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Join Us At Our Monthly Meetings
We invite you to come and join with others who understand much of what you're feeling - certainly not everything - but a lot more than most people, simply because we've been there. Know that there will be sadness and tears as we talk about our losses, but there will also be joy and laughter as we remember special times with our children. Meetings are for bereaved parents, grandparents, and adult siblings.

Please see the News and Events page for details on when meetings are being held in-person or online.

We meet on the second Tuesday of each month. Meeting time is 7:00 until approximately 8:30 pm. We generally break into small facilitated groups of 6-12 people each. You do not have to say anything if you do not want to, but you will certainly be given the opportunity. No reservations are needed. Just come whenever you feel up to it. 

Also:  TCF of Santa Cruz Sibling Group - a special group for bereaved siblings only. Adults and teens age 14 and older welcome.  Please see News and Events for times.

The Chapter library is also accessible via a private small library. Book loans and other informational materials are made available free of charge.

There is never a charge to attend a TCF meeting although donations are appreciated as we are entirely volunteer run and reliant on donations for our funding.
Location and Directions (for in-person meetings)

Compassionate Friends of Santa Cruz in-person chapter meetings 
and most special events are located at the Santa Cruz Quaker 
Meetinghouse, 225 Rooney Street, Santa Cruz.

Directions to the Quaker Meetinghouse are as follows:

From Highway 1 Northbound: (Capitola/Soquel, Aptos, Watsonville): 

Take the Morrissey exit. Get into the exit's right turn lane. At the stop sign turn left onto         Rooney Street. The Quaker Meetinghouse is immediately on your right.

From Highway 1 Southbound: (Scotts Valley):

Take the Morrissey exit. At the stop sign, turn left onto Fairmount. At the first signal light, turn left onto Morrissey, staying left to continue over the freeway. Proceed around the loop to the right, as though you are getting back on the freeway northbound, but stay to the right at the end to avoid the on-ramp. Turn right onto Rooney Street, then immediately left into the Quaker Meetinghouse parking lot.

From Soquel Ave (Santa Cruz):

Go north on Morrissey Boulevard and over the freeway. Proceed around the loop to the right, as though you are getting on the freeway northbound, but stay to the right at the end to avoid the on-ramp. Turn right onto Rooney Street. The Quaker Meetinghouse is immediately on your left.  
"Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all"

                                      - Emily Dickinson