Support Groups

Our Support Network is essential to all the chapter’s efforts, working tirelessly to support patients, our programs and events and advocate for awareness. On any given weekend, you can find our support group members at health fairs across the state, spreading awareness and sharing our resources.

 

Find a Support Group in Your Area

Print a list of our current support groups in Georgia.

Please contact the Support Group leader or the LFA, Georgia Chapter office (770-333-5930) prior to meetings to confirm meeting dates and times.

Georgia Lupus Support Network:

Albany

  

Columbus

  

LaGrange

  

Tift

Atlanta

 

Dallas

 

Macon

 

Walton

Augusta

 

Decatur

 

Moultrie

 

Facebook

Brunswick

 

Gainesville

 

Newnan

 

Hispanic

Buckhead

 

Griffin

 

Roswell

 

F.R.I.E.N.D.

Camden

 

Gwinnett

 

Savannah

 

YAWL

Cartersville

 

Hartwell

 

Southside

 

Teens

Cherokee

 

Hinesville

 

St. Mary's

 

Men's

Cobb

 

Jesup

 

Thomaston

 

 

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Albany

Palmyra Medical Center Monthly
Albany, GA
Monthly 2nd Sunday
3:00 PM
Leaders:
Gwen Collins - 229-312-1390
Vanessa Mosley - 229-874-7226
Yvonne Perry - 229-436-0553

 

Atlanta

Grady Hospital Lupus Clinic
Grady Hospital
12th Floor
2nd & 4th Tuesday
11:30 AM - 1 PM
Leaders:
Janis Upshaw - 404-246-4141
Barbara McGee - 770-909-7619

 

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Augusta

Augusta - Richmond County Library
823 Telfair Street
Augusta, GA 30901
4th Thursday
6:30 - 7:30 PM
Leader:
Beverly O’Hara - 706-394-6484

 

Brunswick

Southeast Georgia Health System
Brunswick Campus Monthly
2415 Parkwood Drive  
Brunswick, GA 31520  
1st Tuesday
5:30 – 6:30 PM
Leader:
Shayla King - 912-571-0494
lupussoutheast@yahoo.com 

 

Buckhead

Phone support only 
Leader:
Barb Winer - 404-819-7514 

 

Camden County


Phone Support Only
Leader:
Melinda Acoff - 912-297-0268
 

 

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Cartersville

Cartersville Medical Center
Classroom #1
958 Joe Frank Harris Pkwy, SE
Cartersville, GA 30120
1st Tuesday
6:00 - 7:00 PM
Leader:
Penny Fowler - 770-382-0583

 

Cherokee County

New Light Baptist Church
1716 New Light Rd
Holly Springs, GA
(off Univeter Road)
2nd Thursday
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Leaders:
Stacie Collett  404-402-0571
jhmom88@comcast.net
Christy Stephenson 770-337-0294
christystephenson@msn.com

 

Cobb County

Powder Springs Public Library
4181 Atlanta Street, Building 1
Powder Springs, GA 30127
Monthly Saturday (please call)
1:30 - 3:00 PM
Leaders:
Cheryl Hall 678-471-3750
Gwendolyn Johnson 770-218-6254

 

Columbus

Columbus Public Library
Room - CB&T (Side B)
3000 Macon Road
Columbus, GA 30907
Please call for more information
Leader:
Detra Holloway
678-664-8117

 

Dallas

Bethany Christian Church
3264 Villa Rica Highway 
Dallas, GA 30157
2nd Saturday
12 PM
Leaders:
Kim Pierro - 404-579-2936
Patti Pacer - 770-845-4111 

 

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Dalton

Phone support only 
Leader:
Carol Goforth 706-673-5528

 

Decatur

Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown Library
2861 Wesley Chapel Road
Decatur, GA 30034
2nd Tuesday
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Leaders:
Kim Schofield   404-966-6397         
kimschofield@bellsouth.net
Betty McPherson - 678-614-7050
bettymcpherson@bellsouth.net

 

Griffin

Spalding Regional Hospital                  
601 S 8th St. Griffin, GA 30224
Call about Fybromyalgia Support Group 
3rd Thursday
6:45 PM
Leader:
Myrna Evans - 770-228-8090

 

