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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
Toll Free:888-220-7575
Email Address:info@HANDsupport.org
Website:www.HANDsupport.org
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, 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 child 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
Fees:None
Areas Served:Santa Cruz County
Funding Source:Donations
 
Contact Persons
 

Kristie   Shulman
831-438-4513

Subject Headings
 Bereaved Parent Support Groups
Bereaved Parents
Bereavement Counseling
Bereavement Support Groups
Private Nonprofits
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
This record last modified April 22, 2013

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