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Scott Suckow
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Lauren Smith
Events Manager

Margaret (Peggy) Beers
Community Outreach and Education Manager

American Liver Foundation
Pacific Coast Division
5230 Carroll Canyon Road, Suite 108
San Diego, CA 92121
619-291-5483 Tel
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New York, NY 10006
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Resources in Our Area

Support groups provide a place for individuals affected by a similar condition or circumstance to provide and receive support and share their experiences.

Not all support groups are facilitated by an American Liver Foundation volunteer. Some support groups are facilitated by 3rd party organizations and individuals in this region.

Honolulu, Hawaii:
HepCats (Hepatitis C & B Support Group in Honolulu)

Life Foundation - Directions
677 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 229
Honolulu, HI 96813

Meets: Third Thursday every month, 6:30 p.m.

Located in the Gold Bond Building, diagonally across from Comp USA. Parking along Keawe and Coral Streets.

Contact Ken Akinaka (The Hepatitis Prevention, Education, Treatment, and Support Network of Hawaii) for more information.

Phone: (808) 221-6204


Hilo, Hawaii:
Hilo Family Health Center

Hilo Family Health Center - Directions
1178 Kinoole Street, Building B
Hilo, HI 96720

Hepatitis B & C education, support groups and treatment. Marshallese & Chuukese interpreters available. Call for more information, including dates and times for support groups.

Contact Charlotte Grimm (Director of Clinical Operations) for more information.

Phone: 808-934-3217


San Diego, California:
La Jolla Hep C Support Group

Green Hospital, Scripps Clinic - Directions
10666 N. Torrey Pines Road
2nd Floor Amphitheatre
La Jolla, CA 92037

Meets: 1st Wedesday of every month

Contact Richard Hellman (Scripps Health) for more information.

Phone: 858-554-8156


Riverside, California:
The Liver Support Group

Loma Linda’s Transplant Institute - Directions
25865 Barton Road Suite 101
Loma Linda, CA 92354

Meets: 1st Friday of the month from 12 noon - 1:30

It is an open/voluntary group for anyone who could benefit from gaining support of peers as they seek treatment for their liver condition.

This group provides a safe environment where patients, caregivers and their families receive peer support to help them process the impact that liver disease has on their lives.

In addition, there are guest speakers each month who provide information/referrals/resources to patients and their caregivers.

All are welcome who could benefit from this group.

Contact Jamie Banducci MSW for more information.

Phone: (909)558-3636, extension 36810


San Diego, California:
Transplant Caregivers-Only Support Group

Scripps Transplant Center Conference Room - 2 North - Directions
10666 N. Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037

Meets: 3rd Tuesday of each month from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The group is free, open to anyone who is or has been a transplant caregiver, anyone who can benefit from a caring, supportive network of people who want to help each other at what is one of the most difficult times in a person’s life.

Contact Richard Hellman (Scripps Health) for more information.

Phone: (858) 554-8156


Page updated: June 17th, 2015