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Chapter Support Group Meetings
Our monthly support group meetings are the heart of our chapter. Our support group meetings provide a safe, caring and nurturing environment where bereaved parents, siblings, and grandparents can freely share their feelings and experiences and receive the support and understanding of others who have “been there” and are “still there”. It is our belief that our meetings will provide needed support to help families adjust to a world without their children. Meetings are open to parents, adult siblings and grandparents whose son/daughter, brother/sister or grandson/granddaughter have died at any age, from any cause. Other adult family members are also welcome.


Meeting Schedule

2nd Tuesday of every month

For parents and grandparents who have experienced the death of a son/daughter or grandson/granddaughter of any age and of any cause.
6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Stittville United Methodist Church
9070 Main St.
Stittville,New York


4th Tuesday of every month
(December- 3rd Tuesday)
The Good News Center
10475 Cosby Manor Rd.
Utica, New York 
Phone and e-mail support is available in-between meetings.

Facebook Page
We also have a Facebook page titled The Compassionate Friends of the Mohawk Valley. Once you become a member of our page, you can post your thoughts about your child twenty -four hours per day. Our page is closed, which means that only members can see each other’s posts. You can find our Facebook page by opening up the Facebook icon on any of our pages or by copying and pasting the following link to your web browser:

Lending Library
A lending library of grief-related books is available at each meeting. Members may browse the library and check out materials for viewing between meetings. Please see "A Reading List For The Grieving" under Programs/Services for examples.

Special Chapter Programs
The Compassionate Friends of the Mohawk Valley also periodically offers special programs designed to provide grieving families with additional tools to help them in their journeys following the death of their children. We participate in the worldwide Candlelighting Ceremony, held on the second Sunday in December. We also had our first annual Walk to Remember in 2015.

Information and Education
The Compassionate Friends of the Mohawk Valley can provide speakers to medical and health care programs, human service programs and other organizations interested in learning how to be more supportive to families that have experienced the death of a child.