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
    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
    Ole Health, Second Floor Conference Room
    Facilitator: Rose Hari (707) 812-4555
    Meets: First Tuesday, 7:00 - 8:00pm, monthly *First Meeting Starts October 6th*

  • CCFA Support Group: Palo Alto, CA

    300 Pasteur Drive
    Palo Alto, CA 94304
    Facilitator: Ted Wallace (408) 773-9201
    Meets: First Wednesday, 7:00 - 8:30pm, monthly. EXCEPTION: Group's next meeting will be April 29th (not May 6th)

  • 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, 7:00pm, monthly

  • CCFA Support Group: San Francisco, CA

    2333 Buchanan Street
    San Francisco, CA 94115
    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.

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

    2973 16th Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103
    SF Gut Instincts is CCFA's support group for young adults. **Not currently meeting; looking for a co-facilitator** For more information on this group OR to become a co-facilitator, please contact facilitator Brevin Pretorius at, or follow the group on their website:
    Meets: Not Currently Meeting

  • CCFA Support Group: Santa Rosa, CA

    401 Bicentennial Way
    Santa Rosa, CA 95403
    Kaiser Medical Offices: Medical Building 2, 3rd Floor; Dermatology waiting room, Suite 310
    Facilitator: Meg McNees (707) 576-1570
    Meets: First Monday, 6:30pm, monthly

  • 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
    Meets: Fourth Wednesday, 7:00-8:30pm, monthly