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ALF promotes education, advocacy, support services and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease. ALF Northern California provides a wide variety of these services including information and referral, education programs, support groups, exciting fundraising events, and an array of volunteer opportunities.

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California Department of Public Health

Alcohol-Associated Support

Support Groups

Support groups provide a place for individuals affected by a similar condition or circumstance to provide and receive support and share their experiences.

Not all support groups are facilitated by a medical professional. Some support groups are facilitated by 3rd party organizations and individuals in this region.

ALF also has identified virtual online support groups you can take advantage of by visiting this page.


Angels Camp (Serving Amador, Tuolumne and Calaveras Counties)

Sierra Hope Hepatitis Support Group

Angels Camp
1168 Booster Way
Angels Camp, CA 95222

Meets: 2nd and 4th Thursday 6:30-7:30
Phone: 209-736-6792

Contact Sami Rhodes for more information.


Hope for HCV

5800 District Blvd, Suite 200
Bakersfield, CA 93313

Lunch is included.

Meets: Thursdays 12-1:00pm
Phone: 661-615-6000

Contact Debbie McGrath for more information.

Chico (Butte Co/Chico & Oroville)

Support Group & Educational Class

Chico Family Health Center
680 Cohasset Rd
Chico, CA 95928

Meets: 3rd Wednesday of the month, 5p.m. – 7 p.m.
Phone: (530)-342-4395; (530)-879-4719

Contact Bonnie Bruce for more information.


Tri-City Health Center Hepatitis C Support Group

Tri-City Health Center
29814 State Street
Fremont, CA 94538

Lunch is provided and offer support and education.

Meets: Meets every other Friday at noon lunch provided
Phone: 510-456-3522

Contact Tisa Hall for more information.


Living With Hepatitis C

464 Maple Lane
Garberville, CA

Meets: Call for meeting times
Phone: (707) 923-2783 ext. 331

Contact Beth Wells for more information.


Gift of Life Organ Transplant Support Group

Phone: 559-584-7471

Contact Larry Peichoto for more information.


Kaiser Hepatitis C Support Group

Kaiser, Conference Room C-1
27400 Hesperian Blvd.
Hayward, CA

Meets: Third Wednesday of every month, 7-8:30 PM
Phone: 510-784-6695

Contact Karen Forte, RN for more information.


Hepatitis C Support Group

Manteca Valley Community Counseling & Doctors Hospital
1205 E. North St.
Conference Room
Manteca, CA

Meets: First Wednesday of every month, 7-9 PM
Phone: 209-823-2172

Contact Gene & Rose Medford for more information.


Hepatitis C Support Group

F.O.R. Families
5370 Packard Avenue #100
Marysville, CA

Meets: Meets every Thursday, 12 PM
Phone: 530-671-7441

Contact Melinda Borja for more information.


Greater Modesto Liver Disease Support Group

City Mall Building
948 11th Street
Room 20-23
Modesto, CA

Meets: Meets every Thursday, 7 PM
Phone: 209-579-1151

Contact Liz Poulsen for more information.

Nevada City

Hepatitis C Support Group

Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital
155 Glasson Way
Grass Valley, CA 95945

Phone: 530-265-2317

Contact Kathy Thomas for more information.


HEP C Support Group

Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center
3701 Broadway (at MacArthur)
Floor G1
Oakland, CA

You don’t need to be a Kaiser member. No meeting when Kaiser is closed.

Meets: 1st & 3rd Monday, 7-8:00pm
Phone: 510-526-0922

Contact Peggy Moore for more information.

HEPPAC, HCV Support Group

5323 Foothill Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94601

Meets: Meets every other Friday, Noon-2 PM
Phone: 510-434-0307 x30

Contact Donna Hatch for more information.


Hepatitis C Community Class

2800 Lincoln Blvd
Oroville, CA 95966

Meets: 2nd Tuesday of every month, 12 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Phone: (530) 566-7513

Contact Jeanette Warner for more information


Hepatitis C Support Group

6570 Pleasant Valley Road
Placerville, CA

Meets: Second Friday of every month, Noon-2 PM
Phone: 530-621-2824

Contact Katie for more information.


Hepatitis C Support Group

Sierra View Medical Center
465 W. Putnum Ave
Porterville, CA

Meets: Every 3rd Saturday 10am – 12pm
Phone: 559-562-3139 (559-625-1811)

Contact Robert Katz or Liz Alvarez for more information.


