DBSA California

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

 

Support Groups in California Sorted By City

Berkeley
Castro Valley
Chico
Eagle Rock
El Cajon
Fresno
Fullerton
Glendale
Hemet
Huntington Beach
Irvine
Laguna Beach
Laguna Hills
Las Gatos
La Jolla
Long Beach
Los Angeles

Merced
Modesto
Monrovia
Napa
Northridge
Oak Park
Orange
Palo Alto
Pasadena
Placerville
Pleasanton
Rancho Bernardo
Ridgecrest
Ripon
Riverside
Sacramento
Salinas
San Diego
San Fernando Valley
San Francisco
San Jose
San Mateo
Santa Cruz
Santa Fe Springs
Santa Rosa
Temecula
Torrance
Ventura


You can also check DBSA National website for support group information.

Berkeley

DBSA Berkley
Janna Wertz: (510) 653-2959
berkbipolar@yahoo.com

Meeting Location:
Alta Bates Hospital,
Herrick Campus
Maffley Auditorium, Level A
2001 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA
Meeting Dates and Times: Every Thursday night 7 to 9pm
2nd Meeting at same place on Saturdays - 11am to 1pm:
Website: http://www.facebook.com/mobileprotection#!/pages/DBSA-Berkeley-Bipolar/206912409409826
Located in Alameda County


Castro Valley

DBSA Castro Valley
Marsha (510) 537-9544
dbsa.castrovalley@comcast.net

Meeting Location:
Located at a Senior Home (Must have visitors ID)
Baywood Court (Call for street number)
Castro Valley, CA
Meeting Times:  
Friday at 7:15pm


 Chico

DBSA Chico
Ken Snyder: (530) 566-4380

Meeting Location:
(Located at a church)
295 E. Washington Ave, Room 6
Chico, CA  95926
Meeting Times:  
Tuesday 6:00pm to 8:00pm


Eagle Rock

 


El Cajon

DBSA El Cajon
Bob Rynersen (619) 572-9710
Contact 2: dbsa San Diego Info Line (858) 444-6776

Meeting Location:
St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church
Church Library
1430 Melody Lane
El Cajon, CA 92019
Meeting Dates and Times: Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DBSA-El-Cajon
http://www.dbsasandiego.org
Located in San Diego County  

 

DBSA El Cajon (Family & Friends of Teens)
Contact 1: Vicki vs4mi@yahoo.com
Contact 2: DBSA San Diego Info Line (858) 444-6776
Website: http://www.dbsasandiego.org


Fresno

Fresno DBSA
Helen Siporin
   (559) 981-6966
Debra Johnson (559) 981-6966
  
email: info@mha-cv.org
Website: http://www.mha-cv.org

Meeting Location:
Mental Health America of the Central Valley
5130 E. Clinton Way Ste 2135
Fresno, CA  93727
Meeting Times:   Every other Wednesday 7-8:30


Fullerton

DBSA Orange County - Fullerton
Bipolar Resource Center: (714) 744-8718
Ernie Foss: (714) 626:0356
email: dbsaoc@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.dbsaoc.org

Meeting Location:
St. Jude Hospital
3rd Floor. Conf. Room 2 of Erickson Education Center
101 East Valencia Mesa
Fullerton, CA 92835
Meeting Dates and Times: Tuesdays from 7 to 9 pm
For Patients and Families
Located near Bastanchury and Harbor
Located in Orange County

 


Glendale


Hemet

DBSA Hemet Foundations
Wesly Wilson (951) 658-0181
Robert Gleason (951) 926-5288

Meeting Location:
Trinity Lutheran Church
191 S Columbia Street
Hemet, CA 92544
Meeting Dates and Times:
Mondays from 7 to 9 pm
and Fridays from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Located in Riverside County


Huntington Beach


DBSA Orange County - Family & Friends Group (No Dx)
Depression and Bipolar Resource Center
Family Support Group (Family, Caregivers only; no Patients or Children under 18)
(714) 744-8718
Bud Green (714) 847-2051

