed and online newsletter where you can receive messages, articles, poems and other helpful information. Family members are also able to share their feelings at meetings; in individual breakout sessions or in private or group get togethers. We also conduct annual memorial balloon releases and a ceremony of remembrance candle lighting service.


In Loving Memory of Cathy Spoto ... click for her tribute
In memory of a life so beautifully lived ...





  • June 9, 2015 (Balloon Release at Fellows Road Park)

  • June 23, 2015 - Meeting at the Jewish Community Center

Click here for directions to JCC

Note: Starting in July 2015, our meetings will be held at The First Unitarian Church of Rochester, 220 Winton Road South, Rochester, NY

July 14, 2015 - Our first meeting at The First Unitarian Church

Click here to download more information

(click here for the 2015
Meeting Schedule)

Meetings run from 7 to 9 pm

NOTE: If you are coming to a meeting for the first time, please plan to arrive
between 6:45-7 PM ... thank you.

Click HERE to download the TCF Registration Form

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This site is dedicated to the memory of Jeffrey Michael Simon
and to the memories all of the children of the Rochester, NY Chapter of The Compassionate Friends

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