Support Groups

Here is a listing of the support groups in your area. Please click on the name of the group for more information. 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.

  • 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
    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:June 12, 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

  • 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.
    connections@connectingtocure.org
    Meets: 2nd Thursday of Every Month

  • Redondo Beach


    514 N Prospect Ave, Redondo Beach, CA 90277, USA
    Beach Cities Health District Group meets quarterly: October 12, 2017, January 11, 2018,
    Facilitator: Gary Hirschhorn (310) 694-7075 or ghirschhorn987@gmail.com and co-facilitator: Janet Jones (310) 872-9686
    jjanetzzz@aol.com
    Meets: Thursday, Meets quarterly

  • 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 March 27, 2017

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


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