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 ghjeannie@aol.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.

Volunteer Orientation Training: Attend one of our fun and interactive orientations to learn everything you need to know to start volunteering in our training room the same week!

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February 2019

Graduation

February 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Our graduation celebrates the hard work of our life-saving teams and all the supporters who make these partnerships possible. To inquire about this invitation-only event, please call the D4D Nylabone Center.

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May 2019

Graduation

May 4, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Our graduation celebrates the hard work of our life-saving teams and all the supporters who make these partnerships possible. To inquire about this invitation-only event, please call the D4D Nylabone Center.

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June 2019

D4D Annual Walk

June 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Annual Walk

LET’S GO ALL IN - ANNUAL WALK WEBSITE LIVE!  Join us for D4D’s first ever Poker Chip Walk on June 8th! It’s gonna be a fun-filled, low-stakes day for the whole family, and with all the proceeds going to our life-saving mission, everyone’s a winner in this hand! The pot couldn’t be sweeter! THE WILD CARD!  Our Poker Chip Walk is ELVIS-THEMED! So don your blue suede (walking) shoes and get “All Shook Up” in your favorite Elvis outfit for you…

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September 2019

Graduation

September 7, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Our graduation celebrates the hard work of our life-saving teams and all the supporters who make these partnerships possible. To inquire about this invitation-only event, please call the D4D Nylabone Center.

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October 2019

DOGtoberfest

October 21, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lagunitas Brewing Company, 1280 North McDowell Blvd.
Petaluma, CA 94954 United States
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DOGtoberfest, Lagunitas

D4D's Party of the Year! Thanks to our friends at Lagunitas Brewing Company, this annual celebration is one of the best parties of the year! It’s an evening filled with live music, great beer and food, and of course, dogs! DOGtoberfest: Fun for the whole family! All the proceeds from the DOGtoberfest event support our mission of courageously creating life-saving partnerships and empowering diabetics in our community. Please get your tickets, join the party, and help support D4D’s life-saving mission.…

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February 2020

Graduation

February 8, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Our graduation celebrates the hard work of our life-saving teams and all the supporters who make these partnerships possible. To inquire about this invitation-only event, please call the D4D Nylabone Center.

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May 2020

Graduation

May 16, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Our graduation celebrates the hard work of our life-saving teams and all the supporters who make these partnerships possible. To inquire about this invitation-only event, please call the D4D Nylabone Center.

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September 2020

Graduation

September 12, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Our graduation celebrates the hard work of our life-saving teams and all the supporters who make these partnerships possible. To inquire about this invitation-only event, please call the D4D Nylabone Center.

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October 2020

DOGtoberfest

October 12, 2020 @ 5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Lagunitas Brewing Company, 1280 North McDowell Blvd.
Petaluma, CA 94954 United States
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DOGtoberfest, Lagunitas

D4D's Party of the Year! Thanks to our friends at Lagunitas Brewing Company, this annual celebration is one of the best parties of the year! It’s an evening filled with live music, great beer and food, and of course, dogs! DOGtoberfest: Fun for the whole family! All the proceeds from the DOGtoberfest event support our mission of courageously creating life-saving partnerships and empowering diabetics in our community. Stay tuned and circle back closer to the event for event ticket sales.…

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December 2020

Pumps and Sensors Meeting

December 9, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 9, 2020

D4D Nylabone Training Center, 1300B Willow Pass Court
Concord, CA United States
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Frustrated with the technology for your diabetes management? Looking for support? During this monthly meeting, we’ll troubleshoot issues, discuss best practices, and learn about available options for diabetics. This monthly group is led by co-founder Jeannie Hickey, who is also a Registered Nurse and Certified Diabetes Educator. Open to all.

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Type YOU Support Group

December 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 15, 2020

D4D Nylabone Training Center, 1300B Willow Pass Court
Concord, CA United States
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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…

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