Support Groups

Lupus support groups are designed to provide a confidential, caring, non-threatening environment where people can share their concerns, fears, strengths, and hopes. They are not designed to provide professional therapy. The purpose of the Group is to provide information, education and awareness, and support.

The following is a list of the Foundation's Support Groups in California. We advise that you call or email the facilitator ahead of time to be certain that there has been no change in date or time.

Northern California Support Groups

Oakley Support Group

  • Location: St. Anthony Catholic Church, 971 O'Hara Ave., Room 7, Oakley, CA 94561
  • Date: 2nd Saturday of each month
  • Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • For information, please contact Stephanie Arcayena at

Sacramento Support Group

  • Location: Sutter General Hospital, Cancer Center, Buhler Building, 7th Floor, Buhler Boardroom 717, 2800 L Street
  • Date: 2nd Tuesday of each month
  • Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
  • For information, please call Shauntay Davis at 916-893-9554 or at

Southern California Support Groups

Carson Support Group

  • Location: Veterans Park Sports Complex, VSC Activity Room, 22400 Moneta Avenue, Carson, CA
  • Date: 1st Thursday of each month (EXCEPTION: no July 2017 meeting)
  • Time: 6:00 - 7:30 PM
  • To RSVP or for more information, please contact Wendy Rodgers at

Riverside Support Group

  • Location: Orange Terrace Library, 20010 Orange Terrace Parkway, Riverside, CA 92508
  • Date: 1st Saturday of each month
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • To RSVP or for more information, please contact Kimberly Howse at