The organization, founded in 1976, serves the Palo Alto, California community. The name Kara comes from the gothic root of the word "care." It means to reach out, to care, to lament, to grieve with.
Their services are provided primarily by trained volunteers, and who have experience dealing with personal loss. These services are free and include:
- Individual Peer Counseling
- Grief Support Groups
- On-site Grief Crisis Intervention
- Annual Grief Support Conferences
- Candlelight Services
- Grief Support Training
- Information and Referrals (to professional therapy, cancer support groups, and hospice care)
- Community Education
For more information on the organization, and how you can volunteer or donate, please visit Kara's website.