Welcome to The Space Coast Chapter of

The Compassionate Friends

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The Compassionate Friends is a non-profit, self-help organization offering friendship and understanding to bereaved parents and families. The purpose is to promote and aid parents and families in the positive resolution of the grief experience upon the death of their child and to foster the physical and emotional health of bereaved parents and surviving children. Some chapter meetings are in church facilities, but no religious creed or affiliation is involved. There are no dues and no one is required to talk at any meeting. Listening is okay!

The Space Coast Chapter of The Compassionate Friends supports grieving families who have lost a child at any age. We serve bereaved families through meetings and events in Brevard County, Florida. We serve grieving families in Melbourne, Merritt Island, Titusville, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne Beach, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite Beach, Indialantic, Cape Canaveral, Palm Shores, Grant-Valkaria and beyond. You are welcome to attend meetings and events regardless of the county or city you live in.

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TCF Space Coast Chapter Meetings

We hold in person meetings on the third Monday of each month. Please visit our meeting page to learn what meetings are like. For locations and times, please visit our Event page.

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A Note From Our Chapter Leader

If you are newly bereaved, we want you to know you are not alone. Click here to read a letter from our Chapter Leader.


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  • Vision Statement

    “Everyone who needs us will find us and everyone who finds us will be helped.”

    You Are Not Alone

    When your child has died, suddenly it seems like all meaning has been drained from your life. When you wake in the morning, it’s difficult to get out of bed, much less live a “normal” life. All that was right with the world now seems wrong and you’re wondering when, or if, you’ll ever feel better.

    We’ve been there ourselves and understand some of the pain you are feeling right now. We are truly glad that you have found us, but profoundly saddened by the reason. We know that you are trying to find your way in a bewildering experience for which no one can truly be prepared.

    Notes from our Space Coast Chapter Leader

    Where Does the Time Go?

    Where Does the Time Go?

    Holidays are over and 2019 is here. I hate to repeat myself, but where does the time go?

    Last year was a great year for me. I put into perspective so many things that had gotten askew over the past years. I’m excited about 2019—new is always good!

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    The Gift of Purpose

    The Gift of Purpose

    Our daughter Amanda was always very positive about her future … and what I mean is that she knew what was happening to her, and where she was going. Very rarely did she cry and complain about her situation. She knew she was dying, and she knew where she was going. I got so much strength from her, I only hope I gave her some comfort.

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    Love is Bigger Than Us All

    Love is Bigger Than Us All

    Do you ever have moments where suddenly something you have pondered over and over suddenly becomes very clear? An Aha moment. I had one the other day as I was riding back from Melbourne to Harmony. More in a minute.

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    The Mission of Compassionate Friends

    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.

    If you have questions or comments, please contact us. We are here to help.

    The Space Coast Chapter of The Compassionate Friends

    PO Box 360678
    Melbourne, FL 32936-0678

    Phone : 321-442-3540
    E-mail: **contact@tcfspacecoast.org

    The Compassionate Friends National Office

    900 Jorie Blvd., Suite 78
    Oak Brook, IL 60523