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    Social Services and Support Groups Directory

    Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) provides an easy-access link to 2-1-1 online systems as part of our commitment to the community. The 2-1-1 link will assist you in locating social services and community resources including medical services, financial assistance, care for aging parents, family services, legal and many other forms of support.

    Local Bay Area 2-1-1 Systems

    Dial 2-1-1 in your local area to get help or visit your county's Web site to search for resources. Links to county sites are below (currently, there is no site for patients in Santa Cruz County. Phone numbers are toll free numbers for those calling out of the area.

    Alameda County
    888-886-9660
    For those in Fremont, see also Family Resource Center (FRC)

    Contra Costa county
    800-830-5380

    Santa Clara County
    866-896-3587

    San Mateo County
    800-273-6222

    PAMF Support Group Directory

    Category List

    Community Support Groups

    ADHD: CHADD of Northern California, Silicon Valley Chapter

    Check web site or call (888) 759-9758
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    Aging: Aging and Adult Services, San Mateo County

    Information and Referral Services for San Mateo County. Check web site or call (650) 363-4000 or
    (800) 675-8437.
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    Aging: Santa Clara County on Aging Network of Care

    List of Support groups serving Santa Clara County
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    Alcohol/Drug Groups: Al-Anon/Alateen

    Fremont Tri-City Area. For families and friends of alcoholics. Find a local group meeting on their Web site.
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    Alcohol/Drug Groups: CODA, Co-dependency groups

    Check website for local groups - co-dependency - or call: (888) 444-2359; (888) 444-2379 (Spanish)
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    Alcohol/Drug Groups: Mills-Peninsula, AA and Al-Anon

    Call (800) 654-9966 for information on meetings
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    Alcohol/Drug Groups: Women's Recovery Association

    Groups for women, children, codependency (650) 348-6603
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    Alcohol/Drug: AA, Parents of AL-ANON, at Trinity Church in Menlo Park

    Located at Trinity Church in Menlo Park. Call (650) 326-2083 or visit web site. Hold AA, Mens recovery, Parents of AL-ANON meetings.
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    Alcohol/Substance Groups: Alcoholics Anonymous

    Find a meeting in the East Bay Area on their Web site. 24/hour helpline (510) 839-8900.
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    ALS: ALS Association

    ALS/Lou Gehrig's Disease resources. Check website for local support groups or call (800) 782-4747
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    ALS: ALS Association Greater Bay Area Chapter

    Check web site for dates and information or call (415) 904-2572.
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    Alzheimer's Support Group for Caregivers, Fremont Tri-City Area

    Washington Hospital call (800) 963-7070 for information
    Newark Senior Center call (510) 742-1012 for information

    Alzheimer's: Alzheimer's Association (Northern California), Support Groups

    Check website for local groups or call:
    National: (800) 660-1993
    Northern California: (800) 272-3900
    Local office: (650) 962-8111
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    Alzheimer's: Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group through Stanford

    Located at the VA Hospital in Palo Alto. Offers caregiver group and Mild cognitive impairment group. Check web site or call (650) 493-5000 ext. 66121 for information.

    Alzheimer's: Caregivers Support Group at Avenidas

    Call (650) 289-5400 for information.
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    Alzheimer's: for Caregivers at El Camino Hospital

    Check website or call (800) 216-5556
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    Anxiety Disorders: Anxiety Disorders Association of America

    Web site provides information on support groups in your area. Local number: (408) 559-9088.
    Women's Anxiety Support group: (408) 920-1992
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    Anxiety Disorders: County Resources and Support Groups

    Santa Clara County: (408) 885-6100
    San Mateo County: (650) 573-2662

    Anxiety Disorders: NAMI San Mateo County

    National Alliance on Mental Illness. Call (650) 683-0800
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    Anxiety Disorders: NAMI Santa Clara County

    Check web site or call (408) 453-0400 for information.
    Alternate Number: (408) 583-0001.
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    Anxiety: PAMF's Managing Anxiety and Stress Group

    Offers therapy group, fee involved. Check web site or call (650) 853-4726 for information.
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    Aphasia Group: Mills-Peninsula Health Care System

    Check website or call (650) 696-4883 for information.
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    Arthritis Group: Mills-Peninsula Health Care System

    Check website for meeting or call (800) 654-9966.
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    Arthritis: Arthritis Foundation

    Check website for local groups or call (800) 464-6240
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    Autism/Asperger's: Autism Society of America

    National Number: (800) 328-8476.
    Local Chapter is the San Francisco Bay Area Autism Society: (650) 637-7772
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    Autism/Asperger's: Children's Health Council

