Support Group

There are 53 programs in the Support Group Category.

Adventist Health Lodi Memorial (Adult Day Services)
Eligibility: Adults requiring supervision and/or the need for socialization. Wheelchair participants are welcome.
Fees: Vary; based on full-day attendance.

Adult Day Care is a licensed program at Hutchins Street Square for older and disabled adults who cannot fully care for themselves. The program provides friendly, stimulating care and support through a variety of daily activities that encourage group participation. Caregiving families can also find support services through this program, as well as referrals to other programs and services available for older and disabled adults.Adult Day Care helps fill the gap between senior centers and...

Alano Club of Stockton, Inc.
Eligibility: Individuals who are recovering alcoholics or addicts.
Fees: $7 monthly

Alano Club of Stockton, Inc. offers social club activities without alcohol or drugs. These activities include a night dance on the first and third Saturday of the month from 9:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. The Alano Club of Stockton is an independent organization which is supported by the members of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. Like them on Facebook for additional information and special events.

Al-Anon/Alateen
Eligibility: Al-Anon meetings are for anyone whose life has been affected by someone else’s drinking. If someone’s alcoholism is bothering you, please attend any ‘unrestricted’ meeting, both ‘open’ and ‘closed’. ‘...
Fees: None

Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope, in order to solve their common problems. Alateen, part of the Al-Anon Family Groups, is a fellowship of young people whose lives have been affected by alcoholism in a family member or close friend. They help each other by sharing their experience, strength, and hope. Please call the Al-Anon/Alateen Information Line or visit the website to receive information about group m...

Alzheimer's Aid Society of Northern California
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Alzheimer’s Aid Society of Northern California provides families with education, support, guidance and referral services. The Society promotes education to the general public and the professional community and conducts in-services to skilled nursing, residential facilities and law enforcement. The Society also contributes to research seeking the cause, possible prevention, treatment and cure of Alzheimer's disease. The Society works to educate legislators about Alzheimer's disease, as well as...

Alzheimer's Association - Greater Sacramento Office
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Alzheimer's Association - Greater Sacramento Office's mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's through the advancement of research, to provide enhanced care and support to all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. The office serves eight counties in the Greater Sacramento area, including San Joaquin. They estimate that over sixty thousand people in the region have Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia and over one hundred and eighty thousand car...

American Cancer Society
Eligibility: Cancer - diagnosed patients, caregivers, and their families.
Fees: None

American Cancer Society provides support to cancer patients and their families at no direct cost to patients or the people who care for them. This includes transportation to medical appointments, transportation reimbursement, lodging, support groups and wigs. American Cancer Society also provides information on all types of cancer and prevention education. A live chat line is available. Cancer Support Groups hosts two cancer support groups:"Reach to Recovery" puts women with breast cancer into...

American Childhood Cancer Organization (Childhood Cancer Support)
Eligibility: Families, caregivers or medical staff caring for children diagnosed with cancer.
Fees: None

American Childhood Cancer Organization is a national non-profit membership organization whose mission is to provide information and support for children and adolescents with cancer and their families. They provide grassroots leadership through advocacy and awareness, and support research leading to a cure for all children diagnosed with this life-threatening disease. They offer free books to families of children with cancer. Referrals are made to chapters in the local area for support groups. ...

American Diabetes Association
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) was established to provide a wide range of services and programs. Its mission is to prevent and cure diabetes to help improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. Information and literature about diabetes, nutrition and the complications of the disease are available on as-needed basis by contacting the office. Services include:Referrals to diabetes educators and diabetes resourcesSummer camps for children and teenagersSupport groups and education...

American Lung Association in California
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

American Lung Association in California works to prevent lung disease and promote lung health through education, community service, advocacy and research. Lung disease, including asthma, emphysema and lung cancer, is the third leading cause of death in America.Please call the American Lung Association for answers to questions about asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (C.O.P.D.), emphysema, tuberculosis and other lung diseases as well as questions about the health effects of air pollut...

Arthritis Foundation (Northern California and Northern Nevada)
Eligibility: None
Fees: Vary

The Arthritis Foundation's location in Northern California and Northern Nevada provides services such as Arthritis Awareness presentations, exercise classes and aquatic classes. Information and referral services are also available to anyone interested in learning more about arthritis. Self-help classes are available for interested individuals to assist in the coping process.

Astoria Senior Living (Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group/Grief Support)
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Astoria Senior Living is an assisted living and memory care facility that offers educational seminars and support groups. Caregiver Support Group meets the fourth Thursday of the month with families and friends who have a loved one with dementia.

