Support Group Important Update:
To our valued SAGE Pet Caregiver Support Group Attendees in Campbell and Redwood City:
There is no higher priority to our entire SAGE family than the safety of our clients, employees and our colleagues. We have been closely monitoring the latest information on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, including reports and travel advisories from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the County of Santa Clara’s Public Health Department, and internal clinical teams to stay on top of this evolving situation.
The County of Santa Clara Public Health Officer provided a new update today with a mandatory order requiring the cancellation of mass gatherings in the County and this has compelled us to make this decision. We want everyone to feel safe, welcome and confident when attending our SAGE Pet Caregiver Support Group. Therefore, in light of the County’s order, our support group is cancelled for sessions in March and April out of an abundance of caution for the safety and well-being of everyone involved.
We apologize for the inconvenience of cancelling this event, yet we must comply with this necessary precaution to keep our attendees and staff safe during this unprecedented time. We are hopeful that our group will resume the regular monthly schedule in May 2020 and will provide an update on our website prior to the next scheduled support group later this Spring. In the meantime, if you are in need of immediate assistance due to a mental health emergency, please call the 24-hour crisis line 1-800-273-8255 (TALK) anytime.
SAGE offers a free Pet Caregiver Support Group to any one of our clients from SAGE’s four Bay Area locations. Our group facilitator is Aileen Snodgrass, a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) and certified pet loss and bereavement counselor. She may be reached at (650) 931-8535 for more information or to RSVP. The Group meets monthly on Wednesday evenings in the following locations:
**NEW Location** SAGE Campbell Administrative Office: 745 Camden Ave Suite D – Campbell, CA 95008
2nd Wednesday of each month
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Wednesday, March 11th and Wednesday, April 8th sessions are cancelled.
SAGE Redwood City
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Wednesday, March 18th and Wednesday, April 15th sessions are cancelled!
The group offers a safe place for individuals and families to express their feelings and talk about their experiences related to the care of a pet who is receiving ongoing treatment for any illness, or for those who have experienced the loss of a pet. This group takes an open discussion format, with no set program or agenda. Some find it helpful to attend every month, while others come just once. Each family’s journey with an ill pet is uniquely personal and all are supported.
Caregivers are encouraged to attend, but we prefer that your pets stay at home while you attend our group.