    Offers parent support groups. Check website or call (650) 326-5530
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    Autism/Asperger's: PARCA (Parents of Children with Autism)

    Check web site or call (650) 312-0730 for information on support for parents of children with autism.
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    Autism/Asperger's: Parents Helping Parents

    Check web site or call (408) 727-5775. Parent and sibling groups and have Spanish resources.
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    Better Breathers Club - California Club Listings

    Sponsored by the American Lung Association. Better Breathers Clubs offer the opportunity to learn ways to better cope with COPD while getting the support of others who share in your struggles. These support groups give you the tools you need to live the best quality of life you can.
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    Better Breathers Group: at Avenidas

    Sponsored by Breathe California. Call (650) 289-5400 or visit web site for information.
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    Brain Tumor: Acoustic Neuroma Association

    Check website or call (877) 200-8211
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    Brain Tumor: Children's Tumor Foundation (Neurofibromatosis)

    Check website or call (800) 323-7938 for information
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    Brain Tumor: National Brain Tumor Society

    Check web site or call (800) 934-2873 or (415) 834-9970
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    Breastfeeding: El Camino Hospital

    Check web site or call (650) 940-7000 or (800) 216-5556.
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    Breastfeeding: Good Samaritan Hospital

    Check web site or call (408) 559-2229
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    Breastfeeding: La Leche League

    Check web site for listing of local meetings
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    Breastfeeding: Mills-Peninsula Health Care System

    Check website or call (800) 654-9966 for information
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    Breastfeeding: Nursing Mothers Counsel

    Check web site or call:
    Santa Cruz Area: (831) 688-3954
    San Francisco Bay Area: (650) 327-6455
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    Breastfeeding: The Lactation Education Center, Sequoia Hospital

    Call (650) 367-5597 for information
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    Cancer Complementary Therapies: Palo Alto Medical Foundation

    Healing Imagery, CARE Support groups, Exercise for Energy & nutritional classes for cancer patients
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    Cancer Support Group, General - Palo Alto Medical Foundation

    Check web site or call (650) 853-2960 for information.
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    Cancer Support Groups, General: American Cancer Society

    Check the website or call for information:
    National office: (800) 227-2345
    Santa Clara Office: (408) 871-1062
    San Mateo Office: (650) 508-8186
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    Cancer Support Groups, General: Cancer Support Community

    National Organization with local sites in Walnut Creek. Check web site or call (925) 933-0107.
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    Cancer Support Groups, General: CANCERCARE

    Telephone and online support. Call (800) 813-4673
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    Cancer Support Groups, General: Center for Living with Dying (Bill Wilson Center)

    Check web site or call (408) 553-6950 or (408) 243-0222 for information.
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    Cancer Support Groups, General: Children's Hospice International

    Check web site or call for information: (800) 242-4453
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    Cancer Support Groups, General: El Camino Hospital

    Check website or call (800) 216-5556 for information
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    Cancer Support Groups, General: KARA

    Check website or call (650) 321-5272 for information
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    Cancer Support Groups, General: National Asian Women's Health Organization (NAWHO) -

    Call (415) 989-9747 for information

    Cancer Support Groups, General: Stanford Hospital and Clinics Cancer Center

    Check web site or call (650) 725-9456 for information.
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    Cancer Support Groups, General: Washington Hospital, Fremont

    Check web site or call (800) 963-7070
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    Cancer, Bladder: Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN)

    Check web site or call (888) 901-2226 or (301) 215-9099.
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    Cancer, Blood and Marrow Transplant: Stanford Hospital and Clinics

    Check web site or call (650) 725-9456
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    Cancer, Breast: Breast Cancer Connections

    Check web site or call (650) 326-6686
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    Cancer, Breast: El Camino Hospital

    Check web site or call (800) 216-5556 for information.
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    Cancer, Breast: Stanford Cancer Center

    Check web site or call (650) 725-9456
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    Cancer, Breast: Vida con Esperanza (Union City)

    Latina women coping with breast cancer. Meets Thursdays, 5-7 pm, Centro de Servicios, 525 H St., Union City. (510) 471-5880. Mujeres de Latina que hacen frente al cáncer de los breats. Vida Con Esperanza-Latina breast cancer support group and education Reuniones jueves, 5-7 P.M., Centro de Servicios, St. de 525 H, Union City.

