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.

San Mateo County


Redwood City CFS Support Group
A variety of subjects are discussed including: alternative medicine, allopathic medicine, political activism, coping strategies, research findings etc. Occasionally guests are invited to make presentations on various subjects related to CFIDS or its treatment. Meetings are pretty informal with up to 10 people attending each one.

Please contact group leader Penny Richardson 650-368-6896 (before 6 PM) to find out about current meeting schedule.


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

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