Local Resources

Support Groups

The Lupus Foundation of America, Connecticut Chapter offers support group meetings that are held monthly throughout the state. They are led by a trained facilitator and are free-of-charge to persons with lupus and their family, friends, caregivers. Please join us!


Locations: Greater Hartford - New Haven - Greenwich - Norwich - Manchester.

Click on the link at the bottom of the page for information about the support groups offered by the LFACT!

Our Greater Hartford Lupus Support Group meets monthly (please check for time and place below), and gathers together in a common situation in order to sustain, encourage and assist one another in coping with lupus.

New members are always welcome.  It is facilitated by Pauline Brignano, Chair and Marilyn Sousa, Chapter Founder. We also have a Men's Support Group that meets at the same time and place, and is facilitated by Don Lee.

For further information, call the Chapter office: 860.269.6240 or CT Toll Free: 1.800.699.6967 during the hours of 9am - 4pm.
It is advisable to check with LFACT in case of schedule changes due to weather.


Facilitator Training

Interested in becoming a facilitator? The Lupus Foundation is always looking for new facilitators! If you are interested please call Pauline Brignano at 860.462.7772 or office@lupusct.org.

Our next training session is TBA!

For more information on the support groups, lupus, or the LFACT, please visit:


Phone: 860.269.6240
Fax:    860.269.6243
Toll Free: 1.800.699.6967