We Need Not Walk Alone ~ We are The Compassionate Friends

Support Meeting Schedule

2nd Thursday of every month
6pm - 8pm

Our monthly support group meetings are the heart of TCF. These gatherings provide a caring environment in which bereaved parents, adult siblings, and grandparents can talk freely about the emotions and experiences they are going through and receive the understanding support of others who have “been there”.

holding hands supporting each other

Our Mission

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 help others better assist the grieving family. The Compassionate Friends (TCF) touches hundreds of people in the Rome community each year.

Worldwide Candle Light Memorial

The annual event is on the second Sunday of December at Life Church. At 7pm in every time zone, candles are lit in honor of all children who have died, creating a virtual wave of light encircling the globe. The public is invited to this ceremony.

At the event, we will honor the children with a slideshow service and we need 5 pictures along with their name, birthdate, and angel date. This information can be emailed to tcfromepictures@gmail.com. To be included, submissions must be received by December 1st.

The brick wall in Rome GA for memorializing children that have passed.

Memorial Wall

The memorial wall is located at the back of the overflow parking lot at the Rome Braves stadium. To purchase a commemorative brick to be placed in the wall for your child, grandchild, or sibling, please click the button below.

Angel Tree

Each year the Rome Chapter of Compassionate Friends decorates a memorial tree with ornaments with pictures of our children who have died.

About The Compassionate Friends

The Compassionate Friends is a national self-help, mutual assistance organization offering friendship, understanding, and hope to bereaved parents and their families. Our twofold mission is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child and to provide information to help others be supportive. Since 1998, the Rome Chapter has been actively helping families and is one of more than 600 chapters in the United States. The Compassionate Friends has no religious affiliation. The chapter has no employees; leadership roles are filled by member volunteers who work in honor of their children, siblings, or grandchildren who have died.
You may contact the national office to learn more about The Compassionate Friends or to locate a local chapter in another area.
The Compassionate Friends
48660 Pontiac Trail
Wixom, MI 48393
(877) 969-0010