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UC Davis Children’s Hospital

UC Davis Children’s Hospital

Support groups

Family Adoption Support Group
For more information, call Sharon Maccini at (916) 456-3379.

 Burn Recovery Group
For more information, call (916) 734-3636.

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 Cleft Lip, Palate and Craniofacial
Anomalies Support Group
For more information, call Gary Hori at (916) 323-3562.

 Coping With Cystic Fibrosis
For more information, call Jill Steinbacher, R.N., (916) 734-3738, or Jane Brown, R.N., M.SN., (916) 734-3189.

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 Heart and Lung Transplant Support Group
For more information, call Andrea Hoso, R.N., or Diana Smith, R.N., (916) 734-5360.

 Huntington's Disease Support Group
For more information, call Judi Roberson at (916) 391-3516.

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 Infertility Support Group
For more information, call Sharon Maccini at (916) 456-3379.

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 Leukemia Family Support Group
For people with leukemia, Hodgkin's disease, multiple myeloma and lymphoma, and their families. For more information, call Patsy Bethards at (916) 734-2583.

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 Parent's Bereavement Support Group 
This group is appropriate for parents who have lost a child from birth to age 21.  This eight week group, co-facilitated by UC Davis Hospice grief counselors, provides a safe, intimate environment in which to process the devastating loss of a child.  This structured group approach focuses on self-care, reducing isolation, developing supportive relationships with other parents, and fostering a healthy grieving process.  This group is offered once a year, free of charge, as a community service of the UC Davis Hospice Program.  For more information, please call (916) 734-1139.

 Pseudotumor Cerebri Support Group
For more information, call (916) 344-5606.

 

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 Sacramento Renal Transplant Support Group
For more information, call Cathy Burke, L.C.S.W. at (916) 734-5094.

 Sacramento Area Brain Tumor Support Group
For more information, call Karen A. Smith, R.N. at (916) 734-5613.

 Scoliosis Support Group
For more information, call Diane Gums, R.N. at (916) 684-6382.

 Special Care Parents Group
For parents who have experienced a high-risk pregnancy or delivered a premature or high-risk infant.
For more information, call Debbie Sarmento at (916) 658-8588.

 Spina Bifida Association of Sacramento Valley
For more information, call Tiffany Taylor at (916) 927-7146.

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 Think First
Dedicated to reducing spinal cord and head injuries, especially among elementary and high school students.
For more information, call Emily Comstock at (916) 348-7812, Edie Stephenson at (916) 348-1117, or Roxanne Eyler at (916) 734-1478.

 

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 Young Adult Bereavement Support Group 
This group is appropriate for young adults, age 17 to 24, coping with a recent death of someone close.  Topics to be covered during this eight-week course include acknowledging and understanding grief, expressing and accepting feelings, changing of roles, coping and stress, and developing supportive relationships.  This group is offered twice a year as a free community service by the UC Davis Hospice Program, UC Davis Children’s Hospital Bereavement Program, and the Children’s Miracle Network.  Please call (916) 734-1139, for more information.

 

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