Support Groups & Community Programs
Our events offer the community ways to get involved, receive support, and just have some family fun. Whether you’re attending a tour, meeting, or annual event, we welcome you to the NICST family!
Note: Due to COVID-19, tours are postponed until further notice.
Tour Thursdays: Come see us in action! Say hello to the NICST team, meet our dogs, and maybe sneak in some snuggles. Walk-ins welcome, 10AM-2PM every Thursday.
*Due to COVID-19, tours are postponed until further notice.
The following support groups are free and open to our diabetic community. As we grow other programs, NICST will also provide quality programming and support groups for our other clients.
TypeYOU Support Group: Find support in community. Discuss the unique challenges you face in your day-to-day life and receive help from other insulin-dependent diabetics. We welcome you as a unique individual in our community space. Open to all. Type You meets the first and third Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm. Meeting link: Type-You.org
TypeTEEN: We are excited about our support group, TypeTEEN – a safe space for youth ages 10-18 to discuss what matters to them with their peers. TypeTEEN is hosted by D4D client/dog team Samantha Gomez and Megumi, who have been thriving in our community since 2016. TypeTEEN meets the first Monday of every month at 6:30pm. Join via our meeting link: Type-TEEN.org
Pumps & Sensors: Frustrated with the technology for your diabetes management? Get your questions answered and learn about options in this monthly group led by Dogs4Diabetics Co-Founder, Jeannie Hickey, who is also a RN, and CDE. Pumps and Sensors meets the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm. Open to all. Email email@example.com for meeting link.
First Thursdays: This monthly meeting supports all of our clients, those who have been placed with a dog and those waiting to be placed. Over a friendly potluck, clients socialize and receive support about dog training or diabetes management.
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Type YOU Support Group
December 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 15, 2020
Find support in community. We believe that every diabetic lives a unique life with challenges that only other diabetics can understand. This group offers opportunities to share your unique challenges and to receive help from other insulin-dependent diabetics and professionals in the industry. This group is led by Dr. Steve Wolf, MD and Jeannie Hickey, a Registered Nurse and Certified Diabetes Educator. Open to all.
D4D will hold these meetings on the Third Tuesday of each month. The meeting time has been set for 7:00pm to 8:30pm.
Note that our training center is located in the Willow Pass Business Park, just off Highway 4 and Willow Pass Road. For mapping purposes, the cross streets to the Willow Pass Business Park are Evora Road and Willow Pass Road. Address: 1300 Willow Pass Court, Suite B, Concord, CA.