Compassionate Friends plan meeting for Jan. 23

ESCANABA — Anyone who has had a child die in their family is invited to attend the meeting on Thursday, Jan. 23 of the Southern Upper Peninsula Chapter of the Compassionate Friends. The meeting takes place at 7 p.m. in the front conference room at Escanaba High School. Use Third Ave. South off the highway and make a quick left into the front of the high school parking lot. Then use the front entrance and once inside, take an immediate left to the third room on the left.

Compassionate Friends is a non-profit self-help bereavement support organization for families that have experienced the death of a child. When a child dies at any age or for any reason, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated. The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope and support for every family experiencing the death of a son or daughter, brother or sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family. The group has more than 625 chapters in the United States.

Meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of most months. To learn more about Compassionate Friends, visit the national website at www.compassionatefriends.org or call Neil or Betty at 786-0477.