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We are the Central Iowa Chapter of The Compassionate Friends. To find a Chapter that may be closer to you, use the Chapter locator. Our Chapter meets at Hamilton's on Westown Parkway in West Des Moines, Iowa.

The National Chapter has an online support community that may be helpful; as well as Twitter and Facebook pages that provide helpful links and articles. When your child has died, suddenly it seems like all meaning has been drained from your life. Our National Chapter has a pages dedicated to the newly bereaved and frequently asked questions.

It is important to note that our meetings should not be confused with counseling sessions. Participants are all bereaved parents (guardians), adult siblings, or grandparents who are dealing with the death of a child. We have been where you are and we continue to return to offer friendship and support through the natural grieving process after a child dies.

If you feel more comfortable, we are available by email. We encourage you to follow us on Twitter as we will post articles the chapter has found interesting or inspiring. We can also be followed and liked on our Central Iowa Chapter Facebook Page.

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