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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: Fremont, CA

    2500 Mowry Avenue
    Fremont, CA 94538
    Washington Hospital, West Building, Conrad E. Anderson, MD Auditorium, Conference Room A
    Facilitators: Carrie Caselden
    Meets: Fourth Tuesday, 6:30 - 8:30pm, monthly.

  • CCFA Support Group: Palo Alto, CA

    300 Pasteur Drive
    Palo Alto, CA 94304
    May Meeting Location:Stanford Hospital, Room H0130 Meeting Room, In the basement June Meeting Location:Lucille Packard Children's Hospital- Board Room # 1155
    Ted Wallace at 408-773-9201
    Meets: First Wednesday, 7:00 - 8:30pm.

  • CCFA Support Group: Roseville, CA

    1 Medical Plaza Dr
    Roseville, CA 95661
    Sutter Roseville Hospital, Lobby - Visit the group's website at
    Facilitator Guy Randazzo - (916) 769-4915
    Meets: Last Wednesday of the month, 7:00pm, Monthly

  • CCFA Support Group: San Francisco, CA

    2333 Buchanan Street, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA
    San Francisco, CA 94115
    California Pacific Medical Center - Enright Room.
    Facilitators Molly Reisman - or Susan Shwartz at 415-661-8038 or
    Meets: Second Tuesday, 7:30 - 9:00pm, monthly.

  • CCFA Support Group: San Francisco, CA - Young Adults' Meeting

    2973 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
    San Francisco, CA 94103
    SF Gut Instincts is CCFA's support group for young adults - For more information on this group, please contact facilitator Brevin Pretorius at, or follow the group on their website:
    Meets: SF Gut Instincts hosts a yoga session on the 2nd Sunday of each month at Yoga to the People in San Francisco


    276 International Cir
    San Jose, CA 95119
    Kaiser San Jose, Family Health Center, 3rd Floor Conference Rooms D and E
    Facilitator Andrea Trinchero
    Meets: TBA (Contact Lindsay Brown at 301-478-4523 or for more information)

  • CCFA Support Group: Santa Rosa, CA

    401 Bicentennial Way
    Santa Rosa, CA 95403
    Kaiser Medical Offices, East Building, 3rd Floor, Dermatology waiting room
    Facilitator Meg McNees - (707) 576-1570
    Meets: First Monday, 6:30pm, Monthly


    840 S Akers St
    Visalia, CA 93277
    Bear Room of the Kaweah Delta Rehab Hospital
    Facilitator: Brittani Snyder -
    Meets: First Wednesday, 7:00 - 8:00pm, TBA (Please contact Lindsay Brown 310-478-4523 or for more information)

  • CCFA Support Group: Walnut Creek, CA

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