info@handsupport.org, 650-367-6993
StarVista 24/7 Support Hotline:
(650) 579–0350

Meetings

General Support Meetings
We invite you to attend HAND support meetings. At these informal gatherings you can receive and give support by sharing common experiences as we work through and resolve our losses. Meetings may start out with a topic of discussion, but everyone is free to bring up any questions or aspects of their loss that may concern them.

Attending your first meeting may take courage, but parents who attend find a comforting network of support, encouragement, friendship and understanding. Nothing is required of you. There are no dues or fees. You need not speak one word. Even if you no longer need the meetings for yourself, come and share your experiences with someone who has recently suffered a loss.


HAND of the Peninsula

Dates:            First and third Wednesday of every month
Time:              7:30-9:30pm
Location:

Mills Health Center
Palm Room
100 So. San Mateo Drive
San Mateo, CA 94401

To find the Palm meeting room:


Enter the Health Center at the front entrance,
 Enter the main lobby,
 Take the hallway on the left just past the reception desk,
 Go through the door on the left at the end of the hall
under the Palm Room sign.

For information, call (650) 367-6993
 or e-mail info@HANDsupport.org

Print Meeting Flyer: Click here
Map/Directions: Click here


HAND of San Francisco
 

Dates:                First and third Wednesday of every month
Time:                 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Contact:        For support and more information please call

HAND of San Francisco at (415) 282-7330
Location:

Davies Campus of California Pacific Medical Center, 
Castro and Duboce Streets (6 blocks north of Market)
San Francisco, CA 94114

Print Meeting Flyer: Click here
Map/Directions: Click here

Please note: there will be no meeting on July 5, 2017


Grupo Amparo is a Spanish language support group for mothers, fathers, and families who have experienced pregnancy loss or death of their babies in the first year of life. It’s free.

Call Julie Mitra at (415) 764-0211 to make an appointment to come to the meeting.

Date/time/location:
4th Monday of each month, 7:00 – 9:00 P.M., St. Luke’s Campus of CPMC, 3555 Cesar Chavez St., Room # 226, 2nd floor, in the Chaplain’s Office. No childcare.

Print Meeting Flyer: Click here
Map/Directions:  Click here


HAND of Santa Cruz


Dates:             Third Wednesday of every month
Time:                   7:30 – 9:30 pm
Contact:            Kristie Shulman (831) 438-4513
Location:

Congregational Church of Soquel
4951 Soquel Dr.
Soquel, CA

Print Meeting Flyer: Click here
Map/Directions:  Click here


HAND of the North Bay
Dates:              Third Wednesday of every month
Time:                7:00 – 9:00 pm
Contact:          (650) 367-6993
Location:

Marin Community Clinic
3110 Kerner Blvd. (on the Kerner Loop)
San Rafael, CA 94901

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Map/Directions: Click Here

Park in the parking lot and enter through the main lobby
Meet in the waiting room to the right
Your facilitator will escort you to the conference room


Pregnancy Support Meetings
Parents who are pregnant again after a loss have special emotional and psychological needs. Pregnancy Support Group meetings address the concerns of bereaved parents who have started or are thinking about starting another pregnancy. Fathers are especially encouraged to attend. RSVP is greatly appreciated. Email info@HANDsupport.org or call (650) 367-6993. Drop-ins welcome.

Dates: Second Wednesday of every month.  RSVP is Appreciated.

Time:  7:30-9:30pm

Location:

Mills Health Center
Palm Room
100 So. San Mateo Drive
San Mateo, CA 94401

To find the Palm meeting room:


Enter the Health Center at the front entrance,
Enter the main lobby,
Take the hallway on the left just past the reception desk,
Go through the door on the left at the end of the hall
under the Palm Room sign.

For information, call (650) 367-6993
or e-mail info@HANDsupport.org

Print Meeting Flyer: Click here
Map/Directions: Click here


Pregnancy After Loss Support Group in San Francisco
If you are pregnant again after a loss, you may have unique emotional needs as you grieve your lost child(ren) while preparing for the birth of a new baby.
Partners are especially enouraged to attend.  Cherie Golant, LCSW, is the group facilitator.  She is a bereaved parent with two subsequent children.  The group is offered at no charge and on a drop-in basis.

Information:  California Pacific Medical Center’s Newborn Connections

Phone: (415) 600-2229 or email cpmcnewborn@sutterhealth.org

Dates: Third Wednesday of every month.

Time:  7:00-9:00pm

Location:

Newborn Connections’ Library
3698 California Street, 1st floor
San Francisco, CA 94118

Print Meeting Flyer: Click here
Map/Directions:  Click here


HAND of Santa Cruz


Dates:                First Wednesday of every month.  RSVP is Appreciated.
Time:                  7:30 – 9:30 pm
Contact:            Kristie Shulman (831) 438-4513
Location:

Congregational Church of Soquel
4951 Soquel Dr.
Soquel, CA

Print Meeting Flyer: Click here
Map/Directions:  Click here

 

 

Aug
16

General Support Meetings

HAND of the Peninsula
Time: 7:30pm-9:30pm

HAND of San Francisco
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
No meeting on July 5, 2017

HAND of Santa Cruz
Time: 7:30pm-9:30pm

HAND of the North Bay
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Sep
6

General Support Meetings

HAND of the Peninsula
Time: 7:30pm-9:30pm

HAND of San Francisco
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
No meeting on July 5, 2017
Oct
8

Annual Service of Remembrance

We warmly invite parents, families and friends to join us in a service to honor and remember the babies we have lost. We’ll share refreshments and pass out wildflower seeds.