Support Groups

Support Groups

Please note: Marshall Medical Center provides these links to area support groups as a courtesy to the community. Unless otherwise noted, these groups are independent of Marshall and not affiliated with Marshall Medical Center.

Marshall Medical Center support groups, classes and events can be found here.

Amputees Caring Together (ACT)

(530) 622-8273

Contact Vince Barisic for information.

Provides information and education to anyone who has lost a limb.

Bereavement Support Group

(530) 621-7820

Contact Sue Watson Snowline Hospice for more information.

Grief support groups for families who have experienced the death of a loved one during the last 18 months.

Bipolar Insights Mental Health Educational Center

(530) 642-0859
For information call or go to or email at

This group provides education, support and seminars for individuals, family, friends and the community, with a focus on all mental illness.

Meets Mondays, 7 p.m. at:
Green Valley Community Church
3500 Missouri Flat Road, Room 304

There is a $5 donation for each class.

Cancer Support Groups

Support Group Offerings For Cancer Patients, Families And Friends For more information on any of these programs, please contact the Marshall Cancer Resource Center at 530-672-7050.

Art Therapy/Movement Classes - Throughout each month, a variety of art therapy and movement classes are available for local cancer patients and their friends and caregivers. For upcoming dates, please contact Marshall Cancer Resource Center at 672-7050.

Chemotherapy Orientation - Is chemotherapy in your treatment plan? A nurse navigator, social worker and infusion nurse will gather to educate patients on what to expect during chemotherapy, in hopes of easing the transition and eliminating any barriers to care. Reservations recommended. Family, friends and caregivers welcome.

I Can Cope - The American Cancer Society offers a free monthly telephone conference on different cancer related topics. To find out the schedule or register for these conferences, contact Libertine DelRosario at 1-800-227-2345, or 916-446-7933, option 3, Ext 328 OR the Marshall Cancer Resource Center at 530-672-7050.

Look Good, Feel Better - Designed for women going through chemotherapy, this single session helps women enhance their appearance with makeup, scarves, wigs, and turbans. Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 1-3 p.m. at the Marshall Cancer Resource Center, located at 3581 Palmer Drive #400 in Cameron Park. Contact the Marshall Cancer Resource Center at 530-672-7050 to register.

Loss Support Group - Share your thoughts with facilitator Sarah Pender, Ed. D., who helps enrollees overcome the stress of loss (illness, divorce, death). The group meets each Wednesday from 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. at 681 Main Street in Placerville. For more info, call Dr. Pender at (916) 286-3691, #, ext. 15000 or email her at

Lymphedema Education Class - Did you have lymph nodes removed during surgery for treatment of your cancer? Have you received radiation treatments to your lymph nodes? If so, you may at risk for developing a treatable condition known as LYMPHEDEMA. Please attend this free, one time education class to learn about the signs to look for and the steps to take to reduce your risk. Meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 1-3 p.m. at the Marshall Cancer Resource Center, located at 3581 Palmer Drive #400 in Cameron Park. Call 530-672-7050 to reserve your spot. Family and friends welcome.

Ostomy Support Group - A monthly support group for people living with ostomies. Meets the 3rd Thursday of the month from 1-3 p.m. at the Marshall Cancer Resource Center, located at 3581 Palmer Drive #600 in Cameron Park. Contact: Marshall Cancer Resource Center (530) 672-7050 for more information. Family and friends welcome.

Prostate Cancer Support Group - Led by a prostate cancer survivor, this group is specifically designed to provide information and support to men with prostate cancer. Meets on the 1st Thursday of each month from 3-4:30 pm at the Marshall Cancer Resource Center, located at 3581 Palmer Drive, #400 in Cameron Park. Contact the Marshall Cancer Resource Center at 530-672-7050 for more information. Family and friends welcome.

Reach To Recovery - Breast Cancer survivors make individual visits to new breast cancer patients immediately post surgery to provide information on reconstruction, prostheses, and support programs. Contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345 or the Marshall Cancer Resource Center at 530-672-7050 for more information.

Seasoned Survivors General Cancer Support Group - Meets the 2nd Saturday of each month at 11:00 AM in El Dorado Hills. Contact Mary Sullivan at 916-939-2417 or e-mail her at for information and directions to the meeting place.

Family Care Giving Support Group

Care Givers Support Groups & Training

A program for persons caring for an adult 60 years or older with a dementia or alzhiemers diagnoses, and resources for grandparents raising a grandchild or other relative 18 years old or younger. Program offers information, assistance, counseling, respite care and supplemental care.

