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HAND of Santa Cruz

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General Agency Information
Name:HAND of Santa Cruz
Alternate Name(s):HAND of the Peninsula/Helping After Neonatal Death
Address:P.O. Box 3693
Redwood City, CA  94064
Primary Phone:831-438-4513
Secondary Phone:650-579-0350
Toll Free:888-220-7575
Description:HAND of Santa Cruz is a chapter of HAND of the Peninsula, a 501c3 nonprofit organization founded in 1981. HAND is a volunteer group of parents who have experienced the loss of a baby before, during or after birth. Their experience has established a desire to offer support to parents, their relatives and friends during the normal mourning following miscarriage, interruption of a wanted pregnancy after prenatal diagnosis, stillbirth or newborn death of their babies. HAND volunteers are not professional
psychotherapists, however they may make referrals to professional counselors.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to bereaved parents, their adult family members and friends.
Mission:HAND provides peer support to grieving families who have suffered the loss of a baby before, during, or after birth and also provides education and outreach to caregivers in the community.
Programs:Support group meetings, peer support, lending library, quarterly newsletter, funeral/burial assistance, inservices for professionals, and
volunteer training workshops.
Meetings:Grief Support 3rd Wednesday, 7:30-9:30pm
at Congregational Church of Soquel, 4951 Soquel Dr., Soquel

Subsequent Pregnancy Support 1st Wednesday, 7:30-9:30 pm RSVP Appreciated at Congregational Church of Soquel, 4951 Soquel Dr., Soquel

Languages other than English:Can Arrange for Others
Accommodations for Disabled:Parking & Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation:Available Within One Block
Eligibility:Open to All
Areas Served:Santa Cruz County
Funding Source:Donations
Contact Persons

Kristie   Shulman

Subject Headings
 Bereaved Parent Support Groups
Bereaved Parents
Bereavement Counseling
Bereavement Support Groups
Private Nonprofits
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
This record last modified July 20, 2015

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