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

Alameda Lupus Support Group

  • Location: 2431 Mariner Square Drive
  • Date: First Wednesday of each month
  • Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m.
  • Please email Nanette to confirm meetings beforehand: nanettestewart@gmail.com

Fort Bragg Support Group

  • Location: St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church
    201 East Fir Street, Fort Bragg, CA 95437
    Meeting room – east entrance
  • Date: 4th Wednesday of each month
  • Time: 5:30 - 7:00 PM
  • For information, pelase contact Kim Evans at 707-961-0600 kim4lupus@yahoo.com.

Roseville Support Group

  • Location: Sierra Pointe, 5161 Foothills, 1st Floor
  • Date: 2nd Tuesday of each month
  • Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM
  • For information, please call Myra Stephenson at 916-722-6980 or email myraforavon@surewest.net.

Sacramento Support Group

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

Southern California Support Groups

Loma Linda Support Group

  • Location:  Loma Linda University, Faculty Medical Offices Room 3925
  • Date: 3rd Thursday of each month
  • Time: 5:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Please contact Misti Lair to confirm beforehand at 909-874-9257 or mlair8@yahoo.com.

Rialto Support Group (Bilingual English/Espanol)

  • Location: The Julia Palms Clubhouse. 245 East First Street
  • Date: 1st Monday of each month
  • Time:  6:00 - 7:30 PM
  • Please call to confirm attendance beforehand. Erlinda at 909-754-8392 or Sybil at 909-746-5375.

San Bernardino Support Group

  • Location: San Bernardino Community Hospital, 1800 Western Ave, meeting is in the solarium
  • Date: 2nd Tuesday of each month
  • Time: 7:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Please contact Misti Lair to confirm beforehand at 909-874-9257 or mlair8@yahoo.com.

Upland Support Group

  • Location: 974 W. Foothill Blvd, Upland
  • Date: Every 2nd Monday of the month
  • Time: 6:30 - 8:30 PM
  • Please contact Carol Mannion at cmannion@gmail.com for more info.

Victorville Support Group

  • Meetings are held monthly. For the next meeting, time and location, please contact Misti Lair at 909-874-9257 or mlair8@yahoo.com.

San Diego

  • Location: Carlsbad Harding Community Center, 3096 Harding Street, Carlsbad, CA, Multi-purpose room.
  • Date: 3rd Thursday of the month
  • Time:  7:00 - 8:30 PM
  • Please contact Sara Worth for more information at forsara_17@yahoo.com.

Additional lupus support groups sponsored by medical centers, organizations and concerned individuals are offered throughout the state of California. Although we cannot endorse them, we provide a listing as we realize how important it is to find help and support close to home. Please contact the Lupus Foundation of America California Office for a complete listing at 562-467-8994.