    Cancer, Breast: Washington Hospital

    Check web site or call (510) 608-1356 for information
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    Cancer, Colorectal: Stanford Cancer Center

    Check web site or call (650) 725-9457
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    Cancer, Gynecologic: National Ovarian Cancer Coalition

    Check website or call (888) 682-7426
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    Cancer, Gynecological Cancer: Stanford Cancer Center

    Check web site or call (650) 725-0562
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    Cancer, Head and Neck: Stanford Cancer Center

    Check web site or call (650) 223-1422
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    Cancer, Head and Neck: Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer (SPOHNC)

    Check website or call (800) 377-0928
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    Cancer, Kidney: Kidney Cancer Association

    Provides online resources. Check web site or call (800) 850-9132
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    Cancer, Leukemia & Lymphoma: Lymphoma Research Foundation

    Check website or call (800) 500-9976
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    Cancer, Leukemia & Lymphoma: Stanford Cancer Center

    Check web site or call (650) 725-9481 to register.
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    Cancer, Leukemia and Lymphoma: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

    Check website or call (800) 955-4572 (National)
    SF/Peninsula (415) 625-1100
    Silicon Valley & Monterey Bay Area: (408) 490-2666
    Los Gatos: (408) 626-7331
    Palo Alto: (650) 725-0744
    Stanford: (650) 725-7055.
    For a Spanish speaking Group in San Jose call (408) 280-0811
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    Cancer, Local: Chinese, Donaldina Cameron House, San Francisco

    Check web site or call for information. (415) 781-0401
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    Cancer, Lung: Stanford Cancer Center

    Check web site or call (650) 725-9456 for information.
    Stanford Medicine: Lung Cancer Support Group Opens new window

    Cancer, Multiple Myeloma: Bay Area Multiple Myeloma Support Group

    See web site for local listings
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    Cancer, Multiple Myeloma: Stanford Cancer Center

    Check web site or call (650) 725-9456 for information
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    Cancer, Pancreatic: National Pancreas Foundation

    Call (866) 726-2737.
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    Cancer, Pancreatic: The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Research

    Offers information and referrals. Check web site or call (866) 789-1000 or (510) 803-2304
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    Cancer, Prostate - Man to Man offered by Prostate Cancer Support Group & American Cancer Society

    Held in San Jose. Offers group support and one-on-one visitation. Spouses are welcome to attend support group. Support group is co-sponsored by the American Cancer Society and the San Jose Prostate Cancer Support Group. Check web site of call (408) 871-1062 or (800) 227-2345
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    Cancer, Prostate: El Camino Hospital

    Check web site or call (800) 216-5556
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    Cancer, Prostate: Mills-Peninsula Health Care System

    Check website or call (800) 654-9966
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    Cancer, Prostate: Prostate Cancer Support Group, held at VA Palo Alto

    Group for patients and families. Call (650) 852-3223 for information.

    Cancer, Thyroid: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc.

    Check website, or call (877) 588-7904
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    Cancer: General- Latinas Contra Cancer

    Check web site or call (408) 280-0811 for information and support.
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    CancerCare

    For information check website or call (800) 813-4673
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    CarbDM

    Resources for families with type 1 diabetes
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    Caregiver: Avenidas

    Check website, or call (650) 289-5438 or (650) 289-5433.
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    Caregiver: Day Break Respite and Caregiver Support Services

    Through Catholic Charities in Santa Clara County. For Respite call (408) 270-4900 or visit web site for information. For Caregiver Support Services call (408) 468-0100. For program for Asian Seniors call (408) 530-8734.
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    Caregiver: Del Mar Caregiver Resource Center

    Check web site or call for information. For Santa Cruz call (831) 459-6639; for Monterey County call (831) 424-4359.
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    Caregiver: El Camino Hospital

    Check web site or call 1-800-216-5556
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    Caregiver: Family Caregiver Alliance

    Check website or call 1-800-445-8106 or 415-434-3388
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    Caregiver: Mills Peninsula Health Services

    Check web site or call 800-654-9966
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    Caregiver: National Family Caregiver Support Program

    Department of Health & Human Services, Administration on Aging. Offers information and resources. Check website or call Local Office at (415) 437-8780
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    Caregiver: Older Adult and Family Center

    A joint program through the VA and Stanford for those caring for individuals with memory loss. Call (650) 721-1024 or (800) 943-4333 for information.
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    Celiac: Celiac Community Foundation of Northern CA

    Check web site for information on groups.
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    Celiac: Celiac Disease Foundation

    Check web site for information on local groups and contact numbers. Stanford: 650-625-1708 (evenings) Santa Cruz: 831-423-6904
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    Cerebral Palsy: United Cerebral Palsy Association

    Check web site or call 1-800-872-5827 (national) for information. Local: 510-832-7430, ext. 4.
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    Children's Services/Parent Support: Children's Health Council

    Parent support groups, therapy groups. Check web site, or call 650-326-5330 or (866) 242-6789 for information and services available.
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    Children's Services: Abilities United

