, 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.

Posts Written By: pkcrespo

The Waves

By Emily Mockett HAND of the Peninsula We headed north to Canada after Julia died; we just had to keep moving north. With the hypnotic change of scenery at 70 mph up the I-5 corridor…
continue reading


If you’ve experienced the loss of your baby before, during, or after birth, we offer helpful information and suggestions that come out of our own experiences. First Days: What to Expect After delivery, some mothers…
continue reading