, 650-367-6993
StarVista 24/7 Support Hotline:
(650) 579–0350

1. For current information on support group meetings, check the Meetings page. To register, please email

2. We are offering one-on-one 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.

Event: General Support 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

Map/Directions: Click here!


HAND of San Francisco

Dates: First and third Wednesday of every month

Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Location: Davies Campus of California of Pacific Medical Center

Castro and Duboce Streets (6 blocks north of Market)

San Francisco, CA 94114

Map/Directions: Click here!



HAND of Santa Cruz

Dates: Third Wednesday of every month

Time: 7:30-9:30pm

Location: Congregational Church of Soquel

4951 Soquel Drive

Soquel, CA 95073

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

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

Map/Directions: Click Here