Child Abuse Prevention Council of San Joaquin County (CAPC)
Eligibility: San Joaquin County residents.
Fees: Vary by program.

Essential services offered during COVID-19. Child Abuse Prevention Council protects children and strengthens families through awareness and outcome driven programs delivered with compassion.Advice Line offers parenting advice, answers to questions on child abuse and/or prevention, and provides referrals to community resources 24-hours per day, 7 days per week, and 365 days per year. Please call (209) 464-4524.Child care and Education Crisis/Respite Childcare - Short Term Child care: Center-based...

Cocaine Anonymous
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Cocaine Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from their addiction. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using cocaine and all mind-altering substances. There are no dues or fees for members, the group is fully self-supporting through contributions. It is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution. The gro...

Community Hospice
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Community Hospice is not a place, but a philosophy of care. They believe that when someone is facing an advanced terminal illness they are not alone. Their team of expert physicians, nurses, hospice aides, social workers and others, step into a patient's home environment to support the patient and family as they navigate their end of life journey. Their goal is to optimize hope, provide comfort and enhance quality of life, helping patients make decisions about how and where they want to spend th...

Community Medical Centers, Inc. (CARE LINK "Health Care for the Homeless")
Eligibility: Eligibility is based solely on a person's housing status.
Fees: None

CARE LINK "Health Care for the Homeless" program provides access to primary health care for the greater Stockton area's homeless population. CARE LINK does the following: Provides primary health care services for the homeless at the Gleason House Medical Clinic, 423 South San Joaquin Street, Stockton; all Community Medical Centers, Inc. clinic sites and the Care Link Outreach Program at locations throughout San Joaquin CountyProvides medical outreach services and street outreach to inform homele...

Community Medical Centers, Inc. (Early Intervention Services (EIS) Program)
Eligibility: Must complete application to determine eligibility. Must show or be able to obtain:Proof of HIV-positive status (copy of test result or diagnosis from medical record)Proof of living in the San Joaquin...
Fees: Medi-Cal, Medi-Care and private insurance accepted. Sliding scale payment plans are offered. No patient will be denied healthcare services due to inability to pay. Fees are based on annual income and ...

Community Medical Centers (CMC) Early Intervention Services (EIS) Program is federally-funded by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program and has been providing quality, outpatient health care for treatment and support services to people living with HIV/AIDS and their affected family members in Stockton and throughout San Joaquin County for over 20 years. Services include a variety of outpatient clinical and wraparound non-medical care to link and retain patients/clients in treatment that will become and...

Delta Intergroup Council of A.A. (Alcoholics Anonymous)
Eligibility: A desire to stop drinkingYou, or someone you know, believes you have a problem with alcohol.
Fees: None

Delta Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) provides all the necessary information on meetings, times and places for AA in the area. Various types of meetings are available, including open meetings, closed meeting for alcoholics only, men only and women only. Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women of all ages, creeds, races, and socioeconomic backgrounds, who share their experience with each other to recover from alcoholism. Alcoholics Anonymous provides help to alcoholics 24...

Directions Medical Clinic (Lodi Clinic)
Eligibility: Pregnant women and families who are in need of services. Consultations are confidential.
Fees: None

Directions Medical Clinic is a life-affirming licensed medical clinic that educates, empowers, and inspires people to value themselves and their reproductive health. The center provides free pregnancy testing, ultrasound exams, and nurse consultations in a confidential and caring environment. The center provides education about birth control, pregnancy options and healthy relationships. The center's parenting program provides parenting support thru one on one classes. The center also offer a pos...

Directions Medical Clinic (Stockton Center)
Eligibility: Pregnant women and families who need these services. Consultations are confidential.
Fees: None

Directions Medical Clinic is a life-affirming licensed medical clinic that educates, empowers, and inspires people to value themselves and their reproductive health. The center provides free pregnancy testing, ultrasound exams, and nurse consultations in a confidential and caring environment. The center provides education about birth control, pregnancy options and healthy relationships. The center's parenting program provides parenting support thru one on one classes. The center also offer a pos...

Emanuel Cancer Center (Cancer Support Groups)
Eligibility: Cancer patient, family member or caregiver.
Fees: None

Emmanuel Cancer Center's approach to cancer care is taking care of the emotional well-being of patients and their loved ones. Due to COVID, in-person support groups are on hold. Please contact us for further information re: virtual and online cancer support. For more information about all of their supportive services, please contact the Cancer Center's Social Worker at (209) 664-5044.