Meeting Location:
Huntington Beach Medical Center Hospital
Conference Room Adjacent to Basement Cafeteria
17772 Beach Boulevard
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Meeting Dates and Times:
1st Saturday of the Month from 1 to 3 pm
Located between Slater and Talbert
Located in Orange County


DBSA Orange County - Huntington Beach
(714) 744-8718

Meeting Location:
Huntington Beach Medical Center Hospital
Basement Conference Room
17772 Beach Boulevard
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Meeting Dates and Times:
Saturdays from 10 am to 12 pm
For Patients and Families
Located near Slater and Talbert
Located in Orange County


Irvine

DBSA South Orange County - Irvine

Joel and Lynn Gazis-Sax (949) 683-9211
Website:  http://dbsasoc.alsirat.com

Meeting Location:
Orange County Friends Meeting
2091 Business Center Drive,
Irvine, CA 92612
Meeting Dates and Times:
Fridays 7 to 9 pm


Laguna Beach

DBSA Orange County - Laguna Beach
Bipolar Research Center: (714) 744-8718
Bill Mahoney: (714) 750-3518
email: dbsaoc@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.dbsaoc.org

Meeting Location:
Mission Hospital
31872 Pacific Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Meeting Dates and Times:
Thursdays, 7 to 9 pm
For Patients and Families
Located about 1 mile east of Crown Valley Parkway
Check with lobby receptionist for location
Located in Orange County


Laguna Hills

DBSA South Orange County - Laguna Hills
Joel & Lynn Gazis-Sax (949)683-9211
Website:  http://dbsasoc.alsirat.com

Meeting Location:
Conference Room at
23121 Plaza Pointe Dr,
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Meeting Dates and Times:
Mondays 7 to 9 pm

 


Las Gatos

DBSA San Jose
Kristin Colino: (408) 858-3460
dbsa.sanjose@gmail.com


La Jolla

DBSA San Diego
DBSA San Diego Info Line: (858) 444-6776
email: info@dbsasandiego.org
Website: www.dbsasandiego.org


Long Beach

DBSA East Long Beach
Glenn Syrop: (562) 295-7316
Website: http://www.DBSAELB.webs.com

 

DBSA - Long Beach
Patients and Families
Bipolar Resource Center: (714) 744-8718

Meeting Location:
LB Veterans Administration Medical Center
5901 E. 7th St., Bldg. 128, 2nd Floor, Room J-216
Long Beach, CA 90822 (Directions: (562) 295-7316)
Meeting Times:
Every Wednesday 7-9 PM

 


Los Angeles


Merced

DBSA Merced
Kim Carter: (209) 617-0199
kimstockwiz48@aol.com


Modesto

DBSA Stanislaus County
Scott Hill
(209) 863-8468
DMDA55@hotmail.com

Meeting Location:
Doctor's Hosp. Complex
Conference BLDG. Rm.2
1400 Florida Ave.
Modesto, CA
Meeting Dates and Times:
Peer support groups meet Wednesdays at 6:30 pm
Peer Support at Doctor's Hospital
located off Orangeburg and McHenry
Social Meetings held at separate locations
Located in Stanislaus County


Monrovia

DBSA Monrovia
Contact 1: Tony Gonzalez (626) 359-7538
email:  info@dbsamonrovia.org
Website: http://dbsamonrovia.org


Napa

DBSA Napa
Sherrie Cadwell: (707) 738-2195
email: sherrie.napa@comcast.net 
Diane Low: (707) 252-3042
email: diane@napabipolardepression.org
Fax: (888) 280-8424
Website: http://www.napabipolardepression.org

Meeting Location:
Clinic Olé
2nd Fir-Schafer Room
1141 Pear Tree Lane
Napa, CA 94558
Meeting Dates and Times:
Mondays 7:15 pm to 9:15 pm,


Northridge

DBSA Northridge
Contact 1: Jeff Fox (818) 850-3272 or advisor@dbsanorthridge.org
email: info@dbsanorthridge.org
Website: www.dbsanorthridge.org

