Programs in California

Arms of Angels/Madison's House*
301 Van Buren Street #17
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 521-3672
http://ArmsofAngels.org

The Bridge Program
Hospice of the East Bay
3470 Buskirk AvePleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 887-5678
http://www.hospiceeastbay.org/index.php/services/grief-support/bridge-pr...
Since 1977, Hospice of the East Bay's Bereavement Services Program provides grief and loss support to all hospice families and community members in need at no cost. Bereavement services are provided through individual counseling, support groups, classes and workshops. In addition, The Bridge Program, Hospice of the East Bay's children's bereavement services, supports children and teens through art, play, talk and peer support.
Kayko Tamaki    kaykot@hospiceeastbay.org


Comfort Zone Camp*
20695 S. Western Ave Suite 145
Torrance, CA 90501
(310) 781-1032
http:// www.comfortzonecamp.org
Comfort Zone offers free grief resources, resilience training and ongoing support to children who have suffered the loss of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver.  Our programs focus on the strengths of each child, empowering them to grieve, heal and grow in healthy ways.

East Bay Agency for Children Circle of Care/PALS program*
2540 Charleston St    
Oakland, CA 94602
(510) 531-7551
http:www.www.ebac.org
East Bay Agency for Children provides counseling and support services to children and their families where a parent, caregiver or family member has died or is living with a life threatening illness. Called "Circle of Care", the program offers simultaneous peer support groups for all family members, with parents/caregivers attending one group and toddlers, elementary school children and teenagers attending their own group. In addition to peer support groups, individual and family counseling is available to children and families impacted by illness or bereavement. 

Gary A. Garcia Foundation*
302 North Laveta Terrace
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 482-8500
http://www.garyagarcia.org

Hospice of Santa Cruz County*
940 Disc Drive
Scotts Valley, CA 95066
(831) 430-3000
http://www.hospicesantacruz.org

Hospice Services of Lake County*
1860 N. High Street
Lakeport, CA 95453
(707) 263-6222
http://lakecountyhospice.org

Jessica's House*
741 East Main Street
Turlock, CA 95380
(209) 250-5395
http://www.JessicasHouse.org
Jessica's House offers peer support groups where children and teens (kindergarten through high school), along with their parents or caregivers, meet with others who have experienced the death of someone close.

Josie's Place for Bereaved Youth & Families*
3288 21st Street, #139
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 513-6343
http://josiesplace.org

Kara: Grief Support for Children and Adults*
457 Kingsley Avenue
Palo Alto, CA  94301
(650) 321-5272
http://www.kara-grief.org

Manitou Experience*
34 Deloss Street             
Wayland, MA 01702      
508-879-2800                   
http://www.manitouexperience.org
Manitou Experience is a free week-long overnight camp for grieving boys.  We have camps in Maine and California. Manitou Experience in California is at Camp Whittle, about 2 hours east of Los Angeles in the San Bernardino National Forest, just up the mountain from Big Bear Lake.


New Hope Grief Support Community*
3443 San Anseline Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90808
(562) 429-0075
http://newhopegrief.org
Our programs provide essential support for the most overlooked members of our community, delivering unique programs and services to kids, teens, young adults, adults, spouses, parents, and families who are grieving.  At New Hope, providing the support, guidance and resources needed to achieve greater health and well-being in spirit, mind and body after a loved one dies is at the core of our work.

OneLegacy, a Donate Life Organization*
221 S. Figueroa Street, Suite 500
Los Angeles, CA 90012
1-800-423-7220
http://www.onelegacy.org
Grief support services for families of deceased organ and tissue donors in Southern California.Services include: Grief groups, online grief groups, and individual or family counseling for grieving donor families.

OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center*
1663 Sawtelle Blvd., Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 473-1511
http://www.ourhouse-grief.org
We offer grief support education to community professionals, student grief support groups on-site in schools through Los Angeles County and post crisis grief intervention to local organizations in addition to adult, children and adolescent in house bereavement groups.
Click here to read more about OUR HOUSE

Okizu-Supporting Families with Childhood Cancer*
16 Digital Drive, Suite 130
Novato, CA 94949
(415)382-9083
http://www.okizu.org/

Pathways Volunteer Hospice*
3701 Michelson St.
Lakewood, CA 90712
(562) 531-3031
http://www.pathwayshospice.org/
Pathways provides compassionate care to families living with illness and loss through hospice care for the terminally ill, volunteer caregiving for the frail/elderly and bereavement support for adults, widows, children and families in grief.  Pathways also provides on campus support groups and counseling, crisis response and intervention to surrounding school districts.

