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About Our Groups

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Our Meetings


Willows groups provide parent-to-parent support for families with teens and young adults who are experiencing mental health, substance abuse or behavioral issues. Willows helps parents find solutions for their families, whether it is in-home or residential treatment.

Willows provides a safe and confidential setting, and hosts meetings in Los Altos, Oakland, and San Rafael, California. 


Parents from outside the Bay Area are also welcome.

Having a child attend a therapeutic boarding school is a traumatic and transformative experience. I feel fortunate to have received the support from other parents at Willows in the Wind. Although our stories were different, we all shared a common thread that allowed for deep understanding and wisdom that even the most cherished friends and family, or the most skilled therapists, could not provide. Willows helped me find strength amidst the rubble and for that I am forever grateful.

– Willows Parent

We write with profound gratitude for the help you gave us at a very difficult time for our family. We truly appreciated the leadership, expertise, emotional support, helpful suggestions, and skillful facilitating of the group. It was a lifeline for us while our child was in residential treatment. The group was the only place we could go where others truly understood what was going on for our family.

– Willows parents

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Register for a Meeting
Please register at least 76 hours before the meeting. if you have other questions, please email Lauren Hennigan at
Is this your first Willows meeting?

COVID-19 Update: Please select the location you would have physically gone to in order to connect with local parents.

Do you need to speak with a group facilitator before the meeting?

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Los Altos Group
Oakland Group
San Rafael Group

Meeting Info

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Upcoming Meetings (Coming Soon!)

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