Support Groups



The Galileo Wellness Program partners with a number of different Community Based Organizations (CBOs) from all over San Francisco. These CBOs have a MOU with SFUSD and a Site Agreement to work at Galileo through Wellness.

Thanks to our Wellness Staff and CBO Partners we have over 10 Support & Empowerment Groups at Galileo in the 15-16 school year.

Wellness Group participants are referred by Galileo staff, teachers, parents/guardians, community partners, Wellness staff, and students themselves. Student participation in all groups is voluntary.

Please see below for details:


Newcomer Club – Community Youth Center (CYC)

  •  Hanns Chiu: Monday at lunch in Rm 364

Young Men’s Life Skills Group- Community Youth Center (CYC)

  • Henry Ha: Thurs. at lunch in the Wellness Group Room, Rm 451-A

H.O.M.E.Y. Joven Noble Young Men’s Group

  • Rob Alfaro and Carlos Gutierrez: Friday at 3rd/4th period in the Wellness Group Room, Rm 451-A

Latina Newcomer Empowerment Group- Huckleberry Youth Programs

  • Gabi Perez: Weds at lunch in the Wellness Group Room, Rm 451-A

Project Arrive Freshman Support Groups- Galileo Wellness and Counseling Staff

  • Bai Zhen & Sarah Kwan – 1st period on Weds.
  • Donald Harper & Danae Carvacho- 3rd period on Tues.
  • Lauren Marshman & Vivian Hui – 5th period on Weds.
  • Andrea Galdamez & Naomi Forsberg – 6th period on Thurs.

Xica’s Support & Empowerment Group – Horizons Unlimited

  •  Donna Saffioti-Johnson: Mon. at 3rd/4th period in the Wellness Group Room

Young Men’s Health Group – LYRIC and Wellness

  •  Naomi Forsberg and Gustavo Banuelos: Tues. at lunch in the Wellness Group Room

Youth Moving Forward – Bayview Hunters’ Point Foundation

  •  Zenaida Barr: Tues. at 5th/6th  in the Wellness Group Room

QGroup- Support for LGBTQQ Students

  • Naomi Forsberg and Aaron Hagaman: Mon. at 4th/5th in the Wellness Group Room

Have questions about Wellness support & empowerment Groups or want to join one?

Stop by the Galileo Wellness Center in Room 151 Monday-Friday during lunch or after school (drop-in hours) or contact Naomi at or ext.3994.



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