Support Group & Educational Class

Plumas District Hospital
Conference Room
1065 Bucks Lake Rd
Quincy, CA 95971

Meets: 3rd Monday Of Each Month/Class At 2:00, Group At 3:00
Phone: (530)713-0090

Contact Melinda for more information.


Local Area Support for Hepatitis

448 Red Cliff Drive, Ste 231
Redding, CA 96003

This group is open to anyone willing to make the commute to Redding.

Meets: 3rd Tuesday of every month, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Phone: 530-945-7853

Contact Toni for more information.

Redwood City

Hepatitis C Support Group

Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital
749 Brewster Ave,
Redwood City, CA 94063

Meets: Meets third Thursday of every month, 7-8:30 PM
Phone: 650-367-599

Contact Ginny Morrow, ANP for more information.


Alpha-1 Foundation Support Group

Alpha-1 Foundation has over 80 Support Groups Nationwide for Liver and Lung affected Alphas. Please call for more information, including dates and times for support groups or please check

Phone: (916)-315-0264 (916-420-4660)

Contact Valerie Benko and Cindy Parsons (Support Group Leaders) for more information.

Liver Transplant Support Group

Sutter Roseville Medical Center
1 Medical Plaza Dr.
Conference Center A, 2nd Floor
Roseville, CA 95661

Meets: Meets second Sunday of each month, 2 – 4:30 PM
Phone: 916-791-1697

Contact Ann Linnekens for more information.

San Francisco

Hepatitis C Support Group for Veterans Only

San Francisco VA Medical Center
4150 Clement Street
Building 200
Room GA-169 (module 3)
San Francisco, CA

Meets: Every third Thursday, 11am-12noon.
Phone: 415-221-4810 x3517

Contact Roy Jerome, Phd for more information.


Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center
Building 80
995 Potrero Avenue, 6th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94110

Meets: Every Tuesday 5:00-6:30pm
Phone: 415.206.4370 (415.974.4370)

Contact Val Robb, RN for more information.

Liver Transplant Support Group

Sutter Health California Pacific Medical Center
2351 Clay Street
3rd Floor, Boardroom
San Francisco, CA

Meets: Meets every Monday and Thursday, 10-11:30 AM
Phone: 415-600-1035

Contact Marjorie Davis or Yader Rodriquez for more information.

Quan Yin HCV Support Group

Quan Yin Healing Arts
965 Mission Street, Suite 405
San Francisco, CA 94103

Meets: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 6:15 pm – 7:45 p.m
Phone: 415-861-4964

Contact Andrew Reynolds for more information.

UCSF Liver Transplant Program Support Group

UCSF Medical Center
505 Parnassus
Long Solarium, 9th Floor
San Francisco, CA

Meets: Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesday, 1-2 PM
Phone: 415-353-8131

Contact Zev Weinberg for more information.

Autoimmune Liver Disease Support Group

California Pacific Medical Center
2340 Clay Street
3rd Floor, Conference Room 302
San Francisco, CA 94115

Meets: Meets third Wednesday of every month, 3:30-5:00 PM
Phone: 415-600-1035 (415-600-1036)

Contact Marjorie Davis or Yader Rodriguez for more information.

California Pacific Medical Center HCV Support Group

California Pacific Medical Center
2333 Buchanan Street
2nd Floor, Room 2424
Pathology Conference Room (enter at “Pathology and Clinical Laboratory” door)
San Francisco, CA

The group is open to patients with hepatitis C, their family members and friends.

Meets: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays each month, 6:45 PM

Contact Bill at 415-385-7180 and Shirley at 415-664-7333 for more information.

Liver Cancer Support Group

Bryan Hemming Cancer Care Center
2351 Clay Street
Deikel Conference Room #137
San Francisco, CA

Those living with liver cancer, family members, loved ones, and caregivers are invited to participate. The purpose of the group is to provide emotional and social support, education, and shared experience in an open, accepting environment. Sponsored by CPMC’s Liver Cancer Program.

Meets: 2nd Tuesdays, 2 – 3:30 pm
Phone: 415-923-3155

Contact Ashley Schmidt, MSW, ASW (Jessica Stark, PA) for more information.

Women’s Group/Healthy Relationships

730 Polk St., 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94110

Meets: Wednesdays @ 10AM; Fridays @ 10:30AM

Contact Bridget or Sofia at 415-674-4700 for more information.

San Jose

Hepatitis C Support Group of Santa Clara County

St. Francis Episcopal Church
1205 Pine Avenue (Newport and Pine)
Wickham Room
San Jose, CA 95125

Meets: Meets second and fourth Sunday of every month, 3-5 PM

Contact Susi Nielson for more information.

San Rafael

Hepatitis C Virus Support Group

Community Action of Marin
29 Mary Street
Room 405
San Rafael, CA

Attendance is limited to people with liver disease, their family members, and their support persons. Attendance is free and confidential.

Meets: Every Wednesday from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Phone: 415-259-4000 (415-819-8239)

Contact Lisa Rubio for more information.

Santa Cruz

HELP! Support for Caregivers

Meets: Meets by appointment only
Phone: 831-462-2979

Contact C.N. Gordon for more information.

HELP! 2nd-Monday Education Group

Jeffery’s Restaurant
2050 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA

Meets: 2nd Monday of most months (by appointment only), 6 – 7:30 pm
Phone: 831-427-1007 x126

Contact C.N. Gordon for more information.

HELP! 3rd-Monday Education Group

Santa Cruz Bible Church
440 Frederick Street
Room WC10
Santa Cruz, CA

Meets: 3rd Monday of every month, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Phone: 831-462-297

Contact C.N. Gordon for more information and meeting schedule

Santa Rosa

Hepatitis C Support Group

Drug Abuse Alternatives Center
2403 Professional Drive, Suite 101
Santa Rosa, CA

Meets: Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday, 4-5:30 PM
Phone: 707-548-0140

Contact Lorie Violette for more information.

Liver Support Group

St. Joseph’s Memorial Hospital
Conference Room D
1165 Montgomery Drive
Santa Rosa, CA 95405

Meets: 12pm – 2 pm
When: Beginning Saturday March 18th, continuing every 3rd Saturday of the month.
Phone: (707) 326 – 4562

Contact Larry Oberstein, D.C. for more information.


Hepatitis C Support Group

VA Monterey
3401 Engineer Lane
Dermatology Conference Room
Seaside, CA

Meets: Meets first Friday of every month, 9:30-10:30 AM
Phone: 1-800-455-005

Contact Janis Marquez, RN for more information.

South Lake Tahoe

People Helping People – Hepatitis Support Group

Barton Memorial Hospital
Board Room
2170 South Avenue
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Meets: 2nd Thursday 6-8 PM
Phone: 530-577-1412

Contact John for more information.
Alternate Contacts: Rick 530-541-6074; Ken 530-577-3111


Liver Transplant Support Group

Boswell Clinic
Teaching Room A116
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Meets: Every Monday, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Phone: 650-498-5428

Contact Kimberly Averett for more information.


Hepatitis C Support Group

Tuolomne General Hospital
Adult Day Health Care Center
101 Hospital Road
Sonora, CA

Meets: Meets third Tuesday of every month, 6-7:30 PM
Phone: 209-533-7229

Contact Tina Dutra for more information.


Hepatitis C Support Group

Mendocino County AIDS Volunteer Network
148 Clara
Ukiah, CA

Meets: Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month 5:30-7 pm, 6:30 – 8 PM in winter
Phone: 707-462-1932 ext. 205

Contact Libby for more information.


Liver Disease Support Group

Vacaville, CA

Meeting times vary and are upon request. Call for details.

Phone: 707-448-4912

Contact Larry Ricketts for more information.


Liver Transplant/Liver Disease Support Group

Kaiser Permanente
975 Sereno Drive
Conference Rooms 2 and 3
Vallejo, CA

Primarily transplant but will take anyone with liver disease. DO NOT have to be a Kaiser patient.

Meets: Meets third Saturday of every month, 11-1 PM
Phone: 707-747-5725

Contact Glenn Andrus for more information.


Tulare King County Transplant and Hep C Support Group

Kaweah Delta Dialysis
5040 West Tulare Avenue
Visalia, CA 93274

This group is for anyone about to receive or who has received and organ transplant, not just kidney transplants. It is Hep C friendly!!

Meets: Second Wednesday of each month, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Phone: 559-689-6804

Walnut Creek

Liver Support Group

John Muir Medical Center
1601 Ygnacio Valley Road
Sequoia 1 Room
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Meets: Meets third Thursday of every month, 7-9 PM
Phone: 925-820-4644

Contact Katie McAdams for more information.


Hepatitis C Support Group

Meets: Meets second and fourth Mondays of every month
Phone: 707-463-5877

Contact Elizabeth Ross for more information.

