“There is, I am convinced, no picture that conveys in all its dreadfulness, a vision of sorrow, despairing, remediless, supreme. If I could paint such a picture, the canvas would show only a woman looking down at her empty arms.” -Charlotte Bronte
HAND is closing its 29th year providing grief support services to families
who have lost a child before, during, or shortly after birth. HAND is run exclusively by volunteers – all bereaved parents – in Northern California and the Central Valley. HAND relies entirely on your support
so grieving parents can receive our services for free.
- “What HAND Means to Me”
We asked parents what HAND means to them, and here are some of their thoughts:
- My son died almost 3 years ago. I was blessed to have so much support and love. I know
there are many who are not as rich in support. This is our first Service of Remembrance. We
hope to come each year so that our surviving twin will remember he has a brother.
- HAND has helped me know that I am not alone, that my child has friends to play with in
heaven, that this is not a grief I bear alone. Thank you!!!
- We really appreciate HAND. We come as a family to support my sister-in-law and others. It
was a really good outcome this year.
Read more and how you can support here...