    Formerly CAR. Programs for developmentally disabled children and adults. Check web site or call for information. 650-494-0550.
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    Children's Services: Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Bay Area

    Check web site or call (415) 503-4050 for information.
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    Children's Services: Friends of Children with Special Needs

    FCSN serves individuals with special needs and their families with comprehensive programs and support groups. Check web site or call 510-739-6900.
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    Children's Services: Jewish Family & Children's Services, Parents Place

    Check web site or call 650-688-3040 for Palo Alto, 650-931-1840 for San Mateo.
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    Children's Services: Touchstone/Parents Helping Parents

    Serves children and families of children with special needs. Check website or call 408-727-5775 for information.
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    Children's Services: VIA Rehabilitation Services

    Serves individuals with disabilities and special needs. Check website or call 408 243-7861 for information.
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    COPD Support Group, Fremont Tri-Cities Area

    This monthly support group is open to the community. First hour includes a presentation on a scheduled topic. Second hour involves group sharing and problem solving. ~ Location: Kaiser Fremont Medical Center (510) 248-3455

    Crohns Disease/Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America

    Check web site or call for information: National: 1-800-932-2423 San Francisco: 415-356-2232 or 1-800-241-0758
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    Cystic Fibrosis: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

    Check website or call for information. National: 800-344-4823 Northern California: 415-989-6500 Sout Bay: 408-723-3525
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    Cystic Fibrosis: Cystic Fibrosis Research Institute (CFRI)

    Check website or call 650-404-9975 for information.
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    Deaf Seniors Group

    Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 10:30-3, Fremont Senior Center, 40086 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont.

    Depression: Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

    Group meets at VA Palo Alto. Check web site or call 650-326-6313 for information.
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    Depression: National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), San Mateo County

    See web site for information on local support groups. Call 650-638-0800 for information.
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    Depression: National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Santa Clara County

    Check web site for information on support groups. Or call 408-453-0400 or 408-583-0001.
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    Depression: Phoenix North County Self Help Center

    Sponsored by Santa Clara County's Mental Health Administration Consumer Affairs. Offers multiple groups and programs. Call 650-462-2811 for information.

    Diabetes Classes & Events: Palo Alto Medical Foundation

    The diabetes program at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) includes comprehensive counseling and education for people with type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes.
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    Diabetes, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

    Visit web site or call 415-977-0360 for resources on local groups.
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    Diabetes: American Diabetes Association

    Offers educational information and resources. Check web site or call (800) 342-2383.
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    Diabetes: Community Health Partnership, Community Diabetes Project

    Community Diabetes Project - programs and information including Latinos Living with Diabetes/Fiestabetes (monolingual Spanish speaking support group). Call for information on current programs-408-556-6605
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    Diabetes: El Camino Hospital

    Check website or contact 1-800-216-5556 for information.
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    Diabetes: Mills Peninsula Health Care System

    Check website or call 1-800-654-9966 for information.
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    Domestic Violence: CORA (Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse)

    Check website or call 1-800-300-1080 or 650- 652-0800 (24 hour hotline).
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    Domestic Violence: Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence

    Check web site or call (408) 501-7546 for information.
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    Domestic Violence: SAVE (Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments)

    Check website or call 510-794-6055.
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    Domestic Violence: Support Network

    Call 1-800-572-2782 (crisis line).

    Drug Abuse: Palo Alto Medical Foundation

    For people with questions about their own or a loved one's alcohol/drug abuse. For information check web site or call 650-853-2904.
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    Eating Disorders: Eating Disorder Resource Center

    Check web site or call (408) 559-5593 for information and support group listing. Web site lists groups located around the Bay Area, free and fee-based.
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    Eating Disorders: Overeaters Anonymous

    Check web site for information on local support groups or call 505-891-2664.
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    Epilepsy: El Camino Hospital

    Check website or call 1-800-216-5556 for information.
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    Epilepsy: Epilepsy Foundation of Northern California

    Check website or call for information. National: 800-322-1000 Local: 415-677-4011
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    Family Resource Center (FRC) - Fremont

    The Family Resource Center in Fremont has over 25 State, County, City and non-profit agencies providing a variety of integrated services. Services include: "Adult and youth employment "Cash aid "Child care information and referral "Counseling "Public health and mental health services "Housing information "Parent support services "Educational programs And much more
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    Fibromyalgia: Mills Peninsula Health Care System

    Check website or call 1-800-654-9966 for information.
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    Fibromyalgia: National Fibromyalgia Association

    Check website or call for information. San Francisco: 415-661-3807
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    Fremont Senior Care Services

    Senior Help Line: 510-574-2041
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    FUN (Fremont, Union City, Newark) Mothers' Club

    A social and support group for moms with children ages 0-5 in Fremont, Union City, and Newark. General meetings monthly featuring social activities or guest speakers. Call for meeting schedule and location. Nursing infants welcome at these meetings. Grou
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    Gamblers Anonymous, Northern California

    Find a local group meeting on their web site. Northern California Hotline Number: (800) 222-5422
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    Grief/Bereavement/Loss: Center for Living with Dying (Bill Wilson Center)

    Check web site or call 408-243-0222 for information
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    Grief/Bereavement/Loss: Corstone (formerly Center for Attitudinal Healing)

    Group for young people losing their parents. Check web site or call 415-331-6161 for information
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    Grief/Bereavement/Loss: HAND (Helping After Neonatal Death)

    Check web site or call for information. National: 800-908-4263 Local: 650-367-6993 24-hour hotline: 888-220-7575 or 650-579-0350
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    Grief/Bereavement/Loss: Hospice of the Valley

    Check web site or call 408-559-5600 for information.
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    Grief/Bereavement/Loss: KARA

    Check web site or call 650-321-5272 for information and listing of groups.
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    Grief/Bereavement/Loss: Mills Peninsula Heath Care System

    Check website or call 1-800-654-9966 or 650-696-5600
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    Grief/Bereavement/Loss: Mission Hospice, San Mateo

    Check website or call 650-544-1000 for information
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    Grief/Bereavement/Loss: Pathways Home Health and Hospice

    Check website or call 888-755-7855 or 650-948-4252 for information on support groups.
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    Grief/Bereavement/Loss: Sutter Care at Home (formerly Sutter VNA and Hospice)

    Check website or call: San Mateo Office - for Adults call (650) 685-2821; for Youth call (650) 685-2806 Concord Office - (925) 363-4126.
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    Headache: National Headache Foundation

    Check website or call 888-643-5552 for information
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    Hearing Loss: Hearing Loss Association of America

    Check web site or call for information: Peninsula Chapter: 650-365-4868 or 650-867-5256 Silicon Valley Chapter: 408-923-9205 East Bay: 510-473-7905
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    Heart: American Heart Association

    For information check website or call: National: 800-242-8721 Santa Clara County: 408-977-4950 San Mateo County: 650-259-6700 East Bay: 510-903-4050
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    Heart: El Camino Hospital Heart to Heart

    Check website or call 800-216-5556 for information
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    Heart: Living with Congestive Heart Failure, Sequoia Hospital

    Call 650-367-5998 for information.
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    Heart: Mended Hearts

    Check website or call: National: 888-432-7899 Santa Clara County: 650-941-1737 San Mateo County: 888-432-7899
    www.mendedhearts.org Opens new window

    Heart: Mills Peninsula Health Care System

    Check website or call 800-654-9966 for information.
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    HelpSCC

    Database directory of social and health services in Santa Clara County. Office phone #" 408-345-4532
    www.helpscc.org Opens new window

    Hepatitis, American Liver Foundation, Northern California Chapter

    Check website or call 800-465-4837 San Francisco: 415-248-1060
    www.liverfoundation.org Opens new window

    Hepatitis: Stanford Hospital and Clinics

    Check website or call 650-498-5426. Support for transplantation process, information and resources.
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    Herpes: ASHA Herpes Resource Center

    Check website or call 1-800-783-9877 Local Office: 408-296-1444
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    HIV/AIDS: AIDS Program, San Mateo County

    Check website or call 650-573-2346 or 650-573-2385 for information.
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    HIV/AIDS: Billy DeFrank LGBT Community Center

    Provides information, referrals, counseling and support groups. Check website or call 408-293-3040
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    HIV/AIDS: CDC Information Line

    Check web site or call for information. 800-232-4636 TDD: 888-232-6348
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    HIV/AIDS: Centre for Living with Dying (Bill Wilson Center)

    Check website or call 408-243-0222 for information.
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    HIV/AIDS: Ellipse, Peninsula AIDS Services

    Call 650-572-9702 for information
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    HIV/AIDS: Neil A Christie Living Center

    Check web site or call 408-961-9850
    www.healthtrust.org Opens new window

    HIV/AIDS: Santa Clara County AIDS Project

    Call 408-792-5030 for information.
    www.sccgov.org Opens new window

    Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: El Camino Hospital

    Check web site or call 1-800-216-5556 for information.
    www.elcamino.org Opens new window

    Insulin Pump: Mills Peninsula Health Care System

    Check web site or call 650-696-4913 or 800-654-9966 for information.
    www.mills-peninsula.org Opens new window

    Kidney Disease: American Association of Kidney Patients

    Check web site or call 800-749-2257
    www.aakp.org Opens new window

    Kidney Disease: National Kidney Foundation

    Check web site or call . Provides information and resources. National: 1-800-622-9010 Local Chapter: 415-543-3303 (SF)
    www.kidney.org Opens new window

    Lupus: Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.

    Northern California Chapter: check web site or call 1-877-225-8787 National: check web site or call (800) 588-0121
    www.lupus.org Opens new window

    Lyme Disease: El Camino Hospital

    Check website or call 1-800-216-5556 for information.
    Lyme Disease: El Camino Hospital Website Opens new window

    Mental Health: Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

    Visit web site or call for information, 650-326-6313
    www.dbsapaloalto.org Opens new window

    Mental Health: National Alliance of Mental Illness, San Mateo County

    Check web site for information on local support groups or call 650-638-0800.
    www.namisanmateo.org Opens new window

    Mental Health: National Alliance on Mental Illness, Santa Clara County

    See web site or call (408) 453-0400 for information on local support groups.
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    Mental Health: Network of Care, San Mateo County

    Serves San Mateo County. Provides information about mental health services, laws, and related news, as well as communication tools, support and other features. Check web site for more information.
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    Mental Health: Network of Care, Santa Clara County

    Serves Santa Clara County. Provides information about mental health services, laws, and related news, as well as communication tools and other features.
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    Mental Health: Palo Alto Medical Foundation

    Offer a variety of therapy groups, fee involved. Check web site or call 650-853-4726.
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    Mental Health: Phoenix North County Self Help Center

    Sponsored by Santa Clara County Mental Health Administration Consumer Affairs. Call 650-462-2811 for information.

    Mind Over Mood: Overcoming Depression and Anxiety

    Treatment Group - Check website or call 650-853-4726
    www.pamf.org Opens new window

    Mothers of Twins/Triplets/Multiples: Coastside Mothers of Twins Club

    Check web site or call 800-654-9966 for information.
    www.coastsidemothersclub.org Opens new window

    Mothers of Twins/Triplets/Multiples: Mid-Peninsula Parents of Multiples

    Check web site or call for information. 650-599-2022
    www.mppom.org Opens new window

    Mothers of Twins/Triplets/Multiples: NOMOTC (National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs)

    Check web site for information. National: 248-231-4480 Local: Gemini Crickets Parents of Multiples - (408) 440-8142
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    Mothers of Twins/Triplets/Multiples: The Triplet Connection

    Check web site for information or call 435-851-1105
    www.tripletconnection.org Opens new window

    Multiple Sclerosis Support Group, Palo Alto Medical Foundation

    Check website or call 650-328-0179 or 650-853-2960 for information.
    www.pamf.org Opens new window

    Multiple Sclerosis: National Multiple Sclerosis Society

    Check web sites for information. Local Chapter is the Northern California Chapter, phone number is (800) 344-4867 or (408) 908-7557
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    Muscular Dystrophy: Muscular Dystrophy Association

    Check website or call: National: 1-800-572-1717 San Francisco: 415-673-7500 San Jose: 408-423-9345
    www.mda.org Opens new window

    Narcotics Anonymous, Alameda County

    Find a local meeting on their Web site.

    Narcotics Anonymous: Mills Peninsula Health Care System

    Check web site or call 650-696-5400 for information.
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    Neonatal Death: HAND, Helping After Neonatal Death

    Check web sites for information.
    www.handonline.org Opens new window

    Network of Care - Seniors

    Internet-based resource for the elderly, veterans and people with disabilities, as well as their caregivers and service providers.
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    Neuropathy: Northern CA Chapter of The Neuropathy Assn. (NCCNA).

    Check website or call (877) 622-6298.
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    New Mothers: Children's Health Council

    Check web site or call 650-326-5530 or 866-242-6789 for information. Hold Mommy Mindfulness groups.
    www.chconline.org Opens new window

    New Mothers: Coastside Mothers Club

    Check website or call 800-654-9966 for information.
    www.coastsidemothersclub.org Opens new window

    New Mothers: El Camino Hospital

    Check web site or call 650-940-7000 or 800-216-5556 for information.
    www.elcaminohospital.org Opens new window

    New Mothers: Las Madres

    Check website or call 1-877-527-6237
    www.lasmadres.org/ Opens new window

    New Mothers: Mid-Peninsula Parents of Multiples

    Check website or call 650-489-4651
    www.mppom.org Opens new window

    New Mothers: Mother and Baby Morning at Lucille Packard Children's Hospital

    Check web site or call 650-497-8000 for information. Fee involved, nine month program.
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    New Mothers: NOMOTC (National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs)

    Check website for information. Or call 248-231-4480
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    New Mothers: O'Connor Hospital

