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
For November and December, we have our monthly in-person meetings scheduled at the Peterborough library with a possible Zoom connection.
COVID vaccinations required for in-person meeting
*Our meeting starts promptly at 6:30 but we ask first time members to come at 6:15.
Private Facebook Groups
Support Groups & Links
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.
For more information, please visit the New Hampshire page of the Share national web site: www.nationalshare.org/NH.html
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. 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.