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Patient Programs

Being truly “supported” is a powerful feeling that many people with lupus long to have, and that can help enormously in riding out the emotional “rollercoaster” of life with this exhausting and unpredictable chronic illness. But there is support out there – Lupus LA’s support groups are here to help you learn more about lupus and how to cope with all of the stress that comes along with it. 

Families Living with Rheumatic Diseases Support and Education Group

Groups for all ages and parents at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles

Adult Support Group in the San Fernando Valley

Fourth Monday of every month from 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Circle of Care Conference Room, Sherman Oaks Hospital
4929 Van Nuys Boulevard, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Adult Support Group in Alhambra

Third Tuesday of every month from 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Alhambra Civic Center Library, 2nd floor Conference Room
101 S. First Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

Adult Support Group in Irvine

First Monday of every month from 7pm to 9pm
University United Methodist Church
18422 Culver Drive, Irvine, CA 92612

Adult Support Group for Spanish Speakers (En frente del hospital general USC)

Lupus LA hosts a Spanish-language support group at the Ahmanson Senior Center on the first Thursday of each month. Each month over 40 members gather together to share their stories and give each other support. Guest speakers are scheduled a few times a year to provide the group current and relevant information in Spanish.

Time and Location:
El primer jueves del mes de 7pm a 8:30pm
Clinica Oscar Romero
2032 Marengo St.
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Adult Support Group at UCLA

Second Wednesday of every month from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Rheumatology – Rehabilitation Center Building
3rd Floor – Library
1000 Veteran Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Howse Foundation & Lupus LA Adult Support Group

Second Saturday of every month from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Olive Branch Diagnostic Imaging
Women’s Health Center
10722 Arrow Route, Suite 520
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

Loom 4 Lupus Adult Support Group

Second Saturday of the month from 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Kaiser Permanente, Educational Outreach Program
4141 Maine Ave., Baldwin Park, CA 91706
(Individuals have the option to knit during the support group meeting. All materials are provided at the meeting)

Long Beach Adult Support Group

Topic: Let’s Talk Lupus General Support Meeting
Fourth Tuesday of every month from 6:30pm to 8pm
Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach
Children’s Hospital Pavilion Conference Room B
2801 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 90806

Pediatric Support Group at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA)

Meetings are held once every two months from 9-11:30 am at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. There are separate discussion groups for younger children, older teens, and parents (including a group for Spanish speaking parents). Each session focuses on a specific aspect of life with a rheumatic illness. Your family is welcome to attend one or all of the sessions. Siblings older than 5 years may participate in a supervised arts and crafts group during the meeting.

Sessions for  2014
February 8, 2014 
Getting to know each other

April 12, 2014 
Nutrition and Wellness 
Guest speaker

June 14, 2014 
Talk to the Doc!

August 9, 2014 
Let’s Get Moving
Guest speakers

October 11, 2014 
You Are NOT Alone! 
Youth-Young Adult panel

December 13, 2014
End of the Year Celebration!

Children's Hospital Los Angeles
New Hospital Building Conference Center
4650 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Please park in the hospital visitors' parking lot. Parking validation will be provided.

For more information on any of these groups, please email


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