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Our meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the St. James Episcopal Church, 14 Cornwall Street NW in Leesburg - phone number 703-777-1124. We meet in the Janey Parlour. The meetings last until approximately 9:30 p.m. While the meeting is held at St. James Episcopal Church, The Compassionate Friends is non-denominational with no particular religious affiliation. We are strictly non-professional grieving parents and grandparents helping other grieving parents and grandparents through the loss of their child who has died at any age and from any cause.

For more information:Please call Bernie and Beverly Elero at 540-882-9707 for more details.

Directions: St. James Episcopal Church is in the downtown area of Leesburg. From points EAST of Leesburg - Go WEST on Rt. 7 towards Leesburg. Rt. 7 becomes E. Market Street. Turn on N. King Street (Courthouse is on your right). Go two blocks and turn LEFT on North Street (the street immediately after Cornwall Street). Turn LEFT into the church parking lot with the sign of the Episcopal church. Additional parking is available in the School Board parking lot, located one block further west at North and Wirt Streets.

 

 

To Our New Members

You did it! You attended your first TCF meeting. You may not realize just how significant that is--you've taken an important step in the healing process. Even if you left the meeting feeling as though you didn't get the comfort you expected or that you didn't connect with anyone, please give it another chance. Remember, we have all been where you are now, and although the circumstances may be different, we do know what you are feeling. It might take the second, third or even the fourth meeting, but you will find the right person to share with, and you will hear the words you've needed to hear. We are here for you.

 

To Our Seasoned Members

Thank you for your continued encouragement and support of TCF. You are the light that keeps hope shining for all of us -- old and new. Think back to the day you first walked through our doors. It may have been a few weeks or months ago -- it may have been years. Remember how thankful you were to be with people who understood what you were feeling, who were there to support you from the very beginning of this journey. You are one of "them" now, and it is you who provide the caring words, the silent support and the wisdom to those who are just beginning to heal.