You may find help from the following Resources:
*Resources on this list are here as general information.  They do not represent the entirety of available resources nor does Bonnie McKeegan endorse any particular resource.*

Alzheimer's and Other Dementias:  Dignity Health/Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation's Alzheimer's Outreach Project (Nevada County)

Caregiver Support and Respite:  A private non-profit agency dedicated to serving families and individuals who provide care for brain-impaired adults and frail elderly.   Alzheimer's Association  FREED Center for Independent Living

Death & Dying:  Home Funeral, Green Burial in Nevada County, death midwifery training, Zen & the Art of Dying film screening, end-of-life caregiving resources. End of Life Option information


Disability Advocacy & Legal Resources:    Legal Services of Northern California 
Domestic Violence  Info & Hotlines: (Nevada County)    (Sacramento County)

Grief & Loss: for Local Nevada County Support Groups  

HICAP Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program -  Medicare Counseling  Provides free and objective information and counseling about Medicare  


Mental Health / Suicide Prevention

National Alliance on Mental Illness:   National organization providing essential & free education, advocacy & support group programs for the mentally ill, their families, friends & communities.

Nevada County Behavioral Health:   

Substance Abuse Treatment / Smoking Cessation / Anger Management in Grass Valley/Nevada City area:  Community Recovery Resources  Alcoholics Anonymous

Trauma (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder):  

Volunteer Opportunities


    Time does not bring relief; you all have lied 
    Who told me time would ease me of my pain! 
    I miss him in the weeping of the rain; 
    I want him at the shrinking of the tide; 
    The old snows melt from every mountain-side, 
    And last year's leaves are smoke in every lane; 
    But last year's bitter loving must remain 
    Heaped on my heart, and my old thoughts abide. 
    There are a hundred places where I fear 
    To go - so with his memory they brim. 
    And entering with relief some quiet place 
    Where never fell his foot or shone his face 
    I say, 'There is no memory of him here!' 
    And so stand stricken, so remembering him. 

    ~ Edna St Vincent Millay (1892 -1950)  

Please feel free to call if you'd like information on additional resources or have suggestions to add to this list. 
 Contact Us (530)559 dash 8406.  
Looking forward to hearing from you!