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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.
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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

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number one
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


Photography by

Jerry Hill and

Patrice Massicotte


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

Click on each flyer below for a printable PDF:

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Welcome to our new Executive Director!

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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

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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


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Friday Fun Group

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Every Friday Evening
at 7:00 pm

Kick off your wellness weekend
with friends, fun,
and creativity!

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Peer Support
is still available for you
during COVID-19 

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Meet Our Staff
We'd like you to meet Heart & Soul's dedicated team,
putting the WE in Wellness every day.
They'll introduce themselves in this video...

San Mateo County
Community Information Handbook


In English and in Spanish

En ingles y en español


This annually updated Handbook

is an extensive list of services and

resources available in San Mateo

County. You can find information

on over 1,200 non-profit agencies,

government programs, and

community organizations.

Download a digital copy here by

clicking the button (at right) with 

the language you want. 

To obtain a hard copy, use the

ordering link provided on this page:

For a more in-depth listing of services, go here:

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San Mateo County


Community Resources

San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services has created a comprehensive guide to COVID-19 resources in our County,

with links to resource sites.

Click on the button below to view the Resource Guide.

Coping with Grief and Loss during COVID-19
Are you experiencing Grief & Loss? 
San Mateo County BHRS has self-care tips
on how to  manage  these feelings.
Click the button below to download the information.
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Interested in helping others on their journey

towards mental wellness?

Donations BIG and small are welcome!

Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook

A Wellness Tool

 for managing

stress and anxiety

in uncertain times.

Published by The Wellness Society


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