A group that is in the process of forming a Compassionate Friends chapter on Saipan will be holding their monthly grief support meeting on March 7, Thursday, from 6pm to 7:30pm, at the NMPASI conference room on Middle Road, in Gualo Rai.
The group offers understanding and hope to bereaved parents, siblings, and grandparents who are grieving the loss of a child of any age and from any cause. “We provide a safe, confidential setting, in which to share our experiences, while respecting and supporting each other, and listening. We do not espouse any specific religious or philosophical ideology. There is no 'right way' to grieve, and family members are welcome to come to share or just to listen,” the group said in a statement.
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 to be supportive. Today, the group has more than 600 chapters serving all 50 states plus Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and Guam.
For more information, call Jill Derickson at 287-5337 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about The Compassionate Friends, visit their website at www.compassionatefriends.org.