Heart & Soul's Peer Support Team
wishes you a joyous holiday!
No matter what holiday you celebrate,
we'd like to wish you a safe and cheerful holiday season
and a peaceful, abundant new year of wellness.
STANDING: Darryl Stubblefield, HOPE Program Peer Mentor; Ebony Carruthers, Program Management Associate; Michael Dunn, Seeing Through Stigma Program Coordinator; Yvette Agua, Seeing Through Stigma Peer Support & Outreach Specialist; Ophelia Williams, Executive Director; Anna Marie Tantillo, HOPE Program Peer Mentor.
SEATED: Christopher Hoover, Peer Support Specialist; Lee Mata, Peer Support Specialist; Yraes Guerrero, HOPE Program Peer Mentor; Sara Eccleston, Peer Support Specialist; Yoshie Hill, Executive Assistant; Liana Garza, Peer Support Specialist.
Not pictured: Patrice Massicotte, Deputy Director and HOPE Program Director; Brenda Nicholson, HOPE Program Mentor Coordinator; Amaal Greenwood-Goodwin, Program Director; Karen St. Leon, Peer Support Specialist.
Snapshots from Heart & Soul's
2022 Holiday Open House
peer support center!
Heart & Soul OPEN HOUSE
at our new
Community Drop-In Center
The Heart & Soul Crew
Back row, standing: Sunny Arora, CFO; Ophelia Williams, Executive Director; Patrice Massicotte, Deputy Director and HOPE Program Director; Brenda Nicholson, HOPE Mentor Coordinator; Yraes Guerrero, HOPE Peer Mentor; Mike Dunn, Seeing Through Stigma Program Coordinator; Briana Evans, President, Heart & Soul Board of Directors
Middle row: Ebony Carruthers, Program Management Associate; Sara Eccleston, Peer Support Specialist; Christopher Hoover, Peer Support Specialist; Yvette Agua, Seeing Through Stigma Peer Support & Outreach Specialist
Front row, seated on floor: Anna Marie Tantillo, HOPE Peer Mentor; Yoshie Hill, Executive Assistant; Karen St. Leon, Peer Support Specialist
Jerry Hill and
In-Person Groups and Activities at
Heart & Soul’s Community Drop-In Center
1633 Old Bayshore Hwy. Suite 258, Burlingame, CA 94010
Every Monday: Community Center Drop-In Hours 9:00 am -12:00 pm & 3:00 - 6:00 pm
Monday Movie Matinee 12:00 - 3:00 pm
Every Tuesday: Zentangles 1:00 pm
Photography for Wellness 2:00 pm
Every Thursday: Bingo 1:00 pm
Mindful Movement 2:00 pm
Every Saturday: Movies and Pizza 12:00 pm
EVERY 3RD wEDNESDAY: Monthly Community Drop-In Center OPEN HOUSE 3:00 – 6:00 pm
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Welcome to our new Executive Director!
Ophelia comes to us with 20 years of nonprofit experience. Most recently, she served as Executive Director of Peer Resources, a San Francisco-based organization that focuses on youth empowerment and justice. Previously, Ophelia served as Interim Executive Director of the Young Women’s Freedom Center and Director of Finance, Human Resources, and Operations of the W. Haywood Burns Institute. A local advocate and national organizer, Ophelia brings a wealth of experience and a deep commitment to peer-based work. Ophelia deeply understands the value of peer-based support, is committed to Heart & Soul’s mission, and is open to learning and growing with all of you and the organization overall.
Briana Evans President, Heart & Soul Board of Directors
Stephanie Abuyaghi Jill Eskenazi
James Gordon Monica Sim
Calvin Shelton Deborah Wright
Please join us to participate in
Online Check-in & Wellness Activities
Our activities are free of charge
and are open to all residents of San Mateo County.
Click the button on the calendar date to join your Total Wellness Club Zoom Session.
New online Groups
Men's Group Second Saturday of the Month at 4:00 pm
Friday fun group Every Friday at 7:00 pm
Friday Fun Group
Every Friday Evening
at 7:00 pm
Kick off your wellness weekend
with friends, fun,
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