View Full Version : Southern California Lupus Support Groups

10-06-2006, 06:18 AM
Here are Lupus/Fibromyalgia Support groups that I found in San Diego County, Inland Empire and Los Angeles County. I am sure that there are more, but this is a beginning!!

San Diego County:
Letís Talk Supoprt group - Meets Third Saturday of the Month, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Grossmont Health Care Center, 9001 Wakarusa St. La Mesa, CA. 91942
Facilitator: Summer White: contact Summer at: slw4lupus@cox.net,
Call for office if you have a need to speak with someone regarding personal support issues before the next meeting.

South Bay Support Group - Meets Quarterly, last meeting, Wednesday, September 27, 2006 6:00 p.m.
Atria Bonita - 3434 Bonita Rd., Chula Vista, CA 91910
Facilitator: Susan O'Shaughnessy - contact Susan at: oshaughnessy@atriaseniorliving.com

Menís Group - Meets Quarterly - Next meeting Saturday, October 28, 2006 9:00 a.m. -
Cristy's Donuts - 8690 Aero Drive, San Diego, CA.
Facilitator: Gerardo Becerra, contact at (619) 293-1874

Letís Y.Y.A.K. - Youth, Young Adults and Kids - Meets 2nd. Saturday of the Month at 2:00 p.m.
Starbuck's Coffee - Mission Valley, 1620 Camino De La Reina
Facilitator: Nina Button - contact Nina at: ninabutton@hotmail.com

North County - Meets first Wednesday of the month
Facilitator: Karen Pontarelli - contact Karen at Home 760/744/3351 Cell 760/579/8788 for location

Temecula - Meeting have been suspended due to illness, Next Meeting, to be announced -
Facilitators wanted, contact Hollaine Hopkins at Lupus office at 858/278/2788


Information: 874-9257

Lupus Nephritis Support Group (Bilingual)
Contact: Erlinda
Kaiser Permanente Hospital - 9985 Sierra Avenue, Fontana, CA
Building 3, 4th floor.
Meets second Tuesday of every month 7 pm - 8:30 pm. Free and open to public.
(909) 427-6340


American Lupus Society
260 Maple Ct, Suite 123
Ventura, CA 93003
Tel: 800-331-1802 (Info Line); 805-339-0443; 805-339-0467 (FAX)

Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome support group: Ventura 650-3583.

Fibromyalgia Support Group of Simi Valley: Ella Cranny, 306-1970. Meets at 3 p.m. second Thursday of the month at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi.

Fibromyalgia Support Group: Conejo Valley, 499-0022.

Lupus support groups. 6:30 p.m. both: First Monday. 17985 Sky Park Circle, Suite J, Irvine. (949) 644-6484. Also, first Thursday. Fountain Valley Regional Hospital, 17100 Euclid Ave., education trailer classroom "A." (714) 848-9781.

Lupus International support groups. 6:30-8:30 p.m. first Monday, Corona del Mar; first Thursday, Fountain Valley; second Tuesday, Anaheim. (888) 532-2322, ext. 4.

Peace and Blessings

Bonnie B
09-12-2007, 12:27 PM
Do you have any leads on Support Groups in the Central CA area? I asked my Hemotologist/Oncologist and he was not aware of any. I saw a flier in my Rhuemy's office. When I called the # it was disconnected with no forwarding. I don't know if I would actually attend, but I would mull the idea over. I am not really a group sort of person.
My family is having such a hard time adjusting to the changes going on in my life and they are starting to resent hearing about all of my lupus/other issues all of the time. I need to stop airing my thoughts and feelings to them because they just can't handle it. My husband still just thinks I am going to find the right pill and I will be all better. He just doesn't get it. My children are at the age where they are wrapped up in themselves and it will be years before they are capable of the sort of empathy I feel I need.
I would appreciate any info or direction you can steer my way.
Bonnie B