Compassionate Friends Victoria Inc, The

The Compassionate Friends Victoria Appeal

One of the greatest tragedies for any parent is the death of a child - no matter the age of the child or the cause of death. It is the most painful form of loss, and unimaginable plunge into a vortex of suffering and intense emotions. When a child dies, the natural order is changed. We expect to bury our parents - some day, maybe even a spouse, but never, never a child. They bury us when we are old. The shattering effect of the death of a child penetrates right through a person's world and inner being, having a deeply stressful effect on health, family, friendships, work and social life and is essentially undergone in isolation.

Each year in Victoria many parents experience this trauma. Since our inception in 1978, we helped thousands of families following the death of a child. Your generosity will allow us to continue providing support to bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents by offering friendship, understanding and through this, helping each other towards a positive resolution of their grief and to build community awareness of the impact of this tragedy.

How will the funds be used?

Examples Include:

  • Conducting Grief & Bereavement Seminars and Workshops for bereaved families
  • Printing information brochures on Grief for bereaved parents, siblings, employers & employees
  • Purchase of library books and other grief related resources.
  • Establishing support groups in regional & metropolitan Victoria
  • Providing support for our 24 hour Grief Telephone Support Service
  • Printing our bi-monthly TCF Victoria Magazines
  • Awareness raising activities in the community

Key Areas of Expenditure

Covering the cost of sending a package to a newly bereaved family
  • Costs of printing and distributing bi-monthly magazine to bereaved families
Training Volunteers to support bereaved families
Funding the 24 hour Grief Support service in regional Victoria.

Contact Details

173 Canterbury Rd

Are donations tax deductible?


Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.

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