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The next meeting will be Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 at 7PM in San Diego. See the Meetings page to learn more.

Please note our new location.
North Clairemont Recreation Center
4421 Bannock Avenue
San Diego, CA 92117

Meeting in room #2

Candle Lighting Ceremony
“May their light always shine.”
The Annual Worldwide Candle Lighting Ceremony will be held on
Sunday, December 8, 2019, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Pioneer Ocean View United Church of Christ

2550 Fairfield St
San Diego, CA 92110


View photos taken at the 2018 Candle Lighting Ceremony

Balloon Release
This yearly event was held in San Diego at the Admiral Baker Field on Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Admiral Baker Field
2400 Admiral Baker Rd.
San Diego, CA 92124
Google Maps Link

View photos taken at the 2018 Balloon Release

Select the Events page for more information.

For more information and registration go to the National website

New Location for Monthly Meetings

The San Diego Chapter of the Compassionate Friends is re-locating starting November 6, 2019.

We will be moving to the North Clairemont Recreation Center located at:
4421 Bannock Avenue
San Diego, CA 92117

Meeting in room #2

We will still be meeting on the first Wednesday of each month at the same time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Compassionate Friends is a national non-profit, self-help support organization offering friendship, understanding, and hope to families grieving the death of a child of any age, from any cause. There is no religious affiliation and there are no membership dues or fees.

The Mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive. We recommend using the TCF National Web Site to learn more about the history and mission of the organization. Plus there are readings and many features there that may benefit you.

The San Diego Chapter was formed in the 1970’s to support families in the San Diego geographic area.

There are other Southern California chapters in the Los Angeles area. Plus we have plenty of helpful links on the Resouces Links page.

Our Regular Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every month at:
North Clairemont Recreation Center
4421 Bannock Avenue
San Diego, CA 92117

The National Conference
The Compassionate Friends - 42nd TCF National Conference “Hope Rings in Philadelphia” was held in Philadelphia, PA at the Philadelphia 201 Hotel, the weekend of July 19-21 2019.

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

Time to re-register Sept. 1, 2019 – Refer to more info on Donation page.

Go to the Newsletter page and scroll down. Our newsletters will begin to be available for you to access from your computer.


You will be able to print the issues or articles you want.

TCF T-Shirts are now available for purchase.


See the Donate page for more information.

Write to:
San Diego Chapter of TCF
3555 Rosecrans St. #114-569
San Diego, CA 92110

Questions about the San Diego Chapter? You can email or call:

(619) 583-1555
(recorded information and a callback if requested)
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