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  Welcome to Helping After Neonatal Death  

HAND LogoHAND is a resource network of parents, professionals, and supportive volunteers that offers a variety of services throughout Northern California and the Central Valley. There are no fees for our services. HAND relies entirely on donations to support its programs. More...

  2014 Annual Letter  

“To lose a child is to lose a piece of yourself”

- DR. Burton Grebin

Helping After Neonatal Death is closing its 30th 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.

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  Holiday Craft Night - December 4, 2014  

Please join us for the HAND Holiday Craft Night

Come spend a special evening with us in December. HAND will provide craft materials for you to make a holiday keepsake or ornament to remember your angel child(ren) during the holidays.

Coffee and beverages will be provided by HAND, and guests are welcome to bring a dessert or appetizer to share!

WHEN: Thursday, December 4, 2014
TIME: 7:30pm to 9:00pm
WHERE: Mission Oaks Community Hospital (cafeteria)
15891 Los Gatos-Almaden Road
Los Gatos, CA 95032

Please RSVP by November 27, 2014 at the following website:

Please contact Kelly at info@handonline.org with any questions.


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Family & Friends

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quilt square 3Each quilt square memorializes an individual child, but the quilts, as a whole, serve to bring awareness of Pregnancy and Infant Loss to the public. Learn more...

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