Yuba City

Hepatitis C Support Group

The Church of Glad Tidings
Highway 99 and Eager Road
CE Building, Room #104
Yuba City, CA

Meets: Meets third Monday of every month, 7 PM
Phone: 530-671-7441



ELA/Arcadia Methodist Hospital Support Group

Arcadia Methodist Hospital
300 West Huntington Drive
Arcadia, CA 91007

The classrooms vary between Classrooms 2 and 4 this time. All meetings are from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm. ELA/ Arcadia Support group meetings are held on Tuesdays on the following dates:

  • January 22, February 26, March 26, April 23, May 28, June 25, July 23, August 27, September 24, October 22, November 19, and December 17.
  • The months of November and December are on the third Tuesday to avoid the holidays.
  • Parking is in the Red Cross parking lot, accessed via Huntington Drive.
  • Facilitator: Holly Heller, MS. For more information please email Holly at: or text her at: 818-203-2085.


Smart Recovery Support Group

Sharp Coronado Hospital
Sanderman Auditorium
250 Prospect Place
Coronado, CA 92118

The group is free, open to anyone who wants to abstain from substances and is living with a liver disease. Smart Recovery is a non-12 step, self-empowering support group.

Meets: Every Thursday beginning February 21, 2019 from 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
(there will be no group held on July 4th, 2019)
Phone: 619.385.3971

Contact Melissa C. Smith, MSW, LCSW, ACM-SW (Sharp Coronado Hospital) for more information.

La Jolla

La Jolla Liver Disease Support Group

Green Hospital, Scripps Clinic
10666 N. Torrey Pines Road
2nd Floor Amphitheatre
La Jolla, CA 92037

This group is open to ALL liver disease patients … to include cirrhosis, liver cancer, former Hep C patients, etc.

Meets: 1st Wednesday of every month- 6pm speaker, 7pm support group

Contact: Arnie Tellez, Scripps Health
Phone: 858.554.9376

Loma Linda

Loma Linda University

Loma Linda University Health Transplantation Institute
25865 Barton Road, Suite 101
Loma Linda, California 92354

English meetings:
Loma Linda University holds it Liver Support Group every first Friday of the month from 12-1:30 at the Transplant Institute. 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

Los Angeles

Multi-Organ Transplant Support Group

Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Transplant Center
8900 Beverly Boulevard, 3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90048

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. Parking garage entrance is located on Swall Dr off Beverly Blvd. and parking will cost $5 with validation. No RSVP required. For question, contact Amy Modglin, LCSW at 310-423-7479.

Los Angeles

Liver Transplant Inpatient Support Group

Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Transplant Center
8900 Beverly Boulevard
6NW Conference Room
Los Angeles, CA 90048

The Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Transplant Center offers a Liver Transplant Inpatient Support Group. You and your family members/caregivers are invited to attend the Liver Transplant Inpatient Support Group! It’s a great opportunity to share your experiences, and the chance to meet fellow transplant recipients and their families. This support group is held every 2nd Monday of the month from 1:00pm – 2:30pm located at 6NW Conference Room. No RSVP required. For question, contact Nicole Kagy, LCSW at 310-423-4617.

Transplant and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Support Group

St. Vincent Medical Center
2131 West 3rd Street,
Cafeteria Conference Room D
Los Angeles, CA 90057

Transplant and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Support Group Meeting (for patients and caregivers) Bilingual (English & Spanish) groups.

St. Vincent will hold Support Groups on the following dates: March 13, May 8, July 10, September 11, and November 13. All meetings will be at 6:00 pm in Cafeteria Conference Room D at: 2131 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90057. To register, please contact: Ruth Aronson, LCSW at:, or Elizabeth Puente, LCSW at: or call 213-484-5551. Refreshments will be provided.

Support Group for Liver/Intestinal Transplant Patients

UCLA Health
200 Medical Plaza, Suite 206
Los Angeles, CA

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 200 Medical Plaza, Suite 206. Refreshments are served. For registration or more information please contact your social worker:

Stephanie Aguirre, MSW, ACSW (Liver) *Inpatient A-G and * Outpatient A-G / 310-267-9278

Oluchi Ofoegbu, MSW, ACSW (Liver) *Inpatient H-O and *Outpatient H-O / 310-267-9766

Jacqueline Euan, MSW, ACSW (Liver Inpatient/Outpatient P-Z) * Small Bowl Inpatient and Outpatient / 310-267-9757


Liver Disease Support Group

UCI Medical Center
H.H. Chao Comprehensive Digestive Disease Center
101 The City Drive
Building 22C, CDDC,
First floor, Classroom 1502-B
Orange, CA 92868

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’s goal is to provide education on liver diseases, support and quality of care to patients and families.

