We recognize both the universality and the uniqueness of each person’s grieving experience and process. Our goal is to make it as easy as possible to connect you to the services that best meet your needs.
Professional Referrals are welcome. Please review our Professional Referral Guidelines
Explore Your Grief Events
At Kara, we believe in the importance of creating a space, both mentally and physically, to process grief with others who understand loss. Our Explore Your Grief events are designed for Bay Area young adults ages 18 – 35 to create a space to think about those significant individuals who have died. Currently we offer twice a month online meetings with a focus on meditation and journaling exercises. Past opportunities have included our "Trails Through Grief" hiking series and SoulCollage expressive arts workshop. All events are facilitated by trained volunteers and offer a space to navigate one's grief experiences in a safe, supportive environment.
Group Peer Support
In addition to our events, some may find it helpful to meet with others who have experienced a similar loss and can participate in specific peer support or drop-in groups. These groups, facilitated by trained volunteers, offer an opportunity to share experiences in a safe, supportive environment. Learn More
1:1 Peer Support
Individual support from a trained volunteer peer counselor can also be very helpful to those grieving a death or coping with a terminal illness (their own or another's). One-on-one weekly meetings are scheduled at the mutual convenience of the individual and the peer counselor. Learn More
While our peer support model is appropriate for many, some individuals have circumstances that complicate their grief work, such as multiple losses, complex family relationships, depression, anxiety, or stress reactions due to traumatic circumstances. These individuals may benefit from therapy rather than or in addition to Kara's peer support services. Learn More
I literally don’t know how I would have gotten through the past year without my group and my individual counselor. Having someone or a group of people who understood, on a weekly basis was invaluable.