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CAMARILLO
Group Name & Mailing Address:
Suicide L.O.S.S. Group
Camarillo Hospice
400 Rosewood Avenue, Suite 102
Camarillo, CA 93010
Contact: Carole Wadsworth
(805) 389-6870 Ext. 19
cwadsworth@camarillohospice.org
Meeting Place: Camarillo Hospice
Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time:
1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6:30-8 p.m.
Facilitated by: Professional
Charge: No
Newsletter: Yes, combined with Hospice newsletter
Counties Served: Ventura
Last Updated: 11/30/07

CAMERON PARK
Group Name & Mailing Address:

S.P.E.A.R. (Suicide Prevention Education Action Resource)
P.O. Box 1006
Placerville, CA 95667
Contact:
Vivian Hurtado-Figueira, 530 676-2119
spearhelpskids@internet49.com
Meeting Place:
Cameron Park Village
3433 Palmer Drive
Cameron Park, CA 95682
Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time:
Call or email for information
Facilitated by: Peer
Charge: No
Newsletter: No
Counties Served: El Dorado and Amador Counties
Last Updated: 8/14/08

CHINO HILLS
Group Name & Mailing Address:
Hope After Suicide
15111 Pipeline Ave., #245
Chino Hills, CA 91709
Contact:
Pat Harness-Overley (909) 393-2563
overley@gte.net
Meeting Place:
Pomona Valley Medical Center
2140 Grand Ave., Suite 105
Chino Hills, CA 91709
Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time:
1st and 3rd Wednesday from 7-8:30 p.m.
Facilitated by: Peer and Professional
Charge: No
Newsletter: No
Counties Served: Serves San Bernadino,
Riverside, parts of LA and parts of Orange
Last Updated: 6/10/09

CULVER CITY
SOS Sibling Survivor Group
Contact: Nancy Morrissey
310-739-3349
lilygardenalia@yahoo.com
Meeting Place: Email for information
Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time:
Fluctuates, depending on members schedules,
but generally 2nd Sunday of the Month
Facilitated by: Peer
Charge: No
Newsletter: No
Counties Served: Los Angeles
Last Updated: 7/14/08

DAVIS
Group Name & Mailing Address:
Suicide Prevention of Yolo Co.
P.O. Box 622
Davis, CA 95617
Contact:
Diane Sommers, Executive Director
(530) 756-7542
spyc@sbcglobal.net
Meeting Place: Call for location and beginning date
Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time:
8-week programs/1 meeting a week; Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m.
Facilitated by: Licensed Clinician
Charge: No
Newsletter: Yes, once per year for donors
Counties Served: Yolo, Sacramento, Solano
Last Updated: 6/10/09

ENCINO (LA)
Group Name & Mailing Address:
Bereavement Counseling Center
Suicide Survivors Support Program
16255 Ventura Blvd., Suite 308
Encino, CA 91436-2306
Contact:
Dr. Rosemarie White (818) 906-8832
Meeting Place: Please Call
Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time: Monday from 7 p.m. and call for further info
Facilitated by: Peer and Professional
Charge: $25 per session, some reduced fee slots available
Newsletter: No
Counties Served: Serves West Los Angeles,
Ventura, Orange San Fernando Valley, Santa Monica  
Comments: There is also a SAS Monthly group that meets in San Fernando Valley group member's homes. Open to persons completed SAS 8-wk. group.
Last Updated: 11/30/07

EUREKA
Group Name & Mailing Address:
Support After Suicide (S.A.S.)
Contact:
Kathy Glaspey
707-839-3349
mickeygramma@sbcglobal.net
Meeting Place:
Adorni Center
1011 Waterfront Dr.
Eureka, CA 95501
Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time:
Every 3rd  Monday of the month at 7pm
Facilitated by: Peer
Charge: No-Donations are Suggested to cover cost of Meeting facility
Newsletter: None
Counties Served: Humboldt
Last Updated: 2/11/09

FRESNO
Group Name & Mailing Address:
Fresno Survivors of Suicide Loss
2585 East Perrin Ave. Suite #102
Fresno, CA 93720
Contact:
Fresno Survivors of Suicide Loss (559) 322-5877
sosfresno@yahoo.com
www.fresnosos.org
Meeting Place:
Hope Lutheran Church
Corner Barstow & Fresno Streets
Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time:
3rd Tuesday of each month from 7-9 p.m.
Facilitated by: Peer
Charge: No
Newsletter: Yes
Counties Served: Fresno, Madera, Kings, Tulare
Last Updated: 6/10/09

