Support Groups for ALS Patients and Caregivers

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In-Person Support Groups

For People Diagnosed with ALS and Caregivers:

MDA’s ALS Support Groups
Meetings held for caregivers and people diagnosed with ALS.
In San Diego, meetings held at:

9990 Mesa Rim Road, #100
San Diego, CA 92121
Third Saturday of the month, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

To RSVP, call 858-492-9792

Find support groups in other locations.

ALS Association’s Support Groups
Greater San Diego Chapter
858-271-5547

Find support groups in other locations.

Support Groups for Caregivers:

Men’s Support Group 
First and third Thursdays of each month at Vitas Innovative Hospice Care:

9655 Granite Ridge Road, Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92123

To RSVP, call Lydia Lombardi at 858-499-8901.

Southern Caregiver Support Groups
Held at Southern Caregiver Resource Center:

3675 Ruffin Road, Suite 230
San Diego, CA 92123

Locations vary. To RSVP and for more info call 858-268-4432 (ext. 108).

Veterans Administration’s Support Groups for Caregivers
Call Karin Kupka at the VA San Diego Healthcare System at 858-623-1801 for more information. Search for local support contacts in other areas.
Toll free-line for caregiver support: 855-260-3274

Online Support Groups :

Muscular Dystrophy Association

Patients Like Me 

For help in an emotional crisis, call Access Crisis 24-Hour Hotline at 800-479-3339.