Tessie Cleveland Community Services Corp.*
8019 Compton Ave        
Los Angeles, CA 90001 
(323)586-7333                         
http://www.TCCSC.org
TCCSC provides individual, group, and family therapy wherever (at schools, parks, local coffee shops) and whenever (evenings, weekends, and holidays). Our services include: crisis intervention, grief counseling, Comprehensive Diagnostic and Evaluation, Consultation with Schools, Case Management, Linkage to community resources, Medication Support Services, Gross & Fine Motor Activities, Socialization, Academic Success/Self-Esteem, One-to-One Assistance, Community Skills Interventions, Transportation Assistance , and psychological testing.

Cherie Alexander, MFT**
303 Potrero Street
Space #43-203
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831-600-8097
http://www.cheriealexandermft.com
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and former Children's Grief Support Coordinator for Hospice, specializes in providing individual support for grieving children, teens and adults.

Gayle Plessner**
32123 Lindero Canyon Road Suite 202
Westlake Village, CA 91361
(806) 914-9383
Contact email: Gplessner@gmail.comServices Offered: Grief support, anxiety related disorders and depression, play/sand tray therapy. Couples, families, individuals of all ages. Offers a sliding scale and currently accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield.


Michelle A Post, MA, LMFT **
www.Michelle-Post.com

10436 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 3030Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 927-5611
Contact email: 1hearthealer@gmail.com
http://therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms/88939
Services offered: Individual, couple, child, teen & family therapy specializing in grief, loss, anxiety, depression, and career & life transitions using conversation, play and writing.

After School Counseling Services
1515 Floribunda Avenue #305
Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 558-1015

The Arnold C. Yoder Survivors Foundation  
264 S La Cienega Blvd., #1007  
Beverly Hills, CA  90211  
(310) 684-3964
http://www.elevatinghope.org/  

Art & Creativity for Healing
26087 Getty Drive
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
(949) 367-1902
http://art4healing.org

Camarillo Hospice
400 Rosewood Avenue
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 389-6870
http://camarillohospice.org

Camp Good Grief
Loma Linda University Children's Hospital
11234 Anderson Street
Loma Linda, CA 92374
(909) 558-8212
http://llu.edu

Camp Hope California/ Dan Hebert Camp Hope
1632 Ainsdale Drive, Roseville, CA 95747
5535 Arroyo Road, Livermore, CA 94550
(916) 772-1400
www.CampHopeCA.com

The Center for Compassionate Care of The Elizabeth Hospice
500 La Terraza Blvd
Escondido, CA 92025
(760) 737-2050
www.elizabethhospice.org

The Center for Grief and Loss for Children
924 West 70th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90044
(866) 74GRIEF
http://griefcenterforchildren.org

Center for Grief Care and Education
San Diego Hospice
4311 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 278-6480
http://www.sdhospice.org

Center for Grieving Children
7560 Florin Road
Sacramento, CA 95828
(916) 791-8414

Centre for Living with Dying
Bill Wilson Center
3490 The Alameda
Santa Clara, CA 95050
(408) 243-0222
http://www.billwilsoncenter.org/services/all/living.html

CHANGES: Grief Support for Grieving Children & Families
Pathways Hospice
3701 Michelson Street
Lakewood, CA 90712
(562) 531-3031
http://pathwayshospice.org

Children's Bereavement Art Group
Sutter Cancer Center
2800 L Street, #400
Sacramento, CA 95820
(916) 454-6555
http://www.suttervnaandhospice.org

Circle of Care
2540 Charleston Street
Oakland, CA 94602
(510) 531-7551
http://ebac.org/programs

Comfort for Kids
2051 Harrison Street
Concord, CA 94520
(925) 609-1830
http://hospicecc.org

Community Hospice, Inc.
601 McHenry Avenue
Modesto, CA 95350
(209) 577-0615
http://hospiceheart.org

Contra Costa Crisis Center
PO Box 3364
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(925) 944-0645
http://crisis-center.org

Desert Counseling Center
Children's Grief Support Group w/ Concurrent Parent/Gauardian Program
71777 San Jacinto Drive Suite 204
 
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-636-4116

www.DesertCounselingCenter.com

For children ages 8 to 12 who have lost a parent or sibling. Safe, sensitive, age-appropriate activies for children to express their grief, learn coping skills to help them as they grow, and have fun together. A concurrent program helps their guardians get support as well, not only for their loss but also to help them in their new roles of single parenting and parenting a grieving child.

