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.
191 S Buena Vista St
Burbank, CA 91505
Burbank Medical Plaza
Facilitator: Douglas Yakich (818) 516.9847
Meets: 2nd Wednesday of the month 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Monthly
401 West Ada Avenue
Glendora, CA 91741
Foothill Nursing Center
Facilitator: Gwen Hards, (626) 335.6100
Meets: 3rd Thursday of the month, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m., Monthly
757 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
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.
Facilitator: Lou Stratten
Meets: 2nd Saturday (Room B124 RRUMC), Quarterly in February, May, August, and November
Los Angeles, CA 90095
This is an undergrad and grad student group only.
Facilitator: Sarah Mekes
10350 Santa Monica Boulevard #120, Los Angeles, CA 90025, USA
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Note: No meeting March 2014.
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:
Metered parking available in front of building.
Facilitator: Tillie Huber, R.N. (800) 677.5252
Meets: 3rd Monday of the month 6:00-8:00 p.m., monthly. No meeting March 2014
514 North Prospect Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA 90277, USA
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Beach Cities Health District
April 10th Meeting's
"Employment Challenges for Those with Chronic Diseases"
Guest Speaker: Kerry Ireland
Employee Assistance Program Onsite Counselor at Northrop Grumman in Redondo Beach.
Facilitator: Gary Hirschhorn (310) 839.4981 or firstname.lastname@example.org and co-facilitator: Janet Jones (310) 872.9686
Meets: 2nd Thursday of the month, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. , Monthly
18700 Burbank Boulevard, Tarzana, CA 91356, USA
Los Angeles, CA 91356
The Gardens of Tarzana
The meeting will be held in the Internet Cafe room on the 2nd floor.
Facilitators: Marie Nilsson & Sue Bagott
email@example.com & sudan@DSLextreme.com
Meets: 1st Thursday of the month 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Monthly
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
Facilitators: Anne House firstname.lastname@example.org and Negeen Papehn, email@example.com
Meets: Support group is on hiatus
24451 Health Center Drive, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, USA
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Saddleback Women’s Hospital
at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center
Conference Room 2 & 3
Facilitator: Philip Hering (949)547.7455, and Alexandra Hering, Alexandra.N.Hering@gmail.com
Meets: 2nd Thursday of the month, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Monthly
3751 Katella Avenue
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Los Alamitos Medical Center
Second Floor Conference Room
Facilitator: Darrin Pagenkopp, MsEd (714) 280.6377
Meets: Last Monday of the month 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Monthly
567 San Nicolas Drive #360
Newport Beach, CA 92660
This is a Parent Network Group
This group is currently on hiatus.
Facilitators: Pamela George, (714) 323-5035, firstname.lastname@example.org, and Matt Bays, email@example.com
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
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
2559 Puesta Del Sol
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
This support group is on hiatus.
Contact Lindsay Brown, CCFA Regional Education and Support Manager - CA for more information
Meets: Meetings are cancelled until futher notice.
150 Via Merida
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Los Robles Medical Center - East Campus
Rehabilitation Center - 1st Floor Conference Room
Facilitator: Lisa M. (805) 444.7977
Meets: Last Tuesday of the month, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Monthly.