In light of COVID-19 spreading among our communities, ALL IN-PERSON HAND SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS ARE CANCELLED 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. Some HAND chapters are piloting video-conferencing support groups, held at the usual support group meeting times. If you are interested in attending, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to resume our usual meeting schedule as soon as possible. Please check this website for updates. To discuss support options and for updates on support group meetings, please email email@example.com and a HAND facilitator will contact you.
By Kristie Shulman HAND of Santa Cruz County A river of fluid gushes from my body. I’m deflating, dissolving into the emptiness… The evacuation has begun. Seven long months, two to go, and you have… continue reading
Mamas are not supposed to be separated from their babies. My little love, you were here and then gone All too quickly. Kicking, hitting and turning, you made your presence known. I felt your every… continue reading
Dear HAND of the Peninsula: My prenatal counselor at Kaiser asked me to share this resource with you in the hopes that it would help other grieving parents. I sent the artist, Dana Klein, a… continue reading
By Kelly Vaughn HAND of the Peninsula Our beloved son, Josiah Royce Zhu-li, was stillborn on May 4, 2005, 10:45 p.m., at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View. Except for the omphalocele that exhausted his… continue reading