GARDEN GROVE
Group Name & Mailing Address:
S.O.S./Survivors of Suicide
Crystal Cathedral
12141 Lewis St.
Garden Grove, CA 92840
Contact:
Ms. Jeri Livingstone, Care Ministry (714) 539-1429
jandktoo@socal.rr.com
www.survivorsofsuicide.org
Meeting Place:
Crystal Cathedral, Tower of Hope, 2nd Floor
Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time:
1st and 3rd Sunday of every month from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Facilitated by: Peer
Charge: No
Newsletter: No
Counties Served: Orange/Los Angeles County
Last Updated: 6/12/09

GLENDALE
Group Name & Mailing Address:
Beyond Loss Survivors of Suicide
1509 Wilson Terrace
Glendale, CA 91206-4007
Contact: Alice Zulli or Joan Klaric
818-409-8008; zulliap@ga.org
Meeting Place: Please contact us before attending
Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time:
Mondays - 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Facilitated by: Peer
Charge: Yes - one time $25 charge
Newsletter: Yes
Counties Served: Los Angeles
Last Updated: 3/11/09

IRVINE
Group Name & Mailing Address:
Mariners Church
5001 Newport Coast Drive
Irvine, CA 92603
Contact: (949) 854-7030 x869
Meeting Place:
Mariners Church Worship Center
Prayer Room 179
Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time:
1st Thursday each month, 7-9 PM
Facilitated by: Peer
Charge: No
Newsletter: No
Counties Served: Orange
Last Updated: 6/12/09


LOS ANGELES COUNTY
Group Name & Mailing Address:

Survivors after Suicide
Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center
4760 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90230
Contact: Rick Mogil 310-895-2326;
rmogil@didihirsch.org
www.suicidepreventioncenter.org
Meeting Place:
Please call for information on the following groups:
--West Los Angeles (LA)
--San Fernando Valley (LA)
--South Bay (LA)
--San Gabriel Valley (LA)
Facilitated by: Peer and Licensed Professional
Charge: No, but donations suggested
Newsletter: Yes
Counties Served: Los Angeles
Last Updated: 7/14/08

LOS ANGELES
Group Name & Mailing Address:
For Parents Who Have Lost Children to Suicide
2001 S. Barrington Ave., #202
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Contact:
Terry Jordan, L.C.S.W., (310) 895-4848
tjordanlcsw@yahoo.com
www.psychotherapyinla.com.
Meeting Place:
Same as above
Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time:
Call for information
Facilitated by: Terry Jordan, L.C.S.W., Psychotherapist
Charge: Yes
Newsletter: No
Counties Served: Serves Greater Los Angeles
Last Updated: 6/10/09

LOS ANGELES
Group Name & Mailing Address:
Adolescent Survivors (ages 13-18)
2001 S. Barrington Avenue, Suite 202
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Contact:
Terry Jordan, L.C.S.W., D.C.S.W.
(310) 859-2241
tjordanlcsw@alumni.usc.edu
www.psychotherapyinla.com.
Meeting Place: Same
Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time: Various
Facilitated by: Terry Jordan, L.C.S.W., D.C.S.W.
Charge: Yes
Newsletter: No
Counties Served: Los Angeles
Last Updated: 6/10/09

LOS ANGELES
Group Name & Mailing Address:
Survivors After Suicide
2001 S. Barrington Avenue, Suite 202
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Contact:
Terry Jordan, L.C.S.W., D.C.S.W.
(310) 859-2241
tjordanlcsw@alumni.usc.edu
www.psychotherapyinla.com.
Meeting Place: Same
Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time: Various
Facilitated by: Terry Jordan, L.C.S.W., D.C.S.W.
Charge: Yes
Newsletter: No
Counties Served: Los Angeles
Last Updated: 6/10/09

LOS ANGELES
Group Name & Mailing Address:
Gay & Lesbian Survivors After Suicide
2001 S. Barrington Avenue, Suite 202
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Contact:
Terry Jordan, L.C.S.W., D.C.S.W.
(310) 859-2241
tjordanlcsw@alumni.usc.edu
www.psychotherapyinla.com.
Meeting Place: Same
Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time: Various
Facilitated by: Terry Jordan, L.C.S.W., D.C.S.W.
Charge: Yes
Newsletter: No
Counties Served: Los Angeles
Last Updated: 6/10/09

MODESTO
Group Name & Mailing Address:
Community Hospice
Survivors of Suicide
4368 Spyres Way
Modesto, CA 95356
Contact:
Sherry Luecke, bereavement director, (209) 578-6378
sherry.luecke@hospiceheart.org
Meeting Place: Same as above
Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time: Call for schedule
Facilitated by: Peer
Charge: No
Newsletter: No
Counties Served: Stanislaus and surrounding areas
Last Updated: 3/7/08

