Support Groups

Find support, information and camaraderie through our free support groups.

Bereavement Support Groups

Healing Hearts After Loss This grief recovery support group is for anyone who is working through the pain of grief and loss. Please register for this free group by calling (877)459-3627, #3. For questions, call St. Jude Chaplain Bill Boylan at 714-871-3280 ext. 2330.
When: Every Thursday from 1:30-3 pm
Where: St. Jude Community Services, 130 W. Bastanchury Road, Fullerton

Cancer Support Groups

Cancer is easier when you don’t walk the journey alone, which is why we offer one of Southern California’s most innovative and comprehensive lists of support services. Click here to access the list of monthly support groups available to the community as well as our patients. Each is free of charge and no registration is required.

Caregiver Support Groups

Led by the Caregiver Resource Center, this support group offers a safe and non-judgmental environment in which caregivers can discuss concerns, while sharing strategies to support successful daily living, caregiving tasks, and communication improvement. Click here for additional caregiver resources.
When: Mondays, 10-11 am and 11-12 am (choose time most convenient)
Where: First Presbyterian Church of Fullerton, 838 N. Euclid, Fullerton

Communication Recovery Groups

We offer innovative, small-group therapy to help community members regain their ability to communicate clearly and effectively. Led by a licensed speech pathologist, these small groups offer techniques for improving communication and overcoming speech disorders.

Participation in these low-cost groups begins with an assessment by a speech pathologist. To participate, please contact Jennifer Even, MS, CCC-SLP, at (714) 578-8706 ext. 2339 or at jennifer.even@stjoe.org

Aphasia Speech Group Individuals with aphasia and other speech disorders can practice conversation and language skills with a variety of partners in a supportive environment. Unique opportunities to connect with others include: technology and aphasia, aphasia and the arts, ladies’ groups, men’s club, multi-cultural group, young adult group and more. $28 per month
When: Mondays, 10-11 am and 11-12 am (choose time most convenient)
Where: First Presbyterian Church of Fullerton, 838 N. Euclid, Fullerton

Speaking Loud and Clear Group Individuals with Parkinson’s disease or related conditions use vocal exercises and conversational practice to improve speech clarity. $28 per month
When: Mondays, 10-11 a.m.
Where: First Presbyterian Church of Fullerton, 838 N. Euclid, Fullerton

Chronic Conditions Support Groups

Chronic Pain Support Group
HOPE (Happiness Over Pain Everyday) offers coping strategies, peer support and encouragement from others who are successfully managing chronic pain. Call (714) 992-3000 ext. 3706 for more information.
When: 4th Tuesday of each month, from 3-4:30 p.m.
Where: St. Jude Centers for Rehabilitation & Wellness, 2767 E. Imperial Hwy, La Brea

Healthy Living with a Chronic Condition Education and Support Group
Whether you’re living with heart disease, fibromyalgia or another chronic condition, this group focuses on education, using and sharing skills you’ve learned, and staying healthy. Contact St. Jude Senior Services at (714) 446-7035 for more information.
When: 2nd Friday of each month at 10 a.m.
Where: St. Jude Community Services, 130 Bastanchury Road, Fullerton

Mental Health Support Groups

Depression/Anxiety Recovery Support Group
Depression among those over 60 is common: come learn strategies to combat depression and anxiety, develop individualized coping skills, and strengthen your resilience and confidence. Contact St. Jude Senior Services at (714) 446-7035 for more information. Click here for more support resources.
When: Every Monday from 10:30 a.m. - Noon
Where: St. Jude Community Services, 130 W. Bastanchury Road, Fullerton

Manic Depressive Support Group
One of the most helpful things a person can say (or hear) is “I’ve been there.” This group supports patients and family members toward recovery, while offering encouragement and connection with others. Call DBSA Orange County at (714) 744-8718 for more information.
When: Every Tuesday at 7-9 p.m.
Where: St. Jude Medical Center, (Erikson Education Center: 3rd Floor, Room 3), Fullerton

Neurosciences Support Groups

Parkinson’s Disease Education and Support GroupProvides education, resources, information and support to patients and families alike. For more information call (714) 904-2249.
When: 2nd Wednesday of each month from 4-6 p.m.
Where: St. Jude Community Services, 130 W. Bastanchury Road, Fullerton

Stroke Support and Education Group
Allows stroke survivors and caregivers to share advice and experiences, encourage one another and become inspired to move forward. Make new friends, socialize, and get help overcoming common challenges. Please RSVP to attend at (888) 794-9466. Visit rthfoundation.org to learn more.
When: 1st and 3rd Monday of each month from 1:30-3 p.m.
Where: St. Jude Community Services Building 130 W. Bastanchury Road, Fullerton

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Support Group
Focuses on strengths, adaptive skills, issues and questions, and rehabilitative strategies for TBI survivors and caregivers. Contact the St. Jude Brain Injury Network at (714) 446-5626 for more information.
When: 2 nd and 4 th Friday of each month from 10-11:30 a.m.
Where: St. Jude Community Services, 130 W. Bastanchury Road, Fullerton

Rehabilitation Support Groups

Amputee Support Group
Offers friendships, encouragement and outings—from adaptive sports to guest speakers—to help reenter the community and discover new interests. Call (714) 992-3000 ext. 3706 for more information.
When: 3rd Tuesday of each month, 3-5 pm
Where: St. Jude Centers for Rehabilitation & Wellness, 2767 E. Imperial Hwy, La Brea

Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Life Series Group
Offered in partnership with Triumph Foundation, this group offers information, encouragement, and peer support as you learn new skills and hobbies, regain your quality of life, and improve your well-being. Call (714) 992-3000 ext. 3706 for more information.
When: 2nd Tuesday of each month from 3-5 p.m.
Where: St. Jude Centers for Rehabilitation & Wellness, 2767 E. Imperial Hwy, Brea

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