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Support Groups & Communities

Finding Support

The CWFL works in tandem with other campus and community partners to provide information, professional consultation and advisement services across the life cycle.

Work/Life support and resources are offered to USC employees, schools and departments on current issues and emerging trends in the work/life field.


Ongoing Support Groups

Brief Case and Diaper Bag

This is an ongoing group for USC working moms and moms to be. Group discussions focus on the transition to motherhood with other new moms, as well as topics ranging from choosing a daycare to juggling home and office, nutrition, toddler behavior challenges and more.

Your facilitator, Tina Orkin, Assistant Director for Parent Programs, works at UPC in the Office for Residential Education. She was a Certified Nurse Practioner in OB-GYN and has extensive experience teaching Lamaze, Post Partum classes and Mommy & Me.

Date Start End Room
May 15 12:00pm 1:00pm TBD

Please call first to confirm, as rooms and dates may change. Contact the Center for Work and Family Life at
(213) 821-0800.

12 Step Recovery

12 Step Recovery, Alcoholics Anonymous, is a twelve-step program that offers a process of recovery from alcoholism. USC provides a home to twelve-step groups in the University Religious Center. There are several AA and other twelve-step program meetings held each week, and they provide a solution to anyone who is curious, baffled, desperate, or hopeless regarding their drinking or substance abuse. The meetings are open to the public but provide an anonymous environment in which people can turn their lives around.


Al-Anon 12 & 12 Serenity Meetings

Al-Anon is not allied with any sect, denomination, political entity, organization or institution. Anonymity is a foundational principle - whom you see and what you hear stays within the confines of the meeting. Al-Anon has but one purpose: to help families of alcoholics. We do this by practicing the Twelve Steps, by welcoming and giving comfort to families of alcoholics, and by giving understanding and encouragement to the alcoholic.

This group meets Tuesdays from 12:00 PM to 1:00PM. For more information, contact Jean at 323.509.8253 or Elizabeth at 626.627.6492.

The Adult Children Support Group

The adult children support group is designated for those taking care of a parent or grandparent. A support group environment provides a safe haven for people to communicate and express their concerns regarding caring for an aging parent with memory loss.

This group meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM. Contact Dr. Anne Katz at 213.740.3493 for additional information.

Caregiver Support Group

The general caregiver support group is available to anyone who is a caregiver of someone with memory loss. Whether you are a caregiver caring for your loved one or would just like to talk to others and hear about their experiences, this group is open to anyone who desires to attend.

This group meets from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. Contact Dr. Ann Katz at 213.740.3493 for additional information.