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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.

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Bereavement Support Group

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

Mental Health Insights


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

Cancer Support Groups

Art Therapy/Movement Classes
Throughout each month, a variety of art therapy and movement classes are available for cancer patients, 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, call 1-800-227-2345

Look Good, Feel Better

Designed for women going through chemotherapy, this single session helps women enhance their appearance with makeup, scarves, wigs, and turbans. Contact the Marshall Cancer Resource Center at 530-672-7050 to register.

Loss Support Group
Share your thoughts and overcome the stress of loss from illness, divorce or death. For more info, call 916-286-3691, ext. 15000# or

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. Call 530-672-7050 to reserve your spot. Family and friends welcome.

Ostomy Support Group
A monthly support group for people living with ostomies. Contact: Marshall Cancer Resource Center 530-672-7050 for more information. Family and friends welcome.

Prostate Cancer Support Group
This group is specifically designed to provide information and support to men with prostate cancer. 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
Contact Mary Sullivan at 916-939-2417 or email for information and directions to the meeting place.

Family Care Giving Support Group

Caregivers Support Groups & Training
The program offers information, assistance, counseling, respite care and supplemental care for persons caring for an adult 60 years or older with a dementia or Alzheimer's diagnosis, and resources for grandparents raising a grandchild or other relative 18 years old or younger.

My Time
Support and workshops for caregivers of frail, elderly or disabled adults. Respite care available during the meetings. Visit for more information and additional resources or call 530-621-6151.

Senior Peer Counseling of El Dorado County

For residents 55 and over. Peer Counseling for the grieving, depressed or other issues related to aging. Call 530-621-6304.

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

Health Ministry Associate
Monthly speakers focus on faith/health topics that support faith congregations and parish nurses.
Contact 530-677-6964, or

Life Enhancement through Support (L.E.T.S)
A peer volunteer group through the El Dorado County Mental Health Department. Call 530-621-6567 for information.

El Dorado Warm Line and Peer Support Services
Telephone and peer counseling, community service referrals for El Dorado County.
Call 530-621-6567 Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. to set-up an appointment.

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. For more information, call 916-286-3691, #, 15000 or email:

Multiple Sclerosis
Call 530-295-3356 for information

Parkinson's Disease Support Group
Contact 916-933-2465 or email

Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
Contact 530-295-7620 or visit

Stroke Education Support Group

The Marshall Stroke Support Group has returned to in person meetings held at 681 Main Street, Suite #207, Placerville, CA. Meetings are held every first Thursday of the month from noon to 1:30 p.m.

The group will follow CDC recommendations regarding COVID precautions, including social distancing and masking.

Please call 530-626-2793 with questions and for information regarding monthly group topics and click here to register.

These meetings provide an opportunity to learn more about dealing with the effects of a stroke, reviewing resources, and sharing personal experiences in a positive, supportive environment. Patients and visitors are welcome.