The Compassionate Friends (TCF) is a national, non-profit, self-help organization offering friendship, understanding and support to bereaved parents and their families.

Bluegrass chapter contacts: Suzie (859) 576-7680 or Janie (859) 421-6520
Regional coordinator: Suzie McDonald at suziemcdonald7@icloud.com
Website for the national office: www.compassionatefriends.org

We're very sorry for your need to be here but we are glad that you've found us!

If you are a bereaved parent, grandparent or adult sibling, we extend our hands in friendship and our hearts in understanding and invite you to join us at an upcoming monthly meeting.

Our members understand; we've all walked the same path.

Save the date for the Worldwide Candle Lighting: December 11, 2022. 
The second Sunday of December is designated for the Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting. Please join all bereaved parents around the globe as we remember our children who have died, at any age and from any cause.
Come join us on Sunday December 11, 2022:


  • Lexington: South Elkhorn Christian Church, 4343 Harrodsburg Road, Lexington.
    We'll meet at 6 pm and the program starts at 6:30. Please bring a picture for the memory table.
    All family and friends are welcome.

  • If you can't join us, please light your own candle at 7 pm, and imagine the wave of light circling the earth.

The Bluegrass Chapter of The Compassionate Friends invites you to attend our monthly meetings, however,
many of our meetings are cancelled due to Covid-19. Please watch this page and
our Facebook page (thecompassionatefriendsbluegrass) for more details.

  • Lexington: We meet on the first Tuesday of the month.
    New Location!
    For 2022, we will have TCF meetings at de Movellan Real Estate office on the first Tuesday from 6 to 8 pm.
    Remaining dates are June 7, July 5, Aug. 2, Sept. 6, Oct. 4, Nov. 1, and Dec. 6, 2022.
    The meeting size is not limited anymore. Please bring a mask.
    Call Suzie at 859-576-7680 if you have questions.
    Address: de Movellan Properties, 171 Prosperous Place, Lexington KY, 40509.
    We'll be in the de Movellan Real Estate office.

  • Richmond:
    The meetings for 2022 are cancelled.

    For local grief support options, contact Hospice Care Plus,
    350 Isaacs Lane, Richmond, Kentucky 40475. [859-626-9292]
    You do not need to have used Hospice care to access grief counseling.

  • Winchester:
    The meetings for 2022 are cancelled.

    For local grief support options, contact Hospice East,
    407 Shoppers Drive, Winchester, Kentucky 40391. [859-744-9866]
    You do not need to have used Hospice care to access grief counseling.
For information about how we run our meetings, click the butterfly here

If there is inclement weather on meeting nights, please check the local TV channels to see if the meeting has been cancelled. If the schools close early or have been cancelled, our TCF meeting will also be cancelled.





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