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Support Groups are moving to virtual meetings

We care about your health and the health of our staff and volunteers. We also know that connection with your fellow lupus warriors is important, especially in a time of social distancing. We are moving support groups to be virtual. See below for more details as we launch a large number of new groups!.

See you online (soon)!

Support Groups: Opportunities for information exchange and emotional support, all facilitated by a trained volunteer and fellow lupus warrior.


While we are virtual for now, each of our support groups has a geographic target area.  Please contact the facilitator in your area for more information about our April/May virtual plans and to be updated when we are able to host groups in person.  

Los Angeles County

1. LFA Carson Support

Geographic Target: Carson, Compton, Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles

Facilitators: Wendy Rodgers and Stephanie Scoggins

Email: [email protected]


2. LFA Hollywood Support

Geographic Target: Hollywood

Facilitators: Wanda Green, Lorena Gonzales

Email: [email protected]


3. LFA Pasadena Support

Geographic Target: Pasadena, Glendale, and Burbank

Facilitator: Nefertiti Henderson

Email: [email protected]


4. LFA West LA Support

Geographic Target: Brentwood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monca, West LA

Facilitator: Suzanne Goldstein

Email: [email protected]


Ventura County

5. LFA Simi Valley Support

Geographic Target: Simi Valley

Facilitators: Kristtina Javierre and Marlo De La Mora

Email: [email protected]


Orange County

6. LFA Orange County North Support - Corona Support

Geographic Target: Anaheim Hills, Fullerton, Yorba Linda, and Corona

Facilitator: Yvette Salinas

Email: [email protected]


7. LFA Orange County South Support

Geographic Target: Dana Point, Irvine, and Oceanside

Facilitator: Alyssa Bloodgood

Email: [email protected]



San Diego County

8. LFA East and Central San Diego Support

Geographic Target: San Diego, Chula Vista, Mission Valley, La Mesa, and El Cajon

Facilitator: Serita Audain

Email: [email protected]


9. LFA North County San Diego Support

Geographic Target: Oceanside, Escondido, Rancho Bernardo, Poway, and Vista

Facilitators: Lilia Vergara and Monique Rodriguez

Email: : [email protected]


Online Support

10. LFA Asian-American/Pacific Islander Support

Geographic Target: Chinatown, Koreatown, San Gabriel Valley and SoCal API LFA Supporters

Facilitator: Karen Ng

Email: [email protected]

We have many other ways to connect and learn more about lupus. 



  • Our online community where people with lupus and their loved ones can share experiences and find support.

National Resource Center on Lupus

  • An online and multi-media collection of resources and information for all things lupus, for people with lupus, their families and health professionals.

Contact a Health Educator

  • Our health educators are available to answer your questions and provide the help you need.

Research.forME™ Lupus Registry

  • Information provided by those enrolled will help researchers better understand and treat the disease, as well assist others to better understand its complexities. 

Clinical Trials