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The Northern California Chapter sponsors a network of self-help groups for people with MS and their loved ones. The groups are peer-facilitated and meet regularly for educational and social purposes, allowing members to express feelings and provide support to one another.

To locate a group near you, click on your local county and contact the facilitator for more details. If you’re interested in starting a group in your area, contact Jaclyn Smoczynski via email or at 1-800-FIGHT MS, (916)927-800, option 2, extension 108.


Check our programs area to learn about our emotional support and other programs, or contact us at 1-800-FIGHT MS

Search for a group by County:

Alameda
Butte
Contra Costa
El Dorado
Fresno
Humboldt
Madera
Marin
Mendocino
Merced
Monterey
Napa
Nevada
Placer
Sacramento

San Benito
San Francisco
San Joaquin
San Mateo
Santa Clara
Santa Cruz
Shasta
Solano
Sonoma
Stanislaus
Sutter
Siskiyu
Tehama
Tulare

Tuolumne

 



Alameda County

Alameda
Third Saturday, 11:00-1:00PM; call Sharon 510-521-6260,
or call Ray 510-522-5210
 

Berkeley
meets twice a year; call Toni 510-735-7890


East Bay Lesbians
Third Saturday, 10:00 am;call Jane at 510-444-5257
 

NEW!
LGBT Group in Oakland
now forming, contact Jane at 510-444-5257

Fremont
Second Saturday, call for times; Kim 510-793-0765
 


Oakland
Second Tuesday, 6:30 pm;call Katrina  510-568-2301

NEW!
Oakland
Launching January 10th
2nd Saturday of every Month
Oakland Teens with MS Support Group
Contact Kimberly: 925-470-8495 or 925-470-8495.

Oakland:  African Americans
Third Saturday, 12:00 pm;call Tracy Todd 510-670-8633
Denise 510-214-0841


Oakland:  Latinos
Fourth Saturday,call Elsa 510-777-1414
 

Tri-Valley Pleasanton
Temporarily Unavailable- New Leader Needed.
Please Call Lisa at 415-230-6678

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Butte County

Chico: New Group
Now Forming! Please call Nancy at 530-898-6637.


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Contra Costa County


Brentwood- MS for lunch bunch
Second Wednesday, 1:00 pm;call Kathy 925-286-7674
or
Julie 925-513-4686 

Concord
Second Saturday, 1:00 pm; call 
John and Jan Mattos 925-372-0859

Danville
on hiatus, needs a new facilitator, call Lisa  1-800-344-4867
 

El Cerrito
For time and location call Richard 510-526-8196


Richmond
For day and time, call Vanda 510-559-1898

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El Dorado County

Placerville
Second Saturday, 1:00 pm; call Fred & Stacey 530-644-1188

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Fresno County

Fresno Evening Group
First Monday, 7:00 pm;call Karen 559-431-4570 or cell 559-871-1115
or Carole 559-435-3480
 

Fresno Day Group
Third Thursday, 9:30 am;call Doris 559-299-2072
or Frank 559-291-7088
 

Fresno: Caregivers of Persons with MS
First Tuesday, 5:30 pm; call David 559-229-3631

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Humboldt County

Eureka
First Saturday, 10:00 am; call Ann Louise 707-839-0177
or Kim 707-445-9803

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Madera County

NEW!
Ahwahnee
Group is now forming. Call for meeting times.
Contact Mike and Donna, 559-658-8511

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Marin County

Corte Madera
Meets 3rd Saturday from 12pm-1:30pm; call Verita 415-927-7068
or Anita 415-892-5548

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Mendocino

Mendocino
Second Thursday, 4:00pm;
call Joanne 707-937-4929

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Merced County

Merced:  MS Challengers
First Saturday, 10:00 am;
call Susan 209-384-6533

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Monterey County

 Monterey
Last Wednesday, 7:00pm-8:30,
call Susan 831-659-1354 or MaryLee 831-373-2450

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Napa County

Napa
2nd Wednesday, 1:00 pm;call Colin at 707-944-2262
or Penelope 707-265-9680

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Nevada County

Grass Valley
Last Friday, 2:00 pm;call Helen 530-268-3127
or call Dan 530-272-7636

