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Find Local Support Groups

Here are some tips to get the most out of our interactive map:

  1. Zoom into the interactive map to see all the support groups in a given area. Hold control and scroll your mouse wheel up and down, or click the plus sign to zoom in (see a smaller geographic area) and the minus sign to zoom out (see a larger geographic area).
  2. Filter by field of specialization by clicking on the icon to the left of "Support Groups". This expands the sidebar to show the map legend with checkboxes next to each category (e.g. MDF Support Groups, Other Support Resources, etc...).
  3. Expand the map by clicking the fullscreen icon in the upper right hand corner. This will open a new tab of the map in the expanded view with a search box. You can type your city, state or zip code to readjust the map. If there are no visible markers, try zooming out or searching a broader area (e.g. "California" instead of "San Diego).
  4. Star the map to save it to your Google Account. This allows you to access the Support Groups map through Google Maps on your mobile device. Find it though the main menu under "Your Places" and the "Maps" submenu.

If you would like to start a support group in your area or would like an existing group or resource added to this list, please contact Paul Formaker, Program Director.

For those who do not live near one of our existing support groups, our online support community is available at any time. The MDF Caregivers Support Group is a confidential, virtual support group that meets monthly via webinars, and our Facebook page and the MDF Community Forum are active forums for discussion and support, as well. We also offer Facebook Live Chats on the first and third Tuesday of every month.

Click here to RSVP for a support group meeting or share your contact information with a group's facilitator!

Questions? Contact MDF Program Director Paul Formaker at 415-872-7924 or via email.

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