 


Oak Park

DBSA Conejo Valley
Rachel Comer  (818) 601-7767
Dawn Collison (818) 735-7322
email: dbsaconejovalley@gmail.com

 


Orange

DBSA Orange County - Dual Diagnosis Support
Bipolar Resource Center (714) 744-8718
Bill Mahoney (714) 750-3519
email: dbsaoc@hotmail.com
Website: www.dbsaoc.org

Meeting Location:
St. Joseph Hospital
Northeast/Sister Elizabeth Building
First Floor, Conf. Rooms 1-3
1100 West Stewart Drive
Orange, CA 92863
Meeting Dates and Times:
Thursdays from 7 to 9 pm
For Patients Only
Located near Main and La Veta
Located in Orange County

  

DBSA Orange County - Orange
Bipolar Resource Center (714) 744-8718
Bill Mahoney (714) 750-3519

Meeting Location:
St. Joseph Hospital
Northeast/Sister Elizabeth Building
First Floor, Conf. Room 4
1100 West Stewart Drive
Orange, CA 92863
Meeting Dates and Times:
Tuesdays from 7 to 9 pm
Patients Only
Located near Main and La Veta
Located in Orange County

DBSA Orange County - Ages 18 to 30
Bipolar Resource Center (714) 744-8718
Bill Mahoney (714) 750-3519

Meeting Location:
St. Joseph Hospital
Northeast/Sister Elizabeth Building
First Floor, Conf. Room 1-3
1100 West Stewart Drive
Orange, CA 92863
Meeting Dates and Times:
Tuesdays from 7 to 9 pm
For Patients ages 18 to 30
Located near Main and La Veta
Located in Orange County

DBSA Orange County - Orange
Bipolar Resource Center (714) 744-8718
Bill Mahoney (714) 750-3519

Meeting Location:
St. Joseph Hospital
Northeast/Sister Elizabeth Building
Second Floor, Conf. Room 4
1100 West Stewart Drive
Orange, CA 92863
Meeting Dates and Times:
Saturdays from 10 am to 12 pm
For Patients Only
Located near Main and La Veta
Located in Orange County


Palo Alto


Palo Alto DBSA Support Group
Phone: (650) 326-6313
Email: dbsapaloalto@gmail.com
Website: dbsapaloalto.org
Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/Depression-Bipolar-Support-Alliance-Palo-Alto/events/177828002/

Meeting Location:
Palo Alto VA Hospital
3801 Miranda Avenue
Palo Alto, CA, 94306
Every Wednesday (including holidays) 6:30 - 8:30
https://www.google.com/maps/@37.4099629,-122.1352266,14z?hl=en
 


DBSA Pasadena
Contact Dave at (818) 404-2359
email: dbsapasadena@gmail.com
Website: http://www.dbsapasadena.com/

        Meeting Location:
        Huntington Hospital
        100 West California Boulevard
        Pasadena, CA 91105
        Meeting dates and times:
            Tuesday 7:00pm to 9:00pm
            Thursday 7:00pm to 9:00pm
            Saturday 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Placerville

Bipolar Insights (Interactive Class / Educational)
Marcia Rose: (530) 642-0859
trust@bipolarinsights.com  
Website: http://www.bipolarinsights.com

Meeting Location:
Marchall Medical
681 Main Street, Room 208
Placerville, CA 95667
Meeting Dates and Times:
Sundays 7 pm
County: El Dorado County

Meeting Location:
Green Valley Community Church
3500 Missouri Flat Road, Room 304
Placerville, CA 95667
Meeting Dates and Times:
Monday 7 pm
County: El Dorado County


Pleasanton

DBSA Pleasanton
Al Pereira: (925) 462-6415
dbsa.pleasanton@comcast.net

 


Rancho Bernardo


DBSA San Diego County/Rancho Bernardo
Mark
(858) 487-3200
(858) 538-8450
email: dbsaranchobernardo@yahoo.com

