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.

Jim Nosal - 608-512-2223
                                    Bereaved Father & Chapter Leader
                                    Daughter Caroline (age 24) murdered
Tanya Sutton  - 608-516-3094 
                                    Bereaved Mother & Chapter Co-leader 
                                     Son Jaeden (15) cause unknown
Sharon Staniforth - 608-835-7493
                        Bereaved mother & Wisconsin Regional Coordinator:
                                 Daughter Jill (age 17) car accident
Gina Accola - 608-370-2293
                                     Bereaved Mother & Newsletter Editor
                                    Daughter Roxie (age 23) suicide
Donna Knickmeyer 608-643-4543
                                 Bereaved Mother & Chapter Treasurer
                                 Son Ryan (age 27) cancer
Barb Seth 608-838-8654
                              Bereaved Mother & Database Administrator
                              Son Todd (age 19) sudden illness
Tia Scanlon 608-575-0564
                              Bereaved Mother & Facebook Administrator
                              Daughter Remington (age 26) plane crash
Don Holmen 608-751-5111
                           Bereaved Father
                           Son Dalton (age 49) suicide
Link to National Website - http://www.compassionatefriends.org/