Support Groups

Our Chapter currently offers support groups that meet every month at locations across Northern, Central, and Southern California and the state of Hawaii. People with ALS, caregivers, family members, friends and loved ones are encouraged to join at any time. There are educational presentations on topics of interest for people facing ALS. Each meeting has time to share stories, hear about other people's experiences and ask questions about living with the disease. These sessions are always free-of-charge and no reservations are required.

Please contact us at 1-866-750-2572 or email us at or check the links below for a list of times and locations of the support group meetings.

For additonal information or questions, please contact the Support Group Facilitators directly. Click the regional area below for the current monthly flyer with contact information.


Support Groups by Region

Greater Bay Area

  • Corte Madera, Marin County (for caregivers)
  • Fresno, Fresno County
  • San Jose, Santa Clara County
  • San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County
  • Santa Rosa, Santa Rosa County 
  • Santa Rosa, Santa Rosa County (for caregivers)
  • Turlock, Stanislaus and Merced Counties  
  • Walnut Creek, Contra Costa
  • Watsonville, Santa Cruz  County

Greater Los Angeles Area

  • Bakersfield, Kern County
  • Loma Linda, San Bernadino County
  • Long Beach, Los Angeles County
  • Murrieta, Riverside County
  • Pasadena, Los Angeles County
  • Pomona, Los Angeles County
  • Palm Springs, Riverside County
  • San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles County
  • Westlake Village, Ventura County
  • West Los Angeles, Los Angeles County (for caregivers)


  • Hilo, Hawaii
  • Hawaii Vent Support Group, Honolulu, Oahu
  • Kona, Hawaii
  • Lihue, Kauai
  • Maui, Hawaii