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Please join us as Heart & Soul Honors Women's History Month 

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MARCH Open House
Wednesday, March 15, 2023
3:00 -6:00 pm
at Heart & Soul's Community Drop-In Center



 Alternatives To Suicide

First in-person group will meet on

Thursday, March 16

3:30 - 5:00 pm

at Heart & Soul's Community Drop-In Center 

1633 Old Bayshore Hwy. Suite 258, Burlingame, CA 94010

New and unique peer support group offered at Heart & Soul that focuses on suicide.

A new approach to sharing about our experiences without the fear of judgment or coercion.


Originally created by the Wildflower Alliance, this group is a safe non-clinical space for individuals who are personally experiencing suicidal thoughts and/or have attempted suicide.


The group will be offered on the 1st Thursday of the month on Zoom and

on the 3rd Thursday of the month in person at Heart & Soul's Burlingame location.


All participants must agree to respect and apply the Alternatives To Suicide Charter provided at the beginning of the group meetings.

No registration required. For questions, email


If you’re in crisis and need immediate assistance,

please dial 988 or go to your local emergency room.

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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.

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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from Heart & Soul's
2022 Holiday Open House

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STANDING: Darryl Stubblefield, Peer Support Specialist;  Ebony CarruthersProgram Manager;  Michael Dunn, Peer Support Project Coordinator;  Yvette Agua, Peer Support Outreach Specialist;  Ophelia Williams, Executive Director;  Anna Marie Tantillo, Peer Support Specialist.

SEATED: Christopher Hoover, Peer Wellness Facilitator;  Lee Mata, Peer Wellness Facilitator;  Yraes Guerrero, Peer Support Specialist;  Sara Eccleston, Peer Wellness Facilitator;  Yoshie Hill, Program Support Specialist;  Liana Garza, Peer Wellness Facilitator.

Not pictured: Patrice Massicotte, Peer Support Director;  Brenda Nicholson, Peer Support Program Coordinator;  Amaal Greenwood-Goodwin, Wellness Director;  Karen St. Leon, Peer Wellness Facilitator.

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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


Ÿ Every Monday:   Monday Movie Matinee 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

 Community Center Drop-In Hours 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Ÿ Every Tuesday:   Zentangles 1:00 pm  Ÿ   

                            Photography for Wellness 2:00 pm

Ÿ Every Thursday: Bingo 1:00 pm  Ÿ   

                            Mindful Movement 2:00 pm Hybrid sessions with Yoga Instruction via Zoom begin on FEB 9

Ÿ NEW IN FEBRUARY: Every 2nd and 4th Friday 3:00 – 7:00 pm:

                            In-Person Movie Night at Friends of Hope

                            North County Clinic,  375 89th Avenue. Daly City, CA 94015

Ÿ Every Saturday:  Movies and Pizza 12:00 pm

Ÿ 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

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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