General Support Groups
Support Groups in Fremont, Newark, and Union City, California
This listing was compiled from the local newspaper The Argus during June 2006. For up-to-date listings, consult current Wednesday issues.
AL-ANON – 9 a.m. Regular meeting at Christ the King Lutheran Church, Carlson Hall. 1301 Mowry Ave., Fremont. (510) 276-2270.
AL-ANON -7:30 p.m. Relationships in recovery. Cedar Boulevard Neighborhood Church 38325 Cedar Blvd., Room 212, Newark. (510) 276-2270.
ALZHEIMER’S AND RELATED, DEMENTIAS -Fourth Monday, I to 2:30 p.m. The Alzheimer’s Association and the Newark Senior Center offer a support group for caregivers to share common experiences and find ways to cope and care. Newark Senior Center, 7401 Enterprise Drive. (510) 745-1170.
CANCER SUPPORT GROUP -Second and-fourth Monday, 7 to 8 p.m. Holding On To Hope Christians support group for all cancer patients, survivors and their families. Evangelical Free Church. (510).651-2030.
CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP 1 to 2:30 p.m. second Monday of each month to discuss challenges and provide support to those who care for elderly loved ones. Meets at 3300 Capitol Avenue, Fremont, in recreational services large conference room.
EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS AND ILLNESSES – 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Free support group for individuals suffering from emotional problems or illnesses. 3833 Peralta Blvd., Suite D, Fremont. (510) 745-9500.
FOOD ADDICTS IN RECOVERY ANONYMOUS -7 to 8:30 p.m. A free, 12-step recovery program for overeating, bulimia and anorexia. Centerville Presbyterian Church, Family Edication Bldg, Rm. E-204. Contact Suzanne (510) 579-5393, or Rebecca 510-282-6040.
LIFERING: RECOVERY BY CHOICE – 6 to 7 p.m. Living life free of alcohol and drugs. Abstinence support group. Community Counseling and Education Center. 3775 Beacon Ave., Second Floor, Fremont 510-792-4964 ext. 770.
MOTHERS OF PRE-SCHOOLERS -Second and fourth Monday, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Christian nurturing for mothers of pre-schoolers. Suggested donation is $25 for a mother and her children in the fall and $45 in the spring. Newark Community Church Ministry, 37590 Sycamore St., Newark. (510) 796-7729.
NAR-ANON 7:30 Mondays. A 12-step mutual support program designed to help relatives and friends of addicts recover from effects of living with an addicted person. Kaiser Chemical Dependency Service Building C, Room 9A, 3551 Whipple Road, Union City 510-677-6484.
OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS -7 – 8:30 p.m. St. James Episcopal Church, 37051 Cabrillo Terrace at Thornton Avenue, Fremont. In the main church building. Contact: Tina (510) 449-7610
PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP -Fourth Monday, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Fremont Senior Center, 40066 Paseo Padre Parkway. (510) 656-6393.
PREGNANT MOTHERS GROUP – First and third Monday, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Social interaction, education and support for pregnant women. Fremont Main Library, 2400 Stevenson Blvd. (510) 889-6309.
UPS AND DOWNS -First and third Monday, 7 to 9 p.m. Support group for depressive or manic-depressive individuals and their families. Fremont Main Library, 2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont, (510) 347-2328.
AL-ANON -7:30p.m. Regular, Pre-teen (ages 6-12) and Alateen (ages 12 to 20). Prince of Peace Church, 38451 Fremont Blvd., Fremont. (510) 278-2270.
AL-ATEEN & PRE_TEEN 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Alateen (ages 12-20) and pre-teen (ages 6-12) meeting at Prince of Peace Church, 38451 Fremont Blvd., Fremont. 510-276-2270.
ASH KICKERS -First and third Tuesday, 7 p.m. A stop smoking after-care support group that gives a chance to share setbacks and achievements in a supportive environment. Kaiser Permanente Medical Center cafeteria, 39400 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont. (510) 657-8210.
BABY AND ME – 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. For people (and their babies) transitioning into parenthood. At Mowry Medical Center building, 2299 Mowry Ave., Fremont. (510) 791-3423.
CANCER SUPPORT GROUP -4 to 5:30p.m. For people with cancer, survivors and their supporters. Niles building conference room, Kaiser, 39400 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont. Nonmembers welcome. Call Reba Moorman, (510) 657-6656.
EMOTIONS ANONYMOUS -7 to 8:30 p.m. 38801 Blacow Road, Fremont. (510) 489-5302.
FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP third Tuesdays until Nov 15, 2011 at 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm at Herrick Campus of Alta Bates Medical Ctr., 2001 Dwight Way, Berkeley. Phone 510-644-3273. fibro.biz @ gmail.com.
GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP -7 p.m. Evangelical Free Church, 505 Driscoll Road, Fremont. Call Peggy, (510) 791-7964, or Rose, (510) 792-5264.
GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP – 9 to 10 a.m. Weekly open-ended, drop-in group offers a safe supportive environment to talk with others sharing similar experiences. Conference Room J, Kaiser Hospital 39400 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont (510) 248-7095.
GRIEF SUPPORT FOR SENIORS -Tuesdays, 2:30 to 4 p.m. City of Fremont Family Resource Center, Millennium Room (H-810), 39185 Liberty St. No fee, but donations are appreciated. (510) 790.6606.
HEALTH WORKSHOP – Second and fourth Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. Health improving workshop. Bring a friend and wear comfortable clothes. Tri-City Chiropractic, 39809 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont. (510) 657-BACK.
KIN CAREGIVER 6:30-8 p.m. First and third Tuesdays. For those raising a relative’s child, supportive discussion topics include custody, child rearing, finances, education, resources, coping with the shild’s parents and more. Seneca School 40950 Chapel Way, Fremont. 510-583-8026.
MENDED HEARTS -7 to 8:30 p.m. For people who have had heart attacks, heart surgery, angina and other related problems. C.E. Anderson Auditorium, Washington Hospital, 0500 Mowry Ave., Fremont. (510) 494-7023, or (510) 745-6511, ext.1001.
OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS – 6:00 – 7:15 pm. St. Rose Hospital, 27190 Calaroga Ave, Sherman L. Balch Pavilion Bldg. Room A/B, Hayward, CA 94545. Contact Annette (510) 303-0394.
PARENTS OF CHALLENGING KIDS7 to 8:30 p.m., second and fourth Tuesday. Child care available, cost $5 per child (arrive 15 minutes early). Support group, including educational discussions and sharing forums, sponsord by city of Fremont Human Services Department. Youth and Family Services, Suite E500, 39155 Liberty St. For more information, or to reserve a space, call 510-574-2122; leave a message with child’s name, age and date you will need child care.
PFLAG – Second Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Parents, Friends and Families of Lesbians and Gays. Holy Redeemer Lutheran Church, 35660 Cedar Blvd., Newark. (510) 226-6816.
SAVE GROUP – 6:45 to 8 p.m. Drop-in support group for women who have been affected by domestic violence. No fee for group. Individual counseling on sliding fee scale. 1900 Mowry Ave., 4th Floor,Fremont, Ca. Hot line (24 hours), (510) 794-6055.
WASHINGTON HOSPITAL -5:30 to 7 p.m. General support group. Cancer patients, their family and friends are welcome. Washington Hospital, 2000 Mowry Ave., Newark room (downstairs by cafeteria), Fremont. (510) 657-6920.
WOMEN’S AGLOW FELLOWSHIP -Second Tuesday, 10 a.m. A Christian women’s organization dedicated to helping hurting women. Church affiliation irrelevant. Mission Valley Church, 40546 Mission Blvd. in Fremont (510) 794-6483.
AL-ANON -Noon. Christ the King Lutheran Church, Carlson Hall, 1301 Mowry Ave., at Peralta Boulevard. (510) 276-2270.
AL-ANON -7:45 p.m. Regular meeting, Room 9A, Kaiser Medical Center, 3651 Whipple Road, Union City. (510) 276-2270.
ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP 7 to 8:30 p.m. Last Wednesday of the month. Washington Hospital West, Anderson-C conference room, 2500 Mowry Ave., Fremont. For more information, call (800) 272-3900.
ARTHRITIS SUPPORT GROUP 6:30-8:30 p.m., third Wednesday. Washington West Anderson A Auditorium, 2500 Mowry Ave. Call for dates and for more information. 510-791-3450.
BABY AND ME -12:30 to 2:30 p.m. For people (and their babies) transitioning into parenthood. At Mowry Medical Center, 2299 Mowry Ave., Fremont. (510) 791-3423.
BACK TO HOPE -First Wednesday, 7 p.m. Support for those having difficulty with the disclosure that a family member or friend is gay. Fremont Community Church, 39700 Mission Blvd., Fremont (510) 657-0123, ext.143.
