New location for Compassionate Friends meeting

ESCANABA – Anyone who has had a child die in their family is invited to attend the Thursday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m. meeting of the Southern Upper Peninsula Chapter of the Compassionate Friends.

The meeting will be held in the front conference room at the Escanaba High School.

Anyone attending should use 3rd Avenue South off the highway and make a quick left into the front high school parking lot. Use the front entrance to the building and once inside, take an immediate left and the meeting will be in the third room on the left.

Compassionate Friends is a nonprofit self-help bereavement support organization for families that have experienced the death of a child.

When a child dies, at any age, for any reason, 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.

An International organization, the Compassionate Friends has more than 625 chapters in the United States with locations in all 50 states plus Puerto Rico and Washington D.C. The nearest chapters to Escanaba are in Marquette and Green Bay.

The meetings in Escanaba are held on the fourth Thursday except for November and December. Meetings are from 7-9 p.m. in the front conference room at the Escanaba High School, 500 S. Lincoln Road.

If you have lost a child, grandchild or sibling, please join us on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m.

To learn more about the Compassionate Friends, visit their national website at or call Neil or Betty at 786-0477.