HAND of the Bay Area has chapters in the North Bay (Marin/Sonoma), San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara (Los Gatos) and Santa Cruz.
Mission: To help parents, their families, and their healthcare providers cope with the loss of a baby before, during, or after birth
Services: Peer support groups, Telephone support, Hospital visitation, Quarterly newsletter, Lending library, Website, Social Media, Community education, Publications, Service of Remembrance
Co-Presidents: Stephanie Vergara and Vanessa Cecena (2022)
Secretary: Nancy Pierce
Treasurer: Matt Symons
Directors: Nadine Silverstein
Helping After Neonatal Death (HAND) is a California non-profit 501(c)3 corporation, founded in 1983 to help parents, their families and their healthcare providers cope with the loss of a baby before, during, or after birth.
HAND is a resource network of parents, professionals, and supportive volunteers that offers a variety of services in Santa Clara County. There are no fees for our services. HAND relies entirely on donations to support its programs.
Through these pages, we hope to reach out beyond our local area to provide information and support to bereaved parents and the people who care for them.
Please contact us if we can be of assistance or if you would like any additional information.
To help parents, their families, and their healthcare providers cope with the loss of a baby before, during or after birth.
HAND’s ServicesPeer support groups
Service of Remembrance
HAND is a 501(c)3 organization