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Support Groups

About Our Groups

WILLOWS MEETINGS ARE CURRENTLY VIRTUAL.

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.

 

Please join us at one of our Bay Area locations for a supportive, confidential meeting:

Los Altos, Oakland, and San Rafael (meetings are online).

Parents from outside the Bay Area are also welcome.

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Los Altos Group

Los Altos Group

Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Location: Congregation Beth Am26790 Arastradero RoadLos Altos, CA 94022

July 9

August 6

September 10

October 1

November 5

December 3

2023 Meeting Dates

January 8

February 5

March 5

April 2

May 7

June 4

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Oakland Group

Oakland Group

Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Location: Kaiser SMOB Medical Building

3600 Broadway, Lower Level

Conference Room C

Oakland, CA 94611

July 15

August 19

September 9

October 21

November 11

December 9

2023 Meeting Dates

January 21

February 11

March 18

April 15

May 20

June 17

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San Rafael Group

San Rafael Group

Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: Newport Academy

1104 Lincoln Avenue

San, Rafael, CA 94901

July 9

August 13

September 10

October 8

November 12

December 10

2023 Meeting Dates

January 8

February 12

March 12

April 2

May 7

June 11

About Our Groups

Register for a Meeting

Is this your first Willows meeting?

COVID-19 Update: You may choose to attend any location, but we encourage you to select the location you would have physically gone to in order to connect with local parents.

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If you have attended a meeting before and need the Zoom link for this months meeting, please select yes below.

Thank you for your submission.

Please register at least four days before the meeting. If you have other questions, please email Samantha Miller at info@willowsinthewind.com.
Register for a Meeting

Meeting Format

Welcome: Review ground rules, announce upcoming events.

Introductions: Round circle format.

Discussion: Topics of interest that arise from the group.

Meeting Format
Ground Rules

Ground Rules

Confidentiality: What is shared and who is there, stays in the meeting.

Sharing: Everyone is on their own journey and all ideas are welcome.

Active Listening: Please listen with an open heart.

Respect: No interrupting or side conversations.

Be Open Minded: Don't take anything personally or make assumptions, and be open to different points of view than your own.

Tolerance: Acknowledge that we each have unique experiences and someone else's journey may not be the same as our own.

Patience: We are each in different stages of the process, so what may be relevant for you may not be relevant for others and vice versa.

Testimonials

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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