The Compassionate Friends of
The Roaring Fork Valley

We are a grief support group for those who have lost a child at any age from any cause.
Honoring our loved ones gone too soon.

We gather together the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm
in the Front Foyer by the fireplace at The Orchard.

Sunday December 13th is the Worldwide Candle Lighting. Although we will not be gathering together this year we would like to invite you to honor your loved ones lost too soon
in your own home on this day.

You Are Not Alone

When you have lost a child, suddenly it seems like all meaning has been drained from your life. When you awaken in the morning, it’s difficult to get out of bed and face reality, much less live a “normal” life. All that was right with the world now seems wrong and you’re wondering when, or if, you’ll ever feel better.

We are truly glad that you have found us but profoundly saddened by the reason. We know that you are trying to find your way in a bewildering experience for which no one can truly be prepared. When you’re newly bereaved, suddenly you find yourself on an emotional roller-coaster where you have no idea what to expect next. We offer a group that has also experienced loss and can empathize with the pain you are experiencing.

There are no strangers at The Compassionate Friends meetings – only friends you have not yet met.

If there’s one thing I learned about grief, it’s that it always surprises me. Disappearing one minute, returning with a vengeance another. Sometimes it surfaces in tears, other in anger and apologies. I don’t understand…the smallest trigger, a similar laugh, a song, a place you drive by. And in an instant it feels like you are flung into a time machine transported back to that moment when the time stood still and they were standing next to you.
– Sky N.

Get Connected

Our local chapter of The Compassionate Friends meets the first Tuesday of each month at
The Orchard. Located at 110 Snowmass Drive, Carbondale, CO  81623.

Please contact Vivian Williams for additional information.

She can be reached by clicking the link here.

I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.