    Check website or call 800-220-0182 for information.
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    New Parent: Sequoia Hospital

    Check web site or call 650-367-5998 for information.
    www.sequoiahospital.org Opens new window

    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

    Check web site for information on support groups or call: Santa Clara County: 408-453-0400 San Mateo County: 650-638-0800
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    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation

    Check web site or call 617-973-5801 for information and listing of support groups.
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    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Palo Alto Medical Foundation

    Check web site or call 650-853-4726 for information.
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    Osteoporosis: Mills Peninsula Health Care System

    Check website or call 650-696-5400 for information
    www.mills-peninsula.org Opens new window

    Osteoporosis: National Osteoporosis Foundation

    Check web site or call for information on nearest support group: National: 1-800-231-4222 Local: 650-363-5206
    www.nof.org Opens new window

    Ostomy: Mills Peninsula Health Care System

    Call 650-696-5400 or 1-800-654-9966 or 650-696-5400 for information.
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    Ostomy: Silicon Valley Ostomy Support Group

    Check website or call 408-532-0440. Affiliated with United Ostomy Associations of America
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    Overeater's Anonymous - East Bay Unity Group

    Serving Contra Costa & Northern Alameda Counties, this support group is a Fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength, and hope, are recovering from compulsive overeating.

    Pain: American Chronic Pain Association

    Call 800-533-3231 for information. Located in Oakland, they hold an East Bay Chronic Pain Group at Rockridge Public Library.
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    Pain: American Council for Headache Education

    Check web site or call 856-423-0043 for information.
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    Pain: American Pain Foundation

    Check web site or call 1-888-615-7246. Provides information and resources.
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    Pain: For those In Pain

    Group held at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City. Check web site or call 650-367-5998 for information.
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    Pain: National Headache Foundation

    Check web site or call 888-643-5552 for information.
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    Parent Groups: 4C's-community Child Care Council of Santa Clara County, Inc.

    Provides information and resources in the community. Visit web site or call (408) 487-0747.
    www.4c.org Opens new window

    Parent Groups: Children's Health Council

    Check web site or call 650-326-5530.
    www.chconline.org Opens new window

    Parent Groups: El Camino Hospital

    Check web site or call 650-940-7000 for information.
    www.elcaminohospital.org Opens new window

    Parent Groups: Jewish Family and Children's Services, Parents Place

    Check web site or call 650-688-3040 (Palo Alto) or 650-931-1840 ( San Mateo).
    www.parentsplaceonline.org Opens new window

    Parent Groups: Parents Helping Parents (PHP)

    Check web site or call 408-727-5775. Offers a variety of support groups.
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    Parent Groups: Parents' Club of Palo Alto and Menlo Park

    Check website for information.
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    Parent Groups: PFLAG (Parents of Lesbians and Gays)

    Check web site, or call: 415-921-8850 (San Francisco) or 408-736-1022(San Jose/Peninsula) 202-467-8180 (National)
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    Parkinson's: Atypical Parkinsonism Support Group (San Mateo)

    Call 650-814-0848 for information. Meeting for caregivers, call for schedule.

    Parkinson's: Avenidas Senior Center

    Check web site or call 650-289-5436 for information.
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    Parkinson's: Parkinson's Patient Support Groups, Inc.

    Offers comprehensive listing of local support groups. Check web site for local groups and contact information. Stanford: Young Onset Group: 408-257-5152 or 650-724-6090 Sunnyvale: 408-733-5648 Los Altos: Young Parkinson's support group: 408-738-2505 Redwood City: Young Parkinson's Support group: 650-367-5998 Main number: 408-542-5610
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    Parkinsons: American Parkinson's Disease Association, Inc.

    Check web site or call 1-800-223-2732 for information and resources. Local chapter APDA at Stanford: 1-866-250-2414
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    Post-Partum Mood And Anxiety: Post-Partum Support International (PSI)

    Check website or call 1-800-944-4773 (Depression hotline) Web site offers online information and support as well as contact information for support groups.
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    Post-Partum: Bay Area Mothers Groups

    Check website or call 510-868-2617 for information on resources.
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    Post-partum: El Camino Hospital - Maternal Outreach Services

    Check web site or call 650-988-7841 for information. Offers a Maternal Outreach Mood Services group program, therapy group for mothers.
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    Post-Partum: Parents Place

    Check website or call: 650-688-3040 (Palo Alto)
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    Progressive Supranuclear Palsy and Atypical Parkinson's: Cure PSP-Society for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

    Check web site or call National organization at 1-800-457-4777 for meeting locations. A local group meets in San Mateo, call 650-814-0848 for information. Local groups are for caregivers.
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    Repetitive Strain: Mills Peninsula Health Care System