Meeting Location:
Aurora Psychiatric Hospital
11878 Avenue of Industry
Rancho Bernardo, CA 92128
Meeting Dates and Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 8 pm
http://www.dbsasandiego.org
Located in San Diego County


Ridgecrest

DBSA Indian Wells Valley
Robert Millsop: (760) 371-5172
Debbie Covey: (760) 384-8472
dbsaofiwv@yahoo.com


Ripon

DBSA Ripon
Carol Farrell: (209) 599-4294
email: dbsa@calvaryripon.org

 


Riverside


DBSA Riverside
Jo Ann Martin: (951) 780-3366 (Mes. Phone)
Leroy Menill: (951) 686-5047
email: dbsatoday@yahoo.com

Meeting Location:
Riverside County
16280 Whispering Spur
Riverside, CA 92504
(951) 780-5758 (FAX)
Meeting Dates and Times: Saturdays, 10 am to 12 pm
http://www.dbsatoday.com
Located in Riverside County


Sacramento

DBSA Sacramento
Marilyn Hillerman: (916) 875-5644
marilynhillerman@yahoo.com

Meeting Location:
Sutter Center for Psychiatry
7700 Folsom Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95826
Meeting Info: The second and fourth Wednesday of every Month,
from 7:30 to 9:00 PM
http://www.dbsasacramento.org/


Salinas


DBSA Omni Resource Center
Contact 2: Hal Hamaker (831) 754-3838 ext 203
Contact 2: Ricarda Rodriguez (831) 754-3838 x300
Additional Phone:
maisenberg@interiminc.org
email: hhamaker@interiminc.org

Meeting Location:
DBSA OMNI Resource Center
1033 S. Main St, Suite A
Salinas, CA 93901
Meeting Days and Times: Brown BAG Lunch Group Fridays, 12 to 1:30 PM
Office Hours: 11am-4pm Mon-Fri
Office Phone: (831) 754-3838
Office Fax: (831) 754-3837
Phone 831-754-3838 if you need a ride!
Omni Resource Center Website: http://www.interiminc.org/omni.htm
Located in Monterey County


San Diego

DBSA San Diego
(858)-535-4793
dbsasandiego@yahoogroups.com

Meeting Location:
VA Medical Center
3350 La Jolla Village Drive, Rm 2011
San Diego, CA 92161
Thursdays from 6 to 8 PM, 5:45 check-in (Including All Holidays)
*** Smaller than the Monday group ***
http://www.dbsasandiego.org
Located in San Diego County

San Diego
DBSA San Diego Hillcrest/UCSD
Steve: (619) 263-4655
dbsasandiego@yahoogroups.com

Meeting Location
UCSD
Outpatient Psychiatric Services, Rm 318
140 Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92103
Meeting Info: Thursdays 2 to 4pm.
Close to UCSD Medical Center in Hillcrest
This is an area with difficult parking but there is free parking available under building
Located in San Diego County

San Diego
DBSA San Diego
(888) 274-3637
dbsasandiego@yahoogroups.com

Meeting Location:
VA Medical Center
3350 La Jolla Village Drive, Rm 2011
San Diego, CA 92161
Meeting Dates and Times: Mondays from 6 to 8 pm, 5:45 check-in (Including All
Holidays)
http://www.dbsasandiego.org
Large attendance, after introduction and news the group breaks into smaller groups,
including a family group.
1st Monday of the month - Speakers when available
at the UCSD Medical School Campus
Garren Auditorium, Basic Science Bldg. (a short walk from the VA)
Located in San Diego County

El Cajon
DBSA Paradise East
Contact 1: Kel (858) 342-4347
Contact 2: DBSA San Diego Info Line (858) 444-6776
Website:  http://www.dbsasandiego.org
Email: kel.sandiego@gmail.com

        Meeting Location:
        1460 E. Main Street, Room 108
        El Cajon, CA  92019
        Meeting Dates and Times: Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 pm


