The Compassionate Friends of Guam

The Compassionate Friends of Guam

Supporting Family After a Child Dies

Phone: 1-671-988-9662 , 1-630-990-0010
Fax: 1-630-990-0246
Types of Services Offered: 24-Hour Crisis Intervention Hotlines, Child Support & Advocacy, Volunteer Services, Support Services
Category: Non-Profit

The mission of TCF Foundation is to build endowed funds to ensure that The Compassionate Friends will always be available for families following the death of a child.

Year after year for nearly four decades, The Compassionate Friends has spread hope to more and more bereaved families. TCF has been widely recognized as a unique lifeline for those who are dealing with the tremendous grief that follows the death of a child. The organization has built this reputation in spite of struggling with the financial ups and downs that plague nearly all nonprofits.

From these financial struggles emerged the idea that a foundation might be created with the sole purpose of guaranteeing enough financial stability for The Compassionate Friends to always “be there” to provide emotional support to those who may see no hope. In 2000, thanks to the dedication and commitment of many members and friends of TCF, that dream came true with the creation of TCF Foundation.

While TCF Foundation has come a long way since its inception, there is still a long way to go before its mission can truly be reached. As a member of TCF or simply as a caring individual, you can support TCF Foundation through donations that can take many different forms.

Note: Data for this listing was compiled from online sources by UOG social work students enrolled in SW110 Introduction to Community Services on Guam classes (Sections 1 and 2) in the spring semester of 2017.

The Compassionate Friends offers “virtual chapters” through an Online Support Community (live chats). This program was established to encourage connecting and sharing among parents, grandparents, and siblings (over the age of 18) grieving the death of a child. The rooms supply support, encouragement, and friendship. The friendly atmosphere encourages conversation among friends; friends who understand the emotions you’re experiencing. 

When a child has died, we as parents, siblings, grandparents, relatives, friends, coworkers, professionals, and simply caring people want to know what to do and how to help.

A series of brochures available from The Compassionate Friends have been written just for this purpose, covering many aspects of the grief process experienced by the family and those who care about them. All brochures have been written by bereaved parents, siblings, and/or grandparents and have gone through a review process often in conjunction with professionals in the field.  Interested persons have the opportunity to sponsor a brochure in memory of a loved one or to honor a special person. 

The national magazine of The Compassionate Friends, We Need Not Walk Alone, has been described as “a support group in print,” featuring articles by and for parents, siblings, and grandparents who have experienced the death of a child in their family. 

Other Info:

·        In the 35 years following its incorporation, TCF/USA has grown from 40 Chapters to nearly 700, with locations in all 50 states plus Washington D.C., Guam, and Puerto Rico. All Chapter leaders are volunteers and are bereaved parents, siblings, or grandparents, as are the 55 regional coordinators who serve as liaisons between Chapters and the national organization.

·        The Compassionate Friends has a 13-member national volunteer board of directors consisting of bereaved parents, siblings, and grandparents.

·        The Compassionate Friends National Office is located in Oak Brook, Illinois. The Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer work in partnership, and are supported by four full-time and two part-time staff members. 


Alan Pederson


1-671-988-9662 , 1-630-990-0010


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