The Modesto Area Chapter

When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated. The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family.

Parents, grand parents and siblings are welcome. There is no religious affiliation. Compassionate friends is a self-help group. All the leaders are bereaved parents. We are a non-profit, non-denominational support group. No one is required to talk at a meeting. We understand how difficult it is to talk when our grief is fresh. If your child died a few weeks ago, or years ago, you are welcome.




We meet the second Monday night of each month.  

2201 Morrill Rd.

Riverbank, CA 

(corner of Oakdale and Morrill Rd.)

Memory Table: 
On the month of your child’s birth, or your child’s death, feel free to bring a photo, or other items of your child’s to place on the table and share.

Due to COVID-19 we must cancel until further notice, but please join us for an online meeting! (see below)

Because of the Coronavirus....

We have scheduled a Zoom Chapter Meeting in place of the regularly scheduled meeting in Riverbank!  It will be Monday, March 8th at 7:00pm.  We hope you can join us.  Please call 209-622-6786 or    email for details on how to participate in the meeting using Zoom.

Candle Lighting Remembrances:

For those who have loved ones with a birthday or anniversary in August and would like to participate in our Remembrance Candle Lighting, we encourage you to light a candle for your loved one before the meeting, and after the meeting begins we will take a moment for you to honor them.


If you have any questions regarding the Zoom meeting please feel free to reach out to us.