When a child dies, at any age, 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.
This website is designed in Loving Memory of
Randy and Sara - Loving Son and Grand-daughter.
Lake-Porter County Chapter Leader
Janet Pasek 708-214-3490
Strangers and Friends:
Lake and Porter County Chapter 7518 W 128th Ave. Cedar Lake, IN 46307 708-214-3490
National Headquarters PO Box 3696 Oak Brook, IL 60521 630-990-0010
We need not walk alone!
The Compassionate Friends!
Third Tuesday of each month 7-9:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church
218 S. Court St.
First Thursday of each month 7-9:00 PM
Our Lady of Sorrows Church
(Seven Dolars Shrine)
356 W. 7 mile Road (700 North)
Valparaiso (South Haven)
TCF National Toll Free #
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We have purchased our own button making machine for the Lake-Porter County Chapter of TCF. If you would like a picture button of your child, please bring a 21/2" X 21/2" picture to the Lake County meeting. If you only attend the Porter County meeting, contact us in advance by email and we can make arrangements to have the machine at your meeting.
Supporting Family After a child Dies
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If you have lost a child, grandchild or sibling, and would like more information about The Compassionate Friends, please contact us by e-mail at
or call Janet Pasek, the Chapter leader at 708-214-3490
The Lake-Porter County Chapter's Memorial Walk is a full day event for the families and friends of our members. It includes a beautiful butterfly release, with a barbecue and fellowship following the Walk.
As many of you know, "A Celebration of Life...Walk to Remember" is a beautiful memorial even to honor the memory of our precious children, grandchildren, and siblings, who have died too soon. It is our Chapter's only fundraiser with 100% of the revenue being used to offset the costs of postage and supplies for our Chapter.
We hope that you are able to join us this year as we walk in spirit and loving memory of our children.
All forms needed for this year's Walk to Remember can be found in this month's newsletter.