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Support Group Days and Time

Second and 4th Wednesdays of the month

Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Christ Church United Methodist
655 N. Craycroft Rd, Tucson, AZ


Out of the Darkness Community Walk
AFSP Southern Arizona Walk

Date: October 14th, 2023, 9:00 am

Gene C. Reid Park (Georges DeMeester Performance Center)
655 N. Craycroft Rd, Tucson, AZ

Details: This is a fundraising effort for Suicide awareness as well as a time to come together and support family and friends who have experienced this loss. The Compassionate Friends- Tucson Chapter hosts a table which is manned by Stella Salazar in honor of her son, Buddy. You can register to walk online or the day of the walk in person.

Chapter Candle Lighting

Date: October 25th, 2023, 7:00 pm

Christ Church United Methodist
655 N. Craycroft Rd, Tucson, AZ

Details: Family and friends are invited to this event. This year we have a special treat for our music. Carol Tilton and her bell group from CCUM will be performing! Since the bells are set up in the Sanctuary, we will have our program there rather than in the chapel as it has been before. The Sanctuary can be entered off Craycroft or from the courtyard. It is upstairs.We will have the slide show. If you have submitted photos previously then they are on the program. If you have not please send two photos to email Please include your child’s name as you want it to appear on the slide. You will receive an email reply that we have received the photos. The ladies worked hard on the take home goodie. We hope to see you there. We will have a potluck after the program.

Worldwide Candle Lighting

Date: December 10th, 2023, 7:00 pm

Location: TBD

Location: Children's Memorial Park

Details: The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting on the 2nd Sunday in December unites family and friends around the globe in lighting candles for one hour to honor the memories of the sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, and grandchildren who left too soon. The Tucson Chapter will hold the December Candle Lighting at The Children’s Memorial Park 4875 N 15th Pl, Tucson, AZ 85704 beginning promptly at 7pm. You can bring a photo or memento to place on the sharing table. It is often cold at the park so a jacket is recommended.

The 47th TCF National Conference

Date: July 12th - 14th, 2024

Location: New Orleans, LA

Details: TCF's New Orleans chapter is looking forward to hosting our conference and sharing their city with our attendees. Save the date and more information will be provided in the coming months.

Compassionate Friends in the News

NPR: All Things Considered

September 3, 2010

Now We Are Alone: Living On Without Our Sons

NPR: All Things Considered

May 24, 2009

Forgotten Mourners: Siblings Cope With Loss

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors.