Support Group

There are 52 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. Care-giving families can also find support services through this program, as well as referral to other programs and services for older and disabled adults and their care givers.Adult Day Care helps fill the gap between seni...

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.

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 8 counties in the Greater Sacramento area, including San Joaquin. They estimate that over 60,000 people in the region have Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia and over 180,000 caregivers provide support. Their free lo...

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. The American Cancer Society also provides information on all types of cancer and prevention education.Cancer Support Groups hosts four cancer support groups:"Reach to Recovery" puts women with breast cancer into contact with breast cancer ...

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, to provide grassroots leadership through advocacy and awareness, and to 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: Information is available to all interested parties.
Fees: None

American Diabetes Association was established to provide a wide range of services and programs. Its mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. Services include: referrals to endocrinologists, diabetes educators and diabetes resources, summer camps for children and teenagers, and support groups and educational programs for people with diabetes. Information and literature about diabetes, nutrition and the complications of the disease are...

American Lung Association in California
Eligibility: None for most programs.
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 (Greater Sacramento Valley Office)
Eligibility: None
Fees: Vary

Arthritis Foundation of the Greater Sacramento Valley Branch 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.

Child Abuse Prevention Council protects children and strengthens families through awareness and outcome driven programs delivered with compassion.24-Hour Advice Line offers parenting advice, answers to questions on child abuse and/or prevention, and provides referrals to community resources 24-hours per day, 365 days per year. Please call (209) 464-4524.Childcare and Education Crisis/Respite Childcare - Short Term ChildcareCenter-based, crisis/respite childcare for families at risk of child abus...

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 (Hospice, Grief and Bereavment Support)
Eligibility: Pre-registration requested.
Fees: None

Grief Counseling offers the following support groups:Individual and Group SupportT.A.G. Support (Teen): for ages 13 to 17 years S.O.S. (Survivors of Suicide Support)Bereaved Parent SupportLoss of a spouseGeneral Grief: loss of significant other, friend, family member other than spouseThe H.U.G. Program (Hanging Up Grief): children 7 to 9 years old and 10 to 12 years old (2 groups) Grief Education and Support (Grief Education Information Overview)Infant Loss Group and Individual Support Pet Lo...

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 Program (EIS))
Eligibility: To receive assistance for HIV care and treatment or prevention, means testing and eligibility determination is required. Please call program staff if you think you are eligible. Requirements in many...
Fees: Fees are based on annual income reviewed once every 6 months or at reporting of changes (i.e., new job, layoff, increase/decrease in benefits, etc.)

Community Medical Centers, Inc. (CMC) has been providing quality HIV and AIDS health care in San Joaquin, Solano and Yolo Counties to Latino, multi-ethnic and underserved communities for over 20 years. Their services include specialty care, treatment, prevention services, counseling, and complex care coordination to assist patients with their medical needs.Their HIV and AIDS primary care clinics are staffed by expert teams of highly skilled professionals in the treatment and prevention of...

Delta Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) (Alcoholics Anonymous)
Eligibility: Desire to quit drinking, willingness to listen to suggestions and help yourself.
Fees: None

Delta Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) provides all the necessary information on meetings, times and places for AA in the area. Various 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. AA is available to provide help to alcoholics 24-hours per day...

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

Emmanuel Cancer Center approach to cancer care is taking care of the emotional well-being of patients and their loved ones. They offers the following of cancer support groups for patients and families:Monkey Business: a support group for kids ages 5 to 17, who have a loved one with cancer. Meets twice monthly on Mondays from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thrive Cancer Support Group: open to all adult cancer patients and caregivers regardless of site and stage. Meets the first and third Tuesdays of the ...

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 that they may 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; doe...

Hearts of Harvest Foundation (Heart Defect Support Group and non-profit)
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: for those who have lost loved ones regardless of age. ...
Fees: Some workshops have a one time materials fee.

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 ...

In Harmony (Music Therapy Services & Consulting)
Eligibility: None
Fees: Direct music therapy $80-$100 per hour; “Me Songs” vary by package.

In Harmony Music Therapy Services provides group or individual music therapy (mental health, skilled nursing, IEP- related service, hospitals, day programs, support groups, in-home care, etc.), consultation (how to use music to positively affect education/wellness/health), and “Me Songs” which are song compositions to help children/adults learn personal information such as name spelling, address and phone number. They also provide program-specific training for staff development, team-building, a...

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 Cen...

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

MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers. MOPS International exists to meet the needs of every urban, suburban, rural, stay-at-home and working, teen, single and married mom - 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 grou...

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

What is the Narcotics Anonymous Program?NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We 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. We suggest that you keep an open mind and give yourself a break. Our program is a set of principles written so simply that we can follow them in our daily ...

National Alliance on Mental Illness of San Joaquin County (NAMI SJC)
Eligibility: None
Fees: None. All services, classes and support groups are free.

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, in times of crisis, including information and referral services. It assists families and individuals with coping and survival skills.The NAMI Family Support group meets on a regular basis in Stockton, Lodi, Tracy and Manteca. See below, or the website for times and locations. LodiMantecaTracyFourth Thursday each month: Famil...

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. Visit the website to find local meeting information.

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. ...
Fees: None

The Wellness Center is a non-clinical peer run center for mental health consumers. There are no fees. The Wellness Center’s 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. Peer-run support groups and classes, as well as peer-advocacy, is offered by trained Peer Recovery Coaches. A computer lab, self-education recovery library and WRAP ( Wellness Recovery Action Plan) classes...

Postpartum Support International
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

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 the professional community and the p...

Quail Lakes Baptist Church (Anger Management Group)
Eligibility: None
Fees: $20 for registration cost

Quail Lakes Baptist Church Anger Management Group for men and women meets for 12-weeks to explore anger, its roots and its consequences. This group will help dispel the myths about anger and teach healthy alternatives of anger expression.

Quail Lakes Baptist Church (Celebrate Recovery)
Eligibility: None
Fees: Cost of materials.

Quail Lakes Baptist Church Celebrate Recovery is a program that helps people overcome their hurts, habits and hang-ups. It believes in the biblical truth that we need each other in order to grow spiritually and emotionally. It is a safe place to be honest with what is happening in your life and discover God's power in the healing process. This group meets in Room E-213 on Tuesdays from 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

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

Quail Lakes Baptist Church Divorce Care 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. Please call for an appointment at (209) 951-2645.

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

Quail Lakes Baptist Church GriefShare is a 10-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. Contact with the family is made within three working days after notification from the coroner about the death. Support services, information, referrals to community resources, community and provider education are offered.

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. ProgramsCultural Sensitivity Trainings The San Joaquin Pride Center offers Cultural Sensitivity Trainings throughout San Joaquin County and surrounding areas. If you have any questions or wish to s...

Sequoia Heights Baptist 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 offered as well to assist the recover process.

Sisters in the Brotherhood Support Group
Eligibility: Support group is geared for female carpenters and all other trades for both women or men. Everyone is welcome.
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.

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

St. Joseph’s Regional Cancer 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 informationBreast Cancer Support Group: first Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the St. Joseph’s Cancer Center Conference R...

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 Dec. 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-$5 per month chapter dues.

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

The Compassionate Friends
Eligibility: Any family grieving the loss of a child
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. We provide support through our network of chapters, our National Office in Oak Brook, IL, our national website at which includes our Online Support Community, our annual National Conference, and our national Facebook Page at of The Compas...

The Parkinson's Support Group of Tracy
Eligibility: An informative and educational support group for people with Parkinson's disease and their caregiver and or spouse.
Fees: None

Parkinson's Support Group of Tracy has its meeting on the 2nd and 4th 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. We all understand how difficult mornings can be for people with Parkinson's therefore, our policy is "you are never late, we're just glad to see you." Everyone gets a chance to share their symptoms, challenges, frustrations and victories.The group has been around for over 6years ...

Women's Center-Youth & Family Services
Eligibility: Women's Center-YFS serves women, children, teens and men who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking as well as homeless and runaway youth.
Fees: None

Women’s Center-Youth & Family Services is San Joaquin County’s only 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. Women’s Center-YFS has a staff of 75 providing services at 10 sites throughout San ...