Atlanta Area Chapters

Grief support after the death of a child.
The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief 
following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive.

The Compassionate Friends is a national nonprofit, self-help support organization that offers friendship, 
understanding, and hope to bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings. 
There is no religious affiliation and there are no membership dues or fees.

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.

This web site is dedicated to those who have experienced the death of a child or sibling.

If you are in that situation, we want to help.

Updated October 11, 2022
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Atlanta Area Chapter Contacts 

General Atlanta Area Info

Jayne Newton

Atlanta ...Tucker Chapter

Anita Mann (Co-Leader)  404-455-1812

Jackie Jackson (Co-Leader) 770-715-0386

Maureen Beamer 404-271-3066

Mayra Wilkins 703-772-6416

Dale Burgess 770-855-4251

Atlanta ... Tucker Siblings Group

  Rachel Woodruff 404-216-4251

(Ages 12 and up)

Atlanta Chapter Siblings Website

Mailing Address for the Atlanta/Tucker  Chapter
Atlanta TCF
808 Brentway Court
Lilburn, GA  30047

Atlanta Area Chapters

Lawrenceville (Gwinnett)
June Cooper 770-757-4927
Patty Key 770-833-9967


 Chapter 404-539-4287

Sandy Springs 
Mary Natelli  770-751-9186

Rome GA 
Sandra Stinson 706-235-6108

Atlanta Area Chapters
Meeting Times

Meeting Times and Locations 
for All Atlanta Area Chapters

For Contacts and Locations, 
please visit our "Meeting Times Web Site"

Chapter Websites

Atlanta (Tucker)
Gwinnett (Lawrenceville)

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Grief Resource Sites:

Online Bereavement Resources

Kate's Club - For Bereaved Children

Help for Bereaved Children

Web Sites - After Death Communications

Sites Created by Bereaved Parents

The Lost Child

Understanding and Coping with Terminal Illiness

Bereaved Parents of USA

Other Support Groups

Memorial Sites:

Wall of Memory

2007 Memory Tree

Holiday Memories

2008 Memory Tree

2008 Memory Book Slide Show

2008 Memory Tree Slide Show

High Resolution - 2008 Memory Tree/Book Slide Show

2007 Decorating the tree

 2007 Festival of Trees

Memory Book - 2008

2008 Walk to Remember

2009 Walk to Remember

Halloween Memories

Thanksgiving Memories


Valentine Memories and Poems


 The Compassionate Friends is a nonprofit, self-help support organization  for families 
who have experienced the death of a child of any age from any cause. There is no religious affiliation.

Our web site  provides suggested reading  and  online newsletters  to help you in your grieving process. We offer weekly meetings where you can talk to other bereaved parents and siblings. We offer an online newsletter where you can receive messages, articles and poems.  Families are also able to share their feelings online.   ...Remember You Need Not Walk  Alone.

Please join us at this very memorable program honoring our children and siblings.
First Christian Church of Atlanta, 4532 Lavista Rd, Tucker, GA
Saturday, December 3rd  – 6:45 pm

Special Music and Guest Speakers

Note: Special music and memorial video  beginning shortly after 6:30 p.m.
Our Special Guest Speakers are:    Richard Green II and his daughter Nkenge Green

We will also have a memorial candlelight ceremony. Candles will be provided at the service.

Reception and Memorial Video

After the service, we hope you will join us for a reception in the Fellowship Hall. 
We will have a memorial video presentation in memory of our children and siblings along with food and drinks. 

We hope to have live streaming on our private "Compassionate Friends of Atlanta" Facebook page.
If you are not a member of the page you will need to join. 

Memorial Video
Also, if you have never submitted a photo for our slide show or for picture buttons, Nov. 15th is the deadline. If you have sent a photo in previous years, you do not need to re-send one. This is a reminder for our new chapter members. Photos should be scanned in high resolution and sent to Wayne Newton by e-mail at . You can also text your photos to 678-520-2442. Or, mail your photo to: Wayne Newton, 808 Brentway Court, Lilburn, GA 30047 Your photo will be returned to you unharmed at the candle lighting along with 2 picture buttons.