Dates are: April 3, July 10, and October 9. These meetings will be from 10:00 am – 11:00 am.

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

Patient Support Group

St. Joseph Hospital
Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment
First Floor
1000 West La Veta
Orange, CA 92868

St. Joseph will hold patient support group meetings on the following dates:

  • April 9, July 9, and October 8 from 6 to 7:30 pm. Registration is required. Please call 714-734-6295. Facilitator: Dave Sanders, PA-C Navigator.


ALF Support Group – Northridge

Northridge Hospital
18300 Roscoe Boulevard
Reseda, CA 91325

These support group meetings are held on the following Wednesdays. Room number will be posted at the Hospital lobby prior to each meeting. All meetings are held from 6:30 to 8 pm.

  • January 23, February 27, March 27, April 24, May 22, June 26, July 24, August 28, September 25, October 23, November 20, and December 18 (Please note December 18th is the 3rd Wednesday).
  • Facilitator: Holly Heller, MS. For more information please email Holly at: or text her at: 818-203-2085.


Torrance Memorial Medical Center

Hunt Cancer Institute- Cancer Resource Center at Torrance Memorial Medical Center will hold the following events:

Men’s Cancer Support Group
This free group meets the second Tuesdays of each month at Torrance Memorial Medical Center West Tower, 2nd Floor, Conference Room B from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

This support group is a gathering of men living with or recovering from any type of cancer. It is a safe environment to ask questions and share concerns and experiences of living with cancer.

Facilitator: Tom Fox, RN, MSN and for further information please call Hunt Cancer Institute at 310-517-7707.

Lunch and Learn (Practical Needs for Cancer Care)
This free class meets every 1st Friday of the month at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm and provides information on the available resources to address the practical needs such as transportation, disability, home care, and etc during cancer treatment. Family and friends are welcome. Please RSVP as lunch will be provided at (310) 517-7077. Location: Varies every month. Please call to confirm.

Newly Diagnosed Cancer Support Group
Support group will be held every 3rd Friday of the Month from 10:00 to 11:30 am. Location is 3330 Lomita Blvd. West Tower, Room B, Torrance, CA 90503. Please call to confirm: 310-517-7077. This support group welcomes all individuals who are recently diagnosed with cancer and are looking for a safe environment to talk about their experience and coping.

Clinical Trials

Find a Clinical Trial anywhere…

Participating in a clinical trial is a great way to contribute to curing, preventing and treating liver disease and its complications. Start your search here to find clinical trials that need people like you.


Founded in 1999, eStudySite operates three dedicated clinical research clinics in San Diego and Las Vegas. We are actively recruiting several in Fatty Liver trials and may provide free FibroScans, study related medication and care to those who qualify. It is our goal to improve the health and quality of life for the patients we serve and help bring new medicines to our community.

Phone: 877-500-3788

Contact one of eStudySite’s patient services representative for more information.

ProSciento, Inc.

ProSciento is a leading clinical R&D services provider exclusively focused on NASH, diabetes, obesity and related metabolic diseases. ProSciento is widely recognized for quality and scientific excellence and for its contributions to advancing clinical research methodologies since 2003. The company has completed more phase I/II diabetes clinical research trials than any other US provider and has contributed to the development of more than 15 metabolic drugs and devices on the market today. Learn more about ProSciento’s current clinical research studies at

Contact one of ProSciento’s recruitment specialists at:

Phone: +1 (866) 308-7427

Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center

Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center is the lead site for a new phase I multi-institution immune therapy liver cancer study evaluating ABX196, an investigational non-checkpoint inhibitor immune therapy, combined with nivolumab. To qualify, patients must have hepatocellular cancer and progressed or were intolerant to front-line sorafenib (nexavar®) or lenvatinib (lenvima®).

Phone: (858) 554-5269

Please contact Dr. Darren Sigal, Director, GI Oncology, for more information.

Related Links

Diseases of the Liver

Government Organizations

Liver Disease Diets

Liver Transplant

Medical Terminology

Patient Organizations

Professional Organizations

Progression of Liver Disease

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Last updated on February 29th, 2024 at 11:38 am

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