The Compassionate Friends

Gwinnett Chapter


Lawrenceville Chapter - 7:00 PM on the third Thursday of every month.
               Rhodes Jordan Park Community Center
100 East Crogan Street, Lawrenceville, GA 30046

               Contact Patty Key 770-833-9967  or email

Patty Key Sparks  - Chapter Leader


Monthly support group meetings are the heart of The Compassionate Friends. These gatherings provide a safe and caring environment in which bereaved parents and siblings can talk freely about the emotions and experiences they are enduring. Parents receive the understanding and support of others who have “been there”.

We are here to provide hope and encouragement, understanding & friendship as we all travel the grief journey.  Our lives have been turned inside out & upside down and we are the walking wounded who must now figure out where to go from here, how to put our lives back together to some degree, and share coping skills and survival techniques.   Together we can share our ideas and emotions, the questions and trials and tribulations that we have found ourselves in the very unwelcome world of bereaved parents.   The death of a child of any age, from any cause, is a shattering experience for a family.  The Compassionate Friends understands that grief for a child lasts longer and is more intense than society commonly recognizes.  Other grieving parents can offer empathy and understanding of this loss, while also recognizing that each person’s grief is unique.

Every month we have a Birthday Table and you are warmly invited to please come share your child’s birthday with us when his/her birthday is that month.   This is your chance to tell us a favorite story, or share a poem or thoughts that either you or your child wrote, or whatever remembrance you choose in memory of your child.   Our child’s or grandchild’s or sibling’s birthday will forever be a very special day and we at TCF know how important that day is and how helpful and healing it can be to share with others.

 Please plan on attending the meeting of your child’s birthday and filling our Birthday Table with pictures and/or mementos.   You are also more than welcome to bring his/her favorite snacks

TCF Gwinnett Chapter Quarterly Newsletters

Gwinnett Chapter - Winter 2012/2013

Gwinnett Chapter - Autumn 2012

Gwinnett Chapter - Winter 2011/2012

Gwinnett Chapter - Summer 2012

Gwinnett Chapter - Spring 2012

Gwinnett Chapter - Autumn 2011

Gwinnett Chapter - Summer 2011

Gwinnett Chapter - Winter 2010/2011

Gwinnett Chapter - Autumn 2010

Gwinnett Chapter - Summer 2010

Gwinnett Chapter - Spring 2010

Gwinnett Chapter - Summer 2009

Gwinnett Chapter - Spring 2009

Gwinnett Chapter - Winter 2008

Gwinnett Chapter - Fall 2008

Gwinnett Chapter - Summer 2008

Gwinnett Chapter - Spring 2008

Gwinnett Chapter - Autumn 2007

Gwinnett Chapter - Summer 2007

Prior Newsletter Archives for Gwinnett Chapter and Atlanta Area Chapters

Meg Avery - Newsletter Editor
(To submit articles for the newsletter, please email   Meg )

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Gwinnett Chapter of The Compassionate Friends
Rhoades Jordan Park, Lawrenceville, GA

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