My Time

Support and workshops for caregivers of frail, elderly or disabled adults. Respite care available during the meetings.

Meets the first Friday of the month from 1:30 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Placerville Senior Center
937 Spring Street, Placerville

Meets the fourth Thursday of each month from 10:30 to noon
El Dorado Hills Senior Center
990 Lassen Lane, El Dorado Hills

Divide Caregivers Support Group
Second Tuesday of each month from 2:30-4 p.m.
Greenwood Community Center
4401 Highway 193, Greenwood

Visit for more information and additional resources or call (530) 621-6151.

Friends for Survival - for Survivors of Suicide Victims

Friends for Survival is dedicated to providing a variety of peer-support services that comfort those in grief, encourage healing and growth, foster the development of skills to cope with a loss from suicide and educate the entire community regarding its impact.

Meetings are held monthly on the second Tuesday of each month at Faith Episcipal Church in Cameron Park from 7-8:30 p.m.

For more information, contact call 916-392-0664.

The El Dorado County group of Friends for Survival formed meetings in March of 2010.
Friends For Survival is a national non-profit organization .

Learn more at

Health Ministry Associate

(530) 677-6964, Ruth O'Shea (

Meets the second Wednesday of the month from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Community Health Library
681 Main Street, Placerville

Monthly speakers focus on faith/health topics that support faith congregations and parish nurses.

Life Enhancement through Support (L.E.T.S)

(530) 621-6567 for information

A peer volunteer group through the El Dorado County Mental Health Department

El Dorado Warm Line and Peer Support Services

Call (530) 621-6567 Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
or to set-up an appointment.

Telephone and peer counseling, community service referrals for El Dorado County.

Loss Support Group

Support Program for Loss
When you experience loss of relationships, loss through divorce, loss of health, loss of family/loved ones, or other losses, stress occurs. A support program exists to ease this stress and loss process.

6:30 - 8 p.m.

Wilkinson Hupcey Building
(Midtown Mall)
681 Main Street
Apple/Pear Room on second floor
Placerville, CA 95667

Facilitator: Dr. Pender, Psychologist, Marriage and Family Therapist
For more information, call:

Message: 1-916-286-3691, #, 15000
or email:

For people suffering a loss of any kind whether through illness, divorce or death. Sarah Pender, Ed.D., marriage, family & child counselor and clinical psychologist.

Multiple Sclerosis

(530) 295-3356

Contact Fred or Stacy Sanford for information
Meets the second Saturday of the month at 1:00 p.m.

Hangtown Travel

1244 Broadway, Placerville.

Sponsored by Mt. Valley Chapter of the MS Society.

Parkinson's Disease Support Group

This group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 11:00 a.m. in the The Four Seasons Community Building Media Room at:

El Dorado Hills Four Seasons Community
3186 Four Seasons Drive
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

Click here to view web site.

Contact info:
Betsy Alver
(916) 933-2465

Spinal Cord Injury Support Group

Name: Placerville Mobility Support Group

Meetings: 4th Monday of each month, 6:15 - 8:30 p.m. at Round Table Pizza on Missouri Flat Rd., Placerville, except holidays

Contact Person: Lynn Murray
Contact Number: 530-295-7620

Strength for the Journey: Surviving Sudden Loss

One of the greatest needs after sudden loss is to be able to talk with others who understand.

Our weekly share sessions are a meeting of bereaved family and friends. These times are facilitated by an experienced counselor.

Because we want to respect the sensitivity of each person’s loss, we ask that anyone asking to attend these sessions first make contact with our licensed facilitator, Jane Williamson, for a telephone interview.

Please call 530-306-4699 and let her know you are interested in the Strength for the Journey program.

If there is mutual agreement that the share sessions will be of help to you, she will speak with you about how to access our sessions.

The Strength for the Journey program is a FREE community service supported by community contributions through Marshall Foundation for Community Health. For volunteer opportunities or information on how to support the program financially, please call 530-642-9984.

Stroke Education Support Group

The Stroke Support Group is going Virtual! In an effort to maintain the safety of our attendees, our group will meet virtually using the "Google Meet" platform on the first Thursday of each month, from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Please call (530) 626-2793 for more information and instructions.

Our meetings provide an opportunity to learn more about dealing with the effects of a stroke, browse community resources and to share personal experiences in a positive, supportive environment.