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 1:30 PM (MST) on the last Sunday of every month at Hob Nobs, 149 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ. For more information, please contact the support group facilitator at

Holiday Schedule:

Please email the support group facilitator prior to the November and December meetings to verify meeting dates and times.

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 Ability360 Sports and Fitness Center, formerly known as Sports and Fitness Center for Persons with Disabilities (Spofit), 5031 E Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034, on the second floor in the fitness room. 

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).  Please contact Toni prior to each meeting to ensure the meeting location.

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