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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.