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"Expressions of Courage"
Fresno Youth Support Group (ages 5-17)
FRESNO COUNTY
3rd Tuesday, 5:00-6:30 PM
Room @ St. Mary's Catholic Church
828 O Street, Sanger, CA 93657
Group Facilitator: Ivana Valdovinos
Contact Phone: (559) 285-9140
Contact Email: ivanavaldovinos@yahoo.com

Mountain View Support Group
SANTA CLARA COUNTY

1st Thursday, 7:00pm-9:00pm 
El Camino Hospital Group
YMCA Building, Basement Room K
2400 Grant Rd., Mountain View, CA 94040 (view map)
Group Facilitator: Steve Forbes
Contact Email: mv_epilepsysupprtgroup@yahoo.com

Oakland Children's Young Adult Group (ages 12-18)
ALAMEDA COUNTY

Every other Tuesday 3:30-4:30PM
Oakland Children's Hospital
Cafe Conference Room
747 52nd Street, Oakland, CA
Group Facilitator: Rosalia Macias
Contact Email: romacias@mail.cho.org
Contact Phone: 510-450-5656

Note: This is a therapy session facilitated by a licensed psychologist.
Prior authorizations are required to attend.
 
"Eric's Corner"
ALAMEDA COUNTY
3rd Thursday, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Pleasanton Valley Care
5725 West Los Positas
2nd Floor Room #270
Pleasanton, CA 94588 
Facilitator: Kim
Contact email:kim@ericscorner.org
Contact Phone: 925-734-3315

Sacramento Parents' Support Group
SACRAMENTO COUNTY

1st Friday, 11:30AM-1PM
Sutter Medical Plaza
Conference Room 1625
Stockton Boulevard, Sacramento, CA
Group Facilitator: Beth Ruggles
Contact Email:bethie@surewest.net
Contact Phone: 916-489-1633

Sacramento Adult Support Group
SACRAMENTO COUNTY
Mercy Neurological Institute/Mercy General Hospital
2nd Wednesday, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Greenhouse A conference room
Contact: Angie Woodward
Contact Phone: 916-930-9252

Chinese Living with Epilepsy Support Group (Cantonese and Mandarin)
SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY
4th Friday of every month, 2:00-3:00PM
UCSF Epilepsy Center
400 Parnassus Avenue
8th Floor Conference Room
San Francisco, CA 94143-0138
Facilitators will be Stephanie Chen, RN and Tina Shih, MD
Contact Email: tina.shih@ucsf.edu and Winghang.Tam@ucsfmedctr.org
Contact Phone: 415-353-9851 (W) or 415-353-9173 (T)

San Francisco Support Group for Adults with Epilepsy & Caregivers
SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY

3rd Wednesday, 6:00-8:00 PM
California Pacific Medical Center
2100 Webster Street, Spivey Room 106
San Francisco, 94115
Group Facilitator: Diane Del Chiaro and Aimee Rodriguez
Contact email: d_chiaro@sbcglobal.net and aimee.rodriguez@att.net
Contact Phone: (D) 415-751-1907 and (A) 415-441-1990
*NEW LOCATION*

Young Adult Support Group(under 30 years old)
SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY
1st Saturday 11:00 AM-12:15 PM
UCSF Epilepsy Center 
400 Parnassus Ave.
8th Floor, Room A888, San Francisco, CA 94121
Group Facilitator: Maritza Lopez, RN
Contact e-mail: Maritza.Lopez@ucsfmedctr.org
**To RSVP, please contact Maritza (email below)**

Living with Epilepsy Support Group
SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY

2nd Monday 11 AM - 12:30 PM
SF Veterans Affairs Medical Center Epilepsy Center of Excellence
Building 200, 1st Floor Teak Conference Room 1A-122
SF VA Medical Center
4150 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA 94121

Facilitator: Gilbert Woo, MFT
Contact e-mail:
gilbert.woo@ucsf.edu
Contact Phone: 415-353-8338

FATE Support Group
SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY
(Families/Caregivers of Adolescents/Children Thriving with Epilepsy)
4th Tuesday, 11:30 am-1:00 pm
UCSF Epilepsy Center
400 Parnassus Avenue
8th Floor Conference Room
San Francisco, CA 94143-0138
Facilitator: Gilbert Woo, MFT
Contact e-mail:gilbert.woo@ucsf.edu
Contact Phone: 415-353-8338

Financial District Support Group
SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY

Adults in the Workplace
2nd Thursday 12:00-1:20PM (*Currently ON HOLD*)
TBD
1st Meeting: Cafe Bianco 39 Sutter St.
San Francisco CA
Facilitator: J.D. Wallsten
Contact Email: jim2y.douglas@gmail.com
**NEW GROUP STARTING 2/12/2015**

Teen Epilepsy Support Group (ages 12-18)
SANTA CLARA COUNTY
2450 Samaritan Dr., Suite #2, San Jose, CA 95124
Contact Email: bina6260@gmail.com
Contact Phone: 408-209-6713

Hope For Epilepsy
SUTTER COUNTY

2nd Friday, 5:30PM-7PM
Grace Baptist Church
1980 S. Walton Ave.
Yuba City, CA 95993
Group Facilitator: Annette and Hilary
Contact Phone: (A) 530-315-4045 and (H)530-695-6075
Contact Email: becauseofepilepsy@gmail.com
Click here for more info!

"Ms. Meme and Friends"
CONTRA COSTA COUNTY

(Families, Friends, Supporters, and Individuals with Epilepsy)
4th Thursday, 6:30-8:30
B.O.J. Ministries
510 Garcia Avenue Unit B
Pittsburg, CA 94565
Facilitator: Ms. Phillips
Contact Phone: 925-262-6384
**First Meeting starts March 26, 2015 **

Napa Caregivers Support Group
NAPA COUNTY

Wednesdays TBD
Facilitator: Rima
Contact Email: seiilov.efnc@gmail.com

Sonoma Support for Individuals with Epilepsy (SSIE)
SONOMA COUNTY

Sonoma Support for Indiviuals with Epilepsy (SSIE)
The S.S.I.E. Group will provide a safe, respectful and caring envirnoment to share and explore the various aspects of living with epilepsy.
Co-Faciltators: Beth Samulewicz and Sarah Welty
When: The first Wednesday of every month from 6pm to 7:30pm
Where: Sonoma United Methodist Church (The Fireside Rm.)
           109 Patten St.
           Sonoma, Ca. 95476
Closed meeting: to those ages 16 years and above who have epilepsy
Contact: Beth Samulewicz 707-337-5715
First meeting Wednesday April 1, 2015