OAKLAND
Group Name & Mailing Address:

Survivors of Suicide
P.O. Box 3120
Oakland, CA 94609
Contact:
Chrissy Brewer, L.M.F.T., 1-800-260-0094
cbrewerlmft@aol.com
Meeting Place: North Oakland; call for details
Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time: Call for day and time
Facilitated by: Professional
Charge: $10 per meeting
Newsletter: No
Counties Served: Alameda
Last Updated: 10/27/06

PACIFIC GROVE
Group Name & Mailing Address:
L.O.S.S.: Loving Outreach for Survivors of Suicide
P.O. Box 1222
Santa Cruz, CA 95061
Contact: Suicide Prevention Service (831)375-6966
or call the 24-hour crisis line at 1-877-993-5433
Meeting Place:
call for location
Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time:
call for information
Facilitated by: Peer and Professional
Charge: No
Newsletter: No
Counties Served: Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Benito
Last Updated: 8/14/08

PALO ALTO
Group Name & Mailing Address:
S.O.S

Kara
457 Kingsley Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Contact: Sue Carter
(650) 321-5272
info@kara-grief.org
Meeting Place: Call to schedule appt.
Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time: Call to schedule appt.
Facilitated by: Peer
Charge: No
Newsletter: Yes
Counties Served: San Mateo and Santa Clara
Last Updated: 6/10/09

PETALUMA
Group Name & Mailing Address:
Hospice of Petaluma and Memorial Hospice
416 Payran Street
Petaluma, CA 94952
Contact:
Bev Miller, bevmiller@comcast.net
707-778-6242 x 122
Meeting Place:
Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time:
TBD
Facilitated by: Peer/Professional
Charge: No
Newsletter: No
Counties Served: Sonoma/Marin
Last Updated: 7/14/08

PLEASANTON/LIVERMORE
Group Name & Mailing Address:

Tri-Valley Survivors of Suicide
P.O. Box 565
Sunol, CA 94586
Contact:
Shirley Kaminsky, R.N., (925) 872-5634
Cyndi Deal, (925) 828-2011
trivalleysos@yahoo.com
Meeting Place: Private home in Livermore
Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time:
On the second Monday of each month 
Facilitated by: Peer
Charge: No
Newsletter: No
Counties Served: Alameda, Contra Costa, San Joaquin (East)
Last Updated: 2/19/12

REDDING
Group Name & Mailing Address:
Suicide Loss Support Group
c/o Help, Inc.
P.O. Box 992498
Redding, CA 96099-2498
Contact: Help Inc. (530) 225-5255
www.helpshasta.org
help@helpshasta.org
Meeting Place: Call for information
Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time: Call for information
Facilitated by: Peer and Professional
Charge: No
Newsletter: No
Counties Served: Shasta
Last Updated: 4/12/06

RIVERSIDE COUNTY
Group Name & Mailing Address:
Survivors of Suicide Loss -- Riverside County
Contact: Kathy North-Ackenback (951) 679-2008
Meeting Place:
First Baptist Church of Sun City
29029 Murrieta Road
Sun City, CA 92586
Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time:
2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 7-8:30 p.m.
(Please call before each and every meeting)
Facilitated by: Peer
Charge: No
Newsletter: No
Counties Served: Riverside
Last Updated: 4/27/09

SACRAMENTO
Group Name & Mailing Address:
Friends for Survival, Inc.
P.O. Box 214463
Sacramento, CA 95821
Contact:
Marilyn Koenig (916) 392-0664
(800) 646-7322
Meeting Place:
Various locations in Northern California; call for details
Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time:
Various; call for details
Facilitated by: Peer and Professional
Charge: No
Newsletter: Yes, monthly
Counties Served: Various
Comments: Friends for Survival is now a national organization serving survivors all across the U.S. and in some foreign countries.

