Welcome to our Website!
Thank you for visiting the website of the
Livonia Michigan Chapter of the Compassionate Friends. We are a
self-help group for bereaved parents, grandparents or siblings.
Whether your family has had a child die (at
any age from any cause) or you are trying to help those who have gone
through this life altering experience, The Compassionate Friends exists
to provide friendship, understanding, and hope to those going through
the natural grieving process.
Through a network of more than 650 chapters
with locations in all 50 states, as well as Washington DC, Puerto Rico,
and Guam, The Compassionate Friends has been supporting bereaved
families after the death of a child for four decades.
We understand the pain you are feeling as all our
members have experienced the death of a child, grandchild, brother or
sister. We offer hope and understanding at our meetings.
At our meetings we share our experiences and
have found that in doing so we do not feel so alone in our grief. The
sharing is up to the individual and you are not pressured to share, it
is your choice. We encourage you to attend our meetings at least 3 or 4
times to see if they are helpful to you.
We have a sibling group at our monthly meetings. Age 16 and above are welcome to attend.
Our group also offers a Craft Group which
meets on a Saturday every month where we gather to make a “craft” in
memory of our child who has died. This item may be using a picture of
our child or using a blanket or clothing from them. We encourage you to
come even if you don’t feel crafty... we have found the gatherings are
very healing whether you come to have a cup of coffee/chat or make a