The Compassionate Friends offers support for families grieving the death of a child

December 4, 2013 • Local News

Those who face the loss of a child may struggle to find comfort during the grieving process. There is now a group in Roswell to support individuals and families of children who have died.

Terri Werckman, who moved to the city in July, recently started a local chapter of international grief support group, The Compassionate Friends.

Since September, the chapter has held meetings the first Thursday of every month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Roswell Adult Center, 807 North Missouri Ave. The group meets again today.

“You’re with a group of people who understand what you’re feeling,” said Terry Novy, chapter services coordinator for TCF. “They simply know why you’re there.”

The Compassionate Friends began more than 40 years ago in England, when a chaplain at a hospital arranged a meeting between two sets of grieving parents. The organization Login to read more

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