, 650-367-6993
StarVista 24/7 Support Hotline:
(650) 579–0350
In light of the coronavirus pandemic and in the interest of public health, HAND SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS ARE BEING HELD VIRTUALLY until further notice. During this time, HAND remains dedicated to supporting families who've experienced a loss in any way possible. You still have options for support!

1. We are offering peer support services via phone and email. If you wish to be connected with a HAND peer support volunteer, please complete a peer support request form.
2. All chapters are currently offering virtual support group meetings on regularly scheduled meeting days and times. For more information, please email

To discuss support options and for updates on support group meetings, please email and a HAND facilitator will contact you.


For more information, to volunteer, or to make a tax-deductible donation, get in touch by email, phone, or mail.

HAND of the Bay Area is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
(650) 367-6993
HAND of the Bay Area
P.O. Box 3693 Redwood City, CA 94064

Santa Cruz Chapter (831) 438-4513
San Francisco Chapter (415) 282-7330


24 Hour Telephone Crisis Line
In the event of an emergency, a HAND volunteer may be reached 24 hours a day through the StarVista Crisis Line. All HAND volunteers are bereaved parents, and are very well acquainted with the difficulties surrounding the loss of a baby.

We urge you to call day or night if we may be of assistance to you.
The phone numbers for the Crisis Line are: (650) 579-0350 or toll free (888) 220-7575.