Footsteps of Saint Agnes
1303 East Herndon
Fresno, CA 93720
(559) 450-5608
http://samc.com

Gary's Place for Kids
23332 Mill Creek Drive, Ste 230
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
(949) 461-9780
http://www.gpfk.org/

The Gathering Place
514 North Prospect Avenue #19
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(310) 374-6323
http://www.griefcenter.info

The George Mark Children's House
2121 George Mark Lane      
San Leandro, CA  94578  
(510) 346-4624
http://www.georgemark.org 

Good Grief for Kids
Community Hospital of the Monterey Penin
23625 Holman Hwy.
Monterey, CA 93942
(831) 625-4753
http://www.chomp.org

Greater Hope Foundation
231 East Main Street
Barstow, CA 92311
(760) 256-0432
http://www.greaterhopefoundation.com

Grief Recovery Institute
PO Box 6061-382
Sherman Oaks, CA 91413
(818) 907-9600
http://grief-recovery.com

Grief Without Walls
Los Angeles, CA
951-468-5279
www.withoutwallstherapy.com
Grief support and individual therapy from LCSW Spencer D. Presler, provided in an outdoor setting, for children, teens, young adults, & adults, ages 10 & up. I am also happy to provide free information about grief as well as linkage to other local resources.


Griefbusters / Hospice of the Central Coast
23625 Holman Highway
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 649-7755
http://chomp.org

Griefbusters of Amador
PO Box 595
Jackson, CA 95665
(209) 223-5500
http://hospiceofamador.org

HeARTful Memories Kids Program
Pathways Home Health & Hospice
585 N. Mary Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94087(408)773-4241
www.pathwayshealth.org


Heartland Home, Health Care & Hospice
1700 Iowa Avenue
Riverside, CA 92507
(951) 369-8640
http://www.hcr-manorcare.com

Hinds Hospice Center for Grief and Loss
1616 W. Shaw, Ste. B-6
Fresno, CA 93711
(559) 248-8579
http://hindshospice.org

Hope Bereavement Center
5441 Avenida Encinas, Suite A
Carlsbad, CA 92008
(760) 431-4100
http://hospicenorthcoast.org

Hope Hospice - Children's & Family Grief Services
6500 Dublin Blvd., Ste 100
Dublin, CA 94568
(925) 829-8770
http://hopehospice.com

Hospice of the Conejo
80 E. Hillcrest #204
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 495-2145
http://hospiceoftheconejo.org

Hospice of Hunboldt Bereavement Services
2010 Myrtle Avenue
Eureka, CA 95501
(707) 445-8445
http://www.hospiceofhumboldt.org/bereavement.shtml

Hospice of Marin - Youth Bereavement Program
17 E. Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
Larkspur, CA 94939
(415) 526-5549
http://hospicebythebay.org

Hospice of Napa Valley, Inc.
414 S. Jefferson Street
Napa, CA 94559
(707) 258-9080
http://www.nvhads.org

Hospice of the North Coast Community Outreach
5441 Avenida Encinas, Suite A
Carlsbad, CA 92008
(760) 431-4100
http://hospicenorthcoast.org

Hospice of San Luis Opispo County, Inc.
1304 Pacific Street
San Luis Opisbo, CA 93401
(805) 544-2266
http://hospiceslo.org

Hospice of Santa Barbara
2050 Alameda Padre Serra, Suite 100
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(805) 563-8820
http://www.hospiceofsantabarbara.org

Hospice of Santa Cruz County  
940 Disc Drive      
Scotts Valley, CA 95066  
(831) 430-3000
http://www.hospicesantacruz.org

Hospice of Ukiah - Children's Program
PO Box 914
Ukiah, CA 95482
(707) 462-4038

Hospice of the Valley
1150 S. Bascom Avenue, Ste. 7A
San Jose, CA 95128
(408) 947-1233
http://hospicevalley.org

