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Virtual Chapters

The Compassionate Friends offers “virtual chapters” through an Online Support Community (live chats). This program was established to encourage connecting and sharing among parents, grandparents, and siblings (over the age of 18) grieving the death of a child. The rooms supply support, encouragement, and friendship. The friendly atmosphere encourages conversation among friends; friends who understand the emotions you’re experiencing. There are general bereavement sessions as well as more specific sessions.

To see the current schedule for online support, please refer to our National Website here.


Views expressed in The Compassionate Friends Online Support Community sessions are the opinions of individual visitors and do not necessarily represent the views of the organization.

Peterborough Chapter Meetings

1st Tuesday of each month.
*6:30 – 8:30 pm

We have our monthly in-person meetings scheduled at the Peterborough library with a possible Zoom connection.

COVID vaccinations required for in-person meeting

Please reach out for more info.

*Our meeting starts promptly at 6:30 but we ask first time members to come at 6:15.

Manchester Chapter Meetings

1st Thursday of each month
6:30 – 8:15 pm

Please reach out for more info.

Private Facebook Groups

The Compassionate Friends offers a variety of private Facebook Groups. These pages are moderated by bereaved parents, siblings, or grandparents, and may not be accessed unless a request to join is approved by a moderator. Please click on the link next to the group you wish to join and answer the screening questions so we can confirm your request. If you are waiting approval, please message one of the administrators. Join requests to our Facebook groups must be requested personally, therefore when you wish to share the group with someone please pass along the link to the group.
You will be redirected to TCF National Website

Support Groups & Links

Alive Alone

A web site for parents who’ve lost their only child or all of their children.

Parents of Murdered Children (POMC)

Merrimack Valley (of MA) Chapter Web Site is unavailable until further notice.

POMC is an organization that offers emotional support and information about surviving the loss of a loved one to murder.

The New Hampshire chapter, once in Concord, NH, has closed. The Merrimack Valley Chapter meets in Lowell, MA, every second Tuesday of the Month; 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Saints Medical Center, Residence Building, Stackpole Street, Lowell, MA.

For contact information, please visit the national web site.

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support, Inc.

National Web Site:

Providing Local Support for:

  • Prenatal Loss
  • Neonatal Loss

This is a national group with local meetings for parents who’ve experienced miscarriage, stillbirth or early infancy loss.
Monthly meetings are available at both the Elliot Hospital in Manchester, NH, and St. Joseph’s Hospital in Nahsua, NH.


Twinless Twins Support Group International

Serving in support of twins (all multiple births) who suffer from the loss of companionship of their twin through death or estrangement.

An organization offering support to twinless twins. Members provide support to one another through various communication mediums as well as annual conferences.

Victims, Inc.

Victims, Inc. is a private, non-profit agency which provides immediate service, with trained volunteers, prepared to be with people during the worst moments of their lives; volunteers who stay until the family’s own support system is in place.

The mission of VICTIMS, INC. is to complete the circle of services for victims, from onset of trauma through healing.

Victims, Inc. is located in Rochester, NH. Please visit their web site for more information.

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