Welcome to Deborah’s Palm

January 24, 2018

We are sad to announce that Deborah’s Palm will be closing its doors. Our last day will be January 27, 2018. We celebrate the women we have served, assisted, inspired and encouraged. We hope that the relationships and communities that were formed, can continue in other venues, and that you would carry on the beauty of what love and community means. We know that the spirit of Deborah’s Palm will live on in the hearts and lives of the women we served. We will keep our website active, in order to provide support and listings of community resources. We thank you for your love and support. We owe a debt of gratitude to our illustrious staff, teachers, leaders, mentors and counselors, who gave their expertise, time and dedication to many. And to our volunteers, who were the heartbeat of the organization, whose countless hours translated to love and support for each woman who walked through our doors. Their presence and love communicated that Deborah’s Palm was a place of solace, comfort and help. Thank you to all of you, and will greatly miss you!

Katie Ritchey, Founder



Deborah’s Palm is a special place created just for you. We know that during your lifetime you will experience diverse challenges and the ups and downs of life. Regardless of what you are going through, you are welcome here. There are no membership fees and you can drop in anytime: join a group, read a book, meet with a counselor, or just relax and have a cup of tea.

Our goal is to meet you where you are, whether it’s dealing with a loss of a loved one, being an empty-nester, moving to the Bay Area or needing job support. Maybe you’re interested in knitting, cooking or art. How about exploring a new untapped passion for poetry or writing?

We have programs and services with you in mind, and also, provide referrals to other local agencies.

There is always something exciting going at Deborah’s Palm. We look forward to meeting you soon!

Our Mission

Deborah’s Palm is a non-profit organization offering all women a place to unwind, connect with others, discover new options, and restore a sense of well-being. In a warm and welcoming environment, women can find encouragement and support via professional counseling, access to resources, activities, classes, mentoring and community service projects.




Photo Credit: Stacie Baptist, Mary des Jardins