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BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT

Sacramento

Mercy General Hospital. 453-4552 Ongoing 6-week grief and loss sessions. Call for information and registration. 

Mercy San Juan Hospital Support Group Chaplaincy Services 537·5098 Program for anyone experiencing grief. 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Conference Rm. 1 or Cafeteria Area, Mercy San juan Hospital, 6501 Coyle Ave., Carmichael.

Kaiser Permanente Hospital. ....486·5300 Bereavement support groups on-going and open to the public. Sacramento & Elk Grove.

Sutter VNA & Hospice 388·6215 Bereavement support group for those who have experience a loss. Alternating Wed. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Sutter Cancer Center, 2800 L St., Sacramento, on a walk-in basis. 

UC Davis Hospice Support Group Don Lewis, Bereavement Coordinator 734·1139 6 week support groups offered throughout the year. Call for information and registration. 

Amador County

Hospice of Amador & Calaveras County 209/223·5500 www.hospiceofamador.org

Auburn

Auburn Faith Hospice Bereavement Support ....... 530/886·6650 Open to anyone experiencing loss through death. 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 11775 Education St., Suite 201, Auburn, and 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. 2nd and 4th Fridays at Multipurpose Senior Center, 11577 E. Ave., Auburn. 

Placerville

Snowline Hospice Various Bereavement Programs 530/621·7820 916/817·2338 www.snowlinehospice.org

Roseville

Bristol Hospice 782·5511 Grief support meetings, daytime and evenings, Habla Espanol. 

Kaiser Permanente Hospital. ....486·5300 Bereavement support groups on-going and open to the public

Sutter Care at Home Hospice Bereavement Services 797·7850 Adult grief support groups offered daytime and evenings on a walk-in basis. Call for info on dates, times and locations. 

West Sacramento Hospice

Grief Support for Adults  530/758·5566 A Yolo Hospice eight week support group. www.yolohospice.org

FAITH SUPPORT

Many faith communities offer bereavement support services. Feel free to call your local church or synagogue.

St. Francis of Assisi Support Group Sister Lisa Brown, OSF ....443·8084 ext.118 Christian group open to people of all faiths who are dealing with issues of grief and loss (including AIDS). First 6 consecutive Mondays; May, Oct, 7 p.m. St. Claire Chapel,106626 th Street,Sacramento. 

YOUNG ADULT GRIEF

UC Davis Hospice Support Group Don Lewis, Bereavement Coordinator 734·1139 8 week support group for young adults, 17-24 years old. Offered twice a year. Call for registration. 

GENERAL BEREAVEMENT

Bereavement Outreach Meetings 557-5882 Open to the grieving public, facilitated by volunteer community professionals, self-help support meetings are held every Thursday from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm at Sutter Center for Psychiatry, 7700 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento. bnrs@att.net http://www.griefhelpsacramento.com/

LOSS OF SPOUSE

Sacramento

Widowed Persons Assn of California 972-9722 Social and support groups. "Resolving Grief' program and support meetings are open to non-members. Support meetings every Sunday 3:00-5:00 p.m., please arrive early. 2628 EI Camino Ave. D-18, Sac. www.widowedcal.com

Auburn

Widowed Persons Assn. of CA Georgia Wilson 530/878-1728 Grief Support for Widowed Persons Sandy Ferguson 530/885-8298 Genevieve Page 916/663-3684 

Roseville

Widowed Persons Assn. of CA Mary Kingsley 791-0843 

LOSS OF CHILDREN

Bereaved Parents of USA Sacramento - South Placer Chapter Chris Harder 768-3891 Monthly support meetings for grieving parents. Call for info. chrisharder@heritageoaksmc.com www.sspcc.org

Compassionate Friends Bereavement support for parents who have lost a child. Newsletter, telephone support, and monthly meetings. Call for local location and times. http://www.compassionatefriends.org/home.aspx        

Sharing Parents 424-5150 Support group for those whose babies have died from the time of conception through early infancy. Second Sunday,7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Mercy Women's Center, 650 Howe Ave. Suite 500, Sacramento. www.sharingparents.org

UC Davis Hospice Support Group Don Lewis, Bereavement Coordinator 734-1139 8 week support group for parents who have lost a minor-aged child, offered once a year. Call for registration. 

CHILDRENS GRIEF Camp Erin 415/526-5699 Sponsored by Hospice by the Bay (Marin). 

Camp Hope 916/772-1400 Sponsored by Taylor Family Foundation. 

Children's Bereavement Art Group Peggy Gulshen, Coordinator 454-6555 Creative support for grieving children 4-17 who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or significant person within the last year. Information/Registration: www.sutterchildrens.org\childbereavement

Yolo Hospice Stepping Stones Ages 5-18 530/758-5566 www.yolohospice.org

Suicide, Homicide And Drunk Driver Bereavement Support

Suicide Loss-Friends for Survival 1-800-646-7322 392-0664 Outreach program, support and education after a suicide death. Monthly meetings, newsletter. www.friendsforsurvival.org Homicide Support Network ...... 874-5701 Support group for survivors of homicide 1st Wednesday, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. District Attorney's Office, 901 G Sl., Sac. www.sacda.org

VIVA-Volunteers In Victim Assistance

570-1690 Individual and family counseling for survivors of trauma, homicide, sudden death and violent crime. Project Hands On (PHO) for children ages 3 to 18. 2020 Hurley Way, Suite 205, Sacramento. www.victimassistance.us

MADD-Mothers Against Drunk Drivers

481-6233 Call for dates and times of support meetings. www.maddcalifornia.org 'Local chapter of national organization. 

