Support Groups

General information

The following is a current list of support groups for families of children and adults with developmental disabilities. It is intended to help families make connections, find supports, and share resources. If you would like assistance finding a support group that meets your particular needs, you may consult your case manager or contact either the Family Resource Network or CARE Parent Network.

Afghan Coalition: www.afghancoalition.org: (510) 648-2546, 39155 Liberty Street, Fremont

Asian & Pacific Islander Youth Promoting Advocacy and Leadership: www.aypal.org, (510)879-7492, 1238 Harrison, Oakland

Asian Health Services: www.asianhealthservices.org, 510-986-6800, 818 Webster Street, Oakland

Autism Society Support Group Dublin: 1st Wednesday at 7:00p.m.
Michelle Gori – (925) 997-2802 for info./flyer

Baby and Me: Hayward (510) 547-7322

Berkeley YMCA: offers parent support groups in addition to parent/child swimming and tumbling and other recreation activities. For more information contact Special Needs Coordinator: Rachel Longan at 510-665-3280 or Rlongan@ymca-cba.org.

Bethel Church California: Indonesian Bethelchurchcalifornia.org

Bhutanese Comunity in California: Nepali, Dzongkha,(510) 891-8635 Bhutanesecommunityincalifornia@gmail.com  655 Int’l Blvd, Oakland

Burmese Refugee Family Network: www.brfn.org, (510) 891-8635, 655 International Blvd, Rm 206, Oakland

CARE Parent Network: Center for Access to Resources and Education: A variety of support groups, training, and resources for Contra Costa County families 1(800)281-3023 or (925) 313-0999 or email at careofarc@aol.com

Center for Empowering Refugees: www.cerieastbay.org, (510) 444-1671, 544 International Blvd, Oakland

Chinese Christian Herald Crusade (CCHC): www.cchcsf.org, (510) 893-3210. 523 8th Street, Oakland

Center for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants: (CERI) Afghan, Cambodian, Bosnian, Burmese, Middle Easten, Mien, Laotian and Vietnamese. cerieastbay.org (510)444-1671

Community Health for Asian Americans (CHAA): www.chaaweb.org, 510-835-2777, 268 Grand Avenue, Oakland

Compadres Unidos de Contra Costa: grupo de apoya para familias Latinas que tienen hijos con discapacidades, segundo Sabado de cada mes Comunicarse con La Familia para mas informacion. 1-800-696-7730 o con la sra. Alicia Amezcua (925) 691-6727

Compadres Unidos de Oakland: grupo de apoya para familias Latinas que tienen hijos con discapacidades, comunicarse con La Familia- Jackie Mora (510) 887-0661

Compassionate Friends: (death of child) (925) 284-2273

Dharma College: Tibetan. info@dharma-college.com, (510) 809-2010, 2222 Harold Way, Berkeley

Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area
117A Town and Country Drive
Danville, CA
(925) 362-8660
down_syndrome@sbcglobal.net
www.dsconnection.org
Parent Support Groups, Parent and Education Advocacy and Classes for babies, young children, teens and adults with Down syndrome in Danville, Oakland, Albany and SF.

Down Syndrome League of the Greater Bay Area: a variety of parent support groups (925) 556-1700

East Bay Asian Youth Center: www.ebayc.org, (510)533-1092, 2025 E. 12th Street, Oakland

East Bay Learning Disability Association: (510) 433-7934

East Bay Refugee Forum: www.eastbayrefugeeforum.org

Epilepsy Foundation of Northern California
(800) 632-3532 Support groups in Berkeley, Concord, Fremont, and Walnut Creek

Ethiopian Community and Cultural Center: Amharic ethiopianccc.org, (510)268-4770, 6116 Telegraph Ave., Oakland

Family Resource Network: A variety of support groups, training, and resources for Alameda County families (510) 547-7322 or visit their website at www.frnoakland.org

A Father’s Perspective: Part of the Team- Oakland 7:00-8:30 pm, the last Thursday of each month Call (510) 547-7322

Fiji American National Association: Fijian, Hindi (510)780-9699 & 938-3454

Filipino Advocates for Justice: (510) 465-9876, 310 8th Street, Suite 306, Oakland and 3961 Horner Street, Union City (510) 487-8552

French Farsi Without Tears: Farsi, French (510)222-6587, 2029 Durant Ave, Berkeley

German Int’l School of Silicon Valley: gissv.org

Grandparents as Parents Support Group: Berkeley (510) 527-7249

Grandparents as Second Parents: Oakland (510) 568-7786

Grupo de Apoyo: Para familias Latinas que han pasado por situaciones médicas inesperadas con sus hijos. En el Programa “Head Start” – 1409 35th Ave., esquina Internacional. Llamar a Enedina en FRN al (510) 547-7322 para fechas y horas.

Haiti Action Committee: Haitian Creole www.Haitisolidarity.net

Herald Family Rebuilding Center: www.family.heraldcares.org, 39155 Liberty Street, D450 Fremont

HIV & Kids, Their Siblings, Parent & Caregivers: Alternating Wednesdays, Children’s Hospital of Oakland (510) 531-7551

Hungarian Heritage Foundation: info@hhf-sf.com (925)828-3306

International Institute of the Bay Area (Fremont Office): Dari & conversational Hindi. (510)894-3639, 39155 Liberty St. D450, Fremont

International Rescue Committee: Mona.masri@rescue.org.405 14th Street, Oakland

Korean Community Center of the East Bay: www.kcceb.org, (510)547-2662, 1700 Broadway #400, Oakland

Lao Family Community Development Inc: www.ifcd.org, (510) 533-8850, 2325 East 12th Street, Oakland

Lao Lu Mien CultureAssociation, Inc: www.limcacenter.org, (510) 635-8358, 485 105th Avenue, Oakland

Multi-Lingual Counseling Center, Inc: Farsi, Dari, Spanish info@multilingualcounseling.com, 1515 Aurora Dr.#103H, San Leandro

Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala: Spanish info@nisgua.org, (510)763-1403

Northern California Fragile-X Association: (800) 994-FRAX

Parents Helping Parents: 3rd Saturday (except July and August) at St. Rose Hospital, 10 am – 12 pm. (510) 276-9479

Parent Support Group: parents of young children with disabilities; 1st & 3rd Wednesday, 7:00-9:00 El Cerrito-Cameron School (510) 681-3882

Persian Center: info@persiancenter.org, (510)848-0264, 2029 Durant Ave., Berkeley

Prader-Willi California Foundation: (800) 400-9994

Prader-Willi Support Group/Support for Families of Children with Disabilities: (415) 469-4518

Padres Unidos: para padres Latinos que tienen hijos con discapacidades, ultimo Sabado de cada mes Hayward, 3 – 5 P.M. Comunicarse con Gloria (510) 383-1200 extension 2933 o Angela (510) 656-8926.

Rara Tou Limen Dance Co.: Haitian Creole. raratoulimen.com

Russian Center of SF: www.Russiancentersf.com (415)921-7631 2450 Sutter St., SF

S.F. Greek Historical Society: www.sanfranciscogreeks.com

Share Support Inc.: families and professionals who serve children with neuro-cognitive and neuro-biological disorders (925) 820-4079, www.NLDline.com

Spina Bifida Association of the Bay Area: (925) 210-6006

Thai Cultural Center of S.F. Bay Area: tccsfbayarea.org, 1911 Russell St., Berkeley

Through the Looking Glass: Family support groups for parents with disabilities and their babies/young children (510) 848-1112 or (510) 601-0290; www.lookingglass.org

Vietnamese Community Center of the East Bay: www.vacceb.net, (510) 633-4681, 106 International Blvd, Oakland