H.U.G. (Health Understanding of Grief) of Hospice Caring Project
940 Disc Drive
Scotts Valley, CA 95066
(831) 430-3000
http://hospicesantacruz.org

ICAN National Center for Child Fatality Review  
4024 Durfee Avenue      
El Monte, CA 91732  
(626) 455-4585
http://ican-ncfr.org


Inland Hospice Association
233 W. Harrison Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711
(909) 399-3289
http://www.inlandhospice.org

International Network for Attitudinal Healing
33 Buchanan Drive
Sausalito, CA 94965
(888) 222-7205
http://attitudinalhealing.org

Josie’s Place*
San Francisco Study Center
3288 21st Street, No 139
San Francisco CA 94110
www.josiesplace.org
(415)  513-6343

Kaiser Hospice
2025 Morse Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 486-5300

Kaiser-Permanente Hospice
12200 Bellflower Blvd.
Downey, CA 90242
(562) 622-4317

LiveLoveLau, a foundation for bereaved children
268 Bush Street 4014
San Francisco, California 94104
(415) 890-3528
www.livelovelau.org
College assistance for children in California and Hawaii.

 

VITAS Healthcare
670 N McCarthy Blvd  Suite 220
Milpitas, CA  95035
(866) 268-4827
www.vitas.com
R. Dale Poland, Bereavement Services Manager  dale.poland@vitas.com



Miller Children's Hospital and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
Todd Cancer Institute  
2801 Atlantic Avenue   
Long Beach, CA  90801
http://www.memorialcare.org

Odyssey Healthcare, Inc.
71777 San Jacinto Drive, Ste. 201
Palm Desert, CA 92270
(760) 346-2816

San Diego Hospice 
4311 Third Avenue      
San Diego, CA  92103  
(619) 278-6480
http://sdhospice.org  

Sharp Hospice Care
4000 Ruffin Road, Ste. A
San Diego, CA 92123
(619) 667-1900
http://sharp.com

Sutter VNA & Hospice Child/Teen Bereavement Program
1110 N. Dutton Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
(707) 535-5700
http://suttervnahospice.org

Teen Age Grief, Inc.  
23705 Vanowen Street #354      
West Hills, CA  91307  
(818) 585-3401
http://teenagegrief.org

Touchstone Support and Information Group
Parents Helping Parents
Sobrato Center for Non-Profits
1400 Parkmoor Avenue, Suite 100
San Jose, CA 95126
(408) 727-5775
http://www.php.com

 

Walk With Sally
310.322.3900
840 Apollo Street Suite 324, 
El Segundo Ca 90245 
www.walkwithsally.org
Program Manager: jcegelski@walkwithsally.org 
"Walk With Sally is dedicated to providing free support services to families impacted by cancer." 



WillMar Family Grief & Healing Center
583 First Street West  
PO Box 1374  
Sonoma, CA  95476  
(707) 935-1946
http://www.willmarcenter.org

Wings of Hope
Hospice Services of Lake County
1717 S. Main Street
Lakeport, CA 95453
(707) 263-6222
http://www.lakecountyhospice.org

Yolo Hospice
PO Box 1014
Davis, CA 95617
(800) 491-7711
http://yolohospice.org

Young Adult Bereavement Art Group
UC Davis Hospice and UC Davis Children's Hospital
3630 Business Drive
Sacramento, CA  95820
(916) 734-1139
http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/homecare/hospice/bereavement.html

 

Hospice of San Joaquin
3888 Pacific Ave.
Stockton, CA 95204
(209) 957-3888
www.hospicesj.org
Hospice of San Joquin services include comprehensive and compassionate medical care, counseling and support with state-of-the-art pain control and symptom management for people facing a life limiting illness or injury. Hospice of San Joaquin's Bereavement Department services include children and teen grief support for those who have lost a loved one to death by way of ongoing support groups called Kid's Korner and Teen2Teen; on school-site support groups, and an annual Camp Caterpillar for children from K-8th grade. All bereavement services are open to the community and free of charge. Hospice of San Joaquin has National Quality Approval by being Joint Commission Accredited and has been in practice for 35 years. In 2016 Camp Caterpillar will be in its 12th year.
Diane Zendejas Magallon                dmagallon@hospicesj.org



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