Support For Major Illnesses & Injuries

Mother's Support Group Alva Kennedy 791-5719 For family members or relatives lost to AIDS or currently HIV positive. All relatives welcome. One on one support. 

A.L.S.Greater Sacramento Chapter....979-9265 Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou Gehrig's Disease. Support, education, resources for patients, caregivers, families and friends. www.alssac.org

Alta Calif. Regional Center  978-6400 Serving developmentally disabled persons, high risk infants and their families. Case management information and referral. www.altaregional.org

Alzheimer's Aid Society 483-2002 of Northern California 1-800-540-3340 Education, support group meetings, newsletter. www.alzheimersaidsocietync.org

Alzheimer Association 1-800-272-3900 Education, support, regular meetings and newsletter. www.alznorcal.org

Alzheimer's Disease Research Center . 734-5496 

UCD-ADC Evaluates for dementia and other memory related disorders. http://alzheimer.ucd.edu

American Cancer Society . 446-7933 1-800-227 -2345 Information and referral. Education and support for patients and families with cancer. See ENCORE www.cancer.org

American Diabetes Assn 924-3232 Sacramento Sierra Chapter. Education, information, speakers' bureau, referral. www.diabetes.org/sacramento

American Heart Assn 446-6505 Education, referral and speakers' bureau. www.heart.org

American Lung Assn of California  554-5864 Stop smoking programs, asthma management. New information & referral. www.lungusa.org\california

Arthritis Foundation 368-5599 North Eastern California Chapter. Resources Center for Arthritis. www.arthritis.org 

ENCORE 264-8066 YWCA Post-mastectomy program, exercise and support group for women who have had breast cancer. www.ywcaccc.org

Easter Seal Superior California 485-6711 Rehabilitation center, information and referral. www.myeasterseals.org

Head Trauma Support Project 568-6660 Support, information, education, advocacy and prevention for survivors and families. Weekly meetings every Thursday, 6:30 p.m. www.headtraumasacramento.org

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 929-4720 1-800-410-8170 Patient aid, family support, education and information, referral. wvvw.LLS.org 

Lupus Foundation of America, CA Chapter.1-800-558-0121 Information, physician referral and support. www.lupuscalifornia.org

National Alliance on Mental Illness NAMI, Sacramento .64-1642 Support for families or friends of persons with mental illness. www.namisacramento.org

Parkinson Assoc. of No. California .1-800-473-4636 Support for Parkinson‘s patients, friends and families. Monthly group meetings, information and referral. www.parkinsonsacramento.org

United Cerebral Palsy .565-7700 Transportation, respite and educational programs. Serving Sacramento, Yolo, Placer, El Dorado and Nevada counties. www.ucpsacto.org

Warm Line Family Resource Center .1 -800-660-7995 Sacramento .922-9276 Rocklin.632-2100 Yolo County 5301759-1127 Espanol: 922-1490 Resources for children 0-22 years with special health care needs. www.warmlinefrc.org 

CAREGIVER SUPPORT

Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center 1-800-635-0220 728-9333 Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center works with caregivers of brain impaired adults. Provides education, coping skills and support for families. www.deloro.org

SUPPORTIVE SERVICES

County Medically Indigent Services Program (CMISP) 874-9238 Medical & dental care.

Indigent Cremation 874-9320

Sierra Donor Services 567 -1600 (formely Golden State) Organ and tissue donation. www.sierradonor.org

Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Chaplains assist victims and survivors who have experienced a crime, tragedy or traumatic event.

  • EI DoradolSierra LEC 530/621-1 036 www.slec.us 
  • Gold Country Chaplaincy, Foothills Community 916/259-1001 www.goldcountrychaplaincy.org 
  • Nevada County, Community Chaplains 530/265-7880 Placer County LEC 530/820-3427   www.placerchaplains.com 
  • Sacramento County LEC 857-1801 Office 993-7785 www.sacchaplains.org 
  • Woodland Police Chaplains 530/666-2411 

YubalSutter County, Trauma Intervention Program, TIP 530/713-1838 

Threshold Choir - Sacramento Doreen 530/758·7671 Carol 530/757·2948 Women singing at the bedside of the dying to bring comfort to all. www.ThresholdChoirdavis.org

Victim and Witness Assistance .874·5701 Crisis and short-term counseling and referral.www.victimcompensation.ca.gov

Weave, Inc. 920·2952 (Women Escaping A Violent Environment) Temporary shelter and support services for sexually assaulted and/or battered women and their children who are in crisis and in need of a safe place to stay. www.weaveinc.org

HOSPICE

Home terminal care, provided by an inter- disciplinary team including volunteers. Care and services include emotional and spiritual support, respite care, 24 hours on call, and bereavement support. Eligibility: prognosis of six months or less. 

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