Josie’s Place currently offers virtual support groups twice a month in the evening to provide space for bereaved families to share their grief, together. Carefully screened and trained volunteer facilitators create a safe environment to support the grieving process of the group members.
We currently both virtual groups and in-person groups to support our families. Our virtual Zoom groups meet the following days and times:
Our in-person groups meet concurrently in separate rooms at our rented space in the Inner Sunset of San Francisco on the following days and times:
We're hoping to expand our in-person offerings in Spring 2024.
Please note our group schedules may change to accommodate holidays.
The facilitator to child ratio is generally 1:2 volunteers to child.
In "talking circles" participants tell their stories of loss, recall memories, and express feelings associated with grief. Topics related to loss and activities such as art projects, letter writing, and dramatic play allow participants to explore, express and share their grief in peer group settings.
Group members receive information on how children grieve and how to support them. The adult support group format also provides an opportunity for parents to express their own grief through discussion and mutual support.
To refer yourself, your family, or another family to Josie's Place, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-513-6343. Our groups accept new members on an ongoing basis as space is available. Prospective members should expect to complete an intake process prior to joining their groups. Please note that we are experiencing a high demand for services right now and that our in-person groups currently have a waitlist.
Payee: The San Francisco Study Center
(with Josie's Place in the memo line)
3288 21st Street #139
San Francisco, CA 94110