DIABETES SUPPORT GOUP 7 to 9:00 p.m., first Wednesday. Niles Building, Kaiser Medical Center, 39400 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont 510-656-2919.
EPILEPSY SUPPORT GROUP 7 to 9 p.m., Third Wednesday. Sponsored by the Epilepsy League of the East Bay. Kaiser Medical Center, 39400 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont. 800-632-3532.
GRIEF SUPPORT -7:30 support group for people who are newly separated, divorced and widowed. St. Gasper House, 5864 Thornton Ave., Newark. (510) 792-5267.
HEALTH INSURANCE COUNSELING -First and third Wednesday, 9 a.m. to noon. The Health Insurance and Advocacy Program Offers individual sessions. Fremont Social Security Office, 3100 Mowry Ave., Suite100. (800) 393-0363.
LIVING THROUGH LOSS 3:30 p.m., First and third Wednesdays. Fremont Senior Center, 40086 Paseo Padre Parkway. No charge. 510-790-6606.
MIDLIFE PASSAGES -6 to p.m. Call before joining. Life Transitions. 39275 State St., Fremont. (510) 505-0113.
TURNING POINT SUPPORT GROUP -7 to 8:30 p.m. A Christian-based 12-step program for people struggling with addictive behavior or a relative’s addictive behavior. Evangelical Free Church, 505 Driscoll Road, Fremont, Room 301, (510) 651-2030.
UNITED OSTOMY ASSOCIATION 7:30 p.m., every other fouth Wednesday. Support for those who have undergone ostomies, such as colostomies and iliostomies. Anderson A Room, West Wing, Washington Hospital, 2500 Mowry Avenue. Fremont Call for dates: 510-792-3269.
VISION LOSS SUPPORT GROUP 12:30 p.m. third Wednesdays. information, discussions and speakers. Ruggieri Senior Center, 33997 Alvarado-Niles Road, Union City. 510-489-6629.
AL-ANON -7:30 p.m. Regular Meeting. Christ the King Lutheran Church, Carlson Hall, 1301 Mowry Ave., Fremont. (510) 276-2270.
CANCER SUPPORT -6:30 to 8 p.m. on 1st and 3rd Thursdays. Support group for women with breast cancer. Washington Hospital, 2500 Mowry Ave., Conrad Auditorium, Fremont. 1-(800) 963-7070.
GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS -7:30 p.m. Bethel Baptist Church, 36060 Fremont Blvd. (510) 795-1917. Other Bay Area meeting locations: (800) 287-8670.
GRANDCHILDREN CARE GROUP -Second Thursday, 6 to 7 p.m. Support group for grandparents caring for their grandchildren. Child care available during meetings. Room 6, St. Edward’s Elementary School, 5788 Thornton Ave., Newark. (510) 742-8177.
GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP -3:30 to 5 p.m. Washington Community Health Resource Library, 2000 Mowry Ave, Fremont. (800) 963-7070.
OVERCOMERS RECOVERY MINISTRY -7:30 p.m. A Christian 12-step program for anyone looking to overcome any obstacles that have become addictions – including drugs, alcohol, work, abuse and sexual addictions – can come and be set free. Fremont Bible Fellowship, 37365 Centralmont Place, Fremont. (510) 505-1742.
PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT -Third Thursday, 7 to 9 p.m. Free information and support for men with prostate cancer and their caregivers. Washington Hospital, 2000 Mowry Ave., Fremont. (510) 657-0759 or (510) 783-1974.
RELATIVES AS PARENTS -Second and fourth Thursday, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Group focuses on coping with the child’s parents, and other topics of interest such as conservatorship, child rearing, education and finances. Fremont Family Resource Center, 39155 Liberty St., Fremont. (510) 494-4818.
RELATIVES AS PARENTS -First and third Thursday, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Discussions include topics such as conservatorship, child rearing, finances, education and coping with the child’s parents. Centro de Servicios Resource Center, 525 H St., Union City. (510) 494-4818.
SAVE GROUP – 6:45 to 8 p.m. Drop-in support group for women who have been affected by domestic violence. No fee for group. Individual counseling on sliding fee scale. 1900 Mowry Ave.,4th Floor, Fremont, Ca. Hot line (24 hours), (510) 794-6055.
SUPPORT GROUP FOR MOTHERS -10 a.m. to noon. Prayer, support, advice and laughter for moms of young children. Rejoice Community Church, 37365 Centralmont Place, Fremont. (510) 471-9417.
TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY -9:30 a.m. Holy Redeemer Lutheran Church, 35660 Cedar Blvd, Newark. (510) 797-9970.
TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY -6 p.m. Alder Avenue Baptist Church, 411 Alder Ave., Fremont. (510) 792-1053.
TEEN SUPPORT GROUP -Second and fourth Thursday, 7 to 8:30 p.m. For teens living with relatives who are serving as parents. Fremont Family Resource Center, 39155 Liberty St., Fremont. (510) 583-8026.
THREADS OF HOPE -Third Thursday, 7 to 8 p.m. For survivors of breast cancer and their families. HERS Breast Cancer Foundation, 38775 Stivers Street, Fremont. (510) 505-9255.
TOUGH LOVE -7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Support for parents who want to change their children’s behavior. Fremont Noll Adult Center, 39600 Sundale Drive. (650) 780-9587.
VIDA CON ESPERANZA -5 to 7 p.m. A support group formed by and for Latinas coping with breast cancer. Centro de Servicios, 525 H St., Union City. (510) 489-4100.
AL-ANON -7 p.m. Beginners meeting, 8 p.m. regular meeting. Cedar Boulevard Neighborhood Church, 38325 Cedar Blvd., Room 118, Newark. (510) 276-2270.
AL-ANON -Third Friday, 8 p.m. District Birthday Meeting. Cedar Boulevard Neighborhood Church, 38325 Cedar Blvd., Room 118, Newark. (510) 276-2270.
AL-ANON -Fourth Friday, 7 p.m. Intergroup Business Meeting. Cedar Boulevard Neighborhood Church, 38325 Cedar Blvd., Room 116, Newark. (510) 276-2270.
CELEBRATE RECOVERY – 7-10:30 p.m. A 12-step support groupfor anyone with unwanted habits, hang-ups or hurts, promoting change through working eight biblical “recovery” principles. Monthly Dinner, Large Group, Small Group-Mens, Small Group-Womens, Step-Study Groups, Solid Rock Cafe. Bridges Community Church, 505 Driscoll Rd., Fremont 510-599-1682.
CELEBRATE RECOVERY – 7-9 p.m. A 12-step support groupfor anyone with unwanted habits, hang-ups or hurts, promoting change through working eight biblical “recovery” principles. Large Group, Small Group-Mens, Small Group-Womens, Step-Study Groups. Harbor Light Church, 4750 Thornton Ave., Fremont 510-744-2233.
SAVE GROUP – 9:25 to 11 a.m. Drop-in support group for women who have been affected by domestic violence. No fee for group. Individual counseling on sliding fee scale. 1900 Mowry Ave., 4th Floor, Fremont, Ca. Hot line (24 hours), (510) 794-6055.
AL-ANON -10 a.m. step meeting, Education Center, Christ the King Church, 1301 Mowry Ave., Fremont. (510) 276-2270.
AL-ANON -5:30 p.m. Third Saturday. District birthday meeting potluck. Cedar Boulevard Neighborhood Church, 38325 Cedar Blvd., Fellowship Hall, Newark. 510-276-2270.
CANDIDA LIFESTYLE SUPPORT GROUP -11 a.m. to noon. Support for those on Candida Cleanse Program and those using Kroeger remedies for lifestyle changes. Preregistration and donation required. Inward Light Healing Center, 37467 Fremont Blvd., Fremont. (510) 405-6065.
EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS AND ILLNESSES -1 to 3 p.m. No cost 3833 Peralta Blvd., Suite D, Fremont (510) 745-9500.
FIBROMYALGIAFirst Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kaiser Medical Center, Niles Building – conference rooms F, G and H, 39400 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont. Call Roberta, (510) 792-1669.
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS -Normally meets the second Saturday, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., but will take a break in July and August. Meets at Kaiser Hospital, Fremont, but open to all. Contact Kim for information, (510) 793-0765.
OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS -10:30 a.m. – Noon. 1st Presbyterian Church, 35450 Newark Blvd., Newark, CA. Contact: Linda, (510) 797-7475.
BLENDED FAMILIES -9 a.m. New Faces in the Frame. The group deals with issues such as discipline, former spouses, visitation and sibling rivalry. Fremont Evangelical Free Church, 505 Driscoll Road. (510) 651-2030.
SPANISH SPEAKING HIV/AIDS GROUP – First Sunday, 6 to 8 p.m. Independent confidential group discussions about HIV prevention, spiritual and emotional support for persons affected. 4766 Serra Ave., Fremont. (510) 742-6170.