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ALS Support Groups

Due to COVID-19 social distancing restrictions, all Golden West Chapter Support Groups are now meeting virtually using Zoom.   If you are not familiar with how to use Zoom, the Golden West Chapter has created this helpful online resource to assist you in getting started or please contact your Care Manager directly. Visit our Chapter's online calendar for information on when your group(s) are meeting and for monthly updates, such as guest speakers, new meetings and date changes.


Julianne Angel and family

“An ALS support group is really just a camaraderie of amazing people,
many of whom are dealing with the same issues, who share information.
We form strong friendships with each other and
with our families about our shared experiences.” - Julianne Angel

What You Can Expect

 - Tips and practical solutions for navigating everyday challenges of living with ALS.

 - Resources for exploring options and making decisions throughout the disease process.

 - News and information about important ALS research and upcoming community events.

 - Connection and support from other people living with ALS, caregivers, and loved ones.

 - Demonstrate low tech, adaptive technology for communication challenges and daily living.

 - Demonstration of equipment for improving safety, mobility, and independence by local vendors.

All of our Golden West Chapter Support Groups are facilitated by our professional Care Managers and consultants with extensive experience in ALS. With monthly Support Groups located throughout our service area, our goal to provide one that is convenient for you and your loved ones.

Click below for our annual Support Group Schedules for Northern California, Southern California and Hawaii.

Please visit our Chapter's online calendar for monthly updates, such as guest speakers and date changes.

Groups are offered free-of-charge and are open to people with ALS, caregivers, family members, and friends. Advance reservations are not required.

Contact us for more information at 1-866-750-2572 or 



Support Groups by Region

Northern California

  • Corte Madera, Marin County (for caregivers)

  • East Bay, Alameda County (for caregivers)

  • Fairfield, Solano County

  • Fresno, Fresno County

  • Napa, Napa County

  • Palo Alto, Santa Clara County

  • San Francisco, San Francisco County

  • San Jose, Santa Clara County  

  • San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County

  •  Santa Rosa, Sonoma County   

  •  Santa Rosa, Sonoma County (for caregivers)   

  • Turlock, Stanislaus and Merced Counties    

  • Walnut Creek, Contra Costa  

  • Watsonville, Santa Cruz County

Southern California

  • Bakersfield, Kern County

  • Carson, Los Angeles County

  • Glendale, Los Angeles County 

  • Loma Linda, San Bernadino County

  • Murrieta, Riverside County 

  • Palm Springs, Riverside County 

  • Pomona, Los Angeles County 

  • San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles County

  • Westlake Village, Ventura County 

  • West Los Angeles, Los Angeles County (for caregivers)


  • Honolulu, Island Of Oahu

  • Kailua, Island of Oahu

  • Kapolei, Island of Oahu

  • Island of Maui

  • Island of Hawai'i

  • Island of Kauai