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09/10/2014
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Fresno Youth Support Group
Expressions of Courage
For youth with epilepsy (ages 5-17)
3rd Tuesday Every Month, 5:00-6:30 PM
Local church room at St. Mary's Catholic Church
828 O Street
Sanger, CA 93657
Group Facilitator: Ivana Valdovinos
Contact Email: ivanavaldovinos@yahoo.com

Mountain View, Santa Clara County
1st Thursday, 7:00pm-9:00pm 
El Camino Hospital Group
YMCA Building, Basement Room K
2400 Grant Rd.
Mountain View, CA 94040 (view map)
Group Facilitator: Steve Forbes
Please contact at: mv_epilepsysupprtgroup@yahoo.com

Oakland, Alameda County
For young adults aged 12-18
Every other Tuesday.
3:30-4:30PM
Oakland Children's Hospital
Cafe Conference Room, next to the Cafeteria in main hospital.
747 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
This is a therapy session facilitated by a licensed psychologist.
Prior authorizations are required to attend.
Please contact Rosalia at 510-450-5656 to learn more information about attending.
 
Pleasanton- "Eric's Corner", Alameda County
3rd Thursday, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Pleasanton Valley Care
5725 West Los Positas
2nd Floor Room #270
Pleasanton, CA 94588 
Contact email:kim@ericscorner.org

Redding, Shasta County
2nd Wednesday, 6:00-7:30
Shasta Regional Medical Center
1100 Butte St. 1st Floor, Liberty Room 1
Redding, CA 96001
Group Facilitator: Erin Jacky
Contact Email:reddingcaepilepsysupportgroup@hotmail.com
Contact Phone: 530-242-9033
RSVP (via phone or email) needed to attend this group
NOTE: Group is temporarily inactive

Salinas
**This group is temporarily inactive. Please email Mary Jane (email below) if you are interested in attending future meetings.**
4th Thursday, 7 pm-8 pm
Grace Community Church
750 Paradise Road
Prunedale, CA 93907
Group Facilitator: Mary Jane Gansberger
Please contact Mary Jane at: tjmjg@att.net

Sacramento, Sacramento County
Parents Group
1st Friday, 11:30 AM - 1 PM
Sutter Medical Plaza, Conference Room 1625
Stockton Boulevard Sacramento, CA
Group Facilitator: Beth 
Ruggles
Contact Email:bethie@surewest.net

Sacramento, Sacramento County
Mercy Neurological Institute, Mercy General Hospital
This group is open to adults.
2nd Wednesday, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Greenhouse A conference room
Contact: Angie Woodward (effective April 15, 2014)
Contact Email: angie.woodward@yahoo.com
Contact Phone: 916-930-9252

San Francisco
Chinese Living with Epilepsy Support Group
In Cantonese and Mandarin
Fourth Friday of every month, 2-3 pm
First meeting February 22nd
UCSF Epilepsy Center
400 Parnassus Avenue
8th Floor Conference Room
San Francisco, CA 94143-0138
Facilitators will be Stephanie Chen, RN and Tina Shih, MD
Contact emails: tina.shih@ucsf.edu or Winghang.Tam@ucsfmedctr.org
Contact phone numbers: 415-353-9851 (Winghang Tam) or 415-353-9173 (Tina Shih)

San Francisco
3rd Wednesday, 6:00-8:00 PM
California Pacific Medical Center
Pacific Campus
2333 Buchanan Street, Stanford Building, 3rd Floor Board Room
San Francisco, 94115
Group Facilitator: Diane Del Chiaro
Contact email: d_chiaro@sbcglobal.net

San Francisco
**To RSVP, please contact Maritza (email below)**
For teens and young adults.
1st Saturday 11:00 AM-12:15 PM
UCSF Epilepsy Center 
400 Parnassus Ave.
8th Floor, Room A888
Group Facilitator: Maritza Lopez, RN
Contact e-mail: Maritza.Lopez@ucsfmedctr.org
**NOTE: NO SUPPORT GROUP MEETING IN JULY ***

San Francisco
Living with Epilepsy Support Group
2nd Monday 11 AM - 12:30 PM
SF Veterans Affairs Medical Center Epilepsy Center of Excellence
4150 Clement Street Building 203, First Floor, Room 1B-15
San Francisco, CA 94121
Contact e-mail:gilbert.woo@ucsf.edu

San Francisco
FATE (Families/caregivers of Adolescents/children Thriving with Epilepsy) Support Group
4th Tuesday, 11:30 am-1:00 pm
UCSF Epilepsy Center
400 Parnassus Avenue 8th Floor Room A-888
Contact e-mail:gilbert.woo@ucsf.edu

San Jose- South Bay Area
Teen Epilepsy Support Group (ages 12-18)
2450 Samaritan Dr., Suite #2
San Jose, CA 95124
Contact: bina6260@gmail.com, 408-209-6713

Vacaville - Solano County
Please call EFNC to receive more information.

Yuba-Sutter Hope For Epilepsy
All are welcome.
Every 2nd Friday of the Month, 5:30PM-7PM
Grace Baptist Church
1980 S. Walton Ave.
Yuba City, CA 95993
Group Facilitator: Annette (530) 315-4045
Hilary: (530) 695-6075
*1st Meeting August 8th*