Welcome to the Rochester Area
Chapter of The Compassionate Friends 
 
What can you expect at our meetings?
Support, Sharing and Caring. 
 
The meetings are facilitated by bereaved parents who are further down the road of grief, and are now able to reach out to help others. The first few minutes are set aside for signing of the guest list and informal conversation. The facilitator will begin with a brief introduction and reading of the Credo. We then introduce ourselves and begin discussion on the topic or exercise of the evening. Group participation is encouraged during the discussion, but it is by no means required. In fact, new attendees may find that listening is all they want to do. Meetings are very informal and any other topics of interest can be brought up, giving everyone an opportunity to express their concerns. We try to conclude about 9 PM and often some attendees will get together for a bite to eat after the meeting and further discussions.
 
 
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