Support Groups for Caregivers

Being a caregiver for a loved one with cancer and other serious illnesses can be extremely difficult and can take a toll on your overall mental health and well-being.

Support groups for caregivers provide a safe space for people to go when they need advice, talk with other caregivers/find confirmation that their feelings are “normal” or to just let off steam.

Try a caregiver support group for an opportunity to share your feelings,
develop friendships, receive emotional support and discuss solutions to
common caregiving issues with others going through the same thing.

Find Support from Other Caregivers at City of Hope

Family caregivers and friends are encouraged to attend the weekly Caregivers Connect group at City of Hope. This supportive group meets every Wednesday from 12-1:30 at the Biller Patient and Family Resources on the Duarte Campus.
It is open to the community.
This 90 minute groups provides a comfortable space for caregivers to
  • Relax,
  • Learn stress-reduction techniques and
  • Most of all, connect with and support each other.
Important to Know:
  • Open to all caregivers and community
  • All diagnosis
  • In-patient and outpatient
  • WALK-INs Welcome
  • Lunch is served

Support Groups for Family Caregivers: In Your Community

LOS ANGELES COUNTY

Family Caregiver Support Program
Community Senior Services
660 N. Mountain Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711
Call: 909-399-5488
Meets: Every Wednesday evening

Long Beach Caregiver Support Group
Grace First Presbyterian Church
Fireside Room
3955 N. Studebaker Road
Long Beach, CA 90808
Call: 213-821-6919
Meets: Fourth Thursday of month

Sylmar Caregiver Support Group
Lake View Terrace Library
12002 Osborne St.
Sylmar, CA 91342
Call: 855-872-6060
Meets: Fourth Thursday of month

Rosemead Caregiver Support Group
4807 Earle Ave.
Rosemead, CA 91770
Call: 213-821-6919
Meets: Second Wednesday of month

Pasadena Support Group
USC Family Caregiver Support Center
Pasadena Senior Center
85 E. Holly St.
Pasadena, CA 91103
Call: 213-821-6920
Meets: First and third Wednesday
of the month

Family & Friends Groups
Cancer Support Community Pasadena
76 East Del Mar Blvd., Suite 215
Pasadena, CA 91105
Call: 626-796-1083
Meets: Wednesday and Thursday evening
Must attend orientation first. Please call.

Montebello Caregivers’ Circle
Potrero Heights Park Community &
Senior Center
8051 Arroyo Drive
Montebello, CA 90640
Call: 213-821-6918
Meets: Fourth Thursday of the month

First A.M.E. Church Support Group
Allen House
2249 South Harvard St.
Los Angeles, CA 90018
Call: 855-872-6060
Meets: Second and fourth Tuesday
of the month

Family/Partners Group
Cancer Support Community
Redondo Beach
109 W. Torrance Blvd., # 100
Redondo Beach, CA, 90277
Call: 310-376-3550
Meets: Every Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday evening

Claremont Caregiver Support
Group-Claremont Manor
621 W. Bonita Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711
Call: 213-821-6918
Meets: Second Thursday of the month

ORANGE COUNTY
Thrive Not Survive Support Group
Orange
620 South Glassell St.
Orange, CA 92866
Call: 714-446-5030
Meets: First and third Tuesday evening of the month

Thrive Not Survive Support Group
Fullerton
St Jude Community Services
130 W. Bastanchury Road
Fullerton, CA 92835
Call: 714-446-5030
Meets: Second and fourth Wednesday
of the month

Thrive Not Survive, Laguna Hills
Florence Sylvester Memorial
Senior Center
23721 Moulton Parkway
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Meets: First and third Wednesday
of the month

Thrive Not Survive, Corona Del Mar
OASIS Senior Center – Room 5
801 Narcissus Ave.
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
Call: 714-446-5030

VENTURA AND SANTA BARBARA COUNTIES

Caregiver Support Group
Family Service Agency of
Santa Barbara
123 W. Gutierrez
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Call: 805-965-1001, ext. 226

Ventura Caregiver Support Group
Community Memorial Hospital
147 North Brent St., 8th floor
Ventura, CA 93003
Call: 805-492-0601
Meets:  Second Friday of the month, second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Group meets in Belmont Village in Thousand Oaks. Please call.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY

Caregiver Support Group
Claremont Church
4271 Claremont Mesa
San Diego, CA 92117
(858) 268-4432
Meets: Second and fourth Wednesday
of the month

Caregiver Support Group
Southern Caregiver Resource Center
3675 Ruffin Road, Suite 230
San Diego, CA 92123
Call: 858-268-4432, ext. 106
Meets: Second and fourth Thursday of month

Caregiver Support Group
Rancho Bernardo
The Remington Club I – 1st Floor
16925 Hierba Drive
San Diego, CA 92128
Call: 858-268-4432, ext. 102
Meets: First and third Thursday of month

SPANISH SPEAKING SUPPORT GROUPS

GRUPOS DE APOYO PARA CUIDADORES FAMILIARES

Grupo Fuerza Y Esperanza
Cancer Support Community
76 East Del Mar Blvd, Suite 215
Pasadena, CA 91105
Llama al 626-796-1083
Día: Todos los Sábados de cada mes

San Ysidro
San Ysidro Adult Day Health Center
3364 Beyer Blvd.
San Ysidro, CA 92173
Llama al 619-948-6640
Día: 2er y 4er Jueves de cada mes

Chula Vista
Norman Park Senior Center
270 F Street
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Llama al 800-827-1008
Día: 1er y 3er Miércoles de cada mes

Santa Fe Springs Support Group
Gus Velasco Neighborhood Center
9255 S. Pioneer Boulevard
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Llama al: 213-821-3107
Día: 1er Jueves de cada mes

Thrive Not Survive Support Group
Tustin Senior Center
200 S C St.,
Tustin, CA 92780
Llama al: 714-446-5030
Día: 3er Miércoles de cada mes

Spanish Support Group, Garden Grove
Acacia Adult Day Services
11391 Acacia Parkway,
Garden Grove, CA 92840
Llama al: 714-446-5030
Día: 2er Miércoles de cada mes