Welcome to the website of the Ann Arbor chapter of the Compassionate Friends.

The Compassionate Friends is a self-help group for bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings. No matter how recently or how long ago you experienced your loss, no matter what the cause, no matter what the circumstances, we are here to give you a safe space to talk about your loved one, your grief, your anger, and whatever else is on your mind.

We are parents and siblings who are here to provide friendship, understanding, and hope to those going through the natural grieving process. We understand the pain you are feeling as all our members have experienced the death of a child, grandchild, brother or sister. We offer hope and understanding at our meetings.

At our meetings we share our experiences and have found that in doing so we do not feel so alone in our grief. What you share is up to you, there is no pressure, it is your choice. After sharing, we spend the rest of the meeting talking about any topic you might bring up.

We encourage you to attend our meetings at least 2 or 3 times to see if they are helpful to you.

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The Ann Arbor Chapter meets from 2:30p.m. until 4:30 p.m. on the 3rd Sunday of each month. We meet at First Presbyterian Church at 1432 Washtenaw Ave. in Ann Arbor.

Please call (734) 219-3073‬ anytime for more information.

You don't have to go through this alone!

Online Support is also available through the week from
Compassionate Friends National Site.