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY
Group Name and Mailing Address:
Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group
P.O. Box 1726
Blue Jay, CA 92317-1726
Contact:
Sylvia A. Vasquez RN /  Jerry Nosanov
909-744-8001
runmot40@yahoo.com
Meeting Place:
Please contact for location
Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time:
2nd Thursday of the month
Facilitated by: Peers
Charge: No
Newsletter: No
Counties Served: Southern Orange County, CA
Last Updated: 5/27/09

SANTA CRUZ
Group Name & Mailing Address:
W.I.N.G.S. (Warm Interactions Navigating Grief After Suicide)
P.O. Box 1222
Santa Cruz, CA 95061
Contact:
Suicide Prevention Services (831) 459-9373
In Santa Cruz, Monte Ray, San Benito Counties, you can also call
the 24-hour hotline at 1-877-663-5433
Meeting Place:
Call for information
Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time:
Call for information
Facilitated by: Peer and Professional
Charge: No
Newsletter: No
Counties Served: Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Benito
Last Updated: 8/14/08

SAN DIEGO
Group Name & Mailing Address:
Survivors of Suicide Support Group
Contact: Danielle Glorioso, MSW, 858 642 3902
dkukene@ucsd.edu
Meeting Place: VA Medical Center, La Jolla
Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time:
First Wednesday of every month from 5-6:30pm
Facilitated by: Professional
Charge: no
Newsletter: Yes
Counties Served: San Diego County
Last Updated: 4/3/09


SAN DIEGO
Group Name & Mailing Address:

Survivors of Suicide Loss -- San Diego County
P.O Box 3297
La Mesa, CA 91944-3297
Contact:
Bonnie Bear (619) 482-0297
soslsd@yahoo.com
www.soslsd.org
Facilitated by: Peer & Professional
Charge: No
Newsletter: Yes
Meeting Places/Days/Times:
Aurora Behavioral Health Center -- (North County Inland)

11878 Avenue of Industry, Rancho Bernardo
1st Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m.
Encinitas Community Center - (North County Coastal)
1140 Oakcrest Park Dr., Encinitas
2nd Monday of every month at 7 p.m.
Grossmont-Sharp Hospital - (East County)
5555 Grossmont Center Dr., La Mesa
David and Donna Long Conference Center, Rm. 1
2nd Friday of every month at 7 p.m.
ScrippsMercy Hospital - (Hillcrest)
4077 5th Ave, San Diego
3rd Monday of every month at 7 p.m.
Clairemont Emmanuel Baptist Church - (Mission Bay area)
2610 Galveston St, San Diego
4th Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m.
South Bay Group - (South County)
511 G. Street, The Insectary Building, Chula Vista
3rd Thursday of every month at 7 p.m.

Counties Served: San Diego
Last Updated: 4/3/09


SAN DIEGO
Group Name & Mailing Address:

Survivors of Violent Loss Program
10 Week Clinical  Support Group for Survivors of Suicide Loss
2333 First Avenue, Suite 204
San Diego, CA 92101
Contact: Merrily Lochtefeld, 619-685-0005
office@svlp.org
Meeting Place:
Same as above
Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time:
Starts Monday, September 8th - 5:30-7:30 PM (10 Week Program)
Facilitated by: Professional
Charge: Yes
Newsletter: No
Counties Served: San Diego
Last Updated: 9/5/08

SAN FRANCISCO
Group Name & Mailing Address:
Department of Psychology/Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention and Grief Related Service
3330 Geary Blvd 3 East
San Francisco, CA 94118
Contact:
Patrick Arbore (415) 750-4180 Ext. 230
Meeting Place: Same as above
Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time:
Eight weeks consecutively. Wednesday evenings (call for dates). Last Friday each month. On going drop-in group for previous participants of the eight-week group. "Traumatic Loss Group" Saturday morning from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (drop in group).
Facilitated by: Professional
Charge: $20 per session
Counties Served: Bay area
Comments: Emotional support/Crisis line for folks 60+ (415) 752-3778 or 1-800-971-0016
Last Updated: 4/12/06

SAN FRANCISCO
Group Name & Mailing Address:
Survivors of Suicide Support Group
San Francisco Suicide Prevention
P.O. Box 191350
San Francisco, CA 94119-1350
Contact:
Sally Cerreta, M.F.T., (415) 984-1900
sallyc@sfsuicide.org
www.sfsuicide.org
Meeting Place:
Call for location
Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time:
Evenings -- one time per week for 8 weeks; call for information
Facilitated by: Professional
Charge: Yes
Newsletter: No
Counties Served: San Francisco
Last Updated: 7/2/08

SAN JOSE
Group Name & Mailing Address:
Survivors of Suicide
Santa Clara Suicide & Crisis Service
828 South Bascom Avenue
San Jose, CA 95128
Contact: Eddie Subega (408) 885-6216
Meeting Place: Call for information
Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time:
Mondays; eight-week sessions; two hours per session; 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Facilitated by: Peer and Professional
Charge: No
Newsletter: No
Counties Served: Santa Clara
Last Updated: 11/30/07

