The Compassionate Friends (TCF) is a national, non-profit, self-help organization offering friendship, understanding and support to bereaved parents and their families.

Bluegrass chapter contacts: Suzie (859) 296-9116 or Janie (859) 881-1991
Regional coordinator: Suzie McDonald at catholic20@windstream.net
Website for the national office: www.compassionatefriends.org

We're very sorry for your need to be here but we are glad that you've found us!

If you are a bereaved parent, grandparent or adult sibling, we extend our hands in friendship and our hearts in understanding and invite you to join us at an upcoming monthly meeting.

Our members understand; we've all walked the same path.

Save the date for the Worldwide Candle Lighting: December 13, 2020. 
The second Sunday of December is designated for the Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting.
Please join all bereaved parents around the globe as we remember our children who have died, at any age and from any cause.

Due to the Covid restrictions in Kentucky, we are postponing our Candle Lighting service. We hope to reschedule it in the spring. On Sunday, Dec. 13, please light your own candle at 7 pm, and imagine the wave of light circling the earth.

The national TCF organization has links to several virtual Candle Lighting events here:

The Bluegrass Chapter of The Compassionate Friends invites you to attend our monthly meetings:

  • Lexington: We meet on the first Tuesday of the month.
    The meetings at Hospice for October, November, and December 2020 are cancelled.
    Our next meeting at Hospice of the Bluegrass will be at their new location in 2021.
    The TCF meeting at Crestwood Church is cancelled for December. Please watch for updates.

  • Richmond: We meet on the second Thursday of the month at Hospice Care Plus at 350 Isaacs Lane, Richmond.
    The meeting for December 2020 is cancelled.
    Our next meetings are: TBD.
    Our meeting runs from 6:30 - 8:30 pm.

  • Winchester: We meet on the third Tuesday of the month at Hospice East at 407 Shoppers Drive, Winchester.
    The meeting for December 2020 is cancelled.
    Our next meetings are: TBD.
    Our meeting runs from 7 - 8:30 pm.
For addresses and information about how we run our meetings, click the butterfly here

If there is inclement weather on meeting nights, please check the local TV channels or call the Hospice office to see if the meeting has been cancelled. If the schools close early or have been cancelled, our TCF meeting will also be cancelled.
Lexington Hospice (859) 277-2700
Winchester Hospice (859) 744-9866
Richmond Hospice (859) 626-9292





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