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Placer County

Auburn
Second Thursday, 6:30 pm;call Ruth 530-888-8388
 

Roseville:  Minimal Symptoms Group
For dates and times, call Brett and Kelly at 916-773-6799

Lincoln
First Wednesday, 11:00 am;call Jerry and Marcia 916-408-7899 

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Sacramento County

Elk Grove
Second Friday, 10:00 am;call Dorothy 916-684-6849
or Willie 916-684-1677
 

Sacramento:  Moving on with MS
Second Saturday, 10:00 am;call Sylvia 916-349-1324
 

South Sacramento
Second Wednesday, 2:00 pm;call Edie 916-688-2674
 

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San Benito County

Hollister Group
Last Monday, 6:30pm-8:00
call Gina 831-636-3241or Robin 831-636-0930 or Helen 831-637-6267

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San Francisco County

San Francisco Forum
Second Thursday, 7:00 pm; call Dolores 415-467-6186
 or Jose 415-587-7491 

SF Potluck Luncheon
Meets periodically; call Karen 415-584-6115
 

SF Sunset District
Second Saturday, 1:00 pm; call Tatiana 415-665-1178

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San Joaquin County

Stockton PM
Second Thursday, 6:30 pm; call Brend
a 209-951-0536 or Mary 209-334-5670

Stockton Saturday
Second Saturday, 10:00 am; call Betty 209-368-6026
 

Tracy
Second Wednesday, 11:00am; call Linda 209-833-6882

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Santa Clara County

 Milpitas
1st and 3rd Tuesday; 7:00pm-8:30;call Indu (510)656-3408

Palo Alto
2nd and 4th Monday; 7:00pm - 9:00; call George (650) 593-5154  

San Jose, Cor's Group
2nd and 4th Thursday; 9:30am - 11:30;
call Cor (408)270-8922 or David (408)578-3752

San Jose AM Group
Janine 408-794-0777

Santa Clara, Brian's Group
Every Wednesday; 7:00pm - 8:30; call Brian (408) 739-9445
or Susan (408) 253-4489

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Santa Cruz County

Capitola
3rd Saturday; 10:30am - 12:30;
call Tom (831)684-2252 or Ada 831-440-1211

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San Mateo County

San Mateo
First and Third Tuesday, 2pm
call George 650-593-5154

Foster City
Eli 650-377-1970

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Shasta County

Hope 4 MS, Redding
First Saturday, 10:00 am; call Beth 530-246-8404
or Patricia 530-222-7277or Robyn 530-246-2980

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Solano County

Vacaville
Second Saturday, 10:00 am; call Debrah 707-447-9603 (before 7:00 pm)
or Karen 707-447-2873
 

Vallejo
Second Tuesday, 6:30 pm;call Cheryl 707-751-3732
or call Marian 707-745-9333

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Sonoma County

Santa Rosa
Third Monday Group , 12:00-2:00pm;
NEW!
Fourth Saturday Group , 1:00- 3:00pm
call Debbie for both; 707-569-9976
 

NEW!
Healdsburg
now forming, call Kate 707-433-9194

Sonoma Women’s Group
First Saturday, 1:30 pm; call Noreen 707-933-9500

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Stanislaus County

Modesto
Third Saturday, 10:00 am;call Pati 209-524-8329

Turlock
Fourth Saturday, 10:00 am;call Bill 209-664-1427
or Frances 209-667-2184

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Sutter County


Yuba City
2nd Thursday 3-5 pm
call Evon 530-701-2189

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Siskiyu County

NEW!
Yreka
Now Forming
call Wynonna 530-842-4408

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Tehama County

Red Bluff
First Tuesday, 6:00 pm;call Teresa 530-529-4412
or Jodine 530-528-8767

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Tulare County

Visalia
Second Saturday, 10:00 am;call Mark 559-636-1099
or Dennis 559-635-2609

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Tuolumne County

NEW!
Sonora
Group is now forming. 
Call Steven or Gloria, 209-532-5646

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