The Hill Country Chapter of the Compassionate Friends meets at 6:30 p.m. on the the fourth Tuesday of each month in Ryan Hall at First Presbyterian Church, 800 Jefferson St.

The meetings are open to all bereaved parents, grandparents and those who give emotional support.

The Compassionate Friends is a self-help organization offering friendship, understanding and hope to bereaved families that have experienced the death of a child.

“Bereaved parents often do not have the words to describe their life experience about the death of their child. This is because our situations are beyond words,” a spokeswoman for the Hill Country Chapter of the Compassionate Friends said in a press release. “We find in our support group others who are farther along this journey who can express often what we are experiencing.”

Often, the bereaved parents who are farther alone the path have words that can comfort and encourage those newly bereaved, she said.

For information, call Sue Endsley at 830-928-7745.

For newsletter and national news, go to www.compassionatefriends.org.

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