SAN LUIS OBISPO
Group Name & Mailing Address:
Support Group for Survivors of Suicide
Hospice of San Luis Obispo County
1304 Pacific Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Contact:
Steve Thayer, M.F.T. (805) 544-2266 Ext. 218
hospiceslo@hospiceslo.org
www.hospiceslo.org
Meeting Place:
Hospice of San Luis Obispo County
Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time:
Every Wednesday from 5:30-7 p.m.
Facilitated by: Peer and Professional
Charge: Donation Only
Newsletter: No
Counties Served: Serves San Luis Obispo Counties
Last Updated: 6/10/09

SAN RAFAEL
Group Name & Mailing Address:
Grief Counseling Program
Suicide Prevention & Community Counseling
P.O. Box 4369
San Rafael, CA 94913-4369
Contact:
Linda Allen, M.F.T., (415) 499-1193 Ext. 3001
24-hour grief line (415) 499-1195
lindaspcc@sbcglobal.net
Meeting Place:
Grief Counseling Program San Rafael
Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time:
Individual/family counseling set up with clients. Eight-week groups held twice a year for survivors of suicide.
Facilitated by: Peer and Professional
Charge: Individual/family sessions free to Marin County residents; $20 sliding scale per group sessions
Newsletter: No
Counties Served: Marin and others
Last Updated: 6/10/09

SANTA BARBARA
Group Name & Mailing Address:
Suicide Survivors
Hospice of Santa Barbara
2050 Alameda Padre Serra, Suite #100
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Contact:
Joanne Talbolt RN, MFT
Co-Facilitator (805) 563-8820 (ext. 105) or (ext. 113)
Joy Janson (805) 563-8820 (ext. 105) or (ext. 113)
info@hospiceofsantabarbara.com
Meeting Place:
(Pre-group assessment required)
Hospice of Santa Barbara
2050 Alameda Padre Serra
Santa Barbara
Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time:
1st and 3rd Wednesday each month 5:30-7 p.m.
Facilitated by: Professional
Charge: No
Newsletter: No
Counties Served: Santa Barbara and Ventura
Last Updated: 11/30/07

SANTA CLARA
Group Name & Mailing Address:

Survivors of Suicide
Center For Living With Dying - Bill Wilson Center
3490 The Alameda
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Contact:
Bill Wilson Center Intake Counselor (408) 243-0222, Catherine Adams 408-278-2513
cadams@bwcmail.org
www.billwilsoncenter.org/services/all/living.html/title/support-groups
Meeting Place:
Center For Living With Dying - Bill Wilson Center
3490 The Alameda
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time:
Saturdays, 12:00 to 1:30, 8-week ongoing groups with new members accepted every 4 pm; Wednesdays, 7-830. New members accepted every 4 weeks for an 8 week commitment
Facilitated by: Professional/Peer
Charge: Sliding Scale Fee
Newsletter: None
Counties Served: Santa Clara, San Mateo, Alameda, Santa Cruz, San Francisco
Last Updated: 02-20-13

SANTA ROSA
Group Name & Mailing Address:
Survivors of Suicide
Sutter, VNA & Hospice
1110 N. Dutton Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Contact:
Valerie Waidler, M.F.T., and Margo Requarth, M.F.T.
(707) 535-5780
Meeting Place: Same
Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time: Mondays 12-1:30 p.m.
Facilitated by: Peer and Professional
Charge: No Charge, Appreciate Donations
Newsletter: No
Counties Served: Sonoma
Comments: Two other groups also meeting; Kids Together (5-12 years), and Teenagers living with loss (13-17 years). These groups are not exclusively for survivors of suicide, and a pre-screening is necessary, for more information and to attend, please call.
Last Updated: 6/12/09

TULARE COUNTY
Group Name & Mailing Address:

Tulare County Survivors of Suicide Loss
1007 W. Evans Ave.
Visalia, CA 93277
Contact:
Carla Sawyer, csawyer@tularehhsa.org
559-786-1525
Meeting Place:
536 S. Lovers Lane
Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time:
3rd Wednesday of month, 6:30-8:30PM
Facilitated by: Peer
Charge: No
Newsletter: No
Counties Served: Tulare, Kings, Kern
Last Updated: 7/14/08

WALNUT CREEK
Group Name & Mailing Address:
Survivors After Suicide
Contra Costa Crisis Center
P.O. Box 3364
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Contact:
Susan Moore
(800) 837-1818 (toll-free in California)
(925) 939-1916 (business)
www.crisis-center.org
Meeting Place: Contra Costa Crisis Center
Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time:
Tuesdays