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Support Groups

Sometimes talking with others who are going through what you're going through can help the healing process. Mercy Hospitals offers several support groups for you and your loved ones.

Breast Cancer Support Group

Mercy's Breast Cancer Support Group is a free support group for women with breast cancer. Women can share their concerns and experiences of living with breast cancer and exchange ideas to discover new coping strategies.

Whether you have been recently diagnosed or are years into treatment and recovery, this group has something to offer.

Meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Clerou Lecture Center
Mercy Hospital Downtown
2215 Truxtun Ave.

Lunch is provided if you call ahead to reserve.

For more details and to reserve your lunch, please call 661.632.5529.

Bariatric Support Group 

Second Tuesday of each month 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Clerou Lecture Hall
Mercy Hospital Downtown
2215 Truxtun Ave. 

For more information please call 661.663.6765.

Ostomy Support

An ostomy is a surgical procedure that creates an opening (a stoma) from an area inside the body to the outside. Examples of ostomies include colostomy and urostomy. If you or someone you know has an ostomy and could use a little extra help and support, please join us for a monthly support group. Family members are also welcome. Reservations are not required.

Our meetings have a dual purpose:

  • To provide ostomates with information to help them live healthier, happier lives and care for themselves easily & properly
  • To share experiences and provide mutual support for one another





January 12th

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Clerou Room

March 9th

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Clerou Room

May 11th

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Clerou Room

July 13th

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Clerou Room

September 14th

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Clerou Room

November 9th

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Clerou Room

Mercy Hospital Downtown - Clerou Room

For questions regarding the support group, please call Rae Smith, Janet Round or Pam Smith at 661.623.5629.

Stroke Education and Support Group 

This free support group provides stroke survivors, their family, and caregivers an opportunity to support each other as they work to rebuild their lives and promote health, independence, and well-being. Everyone is welcome!

Meetings are 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 PM and are held at the Community Wellness Center, 2634 G Street.

April 20, 2017

The New Normal: Recovering from a stroke

April 27, 2017

Rehabbing Your Spirit After a Stroke: Coping with your emotions after a stroke

May 4, 2017

Finding Your Voice:Stroke survivors learn how to communicate

May 11, 2017

Food for Thought:Brain- boosting benefits of a healthy diet

May 18, 2017

Family and Friends:How stroke impacts relationships

May 25, 2017

Everyday Survival: Relearning life’s every day skills

For more information call 661.861.0852