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Support Groups

 

The Lupus Foundation offers several support groups around San Diego County and we are working on opening new groups in more areas.

The process of adjusting to chronic illness is difficult and complex. The positive approach of a support group helps the participants overcome the feeling of helplessness and gives them confidence to take control of their lives.

The therapeutic potential for these informal discussions will be to encourage the expression of common problems, methods of coping with emotional and physical stress, family relationships, and guidelines for living a productive life without fear of being criticized. Occasionally, professional guest speakers provide additional information and offer a time for questions and answers.

“Let’s Talk” support groups promote the sharing of feelings, experiences and information. All lupus patients, their family and friends are encouraged to attend. We do try to keep our meetings upbeat and positive!

*Date Subject to Change

 

North County

Facilitator: Karen Pontarell For monthly meeting contact Karen for date, time and location at (760) 744-3351 or email Karen at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

Temecula Meets

Facilitator: Janet McDonald 3rd Monday of the month 24171 Morning Dove Ln. Murrieta, CA 92562 Please contact Janet for directions and time at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call her at (951) 719-4287. Please let Janet know if you will be there.

Let’s Y.Y.A.K.

Youth, Young Adults and Kids Meets 2nd. Saturday of the Month (e-mail Nina to verify date) Starbuck's Coffee - Mission Valley 1620 Camino De La Reina Facilitator: Nina Hermosillo contact Nina at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

IMPERIAL VALLEY SUPPORT GROUP

 

Please call Virginia Popejoy-Holtz with any Lupus questions 858-278-2788

Central

Let’s Talk Support group Meets Third Saturday of the Month Marie Calendar's 6950 Alvarado Rd. San Diego, CA 92120-5305 Facilitator: Summer White contact Summer at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Call office @ 858-278-2788 regarding personal support issues before the next meeting.

Orange County Support Group


facilitator is Judy Terrean please e-mail her @ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for next date & time.

Men’s Group

Meets Quarterly Facilitator: Gerardo Becerra Christy's Donuts 8690 Aero Drive San Diego, CA. Please contact Gerardo for date of next meeting at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

South Bay


Support Group

Suspended until further notice.