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Cayenne Wellness Center is dedicated to ensuring the health and well being of our clients. In order to preserve the health and welfare of everyone, Cayenne Wellness Center combines mental health and the latest information to serve the needs of the group. We are dedicated to improving the lives of persons diagnosed with sickle cell disease including their families, healthcare providers and the public at-large. We deliver first class, compassionate care in a nurturing, caring environment. Keep checking our website for the inclusion of new support groups.

What will they learn?

Through our support groups, clients will learn to achieve their potential and positive emotional health from other members of the group who will provide each other moral support, information and advice on problems relating to some shared characteristic or experience.

What is the goal?

To improve the patient’s quality of life.

Various Groups

2021 Schedule of Sickle Cell Disease Support Groups (PDF)

Sickle Cell Adult and Family Support Group of Southern California

Los Angeles location: We meet the first Thursday of every month from 6:00 – 8:30pm at:  LAC+USC Medical Center • 2051 Marengo Street Conference Room AInpatient Tower/Building H Los Angeles, CA 90033
Moderator – Dr. Carolyn Rowley 818-731-5408

Lancaster location: We meet the second Tuesday of every month from 6:30 – 8:00pm  • City of Hope Antelope Valley Hospital • 44151 15th St. W  • Conference Room 101 (Room subject to change)• Lancaster, CA 93534
Moderator – Dr. Carolyn Rowley 818-731-5408

Loma Linda location: We meet the second Thursday of every month from 6:30 – 8:30pm at PossAbilities Office • Professional Plaza – Building A • 25455 Barton Rd. • Suite 109A • Loma Linda, CA 92354 
Moderator – Sheila Marchbanks 909-851-8194
Dr. Carolyn Rowley 818-731-5408

Fresno location: We meet the third Thursday of every month from 6:00pm-8:00pm at: Maxie L. Parks Community Center • 1802 E. California Ave. • Fresno, CA 93706 
Moderator – Dr. Carolyn Rowley 818-731-5408
Shanti Johnson-Harris, CHW  –  559-360-5001

San Diego location: We meet the fourth Tuesday of every month from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Valencia Park / Malcolm X Branch Library • 5148 Market St. • San Diego, CA 92114
Moderator – Dr. Carolyn Rowley  818-731-5408
Bryan Hoang, CHW – 619-548-5563

Bakersfield location:  We meet the fourth Thursday of every month from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at: Kern Medical Center • 1700 Mt. Vernon Ave. • Conference Room 1236 • Bakersfield, CA 93306
Moderator –  Ieisha Powell   (

Oakland location:
Run by the Sickle Cell Community Advisory Council.
They meet on Saturday’s from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
Address: 747 52nd Street • Oakland, CA 94609
Bertha Wright Conference Room 247
Moderator – Wanda Payton-Williams 510-888-4568

San Francisco location:
The Sickle Cell Anemia Support Group
They meet on Saturday’s from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Address: 1307 Evans Avenue • San Francisco, CA  94124
Moderator – NeDina Brocks-Capla 415-720-4458
Click here for the schedule

Check the website for more information.


Those with sickle cell anemia, friends, family and health educators are welcomed.

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