Families Anonymous
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Families Anonymous is an organization for relatives and friends concerned about use of drugs, alcohol or related behavioral problems. It provides a program based on the 12-steps as developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. There is no program in San Joaquin County currently, but they would be glad to assist in starting a group. There is an E-meeting available on the web for those who reside in areas in which there are no regular meetings. A bi-monthly newsletter "The 12-Step Rag" is available by su...

Family Resource Network (FRN) (Sibshops)
Eligibility: Typically developing siblings of children with special needs.
Fees: None for families residing in Amador, Calaveras, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Tuolumne counties.

Sibshops are informal meetings of siblings ages 7 to 14 years. Sibshops consist of recreational activities and learning opportunities. They provide siblings with an opportunity to meet other siblings of children with special needs, exchange information, thoughts, ideas and have fun. The meetings are held in FRN's service areas.

Gamblers Anonymous
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other to solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem.The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop gambling. There are no dues or fees for Gamblers Anonymous membership; they are self-supporting through their own contributions. Gamblers Anonymous is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish...

Hearts of Harvest Foundation (Heart Defect Support Group)
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Hearts of Harvest is for families with children who have congenital heart defects. Emotional support and resources are offered.

Hospice of San Joaquin
Eligibility: Patient Care: terminally ill patients with prognosis of six months or less requested by medical doctor. Bereavement Support Groups and workshops are for those who have lost loved ones regardless of ag...
Fees: Please see below.

Hospice of San Joaquin believes that everyone deserves a comfortable and peaceful closure. Their professional team offers a comprehensive care plan which includes professional medical, social, spiritual and emotional care (support) for the patient, family and caregivers. Each patient's individualized plan of care is designed to fit specific needs and choices. Visits are as patient and family require or request by the appropriate hospice team member. 24-hour on-call hospice nurse. Continuous ...

Low Vision Support Group
Eligibility: Low vision or blindness or anyone with eye disease.
Fees: $1 per meeting for refreshments.

Low Vision Support Group has guest speakers, links members with resources and current information. Its purpose is to let others know there is hope. The group meets the third Friday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Solstice Senior Living Retirement Facility located at 2145 West Kettleman Lane in Lodi. Please call to verify meeting days and times prior to attending.

Mended Hearts, Inc. (Stockton Chapter #40)
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Mended Hearts, Inc. Stockton Chapter #40 is a support group for individuals who have had open-heart surgery and for their families as well. Meetings are designed to provide moral support for patients and their families. All patients meet with a counselor prior to open-heart surgery to discuss concerns or issues associated with the procedure. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month, excluding July, August and December, in Classroom 2 on the lower level of St. Joseph's Medical Cent...

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) (Victim Support)
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Victim Support is a victim advocate group, in opposition to drunk driving. They offer support groups, counseling and referral services. Their goal is to educate and promote safe communities without drunk driving. Speakers are available to groups, and an informational booth can be set up at community events. MADD conducts a red ribbon awareness program in December and collaborates with the California Highway Patrol for high school "Safe & Sober Graduation" programs. Their mission is "To ...

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS). MOPS International exists to meet the needs of every urban, suburban, rural, stay-at-home and working, teen, single and married mom, and moms with different lifestyles who all share a similar desire to be the very best moms they can be! MOPS recognizes that the years from infancy through kindergarten are foundational in a mother-child relationship and are filled with unique needs.MOPS helps moms through relationships established in the context of local groups tha...

Narcotics Anonymous (Central Valley North Area Narcotics Anonymous)
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. They are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. This is a program of complete abstinence from all drugs. There is only one requirement for membership, the desire to stop using. The program includes a set of simple principles that makes it easy to follow in daily life. There are no strings attached to NA. They are not affiliated with any other or...

National Alliance on Mental Illness of San Joaquin County (Signature Programs include Support Groups and Educational Classes)
Eligibility: National Alliance on Mental Illness of San Joaquin County offers Programs and Support Groups for "family members" as well as for "Individuals" living with a mental health condition. There are no fees...
Fees: None

National Alliance on Mental Illness of San Joaquin County (NAMI SJC) provides personal and mutual support for families and individuals living with a mental illness, including information and referral services. It assists families and individuals with coping and survival skills.There are no fees for any of their support groups or classes.Membership in NAMI is encouraged, but is not a requirement for participation. The NAMI Family Support Group prior to COVID-19 met in person on a regular basis ...

