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Supporting BHRS Awareness Campaign

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Click HERE to join the virtual Alternatives To Suicide Support group

number one
peer support center!

Meet the Heart & Soul Team

We Are Here For You...


REAR (Standing): Ebony Carruthers, Program Manager; Darryl Stubblefield, Peer Support Specialist; Sunny Arora, CFO Consultant; Christopher Hoover, Peer Wellness Facilitator; Rocheall Pierre, Volunteer; Whitney  Stalley, Volunteer;  Amaal Greenwood-Goodwin, Wellness Director

MIDDLE (Standing): Luz  Euceda, Executive Support Specialist; Yraes Guerrero, Peer Support Specialist;  Liana Garza, Peer Wellness FacilitatorKody Palmore, Youth Volunteer; Renee Ahmed, Volunteer; Ophelia Williams Mattox, Executive Director; Yvette Agua, Peer Support Outreach Specialist

FRONT: (Seated): Yoshie Hill, Program Support Specialist; Sara Eccleston, Peer Wellness Facilitator; Michael Dunn, Peer Support Specialist

NOT PICTURED: Patrice Massicotte, Peer Support Director; Brenda Nicholson, Peer Support Program Coordinator; Anna Marie Tantillo, Peer Support Specialist; Karen St. Leon, Peer Wellness Facilitator

Please join us in September

to participate in

Online and In-Person Wellness Activities,

Support Groups, and Events

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 online groups & activities via zoOM.

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Heart & Soul's 
Alternatives to Suicide Support Group
will meet Virtually
on Thursday, September 7
3:30 - 5:00 pm

resumes in September!

Please  join  instructor Jerry Hill
every Monday 3:00 - 4:00 pm

at Heart & Soul's Community Drop-In Center
1633 Old Bayshore Hwy, Suite 258
Burlingame, CA 94010


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Our Annual Celebration of San Mateo County's Mental Wellness Community

Sunday, August 20, 2023            San Mateo Central Park

This picnic marked a year of Heart & Soul embracing new leadership full of vision, passion, and authenticity.

We enjoyed healing in community with good food, games, prizes, and activities such as Art for Wellness and tie-dye shirt making. We celebrate being intergenerational, diverse, and active individuals

living OUR TRUTHS with various mental and physical challenges!

Our purpose is present in how we treat one another, our partners, and our peers.

WE ARE HEART & SOUL EVERYDAY and thank you to everyone who makes our organization whole.


The College of San Mateo Student Nurse Service Learning Team provided Volunteer hospitality, muscle-power, and enthusiasm that guaranteed that this would be our best Picnic ever! With their valuable contributions to the success of our event, they demonstrated extraordinary levels of caring, initiative, teamwork, creativity, and exemplary commitment to community service.

Heart and Soul's Welcome Table offered resources, guest sign-in,
Door Prize Raffle tickets, and a turn of the Swag Spinning Wheel...
Everyone's a winner!

Partner Agencies lined the entranceway with resource tables, providing
information, support, and community connection.

In honor of her one-year anniversary, Ophelia Williams Mattox, Heart & Soul Executive Director, was presented with a surprise gift, a huge handmade card signed by dozens of well-wishers. Thank you for a year of visionary leadership, Ophelia!


Art for Wellness: "Picnic 'n’ Paint” for all ages

"Picnic 'n’ Paint” invited artists of all ages to create colorful masterpieces to take home


Grill Wizard Yvette Agua single-handedly grilled not only her famous Teriyaki Chicken, but also 14 Tri-Tips plus all the Picnic Hamburgers and Hot Dogs. Mahalo!


Mike Dunn, Iron Man of the Vegan Grill, prepared veggie-burgers and vegan franks for our food-inclusive picnic menu.

 Kim Gariepy and Patrice Massicotte


Student Nurse Volunteers coordinated the popular Tie-Dye T-Shirt activity


Tie-Dye...a cool activity on a hot day!


Student Nurse Volunteers created fresh tossed salad for 100!


Lunch is served! Student Nurse Volunteers served food and hospitality

Sara Eccleston and Darryl Stubblefield called the BINGO game

Christina Leffmann and Amaal Greenwood-Goodwin

Our picnic's youngest guest...all ages are welcome!

Ruben R. and Waynette Brock


Heart & Soul peer participant Lin displayed her art

Door Prize Raffle Drawing
L-R: Whitney Stalley, Renee Ahmed, Darryl Stubblefield, Yraes Guerrero, and Yoshie Hill

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