American Liver Foundation Greater Los Angeles Division is proud to partner with local physicians, hospitals and medical centers and to provide support group information to our liver community. We thank our partners for their continued efforts in helping liver patients, their families and care givers. Below is the most current list of support groups in Greater Los Angeles area including Orange County.
The Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Transplant Center offers a multi-organ transplant support group for patients and caregivers. It is mostly attended by liver transplant patients. The group meets on the first Thursday of the month from 12-1:30pm on the third floor of the Comprehensive Transplant Center, 8900 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048. For registration or more information please call: 310-423-2641
UCLA holds support group meetings for Liver/Intestinal Transplant patients. It is open to pre- and post-transplant patients. Meetings are held every Wednesday from 12-1:30pm at the 200 Medical Plaza Suite 206. Refreshments are served. For registration or more information please call: 310-267-9766
Children Hospital of Los Angeles
Biliary atresia day at Children Hospital of Los Angeles on Saturday, October 6th from 10 am to 3 pm. Registration is required.
Children Hospital address: 4650 Sunset Blvd., MS #100, Los Angeles, CA 90027
St. Vincent Medical Center
St. Vincent will hold Support Groups on the following dates:
July 11, September 12 and November 14th. All meetings will be at 6:00 pm in Conference Room D at: 2131 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90057
Torrance Memorial Medical Center
Hunt Cancer Institute- Cancer Resource Center at Torrance Memorial Medical Center will hold the following events:
“Advances in Liver Cancer” will be held on June 30, 2018 from 8:30 am to 12:00 noon at Torrance Memorial Medical Center Hoffman Health Conference Center at: 3330 Lomita Blvd., Torrance, CA 90505.
The event will offer free Hepatitis B and C screening and lecture by a panel of cancer specialists from Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai, who will address the latest research and advances in treatment of liver cancer, as well as risk factors associated with Hep B and Hep C.
Free brunch and Lecture. For Registration, please call: 310-517-4711.
“Integrative Oncology.” South Bay Survivorship Consortium Cancer Survivorship program on August 8, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at: Torrance Memorial Medical Center – Hoffman health Conference Center. Speakers are: Stephen Lottenberg, MD, PsyD and Dianne Stasso, RD.
For registration, please call 310-517-4711
“Newly Diagnosed Cancer Support Group.” These series of meetings will begin in August 2018. Support group will be held every 3rd Friday of the Month from 10:00 to 11:30 am. Location will vary every month.
Please call to confirm: 310-517-7077
St. Joseph Hospital
St. Joseph will hold patient support group meeting on the following dates: April 10, July 10, October 9 from 6 to 7:30 pm at the following address:
Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment at St. Joseph Hospital, First Floor. 1000 W. La Veta, Orange, CA 92868. Registration is required. Please call 714-734-6295.
Facilitator: Dave Sanders, PA-C Navigator
Liver Disease Support Group at UC Irvine Health
This support group is designed to enhance communication among patients, their families/caregivers and UC Irvine liver specialists by face to face meeting and open discussions. UCI goal is to provide education on liver diseases, support and quality of care to patients and families.
Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2018. Topic: Liver Health and Common Liver Diseases
Wednesday, December 12, 2018. Topic: How to work with your liver specialist and keep your liver healthy
Location for all meetings is: UCI Medical Center, H.H. Chao Comprehensive Digestive Disease Center. 101 The City Drive, Orange, CA 92868. Building 22C, CDDC, First floor, 1502-B Classroom
Please register one week before meeting date. Park in UC Irvine Medical Center main parking structure and bring your ticket for validation. Refreshment will be provided.
Registration and more information, please call: 714-456-7642
American Liver Foundation Support, Arcadia:
ELA/ Arcadia Methodist Hospital Support Group. Location: 300 West Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007. Classroom Number 4. All meetings are from 5 pm to 6:30 pm.
2018 ELA/ Arcadia Support group meetings are held on Tuesdays on the following dates:
January 23, 2018, February 27, March 27, April 24, May 22, June 26, July 24, August 28, September 25, October 23, November 27, December 18. Facilitator: Holly Heller, MS. For more information please email Holly at: or text her at: 818-203-2085.
American Liver Foundation support group, Northridge:
These support group meetings are held on the following Wednesdays at: Northridge Hospital. 18300 Roscoe Blvd., Reseda, CA 91325. Room number will be posted at the Hospital lobby prior to each meeting. All meetings are held from 6:30 to 8 pm.
2018 Support Group at Northridge Hospital are held on Wednesdays on the following dates:
January 24, 2018, February 28, March 28, April 25, May 23, June 27, July 25, August 29, September 26, October 24, November 28 December 19 (Please note December 19th is the 3rd Wednesday). Facilitator: Holly Heller, MS. For more information please email Holly at: or text her at: 818-203-2085.
Loma Linda University:
English meetings: Loma Linda University holds it Liver Support Group every first Friday of the month from 12-1:30 at the Transplant Institute. Loma Linda University Health. 25865 Barton Road, Suite 101
Loma Linda, California 92354.
These meetings are for patients and caregivers. There is the option to have a caregiver Support Group which breaks away when requested from caregivers in the group.
Spanish Meetings: Loma Linda University also offers support groups in Spanish on every first Wednesday of the month, from 5-6:30 pm. Facilitator is: Cynthia Ludi, LCSW