Self-Help & Support Groups

“My brother killed himself and I feel so alone. Are there people like me who I can talk to?” – 19-year-old



The idea of a support group is to provide a nonjudgmental place where you can come and talk about your feelings and hear other people talk about theirs. A lot of times it really helps to hear that other people have been through what you’re going through.

There are support groups to help people through all kinds of experiences – the death of a loved one, sexual abuse, the suicide of someone close to you, problems with relationships, coping with diseases like cancer, AIDS or diabetes, overcoming addictions — and many other types of life experiences that we may not be prepared to deal with alone.


7 Cups of Tea

Free, anonymous and confidential online text chat with trained listeners, online therapists & counselors.

Al-Anon Family Groups

12-step program for teen relatives and friends of alcoholics.


Mon CLOSED & Tues-Fri 10am-5pm & Sat 10am-2pm


Al-Anon/Alateen Family Group Headquarters, Inc.

Mutual support group for family and friends of alcoholics. Meeting information line.

1600 Corporate Landing Pkwy,
Virginia Beach, VA 23454

M-F 8am-6pm (EST)




24 hr. recorded listening
with all phone numbers
L.A. (English) 213-387-3158; M-F 9am-5pm call 818-760-7122.
L.A. (Spanish) 562-948-2190.
Meeting info only: (Toll free, English) 888-684-6444
12-step programs for teen relatives and friends of alcoholics.


Alcoholicos Anonimos (Spanish)

Open holidays, closed on Sundays.

Los Angeles, CA

M-F 10am-6pm & Sat 10am-3pm


Alcoholics Anonymous (Los Angeles)

Meeting information and literature.

4311 Wilshire Blvd #Suite 104,
Los Angeles, CA 90010

M-F 8am-7:30pm & Sat-Sun & Holidays 9am-4:30pm



Alcoholics Anonymous (Riverside)

24 hour Hotline for referrals to Al-Anon and AA meetings within the area. Information, literature available. 

28636 Old Town Front St,
Temecula, CA 92590

M-F 10am-5:30 pm & Sat 9am-12pm


Cocaine Anonymous World Service Office, Inc.

Information, referrals and printed literature. Los Angeles, CA 24hr hotline: 888-714-8341 

9100 Sepulveda Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90045



Gamblers Anonymous

Fellowship of men and women who support each other through meetings.  24 hour referrals. Bilingual. National #: 888-424-3577. 

Los Angeles, CA 90017

M-F 7am-4pm



Girls Club of Los Angeles

Be a positive role model to some great girls who need you – become a mentor.  Community outreach, teen pregnancy programs, childcare center, state preschool. 

2057 W Century Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90047

M-F 8am-5pm



Herpes Resource Center

All numbers are 24 hour recording. Orange County: 949-753-2580. Additional: or 919-361-8488. Hotline services, advocacy work and a network of support groups. The HRC focuses on increasing education, public awareness and support to anyone concerned about herpes. 

Santa Monica, CA 90406


House of Ruth

24-hour Crisis Hotline (collect calls accepted): 877-988-5559 Information provided on shelters, crisis intervention, referral and other support services. Short-term safe shelter includes food, clothes, etc. Individual and group counseling, teen support groups and community outreach. No fees.

Claremont, CA

M-F 9am-5pm


Jessica’s House

Jessica’s House offers peer support groups where children and teens (kindergarten through high school), along with their parents or caregivers, meet with others who have experienced the death of someone close.

741 E Main St,
Turlock, CA 95380

JQ International

JQ creates programs and services that foster a healthy fusion of LGBTQ and Jewish identities. These initiatives offer LGBTQ Jews, their friends, families, and loved ones the opportunity to connect with each other while fostering a strong sense of self. JQ International also encourages and strengthens leadership, activism, and social action amongst its members in order to continue creating not only a vibrant and inclusive LGBTQ Jewish community but also the best possible community at large.


JQSA (Jewish Queer Straight Alliance)  is the first community-wide youth group in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley for all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, and ally Jewish teens, ages 13-18. Members of the Teen JQSA have their own space to socialize with other teens from the LGBTQ and ally community and build an activist toolkit to combat bullying and intolerance in and outside of the Jewish community.


The JQ Helpline is the only resource and social service referral line specifically designed to serve LGBTQ Jews, their families, and allies in the United States, as well as Canada, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.


Call 855-JQI-HLPS (855-574-4577) or Email

801 Larrabee St. Suite #10,,
West Hollywood, CA 90069


Marijuana Anonymous

Recorded information. 12-step recovery program for those wanting to quit smoking marijuana. *Not a treatment center; the website has information on local meetings. 24 hour recording.


#PO Box 7807,
Torrance, Torrance 90504, 90504

7days 24 hours



Narcotics Anonymous (NA)/World Service Office

Offers recovery to drug addicts as well as peer support. Visit website for meetings in your area. 

19737 Nordhoff Pl,
Los Angeles, Los Angeles 91311, 91311

M-F 8am-5pm



Nicotine Anonymous

Referrals to 12-step meetings and support group information.

6333 E Mockingbird Ln,
Dallas, TX 75214


Overeaters Anonymous – Riverside

Provides information, literature and referrals to meetings within the community.  To speak to a live person ASAP, call Cathy at 909-562-6971.

Riverside, CA 92517


Overeaters Anonymous (Los Angeles)

Main LA Office: (323) 653-7652
San Gabriel Valley: (626) 335-3355
San Fernando Valley: (818) 881-4776
Information Line: (562) 493-9030

For all types of eating disorders information and referrals to LA area 12-steps meetings. 

20121 Ventura Boulevard, #315,
woodland Hills, CA 91364



Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic

Provide recorded textbooks and other educational materials in audio format for the blind. Shifts available days and evenings for ages 15 or older.

20 Roszel Rd,
Princeton, NJ 08540

M-Th 8:30am-8pm & F & Sat 9:30am-3:30pm (ET)



Safe Alternatives

Support for those who engage in repetitive self-harm behaviors.24hr recording.

South Haven, MI



San Gabriel/Pomona Regional Center

Provides referrals to local support groups including Tourette’s Syndrome, Turner Syndrome, Autism, Down Syndrome, Epilepsy. Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean, Filipino and Thai parent support groups.

75 Rancho Camino Dr,
Pomona, CA 91766

M-F 8am-5pm


909-622 5123

SHARE! The Self-Help and Recovery Exchange

FREE Referrals for self-help groups in L.A. County. Help starting your own support group.
Downtown L.A.: 213-213-0100, Sun,F: 12:30pm-9:30pm, Sat: 9am-5:30pm

6666 Green Valley Cir,
Culver City, CA 90230

M, W-F 1pm-9:45pm & Tu 6pm-9:45pm


We SPARK Cancer Support Center

Free support groups for adults, teens, and children. Other programs to support cancer patients and their families.

13520 Ventura Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 91423

M-Th 9am-8pm & F 9am-1pm & Sat 9:30am-12:30pm



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