Supporting Families After a Child Dies
THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS
SACRAMENTO VALLEY CHAPTER
OUR MISSION & CREDO
The Compassionate Friends Mission
The mission of The Compassionate Friends is: When a child dies, at any age or cause, 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 daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family. For you are not alone.
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
JOIN US AT 7:00 P.M. ON THE SECOND TUESDAYS OF THE MONTH.
JOIN US FOR IN-PERSON MEETINGS ON THE THIRD FRIDAY OF THE MONTH AT 7:30 P.M. AT ST. MARKS CHURCH IN SACRAMENTO
FACE COVERINGS RECOMMENDED.
LARGE GROUP MEETINGS
Large Group meets at 7:30 p.m. on the 3rd Friday of the month at St. Marks Church
2391 St. Mark’s Way
Sacramento, CA Rm E-26
Please join us!
SMALL GROUP OR NEWLY BEREAVED
Join us on the second Tuesday of every month for virtual Zoom meetings at 7: 00 p.m.
Email invitations will be sent the Monday prior. Email us at TCFSacValley@gmail.com if you didn't get the link.
HELP SUPPORT TCF
Thank you for supporting The Compassionate Friends of Sacramento Valley. We are a self-help, non-profit organization and we rely on donations to help our cause and keep our chapter available to those who need us. We continue to support families after the death of a child. We need not walk alone.
DONATE VIA VENMO
Would you like a more convenient way to donate? Do you use Venmo? Log in to your existing account or create an account by clicking on the link below. Find us @TCFSV
Thank you for supporting TCF of Sac Valley.
DONATE VIA PAYPAL
You can now donate using your PayPal account. Log in to your existing account or create an account by clicking on the link below. You can send money by finding us on PayPal at TCFSacValleyMedia@gmail.com or paypal.me/TCFSacValley
Thank you for supporting TCF of Sac Valley.
DONATE WHEN YOU BUY ONLINE AT AMAZON
Are you an Amazon shopper? Consider choosing The Sacramento Valley Compassionate Friends Chapter to receive donations when you purchase items that are eligible. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to our chapter. Please use smile.amazon.com all year to support us.
There are several Compassionate Friends Chapters so please be sure to find Sacramento Valley. I attached the link.
Thank you for your help and consideration.
TCF Sac Valley publishes newsletters to keep our members informed of current and upcoming events. We also include poems, pictures, and letters submitted by our members. In addition, we acknowledge our children's birthday and angel-day. If you would like to receive via email the monthly newsletter, please contact us below. They will also be available here on our website.
PAST EVENT PICTURES
Annual World Wide Candle Lighting December 2019
Annual Flower Meeting November 2019
CONTACT THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS
SAC VALLEY CHAPTER
P.O. Box 163294
Sacramento, CA 95816