Support Groups & Resource Guide

SUPPORT GROUPS

ANGELES ESPECIALES PARENTS SUPPORT GROUP
A Spanish-speaking support group for parents of children with special needs
Second Wednesday 9-11:30 a.m.
St. Joseph Catholic Church
17080 Arrow Blvd., Fontana, CA 92335
The focus of the group is to teach parents how to access resources related to:
-Special education
-Grants and scholarships
-Children’s and adult’s right
-Recreation
-Adaptive sports
For more information contact Helen Neri at 909-699-3614 or email helen2508@yahoo.com
Download flyer HERE

EPILEPSY SUPPORT GROUP
Second Tuesday of every month, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Tom & Vi Zapara Rehabilitation Pavilion
Loma Linda University Medical Center East Campus
25419 Barton Rd, Loma Linda, CA, 92354
For more information, please contact Melissa Pajarito at 909-558-9415.
Download flyer HERE

HEAD INJURY AND TRAUMA SPINAL SUPPORT GROUP (HITSS)
Adult and Pediatrics Group Meeting
Fourth Monday of the month, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Ambulatory Services Building
Conference Room 129A (the old library)
11406 Loma Linda Drive
Loma Linda, CA 92354
Enter the south driveway and go to the end of the building. Survivors or family members welcome. Call 800986HITSS(800-9864487).
Download flyer HERE

INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP

Second Thursday of the month, 6-7 p.m.
Loma Linda University Faculty Medical Offices
11370 Anderson St, Room 3925, Loma Linda, CA 92354
For more information about the support group, please contact the Digestive Disease Center at 909-651-4996.
Download flyer HERE

LARYNGECTOMEE SUPPORT GROUP
A group for laryngectomy patients.
Third Sunday of the month, 1 to 2 p.m.
PossAbilities Office
25455 Barton Road, Suite 109A
Loma Linda, CA 92354
For more information, call the Department of Speech Pathology at 909-558-4000.
Download flyer HERE

PEDIATRIC BRAIN AND SPINE TUMOR
First Monday of every month, 4:30 – 5:30 pm.
PossAbilities Office
25455 Barton Road, Suite 109A
Loma Linda, CA 92354
For more information, please contact: Janine Davis at (909) 651-4721 or Adriana Martinez at (909) 558-6388.
Download flyer HERE

SICKLE CELL EDUCATION SERIES
Adult and family Support Group and Education Series
Second Thursday of the month, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
PossAbilities Office
Professional Plaza—Building A
25455 Barton Road, Suite 109A
Loma Linda, CA 92354
Dinner will be provided. For more information email sicklecell@llu.edu or  call (909) 851-8194.
Download flyer HERE

STROKE/ANEURYSM SUPPORT GROUP
Join us for Life Enriching:
-Information
-Motivation
-Education
-Connections
-Relationships
-Encouragement
Third Tuesday of the month, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
PossAbilities Office
Professional Plaza—Building A
25455 Barton Road, Suite 109A
Loma Linda, CA 92354
Led by Dr. Promod Pillai (Department of Neurosurgery)
For more information, please contact John Purifoy at (909) 558-4726.
Download flyer HERE

TOTAL SPINE HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP
Second Monday of every month, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
PossAbilities Office
Professional Plaza—Building A
25455 Barton Road, Suite 109A
Loma Linda, CA 92354
For more information, please contact Korina Lopez at (909) 651-4725.
Download flyer HERE

RESOURCE GUIDE

Amputee Coalition (AC)
8882675669 or TTY 8655254512
www.amputee-coalition.org
 

Arthritis

Arthritis Foundation
800-283-7800
www.arthritis.org
 

Juvenile Arthritis Alliance
(JA Alliance)
800-283-7800
www.kidsgetarthritistoo.org
 

Blindness

American Foundationfor the Blind
8002325463
Addresses critical issues facing people with visual disabilities, including employment, independent living, literacy and technology
www.afb.org
 

Blindness Support Services
9513419244 Information, referrals, housing support, counseling, Braille tape transcription, speakers bureau, transportation assistance and prevocational training
 

Braille Institute
7148215000
www.brailleinstitute.org
 

National Federation of the Blind
4106599314
Resources include publications, aids and appliances, conventions, employment and training.
www.nfb.org
 

Brain Injury

Brain Injury Association ofAmerica, National Brain InjuryInformation Center
8004446443
Creating a better future through brain injury prevention, research, education and advocacy
www.biausa.org
 

Cerebral Palsy

United Cerebral Palsy
800USA5UCP (800-8725827)
national@ucp.orgwww.ucp.org
 

Multiple Sclerosis

National Multiple SclerosisSociety/Southern CaliforniaChapter
800FIGHTMS (800-3444867)
 

Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular Dystrophy Association
800-572-1717www.mda.org
 

Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

United Spinal Association
www.spinalcord.org
 

Stroke

Stroke Association ofSouthern California
3105751699
Free education and tools for patients and caregivers
www.strokesocal.org
 

American Brain Tumor Association
8008862282
www.abta.org

Comments (3)

  • Zulema Moore Reply

    Hello,

    I am a social worker at KP Fontana. Was wondering if you can sent me flyers or a PDF file regarding the PossAbilities Stroke/Brain Injury support group.

    May 7, 2018 at 9:24 pm
  • Hector Magana Reply

    Any support groups for Down Syndrome. Please let me know. Thanks

    September 6, 2019 at 5:11 am
  • Glenis Ulloa Reply

    I’m looking for a Spanish spina bifida support group for a 21 year old and her mother.
    Please send me any information you may have.
    Thank you.
    Glenis Ulloa

    October 10, 2019 at 12:39 am

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