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
    CCFABurbankSupport@me.com
    Meets: Monthly

  • 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
    ccfa_hawaii@yahoo.com
    Meets: 4th Monday of the month, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., Monthly, Group does not meet during the month of December.

  • 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
    loustratten@aol.com
    Meets: 2nd Saturday (Room B124 RRUMC), Quarterly in February, May, August, and November

  • Los Angeles


    10350 Santa Monica Blvd #120, Los Angeles, CA 90025, USA
    FEB MEETING WILL BE HELD ON 2/27. OFFICE IS CLOSED FOR PRESIDENT'S DAY 2/20. 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
    Tillie.Huber@olympiamc.com
    Meets: 3rd Monday of the month 6:00-8:00 p.m., monthly

  • Redondo Beach


    514 N Prospect Ave, Redondo Beach, CA 90277, USA
    Start your New Year in a healthy way with the help of Erin Feldman, Nutritionist from Cedars-Sinai, who will answer all your food-related questions. Join us on Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 7-8:30 pm.
    Beach Cities Health District

    Updated: Jan. 1, 2017

    Facilitator: Gary Hirschhorn (310) 694-7075 or ghirschhorn987@gmail.com and co-facilitator: Janet Jones (310) 872-9686
    jjanetzzz@aol.com
    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
    carllapolla@cox.net
    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
    rmn4000@gmail.com & suedanbagott@gmail.com
    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 November 30, 2015

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


    Facilitator: Lisa M. (805) 444.7977
    LAMyers66@gmail.com
    Meets: Last Tuesday of the month, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Monthly.