San Fernando Valley


San Francisco

DBSA San Francisco
David Brunn: (415) 601-3429
dbsasf@gmail.com
http://www.dbsaf.org

 

DBSA San Francisco - Family Members and Friends
Harry: (650) 430-2909
(415) 781-0500 (Crisis Line)
dbsasf@gmail.com

Meeting Location:
St. Francis Hospital
Lower Level, Conference rooms A and B
900 Hyde Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
Serving: San Francisco
Website: http://dbsasf.org
Meeting Dates and Times:
1st and 3rd Mondays from 6:45 to 8:15 PM
(Located between Pine and Bush)
Located in San Francisco County

DBSA San Francisco - Young Adults
Harry: (650) 430-2909
(415) 781-0500 (Crisis Line)
dbsasf@gmail.com

Meeting Location:
St. Francis Hospital
Lower Level, Conference rooms A and B
900 Hyde Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
Serving: San Francisco
Website: http://dbsasf.org
Meeting Dates and Times:
1st and 3rd Mondays from 6:45 to 8:15 PM
(Located between Pine and Bush)
Located in San Francisco County

DBSA San Francisco - Adults
(415) 995-4792
(415) 781-0500 (Crisis Line)
dbsasf@gmail.com

Meeting Location:
St. Francis Hospital
Lower Level, Conference rooms A and B
900 Hyde Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
Serving: San Francisco
Website: www.dbsasf.org 
Meeting Dates and Times:
Mondays from 6:45pm to 8:15Pm
Saturdays from 1:30 to 3 pm
(Located between Pine and Bush)
Located in San Francisco County


San Jose

DBSA San Jose
Kristin Colino
(408) 657-9977
info@dbsasanjose.org


San Mateo

DBSA Peninsula
Joel Blatt
(650) 299-8880 - Mtg Vm
(650) 964-1409 personal
dfaria@comcast.net

Meeting Location:
College Heights Church
1150 West Hillsdale blvd.
San Mateo, CA 94403
Updated Contact Info on 2/20/08
from Ann Dinowitz to Fred Wright
Meeting Info: Tuesday nights, 7:15 pm to 9:15 pm
Located in San Mateo County


Santa Cruz

DBSA Santa Cruz County (Women Only)
Lois Roth: (831) 246-0877
email: feltongemlady@yahoo.com


Santa Fe Springs

DBSA Santa Fe Springs
Annette Holguin: (562) 949-8455 ext 207
Cumando Mendoza: (562) 949-8455 ext 205
aholguin@pacificclinics.org


Santa Rosa

DBSA Santa Rosa
Vivian Sedney

Meeting Location:
Call meeting place (707) 578-0424
1135 Slater Street #17
Santa Rosa, CA  95404

 


Temecula

DBSA Temecula
Mark: (951) 551-1186
threez7@hotmail.com

Meeting Location:
Mary Phillips Senior Center
41845 Sixth Street
Temecula, CA 92590
Meeting Dates and Times: Fridays from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Located in Riverside County


Torrance

DBSA Torrance
Bryan: (415) 306-2658
blc0925@yahoo.com
Scott:  (310) 370-5054

Meeting Location:
Torrance Memorial Medical Center
West Tower, 2nd fl., Rm A
3325 Medical Center Dr.
Torrance, CA 90505
Meeting Dates and Times:
2nd & 4th Saturday of every month
from 10:00 AM to Noon

Alternate Thursday evenings
from 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Check website for dates:
http://www.dbsasouthbay.org
Locate d in Los Angeles County


Ventura

DBSA Ventura
Denise Krischke: (805) 253-3289
DBSA_Ventura@yahoo.com

Meeting Location 1:
Bible Fellowship Church
6950 Ralston Street
Building 300, Room 301
Ventura, CA 93003
Meeting Dates and Times (Location 1): Tuesdays 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Meeting Dates and Times (Location 2): 1st and 3rd Wed, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Meeting Location 2:
(805) 650-1250
Adult Wellness & Recovery Center
56 E. Main Street in Suite 103
Ventura, CA
Located in Ventura County