Welcome to the Madison Area Chapter of the Compassionate Friends

We are a local Chapter of a National grief support organization for families who have experienced the death of a child.  The Compassionate Friends is a mutual assistance, self-help organization offering friendship and understanding to bereaved families following the death of a child.    There is no religious affiliation.  There are no membership fees or dues, and all bereaved family members are welcome.

Chapter Leader:
Jim Nosal - 608-837-6556
                                    Bereaved Father
                                    Daughter Caroline (age 24) murdered
Gina Accola 608-370-2293
                                    Bereaved Mother & Newsletter Editor
                                    Daughter Roxie (age 23) died of suicide
Wisconsin Regional Coordinator:  Sharon Staniforth 608-835-7493
                                                                         Bereaved mother
                                                                         Daughter Jill (age 17) died in car accident
Steering Committee Members:
Donna Knickmeyer 608-643-4543
Bereaved Mother & Chapter Treasurer
Son Ryan (age 27) died of cancer
Barb Seth 608-838-8654
Bereaved Mother & Newsletter Editor
Son Todd (age 19) died of sudden illness
Link to National Website - http://www.compassionatefriends.org/