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.

Merced County


Merced CFS/ME/FMS/CMP Support Group
PO BOX 134
Cressey, CA 95312

For people with CFIDS/ME, FMS and CPS. The purpose of our group is to assist CFIDS/ME/FMS/MPS patients in understanding their condition. Subjects discussed include: coping strategies, research findings, alternative medicine.

First Tuesday evening of each month from 7-9 PM at Mercy Health Education Center, 563 W. 26th Street, Merced (corner of M and 26th Street - map).

Janet Atkins Heisler
Diane Anderson
Katie Baker, Mercy Health Education Center, 209-384-6533

Quarterly Newsletter: "The Monarch". Our support group has been going strong since May 1998. We started off with three and now have 145 members. Without support for one another we cannot make with this terrible disease alone. I always end our meetings with laughter. Laughter is the greatest part of healing.




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