Community Support Groups that meet in our community
The following groups meet in the Morongo Basin, many in the Helen Gray Education Center located on the Hi-Desert Medical Center campus.  These groups are hosted for the benefit of the community.
  
Reach Out Morongo Basin, a non-profit organization, can provide transportation to and from these support groups.  Please call in advance of the meeting to schedule your ride!  From Twentynine Palms: 760-361-1410 or from Yucca Valley or Joshua Tree: 760-369-8671
   
   
Alzheimer's Family Caregiver Support Group
Sponsored by Hi-Desert Medical Center, this community support group meets the second and fourth Fridays of the month from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 61675 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree.  For more information, please call Gloria Beetle at 760/366-6424.


Bereavement Support Group
Hi-Desert Hospice hosts a bereavement support group for those whose loved ones have died.  Each meeting provides a safe, comfortable setting to navigate through the difficulties that often accompany the death of a loved one.  Join us on this journey.  Together, we will explore and discover the most helpful ways to live with grief. Meetings are facilitated by Gloria Beetle, BSW, Hospice Social Worker.  For more information call Gloria at 760/366-6427. There are two meeting times that take place on the first and third Tuesday of each month:  
  • 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church (6336 Hallee Road, Joshua Tree) Directions: from Twentynine Palms Highway (Route 62) go north on Hallee Road (between Sam;s Market and the Joshua Tree Post Office).  Faith Luthera Church is located a short distance past the shopping center on the left.
  • 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. at Hi-Desert Home Health and Hospice Office (63484 Chickasaw Road, Joshua Tree) Directions: from Twentynine Palms Highway (Route 62) go south on White Feather Road.  Chickasaw Road is on the right, a short distance past the entrance to the Hi-Desert Medical Center and before the Continuing Care Center.  Turn right onto Chickasaw Road and right into the first driveway to a brown and beige ranch house which is the current location of Hi-Desert Home Care Services.

Better Breathers Support Group
Attend this support group on the first Tuesday of each month at 11:00 a.m. in the Helen Gray Education Center. The group is designed for those with pulmonary issues.  Reserved parking is provided for this meeting.
   
  
The Compassionate Friends
The Compassionate Friends is a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child.  The group meets monthly on the second Wednesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. in the Helen Gray Education Center.
for additional information about The Compassionate Friends
  
Diabetic Support   
Hi-Desert Medical Center provides a Diabetes Education Program, a one-time education opportunity designed for the newly diagnosed diabetes patient or those who could benefit from review of basic disease management. 
for more information about how to qualify for this education opportunity.
 
Parkinson's Disease Support Group
For information about Parkinson's Disease support groups, please call Mary Willis at 760/323-6312.