The Compassionate Friends of Atlanta Facebook Group

The Compassionate Friends of Atlanta now has a Facebook Group.  We invite you to join. 

For more information, Click the following link

We also have a Sibling Facebook Group Ages 13 and up.... 

The Compassionate Friends of Atlanta Siblings Group

You will need to log into Facebook to join the group.  You will also need a Facebook account (they are free). 

Our hope is that you will be able to connect to someone to help you in your grief journey. 

Remember "We Need Not Walk Alone".


TCF Atlanta Chapter Quarterly Newsletters

Atlanta Chapter Newsletter - Fall 2012

Atlanta Chapter Newsletter - Summer 2012

Atlanta Chapter Newsletter - Spring 2012

Atlanta Chapter Newsletter - Winter 2012

Prior Newsletter Archives for Atlanta Chapter

TCF Gwinnett Chapter Quarterly Newsletters

Gwinnett Chapter - Summer 2015

Gwinnett Chapter - Spring 2015

Gwinnett Chapter - Winter 2014

Gwinnett Chapter - Autumn 2014

Gwinnett Chapter - Summer 2014

Gwinnett Chapter - Spring 2014

Gwinnett Chapter - Winter 2013

Gwinnett Chapter - Autumn 2013

Gwinnett Chapter - Summer 2013

Gwinnett Chapter - Spring 2013

Gwinnett Chapter - Winter 2013

Prior Newsletter Archives for Gwinnett Chapter

TCF Marietta Chapter Bi-Monthly Newsletters

Prior Newsletter Archives for Marietta Chapter

Resources for the Newly Bereaved
(Please feel free to print and distribute to those in need)

TCF Atlanta Area Information Brochure

Special Newsletter for Suicide by Kitty Reeves

Suicide Newsletter


Wall of Memory
Please Visit Our Wall of Memory

TCF Atlanta Online Bookstore

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Picture Buttons and Key Chains
Safe Passage : 
Words to Help the Grieving Hold Fast and Let Go 
by Molly Fumia

Words of comfort for those who have suffered a loss move the reader through the raw emotions of grief--denial, anger, confusion, guilt, and loneliness--to 
 acceptance and transformation. 


Healing After Loss : Daily Meditations for Working Through Grief  by Martha Whitmore Hickman 

 For those recovering from the death of a loved one, here is a collection of daily affirmations and meditations to ease the grieving process 
and pave the way for healing to begin.

My Beautiful Broken Shell
by Carol Hamblet Adams 

Book Reviews  by TCF Members

The Compassionate Friends of Atlanta web site has provided online links from this page to to enable you to use their extensive search engine to locate books. If you go to through any of our links or book recommendations, we will receive a small commission from any purchase you make which will go to support our organization.

We are also developing "recommended reading sections" which will feature books that others have found helpful. Please visit these sections often to see our new recommendations and links. Click on the book title or cover to link to additional information.


The Story of How Compassionate Friends Began

Our Credo...

We need not walk alone. We are The Compassionate Friends. 

We reach out to each other with love, with understanding and with hope. 
Our children have died at all ages and from many different causes, 
but our love for our children unites us. 
Your pain becomes my pain just as your hope becomes my hope. 
We come together from all walks of life, from many different circumstances. 
We are a unique family because we represent many races and creeds. 
We are young, and we are old. 
Some of us are far along in our grief, but others still feel a grief so fresh 
and so intensely painful that we feel helpless and see no hope. 
Some of us have found our faith to be a source of strength; 
some of us are struggling to find answers.
Some of us are angry, filled with guilt or in deep depression; 
others radiate an inner peace. 
But whatever pain we bring to this gathering of The Compassionate Friends, 
it is pain we will share just as we share with each other our love for our children. 
 We are all seeking and struggling to build a future for ourselves, 
but we are committed to building that future together 
as we reach out to each other in love and 
share the pain as well as the joy, share the anger as well as the peace, 
share the faith as well as the doubts and help each other to grieve as well as to grow. 

We need not walk alone. We Are The Compassionate Friends 


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