Serving the San Francisco Bay Area since 1976, Kara provides comprehensive grief support, crisis response and education to individuals and communities facing the difficult realities of death and dying. Serving more than 5000 individuals in 2016, Kara provides a wide breadth of grief support and education services to the community including: individual and group peer support; in-house psychotherapy; on-site crisis intervention; bereavement education and training services; and a grief camp for youth called Camp Kara.
Through a time-tested and highly effective peer support model (adopted from the Shanti Model), over 150 Kara volunteers, supervised by a high quality staff, help grieving adults and children understand what they are experiencing and to cope in healthy ways. Kara provides a space where those in grief find deep relief in the company of others who understand.
Camp Kara. In 2008 Kara began operating an annual bereavement camp dedicated to creating a safe and caring space for grieving children and teens. We are excited to launch a new direction for our bereavement camp program with a new branded name, Camp Kara! The word “Kara” is the gothic root of the word ‘care’, meaning to lament, to grieve, to express sorrow, to cry out with. Fittingly, our camp name reflects the power of this special weekend where campers share experiences around grief and loss, acquire coping skills, and gain support from making connections with peers. Our 2020 Camp Kara will be held in Livermore, CA at Camp Arroyo, on the weekend of July 10 - 12. Camper applications will be available beginning January 27. More information can be found on our website at kara-grief.org/campkara.
Serving the San Francisco Bay Area since 1976, Kara provides comprehensive grief support, crisis response and education to individuals and communities facing the difficult realities of death and dying. Serving more than 5000…