925-871-2604 | tcfccc@yahoo.com | P.O. Box 5523, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-1523



The Compassionate Friends of Contra Costa County (TCF-CCC) is a California chapter of a nationwide, non-profit, self-help, grief-support organization. We offer friendship, understanding, comfort, and hope to East Bay Area families grieving the death of a child — of any age, from any cause.

September 2020: Embrace the Zoom, already!

Walnut Creek Meeting: will be on Zoom, due to continuing air-quality uncertainty. Tues, Sept. 22, from 7:30–9:00 PM. To request the link, email tcfccc@yahoo.com.

San Leandro (Zoom) Meeting: These stalwarts continue their quarantine tradition of holding bi-monthly Zoom meetings on alternate Thursdays. Next up: Sept. 24 at 7 PM. For the link, email ldeer2000-mail@yahoo.com.

August 2020: Walnut Creek Meeting Zoom-ified


Due to exceptional circumstances (11,000+ lightning strikes → 350+ wildfires → lots of smoke) the outdoor meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday, August 25, from 6:30–8:00 PM moved to (what else?) good ol’ Zoom.

July 2020: Walnut Creek Outdoor Meeting

Who was that masked man?

On July 28th, TCFCCC attempted our first real-life event since lockdown began in March. A dozen or so TCF diehards arranged our camp and beach chairs into a widely-spaced circle in St. John Vianneyʼs rectory parking lot — a spot to which a scheduling conflict had forced our last-minute relocation.

Participants did an admirable job of responsibly wearing masks and keeping appropriate distance — especially since the urge to hug was so strong!

Due to the masks, and especially to rush-hour traffic on Ygnacio Valley Road (a mere stone’s throw from us), we occasionally had difficulty properly hearing each other. However, it was felt that being in each otherʼs company for the first time in months more than made up for this. Besides, you have to start somewhere! We made the most of the occasion, and got ideas to improve next time.

For more information about The Compassionate Friends and additional resources, visit TCFʼs national website at www.compassionatefriends.org.

Contact Us

Call 925-871-2604. If you leave your name and phone number, a Compassionate Friend will return your call.

Email tcfccc@yahoo.com

Write us at:
P.O. Box 5523
Walnut Creek, CA 94596-1523

Regional Coordinator:
Nancy Juracka, 310-722-5425

National TCF Organization


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