Arizona Support Groups

LFA support groups provide a warm and caring environment where people with lupus, their family members, caregivers, and loved ones can share their experiences, methods of coping and insights into living with a chronic illness.

West Phoenix Metro Support Group

The group is held at 2:30 PM (MST) on the last Sunday of every month at Ashbury Church, 1601 W. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85015. For more information, please contact Maria Videen, support group facilitator, at or by phone at (602) 575-7111.

Holiday Schedule:

November 23 (was the 30th) at 2:30 pm
December 20 (was the 27th) at 2:30 pm

East Phoenix Support Group

Please Note New Schedule: This group is held at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM on the 3rd Saturday of the month (JANUARY – APRIL) and (AUGUST – NOVEMBER) at the Sports and Fitness Center for Persons with Disabilities (Spofit), 5031 E Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034, on the second floor in the fitness room. 

**There will be no meeting on Saturday, September 19, 2015 due to the Arizona Walk to End Lupus Now at the Scottsdale Center for the Arts.

For more information and to RSVP please contact Toni Grimes, AZ Lupus Warriors support group facilitator at or (601) 299-0592 (you may contact Toni during the non-meeting months of May-July and December).

Phoenix - The Wolf-Tamers - Small Groups for Tweens with Lupus and Their Parents

Groups starting January 2016

For more information please contact Chelsea Arancio and Kathy Maitha at

Additional Support Groups are needed both in the valley and in other locations throughout Arizona.

If you would like more information about joining a Support Group, please contact Kris Hoagland at or call 202.510.8940