Please note that these resources are not for crisis or emergency situations.

If you or someone you know is in an emergency crisis and may be a danger to self or others, call 911 immediately.

San Francisco Suicide Prevention

24-Hour Suicide Prevention Hotline: (415) 781-0500 | Crisis Text Line: 24/7 Confidential Support, Text MYLIFE to 741741 |

San Francisco Suicide Prevention is the oldest community-based telephone crisis center in the United States, founded in 1962 by Bernard Mayes, a journalist from the British Broadcasting Corporation.  To this day, the agency trains local volunteers who provide suicide prevention and crisis intervention services to callers, over 500 other crisis centers across the United States now utilize the same concept.

CIIS Wellness Center - Counseling Services  | Wellness Services tab on MyCIIS (CIIS login required)

ONLY AVAILABLE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: To set up an individual counseling appointment, please email counseling@ciis.eduOnce your request is received, a counselor will contact you by phone within 1-2 business days.  Current students are provided a limited number of free counseling sessions through their Wellness Fee each academic year.

If you are in need of urgent or crisis care, please call one of the agencies listed on our crisis services page (CIIS login required) for immediate assistance. Please follow up with us once the situation is stabilized.

CIIS Counseling Centers Services

These CIIS counseling centers are offering (on a space-available basis) up to three free counseling sessions to the CIIS community and/or the public impacted by this tragedy. Clinicians are students or interns supervised by licensed mental health professionals. By appointment, same day services not available; sorry no crisis or emergency care.

Center for Somatic Psychotherapy
312 Sutter St., Suite 410, San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 217-8895

Church Street Integral Counseling Center
1782 Church St, San Francisco 94131
(415) 648-2644

Pierce Street Integral Counseling Center
2140 Pierce St, San Francisco 94115
(415) 776-3109

Golden Gate Integral Counseling Center
507 Polk St #450, San Francisco 94102
(415) 561-0230

Psychological Services Center
507 Polk St, Suite 420, San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 346-1011

The Clinic Without Walls (offers unlimited free counseling services as space allows)
390 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 373-4094

Crisis Support Services of Alameda County

800-309-2131 or 1-800-260-0094 |

Since 1982, Crisis Support Services of Alameda County (CSS) has provided low-fee counseling to bereaved members of the community. CSS also plays a vital role in responding to traumatic events and post-disaster services throughout the community. CSS offers support groups and individual counseling to those who lost a loved one.

Sutter Care at Home Bereavement Program

North Bay, South Bay, San Francisco, East Bay |

The Sutter Care at Home Bereavement Program is open to the public and offers individual and group support to those who have experienced a loss. Special programs are available to meet other needs.

Institute on Aging

(415) 750-4111  |

Institute on Aging is a San Francisco, CA-based nonprofit dedicated to preserving the dignity, independence, and well-being of aging adults and people living with disaibilities.  IOA provides support in group environments for people who may have experienced a traumatic loss, and also individual grieving consultations.  Adults of any age welcome. 

Bay Area Jewish Healing Center

San Francisco, Peninsula, Marin, Sonoma | (415) 750-4111 |

Bay Area Jewish Healing Center is dedicated to providing Jewish spiritual care to those living with illness, to those caring for the ill, and to the bereaved through direct service, education and training, capacity building, and information and referral.  Bereavement support groups, spiritual counseling, and trainings are a few of the offerings.

Hospice of the East Bay

(925) 877-5681 |

Hospice of the East Bay provides compassionate end-of-life care to terminally ill patients, while offering emotional, spiritual, and grief support for the entire family. Offers support groups, drop-in groups, classes for entire community.


Oakland, South San Francisco, Sunnyvale | (800) 755-7855 |

Pathways has an array of bereavement services to help people as they navigate this   new territory without their loved one. We are here to help you heal - to absorb the loss and adapt to a life that has changed forever.

Kara – Grief Support

457 Kingsley Avenue, Palo Alto CA 94301 | (650) 321-5272 |

Grief support for children, teens, families and adults.

Memorial Hospice + Hospice of Petaluma

Santa Rosa, Petaluma, and Healdsburg |

What are our Hospice Grief Support Services?
One-to-one grief counseling by the Hospice grief support services staff or interns at one of our Hospice offices.
Grief support visits by trained grief support volunteers.
Grief Support Groups-eight weekly sessions co-facilitated by two trained grief support volunteers. Separate groups are held for children, teens, and adults.
Books, pamphlets and other materials about grief and loss.
Referral to other community agencies that help with grief-related issues and problems.
Educational presentations on grief-related subjects.

Who Can Receive Grief Support Services?
Anyone in the community is able to receive Grief Support Services through our hospice programs regardless of whether or not a family member utilized our hospice services.  Grief services are available in English and Spanish, to individuals and families living in Sonoma County and Marin County.

Resources for Children and Families

Josie's Place
(415) 513-6343

Josie's Place provides support in a safe and caring environment, to children, teens, and their families in the San Francisco Bay Area who are grieving a death of a family member or friend. Offers groups support to children, as well as parents or caregivers of the bereaved children and teens.

Circle of Care

East Bay Agency for Children's Circle of Care is a unique program that supports children and their families coping with a life threatening illness or the death of a loved one. This program helps children heal and learn to cope with this traumatic experience through specialized Support Groups, Individual and Family Counseling, Crisis Support, Community Trainings and Outreach.

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