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The road to recovery can be challenging for individuals and their loved ones. It often helps tremendously to reach out to others who are going through similar experiences. This is why we've created a number of support groups for our patients, outpatients, and their loved ones or caregivers. These groups not only offer emotional support, but important educational information as well.

All support groups are held on the Casa Colina campus in Pomona. Groups, times and locations are subject to change. Please be sure to call the numbers listed below for more information or to confirm the schedule prior to attendance.

ALS Support Group

Hosted by Casa Colina and managed by the ALS Association, Golden West Chapter, Greater Los Angeles office. Contact: Jennifer Claxton, LVN , Care Manager
Meets every 4th Thursday of the month from 2 to 4 p.m. (Starting January 2012)
Tamkin Education Center, Room A
Call 818/865-8067
Free

Brain Injury Caregiver Support Group

Provides a supportive meeting place for family and/or caregivers of individuals with a brain injury (BI). The purpose of the group is to provide family and caregivers a common setting where they can obtain peer support and encouragement as they continue their journey of caregiving to a loved one who has experienced a brain injury.
Facilitated by Laura Espinoza, MSW
Who: Caregivers of an individual with a brain injury (TBI, stroke, brain tumor, metabolic encephalopathies, a noxic brain injury, seizures)
When: Third Tuesday of each month from 6 to 7 pm
Where: Casa Colina Hospital Classroom
Call 909/596-7733, ext. 4130
Free

Fibromyalgia Support Group

Provides personal and educational support for adults diagnosed with Fibromyalgia.
Facilitated by Dianne Whiting, MA, PT, and Manager of the Fibromyalgia
Program at Casa Colina Hospital. No children please.
Meets the third Thursday of the month, 4 to 5:15 pm
Adult Day Health Care Center
Call 909/596-7733, Ext 3502
Free

Fibromyalgia Support Group for Teens

Provides personal and educational support for teens from 13 to 18 years of age diagnosed with Fibromyalgia.
Facilitated by Dianne Whiting, MA, PT, and Manager of the Fibromyalgia
Program at Casa Colina Hospital.
Meets the fourth Tuesday of the month, 5 to 6:15 pm
Tamkin Education Center
Call 909/596-7733, Ext 3502
$10 per meeting payable at the time of the session

Parent Support Services

Group meetings to discuss family issues associated with parenting special needs children. Call for schedule.
Call 909/596-7733, Ext. 4217
Free

Post Polio Support Group

The San Gabriel Pomona Valley Post Polio Support Group shares information and experiences associated with polio conditions. The group typically meets monthly on the fourth Saturday of the month, 1:30 to 3:30 pm Tamkin Education Center, Room A. Call 909/465-0742.

Spinal Cord Injury Support Group

Support group for individuals with spinal cord injuries. Life with SCI, information, ideas, resources and support. Facilitated by Wyngs, an official chapter of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association.
Meets the second Monday of each month from 3:30 to 5 pm
Tamkin Education Center
Call 818/267-3031 or email wyngs4sci@msn.com
Free

Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group

Provides a supportive meeting place for individuals with a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The purpose of the group is to provide peer support in order to continue an individual's successful community reintegration after being discharged from a structured program (hospital or Transitional Living Center.)
Facilitated by Laura Espinoza, MSW
Who: Individuals with a traumatic brain injury
When: First Tuesday of each month from 6 to 7 pm
Where: Casa Colina Hospital Classroom
Call 909/596-7733, ext. 4130
Free

W.Y.N.G.S (When You Need Group Support)

Facilitated by WYNGS - Hosted by Casa Colina "People whose lives have changed as a result of spinal cord injury, their families and friends are provided with information about resources and share emotional support in a caring environment. These meetings offer opportunities for people to share ideas and experiences and provide a forum for discussing individual goals."
Facilitated by Bobby Rohan
Meets every Friday from 11am to 12pm
East Hospital Dayroom
Call 818/267-3031 or visit www.wyngs.org or email wyngs4sci@msn.com
Free