Grief Support After the Loss Of a Child, Sibling or Grandchild

The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families in the positive resolution of grief following the loss of a child, sibling or grandchild and to provide information to help others be supportive.

The Compassionate Friends-Honolulu Chapter is a part of a national nonprofit, self-help support organization which offers friendship and understanding to families who are grieving the loss of a child or sibling of any age, from any cause. There is no religious affiliation. There are no membership fees or dues, and all bereaved family members are welcome.

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.

*** The Compassionate Friends (TCF) Hawaii Regional Grief Conference 2022 ***
Aloha, the Hawaii Reegional Grief Conference 2022 will be held at the Ala Moana Hotel. The dates are from March 18 - 19, 2022. It is Friday and Saturday. The workshop presenters previously scheduled for the conference that was cancelled have eagerly agreed to be workshop presenters for the upcoming conference next year. Click here to see the presenter's bios and workshops. Registration for the conference will again be handled through Eventbrite. For more information and registration to the conference, click here. You can also register for the conference by clicking here. Register for lodging at Ala Moana Hotel here. If you have any questions please contact Terry or David Kaniaupio - cell Terry (808)222-2729; David (808)222-6556. Email - kaniaupiotcf@gmail.com. 

Honolulu Chapter Monthly Meetings (Will be online pending relaxation of COVID-19 regulations. See below)

The 1st Saturday of every month.
Time: 10:00 a.m-11:30 a.m.
Place: Parish of St Clement, 1515 Wilder Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96822.

As you come off the H-1 freeway going toward Diamond Head (heading east) take the Punahou cut off. Turn left onto Punahou. About a block, turn left at the stop light onto Wilder Avenue. Head west about a block and the Parish will be on the left. Pass the Parish and turn onto Makiki Street. Enter the Parish parking lot from Makiki Street. Coming from the East (Diamond head), take the Wilder Avenue cut off and about 1/2 a mile turn onto Makiki Street. Click on this link for the map of the Parish.

You may come late, leave early. You are not required to talk. Just listening is OK. It takes courage to come to the first meeting-bring a friend or relative to lean on if you wish. You will find that it's all right to laugh or cry, to share exactly how you feel, or to say nothing at all. The Honolulu Chapter has been holding meetings for over 25 years. You are not alone.

Monthly Meetings will be held online using the Zoom App. You can download the App - "Zoom Client for Meetings" at: https://zoom.us/download.
After downloding the App, a link for the meeting can be found in the reminder email. If you haven't gotten a meeting reminder email with the meeting link, please contact David Kaniaupio. Click on the link in the email and "Open This Page in Zoom". "Join with Video", then "Call Using Internet Audio". If you have questions please contact David Kaniaupio. Email: kaniaupiotcf@gmail.com or ph (808)222-6556.

Honolulu Chapter Monthly Evening Meetings (Will be online pending relaxation of COVID-19 regulations. See below)

The 1st Tuesday of every month. 
Time: 6:30 p.m-8:00 p.m.
Place: Ohana Baptist Church, 2879 Pa'a St., Honolulu, Hi 96819 Ohana Baptist Church map.

Meetings will be focused on specific topics. Please join us in the church library on the second floor for another opportunity to grow in our grief and honor our children. Parking is available up the ramp to the church. 

Tuesday night meetings will be held online using the Zoom App. Meetings will be held on the THIRD Tuesday of the month vice the first Tuesday - 6:30 to 8:00 pm. A reminder email will be sent with the meeting topic and link to the meeting. If you have any questions, please contact David Kaniaupio. Email: kaniaupiotcf@gmail.com or ph (808)222-6556.
Aloha United Way - AUW and Combined Federal Campaign - CFC
THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS - Honolulu Chapter is a registered agency with both, Aloha United Way (AUW) and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). If your employer participates in either the annual AUW or CFC pledge drive, please consider The Compassionate Friends, Honolulu Chapter: for AUW - under "The Compassionate Friends" # 72860; and for CFC (go to section Combined Federal Campaign of Hawaii-Pacific) - under "Compasionate Friends Inc." #78470 when you complete your pledge this year.  - Mahalo!!!

Other Chapters In Hawaii

East Hawaii Chapter
The 4th Wednesday of each month
Time: 5:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.
Place: Hilo United Methodist Church, 374 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo (located above the Hilo Library).

Contact Patti Kaneshiro (Chapter Leader/Newsletter Editor) at (808) 937-7523 for additional information.

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