San Diego County Groups / Organizations
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Parkinson's Association

The Parkinson’s Association of San Diego is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being of people in our community who are affected by neurological and movement disorders.
The mission of the PASD is to optimize quality of life for people affected by Parkinson’s disease with programs and services that enhance Mind, Movement and Morale. Parkinson's affects more than 60,000 people (patients, care partners, family members) in Southern California.

University of California San Diego (UCSD) Parkinson’s Support Group Network

UCSD support groups are where people with Parkinson's, their care partners, friends and relatives can feel safe, meet others, exchange ideas, lend an opinion, and make new friends.
  • Learn from your peers
  • get questions answered
  • discuss symptoms and medication options
  • share resources
  • learn from people who have first hand experience.
Anyone diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, their Care Partners, family, and friends are welcome. UCSD Parkinson's Support Group meetings are free and open to anyone regardless of where you get your medical care.

North County Parkinson’s Support Group

The North County Parkinson’s Support Group (NCPSG) was founded in 1982 by Helen Steele, the spouse of a Person with Parkinson’s (PwP).
Over the years, under the leadership of dedicated volunteers, the organization expanded to more communities, and introduced programs to include social and exercise opportunities.  With a vision of a greater service potential, the North County leaders invited the San Diego Parkinson’s group (now PASD) to reach beyond the City of San Diego for occasional joint panel discussions and other events.  That relationship grew over the years to the benefit of our entire region. 
The NCPSG recently became an independent non-profit and continue to support the work of the PASD providing educational opportunities and services to the Parkinson’s community and assisting under served portions of SD county.  
County of San Diego, Aging and Independence Services

AIS provides services to older adults, people with disabilities and their family members, to help keep clients safely in their homes, promote healthy and vital living, and publicize positive contributions made by older adults and persons with disabilities.

Southern Caregiver Resource Center

The Southern Caregiver Resource Center (SCRC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides free support services for family caregivers caring for adults with chronic and/or disabling conditions. SCRC has been providing services to caregivers in San Diego County since 1987.  SCRC continues to be the leading provider of caregiver support services in San Diego and Imperial counties, serving 30,000 clients annually.
Social Security Disability Help Center

The Disability Help Center is a free service established to assist those who have a mental or physical disability receive Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.