Local Grief Support Groups

 Daly City: 

Care Resource
375 So. Mayfair Avenue, Ste. 270
Daly City CA 94015 

Seton Medical Center Bereavement Services
1900 Sullivan Ave.
Daly City CA 94015

8-week daytime program for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one. Not limited to persons who have received care from Seton Medical Center. Free program, donations suggested.
Sr. Margarite Apostolo, Grief Coordinator
Complete listing http://www.growthhouse.org 

 San Francisco: 

Growth House, Inc.
2215-R Market Street, #199
San Francisco, CA 94114

Provides the Internet's most comprehensive collection of online resources related to end of life care. Sponsor of the Inter-Institutional Collaborating Network on End-of-life Care (IICN), a private Internet network used by over thirty international health care organizations to develop and exchange educational content for health care professionals. Provides general information and referral service for agencies dealing with bereavement, hospice care, and terminal illness issues. Assists other organizations who wish to implement Internet-based distance education systems and other online services through sliding scale contracts. 
Complete listing http://www.growthhouse.org   

Catholic Charities of San Francisco
2559 - 40th Avenue
San Francisco CA 94116
415-731-1270 fax 

Ongoing adult, children's and adolescent grief groups. Individual and family counseling. Fees requested, but no one refused.
Barbara Elordi 

Grief and Growing
A Healing Weekend for Bereaved Individuals and Families

131 Steuart Street #460
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-543-2267 (Ann Gonski)
415-750-4197 (Rabbi Eric Weiss)
email: ann@tawonga.org
email: eweiss@mzhf.org 

The Grief and Growing Weekend provides support and a caring community for anyone who has lost a loved one. This annual two and a half day program is held in May at Camp Tawonga near Yosemite National Park. Professional grief specialists run workshops and facilitate support group discussions on a variety of grief-related topics. The weekend program also includes an arts and crafts program, ropes course, nature hikes, a healing service along the banks of the Tuolumne River, singing, creative writing and other activities. 

Grief and Growing is co-sponsored by Bay Area Jewish Healing Center, Camp Taonga, Family Education Project of the Bureau of Jewish Education, Jewish Family and Children's Services and Sinai Memorial Chapel. 

To receive a brochure and registration information use contact information given above. 

 South San Francisco:

Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco
Hospice and Bereavement Services
Health Education Department

1200 El Camino Real
South San Francisco CA 94080
650-742-2712 fax 

Offers bereavement services for the general public, not limited to Kaiser members. Ongoing drop-in support group for adults who have experienced the death of a loved one. Also offers a support group for parents who have lost a child, and support for persons affected by HIV disease. Offer in-home hospice services. Can provide referrals to skilled nursing facilities with hospice services provided via Kaiser. No charge for services.
Complete listing http://www.growthhouse.org/ 

 San Mateo:

Death With Dignity National Center
520 South El Camino Real, Suite 710
San Mateo CA 94402-1720
650-344-8100 fax

Promotes a comprehensive, humane, responsive system of care for terminally-ill persons. Serves as an information resource for the public and the media, facilitates consensus building among groups involved with health care for the dying, and promotes more open, responsive public policy in the United States.
Charlotte P. Ross, Executive Director 
Complete listing http://www.growthhouse.org/ddec.html  

Emotional support, grief counseling. 

Meals on Wheels of San Mateo County Applicants must be age 18 or older and be unable to prepare their own meals or go out to eat, and have little or no assistance to obtain adequate meals. 

For information about the program, financial contribution, or to order Meals on Wheels, call:
Coastside 650-726-9056
Pacifica 650-738-7350
Belmont to Daly City 650-295-2173
San Carlos to East Palo Alto 650-323-2022 

Sequoia Hospital
Health and Wellness Services
Offers a variety of support groups.


Complete listing http://www.growthhouse.org/

Support for Families http://www.supportforfamilies.org/ 



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