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Bereaved Parent Playgroups

HAND Bereaved Parent Playgroups are for mixed ages, meaning moms and dads may bring their infants, toddlers and older children. Playgroups typically meet for 2 hours, once or twice per month at neighborhood parks, cafes, or member homes. An email will be sent out by the playgroup coordinator regarding location and meeting times. RSVP’s are greatly appreciated. We ask that you try to arrive on time, as we like to do introductions, but you may leave early or stay later. If we meet at a privately run play space, parents may be asked to pay a small use fee. Parents within playgroups are encouraged to set up additional play dates, such as during the week for specific ages, if so desired.

HAND Bereaved Parent Playgroups are run by our playgroup coordinators, and we are always looking for additional volunteers. For more information about becoming a playgroup coordinator, please contact Aline Copp.


North Bay Playgroup

Dates: TBD
Time: TBD
Location: Varies (join group for details)

For more information, contact Breena Sawitzky.


San Francisco Playgroup

Dates: 3rd Saturday of every month
Time: 10am-12pm
Location: Varies (join group for details)

For more information, contact Aline Copp.


Peninsula / South Bay Playgroup

Playgroup coordinators needed. If interested, contact Aline Copp.


Santa Cruz Playgroup

Dates: 2nd and 4th Monday
Time: 9:30-11:30am
Location: Varies (join group for details)

For more information or to join the group, contact the playgroup coordinator Laura.