National Stuttering Association (NSA) (Roseville/Sacramento Chapter)
Eligibility: Individuals who stutter, parent of a person who stutters or those who have a special interest in stuttering.
Fees: None

Sacramento Chapter of the National Stuttering Association meets monthly as a support group for People Who Stutter (PWS). They offer a safe and comfortable place to openly discuss speech concerns and provides support while reminding each other they are not alone. They do allow parents and educators to join their local monthly chapter meetings. The National Stuttering Association is a non-profit self-help organization. Resources, DVD’s and a website with current research is available. In additi...

NorCal Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (Stockton/Modesto)
Eligibility: Deaf or hard of hearing residents of San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Alpine, Amador, Tuolumne and Calaveras County.
Fees: None

NorCal Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing-Stockton/Modesto provides services to deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, late deafened and developmentally disabled deaf/hard of hearing individuals who are without access to community services due to linguistic and cultural barriers. This program also serves individuals with a history or tendency of abuse and emotional crisis centered around the family. All services are provided in the communication mode preferred by the client including sign langu...

Optimal Hospice Care
Eligibility: Terminally ill patients or anyone experiencing the loss of a loved one.
Fees: None

Optimal Hospice Care works together with patients and their families to enhance quality of life. Hospice services are available for those typically affected by any type of life-limiting condition. By utilizing the most modern pain and symptom management techniques combined with a compassionate support system, hospice services help to reduce the overwhelming stress and anxiety that can come with caring for a loved one with a life limiting illness at home or in a residency facility.Hospice Care ...

Overeaters Anonymous
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the 12-step and 12-traditions models. Anyone with compulsive eating behaviors (anorexia, bulimia or compulsive overeaters) are welcome.

Parents United of Stanislaus County (Child Sexual Abuse Treatment Services)
Eligibility: Anyone who has has been affected by child sexual abuse, directly or indirectly.
Fees: Medi-Cal approved health plans and private insurance.

Parents United is a program dedicated to the assistance of parents, children and victims affected by child sexual abuse and other related problems. They provide group counseling led by trained clinicians.

Peer Recovery Services (The Wellness Center of San Joaquin County)
Eligibility: Consumers of public mental health services and their family members, community members with a mental health diagnosis, as well as anyone that is self-identified as having mental health challenges. In...
Fees: None

The Wellness Center of San Joaquin County has locations in Stockton and Manteca. Both sites are non-clinical peer run centers for mental health consumers. There are no fees. Their mission is to assist consumers in their recovery while reducing the stigma related to mental illness through peer-support, teaching recovery tools and coping skills. They offer peer counseling, peer-run support groups and classes, as well as peer-advocacy. All staff are trained peer recovery coaches in recovery from ...

Postpartum Support International
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Postpartum Support International (PSI) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote awareness, prevention and treatment of mental health issues related to childbearing in every country worldwide.It is the vision of PSI that every woman and family worldwide will have access to information, social support, and informed professional care to deal with mental health issues related to childbearing. PSI promotes this vision through advocacy and collaboration, and by educating and training t...

Quail Lakes Baptist Church (Celebrate Recovery)
Eligibility: None
Fees: None, except cost of materials.

Quail Lakes Baptist Church Celebrate Recovery is a program that helps people overcome their hurts, habits and personal challenges. The focuses is on growing spiritually and emotionally. They offer a safe place to be honest and heal.

Quail Lakes Baptist Church (DivorceCare)
Eligibility: None
Fees: $20 for registration cost

Quail Lakes Baptist Church DivorceCare is typically offered twice per year. It is for those who have filed or have gone through a divorce. Lay counseling is available year-round. To schedule an appointment, please call (209) 951-2645.

Quail Lakes Baptist Church (GriefShare)
Eligibility: None
Fees: $20 for registration cost

Quail Lakes Baptist Church GriefShare is a 13-week group in which you will learn how to process the changes that accompany the loss of a loved one. Featuring a combination of videos, workbook and group support, it is an opportunity to share your journey from mourning to joy with people who care. Typically offered twice per year.

San Joaquin County Behavioral Health Services (Allies SOAR Program )
Eligibility: Adults suffering from a severe and persistent mental health disorder and substance abuse disrorder (past or present).
Fees: None

Allies SOAR Program offers mental health treatment to clients with issues of substance abuse, mental illness and trauma. Individual and group supports are offered.

San Joaquin County Public Health Services (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS))
Eligibility: Individuals who have lost an infant due to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
Fees: None

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) program provides grief and bereavement services and case management to families and/or child care providers who have experienced the death of an infant due to SIDS. A Public Health Nurse will make contact with the family within three working days after notification from the coroner about the death, and provide support services, information, referrals to community resources. Community and provider education about SIDS are offered anytime.

