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: Fremont, CA

    2500 Mowry Avenue, Fremont, CA 94538, USA
    Washington Hospital, West Building Conrad E. Anderson, MD Auditorium, Conference Room A
    Facilitator: Cassie Padilla (510) 552-2093; Co-facilitator: Dayna Glenn
    Meets: Fourth Tuesday, 6:30 - 8:30pm, monthly

  • CCFA Support Group: Napa, CA

    1141 Pear Tree Lane, Napa, CA 94558, USA
    Ole Health, Second Floor Conference Room
    Facilitator: Rose Hari (707) 812-4555
    Meets: First Tuesday, 7:00 - 8:00pm, monthly

  • CCFA Support Group: Palo Alto, CA

    725 Welch Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
    Facilitator: Ted Wallace (408) 773-9201
    Meets: First Wednesday, 7:00 - 8:30pm, monthly, **Please note: The Palo Alto Support Group will NOT be meeting in October. Regularly scheduled meetings will resume in November**

  • CCFA Support Group: Roseville, CA

    1 Medical Plaza Dr, Roseville, CA 95661, USA
    Sutter Roseville Hospital, Lobby
    Facilitator: Guy Randazzo (916) 769-4915
    Meets: Last Wednesday, 7:00pm, monthly

  • CCFA Support Group: San Francisco, CA

    2333 Buchanan Street, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA
    California Pacific Medical Center - Anne Thornton Board Room.
    Facilitators: Molly Reisman - or Susan Shwartz at (415) 661-8038 or
    Meets: Second Tuesday, 7:30 - 9:00pm, monthly , **Please note: The San Francisco Support Group will NOT be meeting in October. Regularly scheduled meetings will resume in November**

  • CCFA Support Group: Santa Rosa, CA

    401 Bicentennial Way, Santa Rosa, CA 95403, USA
    Kaiser Medical Offices: Medical Building 2, 3rd Floor; Dermatology waiting room, Suite 310. Due to holidays this building is sometimes closed. Please call the facilitator to verify meeting location.
    Facilitator: Meg McNees (707) 576-1570
    Meets: First Monday, 6:30pm, monthly

  • CCFA Support Group: UC Berkeley, CA *Open to ALL who are of college age*

    Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    222 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA, 94720 UC Berkeley Education Center,Tang Health Center
    Facilitator: Amy Dickeson - (510) 579 - 9494
    Meets: Every other Wednesday, 6:30pm-7:30pm, Only meets September - May

  • CCFA Support Group: Walnut Creek, CA

    133 La Casa Via, Walnut Creek, CA 94598, USA
    John Muir Hospital: Mariposa Room in the Garage (Parking Structure), Garden Level
    Facilitator: Pat Doughty (925) 284-9167
    Meets: Fourth Wednesday, 7:00-8:30pm, monthly