Support Groups / Networks


(301) 306-7070 (Virginia)

National Resource Center (800) 233-4050 Parent Organization For local satellite (Corona/Norco) and support group email questions to or visit website

American Diabetes Association

1 (800) 342-2383 (Spanish & English)

Support group for children with diabetes & their families. Call this number to find the group meeting nearest you or visit website for news, information and tools.

Arthritis Foundation

(951) 320-1540

Has literature about arthritis, resource information about support groups, & exercise & aquatic classes.

Autism Society of America

For information: Karen Wilgus at (951) 340-0894 or Arabic and Spanish translation available.

California Council on Problem Gambling - 24 hour help line

1 (800) 522-4700

This agency will provide referral information to 12-step groups for problem gamblers or for those close to them.

California School for the Deaf Outreach Center

For meeting information:

Center on Deafness, Inland Empire (CODIE)

3576 Arlington Ave., Ste. 211
Riverside, CA 92506
(951) 275-5000 or

This agency provides services such as advocacy, independent living skill information & referrals, educational workshops, interpreting via Life Signs Interpreting Services, assistance with job placement, and coordination of support groups.

Childhood Cancer Family Support Group

See entry under "Health Issues"

Chronic Fatigue & Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS)

(704) 365-2343 URL

Eating Disorders

Epilepsy Foundation

1 (800) 332-1000 [Spanish/English]

Gender Identity Issues

(800) 850-8078

Habitat for Humanity Riverside

(951) 787-6754 Ext. 110
Riverside Affiliate [Riverside, Moreno Valley, Corona, Norco & Rubidoux]

This is a non-profit agency aiding in building homes for low-income families.

Habitat for Humanity Restore

2121 Atlanta Avenue Ste. B3
Riverside, CA 92507
(951) 787-6754 Ext. 113

Discounted home materials store—for building materials, windows, doors, appliances, lighting, closeouts and clearances. Open to the public Mon.-Sat. 8:30 to 4:30.

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America

1 (800) 833-4MSA [1 (800) 833-4672]

Open Doors: Parent/Caregiver Support Group

(951) 358-3622 or (951) 358-6858 for more information &/or telephone support

This support group is for parents & caregivers of children who are experiencing difficulty with mental health / emotional / behavioral problems. The group meets on the 4th Thursday of every month from 6 to 8 pm at 9707 Magnolia Ave. in Riverside, CA. Childcare is available, but call ahead to make arrangements. Light dinner is served.

Overeaters Anonymous

(951) 715-2080

12-step program for recovery from compulsive overeating. Participation is free of charge.

Parent Support Group (for families with special needs children; HOPE)

Parents Without Partners (PWP)

Riverside Chapter (951) 784-2646

A support group for parents who have never married or are single because of divorce or death, and their children. Orientations held frequently throughout Riverside County.

Self Injury

(800) DONTCUT [(800) 366-8288]

Spina Bifida Association of America

1 (800) 621-3141 [Spanish & English]

We Can: Pediatric Brain Tumor Network

(310) 739-3433