About Us

The Compassionate Friends (TCF) Wenatchee Valley Chapter was chartered on Aug. 1, 2006 to serve the greater Wenatchee Valley and North Central Washington. It is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.


Services Offered by the Wenatchee Valley Chapter

Grief support for parents, siblings, grandparents and friends

  • Monthly sharing meeting held the 3rd Monday of the month at Grace Lutheran Church, 1408 Washington Street Wenatchee, WA
  • Infant loss support group in partnership with Confluence Health(Central Washington Hospital)
  • Loving listeners who have experienced the loss of a child
  • Grief assistance for professionals and employers
  • Facilitator training
  • Lending library on grief topics
  • Monthly newsletter
  • Honoring our child’s birthday and anniversary


Local Chapter Events

  • Annual grief seminar for the community
  • Walk to Remember
  • Annual Worldwide Candle Lighting Ceremony held the 2nd Sunday of December
  • Coats for Kholbe program (Sept. through Nov.)
  • Christmas gifts given in the names of our children to a local charitable organization


Vision

The vision statement of The Compassionate Friends is that:

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


About Compassionate Friends

The Compassionate Friendsis an international organization that supports families grieving the death of a child with over 660 chapters around the nation. Chapters can also be found in over 30 countries around the world.

TCF began in 1969 in England when two families, each grieving the death of a son, were brought together by the Rev. Simon Stephens, an assistant chaplain at the Warwickshire Hospital. The compassion and understanding the families found in each other led the reverend to encourage them to meet with other grieving parents and soon they formed a support organization called “The Society of the Compassionate Friends.” In 1979 “The Compassionate Friends” was incorporated as a nonprofit organization in the United States.

The Compassionate Friends was established based upon seven principles which can be found at: