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Grief Support After the Loss Of a Child, Sibling or Grandchild

The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families in the positive resolution of grief following the loss of a child, sibling or grandchild and to provide information to help others be supportive.

The Compassionate Friends-Honolulu Chapter is a part of a national nonprofit, self-help support organization which offers friendship and understanding to families who are grieving the loss of a child or sibling of any age, from any cause. There is no religious affiliation. There are no membership fees or dues, and all bereaved family members are welcome.

The secret of TCF's success is simple: As seasoned grievers reach out to the newly bereaved, energy that has been directed inward begins to flow outward and both are helped to heal. The vision of the Compassionate Friends is that everyone who needs us will find us and everyone who finds us will be helped.

Honolulu Chapter Monthly Meetings

The 1st Saturday of every month. See Events Calendar
Time: 10:00 a.m-11:30 a.m.
Place: Pagoda Hotel Penthouse Floor, 1525 Rycroft St., Honolulu, HI 96814, Pagoda Tower. Validated parking is available at Ross/Pagoda parking on Kanunu St., one block Makai of Rycroft. pagodahotel.com/map-directions

You may come late, leave early. You are not required to talk. Just listening is OK. It takes courage to come to the first meeting-bring a friend or relative to lean on if you wish. You will find that it's all right to laugh or cry, to share exactly how you feel, or to say nothing at all. The Honolulu Chapter has been holding meetings for over 25 years. You are not alone.

Grief Workshop
 
The Honolulu Chapter of The Compassionate Friends are hosting a Grief Workshop: 
 
Date: September 17, 2018 
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: Waikiki Yacht Club (diamond head end of Ala Moana Park)
RSVP: Clara Makaipo (makaipotcf@gmail.com) by September 3. Limited seating 90 seats.
Cost: Free 
 
The topics are:
How Grief Turns You Inside Out
How to Get Grief Out 
 
Dr Bob Baugher will be the speaker. Here is a link to his biography. 
 
Research 
 
Wendy Haylett, a pediatric oncology nurse and Texas Woman's University student, is recruiting parents for her dissertation study entitled: "The Phenomenon of Bereaved Parenting: Parenting Surviving Children After the Death of a Child From Cancer." For more information click on the following link: Flyer 
 
Michelle Bowes, a doctoral candidate in the School of Counseling at the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio, is conducting a research study: Dissertation: Psychological Adjustment, Relationship Satisfaction, and Communication in Bereaved Parents after the Death of a Child. For more information click on the following link: Flyer, Approval Letter
 
Aloha United Way - AUW
 
Did you know that THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS - Honolulu Chapter is a registered agency with the Aloha United Way (AUW)? The AUW Giving Campaign is currently underway. If your employer participates in the annual AUW pledge drive, please consider THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS, agency # 72860, when you complete your pledge this year - Mahalo!!!
 

Other Chapters In Hawaii

East Hawaii Chapter
Meetings:
The 4th Wednesday of each month
Time: 5:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.
Place: Hilo United Methodist Church, 374 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo (located above the Hilo Library).

Contact Patti Kaneshiro (Chapter Leader/Newsletter Editor) at (808) 937-7523 for additional information.


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