San Joaquin Pride Center (SJPC)
Eligibility: Open and free services to all of the LGBT+ community of San Joaquin County.
Fees: None

San Joaquin Pride Center serves the diverse LGBT+ community in San Joaquin County and the surrounding areas by creating a safe and welcoming space, by providing resources that enrich body, mind and spirit, and by educating the public in tolerance and respect for all people within the LGBT+ community. They offer the following programs:Cultural Sensitivity Trainings: the San Joaquin Pride Center offers Cultural Sensitivity Trainings throughout San Joaquin County and surrounding areas. If you have...

Sequoia Church (Celebrate Recovery)
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Celebrate Recovery is a faith-based group that utilizes the "8 recovery principles” and the 12-step program to address addictive, compulsive, dysfunctional behaviors. A large group meets for teaching/personal testimonies followed by separate, small groups for men and women-specific issues such as substance abuse and anger, sex/porn, co-dependency, eating disorders, and childhood issues. Sponsorships/accountability partners are available to assist with the recovery process.The group meets on ...

Sisters in the Brotherhood Support Group
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Sisters in the Brotherhood Support Group offers support, guidance and information to those in the carpentry field or those interested in pursuing a career in carpentry. The group meets at the Carpenter's Local 152, 1421 Moffat Boulevard in Manteca, in the evening. Please call for meeting information. The support group is geared for female carpenters and all other trades for both women or men. Everyone is welcome.

St. Joseph's Medical Center (St. Joseph’s Cancer Institute Support Group)
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

St. Joseph’s Cancer Institute Support Group assists individuals in developing coping mechanisms. The group helps people create and use strategies on living with cancer. Discussion topics vary and include family relationships, stress, anxiety and other clinical and supportive information. Please call (209) 939-4526 St Joseph's Cancer Resource Navigator Line for current information, and to verify meeting days and times prior to attending.Please see below for group meeting details:Breast Cancer ...

Stockton/San Joaquin Parkinson's Disease Support Group
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Stockton/San Joaquin Parkinson’s Disease Support Group meets the second Thursday of each month (except December and July) at 1:30 p.m. in West Hall at O'Connor Woods. The group is designed for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease as well as for their family and caregivers. It provides attendees with an opportunity to share and learn from others who are experiencing similar difficulties.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS)
Eligibility: None
Fees: Membership $32 annually, $3 to $5 per month chapter dues.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) weekly chapters meet throughout the area. Please visit their website to find a meeting locations near you.

The Compassionate Friends
Eligibility: Any family grieving the loss of a child, grandchild or sibling.
Fees: None

The Compassionate Friends is a national self-help bereavement organization that provides emotional support during the natural grieving process after the death of a child at any age from any cause. They provide support through their network of chapters, and online support through their national website at www.compassionatefriends.org and their national Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TCFUSA.Description of The Compassionate Friends: The Compassionate Friends (TCF) is a national nonprofit, self-h...

The Parkinson's Support Group of Tracy
Eligibility: People with Parkinson's disease and their caregiver and or spouse.
Fees: None

The Parkinson's Support Group of Tracy has its meeting on the second Monday of each month at 10:00 a.m. until noon. These meetings are for the benefit of anyone with Parkinson's disease and their spouse or caregiver. If you are newly diagnosed or have had Parkinson's for years, there is always new information shared. It is a small group that encourages discussion and participants are made to feel comfortable. The group has been around for over six years and is affiliated with The Parkinson's ...

Women In Recovery AA Group (Women's only AA meeting at St Joseph BHC)
Eligibility: Female only; seeking recovery in Alcoholics Anonymous
Fees: None

Women In Recovery AA Group is for women only and is based on AA but covers non-traditional topics that apply to women coping with alcoholism.This is a hybrid meeting held every Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. at Dignity Health- St. Joseph's Behavioral Health Center trailer behind 2510 North California Street, Stockton CA 95202 or visit their Facebook page via Zoom: https://business.facebook.com/WomenInRecoveryAAMeeting/For additional information, please contact the Delta Central Office at (209) 464-1594....

Women's Center-Youth & Family Services
Eligibility: Please see below.
Fees: None

Women’s Center-Youth & Family Services (WCYFS) is San Joaquin County’s primary provider of free, confidential shelter and services specifically designed to meet the needs of homeless and runaway youth and victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The organization’s mission is to build a stronger community by fostering the strengths in individuals and by acting as a catalyst to end violence and youth homelessness. WCYFS has a staff of 70 providing services at 10 sites throughout San Jo...