Center for Loss & Hope

Losing a person you love is one of life’s most difficult challenges. The grieving process can include feelings of pain, isolation, depression, confusion, anger and resentment. Sharing grief is one of the best ways to heal. YoloCares offers a wide range of support programs for adults, teens and children at no cost.

One-On-One Emotional Support

Individual support, family meetings and telephone contact are provided as needed. Referrals to additional support services are made when appropriate.

Support Groups

YoloCares offers a variety of support groups led by experienced facilitators. Groups with a special focus include the Child Loss Support Group, Anticipatory Loss Support Group, and the Stepping Stones program for grieving children. We also provide bereavement support groups for Spanish speakers.

The following groups are offered at this time via Zoom. Registration is required per HIPAA compliance, but these are drop-in groups. After registering, you may attend when it is convenient for you. Please call (530) 758-5566 to register.

  • The ANTICIPATORY LOSS SUPPORT GROUP  is for anyone whose life is impacted by a significant illness or life-limiting condition, including those who have the illness or condition and those who care for or about them. This group meets weekly on Monday nights (except holidays) at 7 pm (will move to 6pm starting in September).
  • The ADULT BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP meets on Thursdays at 6 pm (except holidays) and is for anyone who has lost a loved one. This is designed for anyone 18 years or older to attend.
  • The CHILD-LOSS SUPPORT GROUP for those who have lost a child of any age at any time. This meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 6 pm.
  • YoloCares facilitates a BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP FOR MEMBERS OF THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY through a collaboration with the Sacramento LGBT Community Center.
  • YoloCares facilitates a BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS through a collaboration with CommuniCare HealthCenters CREO Program.

Stepping Stones

Specifically designed to help children, teens and families cope with terminal illness or the death of a loved one, Stepping Stones offers both one-on-one and group support. Modeled after the renowned Dougy Center in Portland, Oregon, the program allows children to direct their own healing, with the guidance of bereavement specialists and trained volunteers. The ongoing, open format allows children and teens to participate as long as they may need. Specialists are also available to work with parents to help them as they support their children through the grief process.

Memorial Services

Quarterly memorial services provide grieving family members an opportunity to honor and celebrate the lives of those who have died.

The Barbara Frankel Memorial Library

Resources on living with loss, anticipatory grief, and care-giving, are available through the agency’s library.