California CFS & FMS Support Groups Directory
Last updated January 3, 2013

WHAT SHOULD GO WITHOUT SAYING MUST BE SAID: The individuals who run these support groups are themselves sick, often very sick. Meeting dates, time, and places change as the hosting site changes their policies and schedules relating to the provision of free meeting space for local support groups. Because some callers harrassed and annoyed the volunteer group leaders and their families, or called at totally inappropriate times of day or night, I have removed most of the phone numbers from these listings to protect the lives and limited energy of those who give of their severely restricted functional time to others.

Los Angeles County


CEFCA Support Group (Los Angeles)
FM Support Group of Culver City
Living with CFS/FM (Los Angeles)
Long Beach Area CFIDS/FM Support Group
Sherman Oaks FMS Support Group
South Bay - Rancho Palos Verdes
Whittier FM Support Group


CEFCA Support Group
CEFCA provides online information and support for CFS, FM, GWS, EI, Candida, and food and chemical allergies.

None at present


Fibromyalgia Support Group of Culver City
Brotman Medical Center Tower
3828 Hughes Ave, 7th Floor
Culver City, CA 90230

Anne M.


Living with CFS/Fibromyalgia
For persons with CFS and FM, this group is a sharing/support group.

Last Sunday of the month, at 6:00pm, at SHARE! (Unity room), 5521 Grosvenor Blvd.,
Los Angeles 90066 (map).

Steve Brown


Long Beach Area CFIDS/FM Support Group
c/o J. Hurst
13480 Wentworth Ln. #125F
Seal Beach CA 90740

For people with CFS, FM, and GWS.

Second Thursday of the month, from 1-3 PM, in the meeting room at Los Altos United Methodist Church, 5950 E. Willow St, Long Beach 90805 (map).

Larry Ridenour
Jimee L. Hurst

This is an informal group (not affiliated with the church - they graciously provide us with a free meeting place) which meets to give each other hope and support. We have occasional guest speakers, but the biggest number of the meetings are for sharing our feelings and information. We believe that a positive attitude is important to improvement, and strive to keep our meetings upbeat and cheerful.

Santa Clarita Valley FMS Support Group
For those affected by FMS and concerned friends/family.

Second Saturday of every month, from 10:30 AM to12 PM, at the Santa Clarita Senior Center, 22900 Market Ave. Newhall, CA. 91321 [map]

Karen Jeffries

Laurie Millard

We are a non profit group, although donations are accepted to help cover the cost of printing and other miscellaneous supplies for our group. Monthly discussion group with speakers throughout the year.

Sherman Oaks FMS Support Group

For people with FMS and CFS. Our group strives to focus in on all possible directions or avenues to help ourselves better with our Fibromyalgia so that we might have some quality of life and live a productive life. All meetings are fragrance-free.

Third Wednesday of each month except for July, August and December. The meetings are from 7:30-9 PM, in the Doctor's Conference Room (1st. Floor) of the Sherman Oaks Hospital, 4927 Van Nuys Blvd, Sherman Oaks (map). The cross streets are Addison and Huston and we are located on the West side of the street. On the North side of the hospital you will find a parking structure. Meetings are fragrance-free.

Mary Ungaro

We are a nonprofit group and there are no membership fees, although we do pass around a donation basket to help cover the cost of printing and other miscellaneous supplies that our group needs to run our meetings effectively. Each month we have a different guest speaker at our support group meetings to educate us in the different modalities or treatments that may prove beneficial to us. We have just started this year to incorporate workshops into our meetings. Besides our regularly meetings we have several social get-togethers throughout the year as a reminder that we are much more than our Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and support group meetings.

South Bay - Rancho Palos Verdes CFS/FM Support*
11 Cinnamon Lane
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Whittier Fibromyalgia Support Group
For sufferers from FMS (Fibromyalgia).

Meets on the third Thursday of each month from 7-9 PM (except for December). Meetings are held in the Hacienda Heights Room (basement level) at the Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, 12401 E. Washington Blvd, Whittier (map). The hospital is approximately 3 miles east of the Washington Blvd. exit of the 605 freeway.

Pat Porter
Lynn Carlson

Everyone is welcome at our meetin


An * next to a group name indicates that this group may be defunct or inactive.

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Melissa Kaplan