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.

  • Burbank

    Los Angeles, CA, USA
    This support group is currently looking for a new meeting location. Contact leader for more information. Updated 2/22/2016
    Facilitator: Douglas Yakich (818) 516.9847
    Meets: Monthly

  • Connections: Los Angeles

    127 S San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Support for patients, parents, spouses, partners and family members affected by IBD. *This not an official Foundation support group, it is run and facilitated by a community group.
    Meets: 2nd Thursday of Every Month

  • Honolulu, HI

    1010 Pensacola Street, Honolulu, HI 96814, USA

    Kaiser Permanente Honolulu Clinic Conference Room 1B.C.

    2nd door on right, across from restrooms near parking elevators

    Updated: December 3, 2015

    Facilitator: Robert Smith
    Meets: 4th Monday of the month, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., Monthly, Group does not meet during the month of December.

  • Los Angeles

    10350 Santa Monica Blvd #120, Los Angeles, CA 90025, USA
    Please see full schedule for any changes due to holidays. Please contact the office at 310-478-4500 between the hours of 9am- 5pm for details. Metered parking available in front of building.

    Updated:February 15, 2017

    Facilitator: Tillie Huber, R.N. (800) 677.5252
    Meets: 3rd Monday of the month 6:00-8:00 p.m., monthly

  • Los Angeles

    757 Westwood Plaza, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA

    Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

    This is a J-Pouch Group

    Dr. Jonathan Sack, Colorectal Surgeon (UCLA) serves as the medical advisor.

    Updated: Jan. 9, 2016

    Facilitator: Lou Stratten
    Meets: 2nd Saturday (Room B124 RRUMC), Quarterly in February, May, August, and November

  • Redlands

    125 W Vine St, Redlands, CA 92373, USA
    Support for patients, parents, spouses, partners and family members affected by IBD. Facilitator: Hester Choi
    Meets: 4th Wednesday, Monthly

  • Redondo Beach

    514 N Prospect Ave, Redondo Beach, CA 90277, USA
    Beach Cities Health District Updated: Jan. 1, 2017
    Facilitator: Gary Hirschhorn (310) 694-7075 or and co-facilitator: Janet Jones (310) 872-9686
    Meets: 2nd Thursday of the month, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. , Monthly

  • Santa Barbara

    300 N San Antonio Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93110, USA
    Meets: First Monday of the month, 6:30-8:00pm Admin Service Building of Santa Barbara County Health Department, meeting in auditorium. Updated: November 2015
    Facilitator: Carl Lapolla 805-340-7517
    Meets: Monday, monthly

  • Tarzana

    18700 Burbank Boulevard, Tarzana, CA 91356, USA

    Brookdale South Tarzana
    The meeting will be held in the Internet Cafe room on the 2nd floor.

    Updated: Nov. 5, 2015
    Facilitators: Marie Nilsson & Sue Bagott &
    Meets: 1st Thursday of the month 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Monthly

  • Westlake Village

    150 Via Merida, Westlake Village, CA 91362, USA

    Last Updated March 27, 2017

    Los Robles Medical Center - East Campus
    Rehabilitation Center - 1st Floor Conference Room

    Facilitator: Dan W. 818.621.2173
    Meets: Last Tuesday of the month, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Monthly.

  • Yoga Class for Kids and Adults with IBD

    1835 S La Cienega Blvd #240, Los Angeles, CA 90035, USA
    April 23, 2017 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Meets: Sunday