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Support Groups

Here is a listing of support groups in your area. We encourage you to attend these local programs. If there is not a group in your area, or if the groups listed are not at a convenient time, try our online support education group! Our online support group is a four-week program with weekly chat sessions that cover specific IBD-related topics and allows participants to share their views.

  • CCFA Support Group: CA, Los Angeles County, Burbank


    191 S Buena Vista St
    Burbank, CA 91505

    Burbank Medical Plaza

    Last Update: Nov. 12, 2014


    Facilitator: Douglas Yakich (818) 516.9847
    CCFABurbankSupport@me.com
    Meets: 2nd Wednesday of the month 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Monthly

  • CCFA Support Group: CA, Los Angeles County, Glendora


    401 West Ada Avenue
    Glendora, CA 91741

    THERE WILL BE NO MEETING IN DECEMBER

    *Meetings will Resume in January*

    Foothill Nursing Center

    Last Update: Nov. 24, 2014


    Facilitator: Gwen Hards, (626) 335.6100
    glhbeach@hotmail.com
    Meets: 3rd Thursday of the month, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m., Monthly - No meeting December 2014

  • CCFA Support Group: CA, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles


    Los Angeles, CA 90095

    This is an undergrad and grad student group only.



    Last Update: Nov. 12, 2014


    Facilitators: Cynthia White and Camille Totah
    cwhite24@ucla.edu & camilletotah@gmail.com
    Meets: Periodically

  • CCFA Support Group: CA, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles


    757 Westwood Plaza, University of California
    Los Angeles, CA 90024

    Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

    This is a J-Pouch Group

    Dr. Jonathan Sack, Colorectal Surgeon (UCLA) serves as the medical advisor.

    Last Update: Nov. 12, 2014


    Facilitator: Lou Stratten
    loustratten@aol.com
    Meets: 2nd Saturday (Room B124 RRUMC), Quarterly in February, May, August, and November

  • CCFA Support Group: CA, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles


    10350 Santa Monica Boulevard #120
    Los Angeles, CA 90025


    Parking: Free parking is available in the CCFA Office building's parking garage, which is accessed off of Benecia Ave, the side street West of the building (gate and lift arm will only be open for free parking between 5:35 and 6:00 p.m.) Google maps link is:

    http://goo.gl/maps/XNha2

    Metered parking available in front of building.


    Last Update: Nov. 12, 2014


    Facilitator: Tillie Huber, R.N. (800) 677.5252
    Tillie.Huber@olympiamc.com
    Meets: 3rd Monday of the month 6:00-8:00 p.m., monthly

  • CCFA Support Group: CA, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles


    1441 Eastlake Ave
    Los Angeles, CA 90033

    USC Norris Cancer Hospital
    Lobby Conference Room

    This is a J-Pouch Group

    Last Update: Nov. 12, 2014


    Facilitators: Dorothy Rocha, MSW, LCSW & Yolee Casagrande, RN, (323) 865-3156
    Meets: 1st Saturday, Quarterly in March, June, September, and December

  • CCFA Support Group: CA, Los Angeles County, Redondo Beach


    514 North Prospect Avenue
    Redondo Beach, CA 90277

    Beach Cities Health District

    *PLEASE NOTE*

    There will be NO MEETING the month of December. Regularly scheduled meetings will return in January.

    Last Update: Dec. 9, 2014
    Facilitator: Gary Hirschhorn (310) 694-7075 or ghirschhorn987@gmail.com and co-facilitator: Janet Jones (310) 872-9686
    jjanetzzz@aol.com
    Meets: 2nd Thursday of the month, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. , Monthly

  • CCFA Support Group: CA, Los Angeles County, Tarzana


    18700 Burbank Boulevard, Tarzana
    Los Angeles, CA 91356

    The Gardens of Tarzana
    The meeting will be held in the Internet Cafe room on the 2nd floor.

    The next two meetings will be held on

    Thursday, December 4, 2014
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    and
    Thursday, January 8, 2015
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    Last Update: Dec. 2, 2014

    Facilitators: Marie Nilsson & Sue Bagott
    rmn4000@gmail.com & sudan@DSLextreme.com
    Meets: 1st Thursday of the month 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Monthly

  • CCFA Support Group: CA, Los Angeles County, Tarzana


    18321 Clark Street
    Tarzana, CA 91356

    Tarzana Hospital - North Conference Room

    Tarzana Parent Support Group: "IBD and Our Kids"

    Note: Support group is on hiatus

    Last Update: Nov. 12, 2014


    Facilitators: Anne House annehouse@the-maestro.com and Negeen Papehn, negeenpapehn@yahoo.com
    annehouse@the-maestro.com
    Meets: Support group is on hiatus

  • CCFA Support Group: CA, Orange County, Laguna Hills


    24451 Health Center Drive
    Laguna Hills, CA 92653

    Saddleback Women’s Hospital
    at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center
    Conference Room 2 & 3


    Last Update: Nov. 12, 2014


    Facilitator: Philip Hering (949)547.7455, and Alexandra Hering, Alexandra.N.Hering@gmail.com
    phering321@gmail.com
    Meets: 2nd Thursday of the month, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Monthly

  • CCFA Support Group: CA, Orange County, Los Alamitos


    3751 Katella Avenue
    Los Alamitos, CA 90720

    Los Alamitos Medical Center
    Second Floor Conference Room


    Last Update: Nov. 12, 2014


    Facilitator: Darrin Pagenkopp, MsEd (714) 280.6377
    Meets: Last Monday of the month 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Monthly

  • CCFA Support Group: CA, Orange County, Orange


    1000 West La Veta Avenue
    Orange, CA 92868

    The Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment at St. Joseph Hospital

    This is a J-Pouch Group


    Last Update: Nov. 12, 2014


    Facilitator: Kathleen Close, R.N., Nurse Navigator (714) 734.6235
    Meets: 3rd Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Quarterly in January, April, July, and October

  • CCFA Support Group: CA, Orange County, Orange


    101 The City Drive South
    Orange, CA 92868

    Neuropsychiatric Center
    Building 3


    Last Update: Nov. 12, 2014


    Facilitator: Courtney Froehly Sparkuhl 714-456-7057
    cfroehly@uci.edu
    Meets: 1st Wednesday of the month, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Monthly

  • CCFA Support Group: CA, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara


    2559 Puesta Del Sol
    Santa Barbara, CA 93105

    This support group is on hiatus.




    Last Update: Nov. 12, 2014


    Contact Lindsay Brown, CCFA Regional Education and Support Manager - CA for more information
    LBrown@ccfa.org
    Meets: Meetings are cancelled until futher notice.

  • CCFA Support Group: CA, Ventura County, Westlake Village


    150 Via Merida
    Westlake Village, CA 91362

    Los Robles Medical Center - East Campus
    Rehabilitation Center - 1st Floor Conference Room


    The December meeting will be canceled due to the Holidays.

    Meetings will resume the last Tuesday of January 2015

    Last Update: Dec. 2, 2014


    Facilitator: Lisa M. (805) 444.7977
    LAMyers66@gmail.com
    Meets: Last Tuesday of the month, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Monthly.

  • CCFA Support Group: HI, Honolulu


    1010 Pensacola Street
    Honolulu, HI 96814

    Kaiser Permanente Honolulu Clinic Conference Room 2E


    Last Update: Nov. 12, 2014


    Facilitator: Robert Smith
    ccfa_hawaii@yahoo.com
    Meets: 2nd Monday of the month (3rd Monday in Oct and Nov), 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., Monthly