    Call 1-800-696-4562 for information.
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    Restless Leg Syndrome: Stanford Sleep Disorder Clinic

    Check web site or call 650-723-6601. A.W.A.K.E. group focuses on sleep apnea but have presentations on Restless Leg Syndrome as schedule permits.
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    Restless Leg: Restless Leg Syndrome Foundation

    Check website or call: 510-744-6726 (Oakland Group), 415-459-1609 (Marin Group)
    www.rls.org Opens new window

    San Mateo County Network of Care

    Listing of support groups. Or call 415-458-5900..
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    Scleroderma: Bay Area Scleroderma Support Group

    Check web site for information
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    Scleroderma: Scleroderma Foundation

    Check web site or call: 800-722-4673 (National); 916-832-1102 (Northern California);
    www.scleroderma.org Opens new window

    Seizure: El Camino Hospital

    Check web site or call 1-800-216-5556
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    SIDS Alliance of Northern California

    Check the website for referrals to Northern California Support Groups. email: info@sidsnc.org
    www.sidsnc.org Opens new window

    SIDS: California SIDS Program

    Check website or call 1-800-369-7437 or 916-851-7437
    www.californiasids.com Opens new window

    SIDS: FirstCandle (formerly SIDS Alliance)

    Check web site or call 1-800-221-7437
    www.sidsalliance.org Opens new window

    SIDS: National Sudden Infant Death Resource Center

    Check web site for information and resources or call 1-866-866-7437.
    www.sidscenter.org Opens new window

    SIDS: The Compassionate Friends

    Check web site or call 1-877-969-0010 (National)
    www.compassionatefriends.org Opens new window

    Sleep Apnea, A.W.A.K.E, East Bay

    Group held at Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Fremont. Call 510-505-9228 for information.

    Sleep Apnea: A.W.A.K.E groups held at Palo Alto Medical Foundation

    Groups held at the Mountain View and Fremont locations. Check web site or call 650-934-7373 for information.
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    Sleep Apnea: A.W.A.K.E., Sequoia Hospital

    Check web site or call 650-367-5137 for information.
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    Sleep Apnea: Stanford Sleep Clinic, A.W.A.K.E.

    Check website or call 650-723-6601
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    Smoking, Nicotine Anonymous

    Check web site or call: San Francisco/North Bay: 415-995-1938 South Bay: 408-236-2196 East Bay: 510-658-5323
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    Spinal Cord Injury: National Spinal Cord Injury Association

    Check web site or call (800) 962-9629
    www.spinalcord.org Opens new window

    Spinal Cord Injury: Spinal Cord Injury Network, Santa Rosa

    Check web site or call 1-800-548-2673. Provides information, links to research, legislation and resources.
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    Stroke: El Camino Hospital

    Women's therapeutic Group offered by the Pacific Stroke Association. Call 800-216-5556 for information.
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    Stroke: Mills Peninsula Health Care System

    Check web site or call 1-800-654-9966 or 650-696-5400
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    Stroke: Pacific Stroke Association

    Check web site or call 650-565-8485 for local listings of support groups.
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    Transplant Recipient: El Camino Hospital

    Check web site or call 1-800-216-5556
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    Transplant: Stanford Hospital and Clinics

    Check web site or call 650-723-5581 for information.
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    Traumatic Brain Injury Association of California

    Check web site for listing of local support groups. Call 661-872-4903 for information.
    www.biacal.org Opens new window

    Traumatic Brain Injury: Independent Living Resource Center

    Check web site or call 415-543-6222.
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    Traumatic Brain Injury: Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Group, San Jose

    Check web site or call 408-793-6428 for information.
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    Trigeminal Neuralgia: El Camino Hospital

    Check website or call 1-800-216-5556
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    Triplet Connection, The

    Offers information and educational programs. Check website for information.
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    Weight Management/Weight Loss Surgery - Mills Peninsula Health Care

    Check website or call 650-696-4715
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    Weight Management/Weight Loss Surgery: El Camino Hospital

    Check website or call 1-800-216-5556 or 650-988-8415 for information.
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    Weight Management/Weight Loss Surgery: Palo Alto Medical Foundation

    Information sessions and support groups are offered at our Burlingame, Dublin, Fremont, Los Gatos, Palo Alto, Mountain View & Santa Cruz sites. Please see web site for more details. Support groups
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    Weight Managment: Stanford

    Check web site or call 650-736-7102 for information.
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    Women's Group: Deborah's Palm

    Counseling and Peer Support. Check web site or call 650-473-0664
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    Spinal Cord Injury: National Spinal Cord Injury Association

    Check web site or call (800) 962-9629
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