Compassionate Friends: Grief Support After the Death of a Child
“The Compassionate Friends is about transforming the pain of grief into the elixir of hope. It takes people out of the isolation society imposes on the bereaved and lets them express their grief naturally. With the shedding of tears, healing comes. And the newly bereaved get to see people who have survived and are learning to live and love again.” - Simon Stephens, founder of The Compassionate Friends
Barbara Stanhope of the Central Jersey Chapter contact us to provide an Art is Good puzzle making workshop as a tool for healing & expression.
We are humbled to have the members of Compassionate friends use the puzzle project to memorialize their children on a puzzle piece. Other members currently are or will be working on additional puzzle pieces.
Below are examples of their work.
Central Jersey Chapter - Spottstown, NJ on 6.13.10
Whether your family has had a child die (at any age from any cause) or you are trying to help those who have gone through this life altering experience, The Compassionate Friends exists to provide friendship, understanding, and hope to those going through the natural grieving process.
Through a network of more than 625 chapters with locations in all 50 states, as well as Washington DC and Puerto Rico, The Compassionate Friends has been supporting bereaved families after the death of a child for four decades. Visit www.compassionatefriends.org to learn more.