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Who We Are

The Compassionate Friends of North Central MA is a non-profit, self help organization offering friendship, understanding and hope for the future to bereaved parents and siblings. Our primary purpose is to assist the bereaved in the positive resolution of the grief experienced upon the death of a child. We support your efforts to achieve physical and emotional well-being and provide bereavement information and education. Additionally we help the community, family, friends, employers, co-workers and professionals to be supportive of your situation.



When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated.


We need not walk alone. We are The Compassionate Friends. See our general credo and our updated siblings credo.


See upcoming grief support meetings, fundraisers and other events all designed to support families in grief.


Outreach is possible through volunteers and donations made to our local chapter. See ways you can support our efforts.


Learn how our local Compassionate Friends Chapter began in 1983.

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