Finding community support is essential to living with chronic pain. With that in mind, Pain Connection, a program of U.S. Pain Foundation, continues to expand its in-person and conference call support group offerings nationwide.

Along with three existing monthly “Pain Connection Live” support group calls, there will now be a morning call on the third Thursday of each month from 10-11 am EST. The first call will be May 16. Existing calls are held on one evening, one afternoon, and one Saturday each month. To learn more or register for a Pain Connection Live call, click here.

In addition, four new in-person support groups have been added in CA, AL, and NJ. All support groups are led by a person with pain who has received intensive training from Gwenn Herman, LCSW, DCSW, Clinical Director of Pain Connection.

Costa Mesa, CA 

Date: Second Tuesday of each month. The next meeting is May 14.

Time: 11 am – 1 pm

Location: Panera Bread at 3030 Harbor Boulevard, Costa Mesa, CA. (Meet against the back wall.)

Contact: Kristie McCurdy, MSN, RN, at

San Francisco, CA

Date: Second and fourth Friday of each month. The next meetings are May 10 and May 24.

Time: 12 – 1 pm

Location: 1701 Divisedero Street, 5th floor conference room, San Francisco, CA. (Elevator available.)

Contact: Cessa Marshal at or 415-637-1812.

Pell City, AL

Date: The first meeting will be May 2.

Time: 6-7:30 pm.

Location: The Brook Besor Coffee Shop, 4204 Martin St. S., Cropwell, AL

Contact: Melissa Gilliam at or 205-863-1361

Oakhurst, NJ

Date: The first meeting will be May 10.

Time: 11 am-12:30 pm

Location: Wyatt Rehabilitation, 1806 NJ-35, Suite 302- 3rd Floor, Oakhurst, NJ (Elevator available.)

Contact:  Sue Ann Stelfox at 650-455-6713 or


To learn more about Pain Connection’s other support group offerings, visit its website.