The Compassionate Friends (TCF) is a national, non-profit, self-help support organization that offers friendship and understanding to families who are grieving the death of a child of any age, from any cause. There is no religious affiliation. There are no membership fees or dues, and all bereaved family members are welcomed.

The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families in the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child and to provide information to help others be supportive. The secret of TCF's success is simple: As seasoned grievers reach out to the newly bereaved, energy that has been directed inward begins to flow outward and both are helped to heal.

In our chapter of TCF, we have learned that the death of our child caused a pain that can best be understood fully by another bereaved parent. As our own grief subsides, knowing that all need love and support, we reach out to those who still feel alone and abandoned. We also provide grief information and education to the community.

The Ventura County Chapter of The Compassionate Friends meets at 7PM on the first and third Thursday of each month (during the months of November & December, we meet one week earlier before the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays) at the following location:

Los Robles Hospital and Medical Aid
215 W. Janss Rd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

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