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Gwinnett

Office of Dr. Glenn Parris
989 Lawrenceville Hwy
Lawrenceville, GA 30045
1st Thursday
6:30 - 8:00 PM
(No meeting Dec & Jan)
Leader:
Tasha Williams - 678-644-8213

 

Hartwell

Phone support only 
Leader:
Mary Haulk - 706-213-6506

 

Hinesville

Phone support only 
Leader:
Rosaline Smith - 912-368-5637

 

Jesup

Unity Church
1580 Sunset Blvd
Jesup, GA 31545
Last Tuesday, 6:00 p.m.
Leader:
Jennifer Syron - 912-579-6333

 

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LaGrange Area

Griggs Recreation Center
916 Glenn Robertson Drive
Lagrange, GA 30241
1st Tuesday
7:00 - 8:00 PM
Leader:
Jarvis Jones - 706-957-1725

 

Macon

Peyton Anderson Health Ed Center
877 Hemlock Street
Macon, GA 31201
2nd Saturday
1:30 PM
Leaders:
Adwoa Jordan - 404-808-2516
Nikkii Hatcher  nikkii.hatcher@gmail.com

 

Moultrie

Colquitt Regional Medical Center
Ferguson Room
1st Tuesday
6:00 PM
Leader:
Stephanie Lowe - 229-985-9384

 

Newnan

Country Inns & Suites
1125 Newnan Crossing Blvd East
Newnan, GA 30265 (next to Wal-Mart)
1st Monday
7:00 - 8:00 PM
Leader:
Regina Olmstead 404-550-5263
newnanlupusgroup@gmail.com

 

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Roswell

North Fulton Hospital
3000 Hospital Blvd
Roswell, GA 30076
3rd Saturday
11:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Leader:
Julie Labossiere
404-626-2394
 

Savannah

African American Health Information and Resource Center
1910 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31401
4th Monday
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Leader:
Tia Walker
912-428-4510 

 

Southside Support Group

Henry Medical Center Foundation Education Building
2nd Floor, Classroom C
1133 Eagles Landing Pkwy
Stockbridge, GA 30281
2nd Saturday
Contact leaders for time
Leaders:
Helen Pitts - 678-432-7087
Thomas Walters -  404-569-7257
Lisa Williams - 404-895-0489

 

St. Mary’s

Camden Medical Center
Education Foundation Bldg.
2nd Saturday
3:00 - 5:00 PM
Leader:
Teresa Epps - 912-673-8174

 

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Thomaston

Logtown Bethel Church
3010 Logtown Road
Thomaston, GA 30286
4th Saturday
2:00 PM
Leaders:
Angela and Willie Walker
Carl Ivey
706-601-8616
logtownhelpinghands4lupus@hotmail.com

Visit their website.

 

Tift/Lowndes County

Phone Support Only
Leader:
Jeannie Paulk - 229-549-6159

 

Walton County

Corinth Christian Church
1635 Highway 81
Loganville, GA 30052
Leader:
Amy Futral
687-222-8961 

 

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Facebook Group

Contact Regina Olmstead 
reginaolmstead@gmail.com

 

Hispanic Group

Latin American Association
2750 Buford Hwy Atlanta, GA 30324
2nd Saturday
10 AM - 12 PM
Leaders:
Cristina Drenkard - 404-251-8901
Francis Anzueto - 770-912-0670

 

Lupus F.R.I.E.N.D. Network

Call support group leader for more information. 
Leaders:
Nancy Bistritz - 770-309-3199           
Lisa Pittarelli - 678-477-4575

 

YAWL

Online Young Adults Group 
Leader:
Carmen Taylor - taylorcarmen1@yahoo.com

 

Support Groups for Teens and Parents

Georgia Chapter Office
1850 Lake Park Drive Suite 101
Smyrna GA 30080
Contact Linda - (678) 907-4544
 

Men's Support Group

Leader:
Thomas Walters - 404-569-7257

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Our facilitators represent an outstanding group of volunteers who understand the issues that challenge individuals with lupus. Our support groups are often times the first valuable resource for both newly diagnosed and those who feel they are living with this disease without the understanding of friends and family.

We look forward to 2013 and the opportunities to continue to grow our programs and support. We plan to expand our Could You Have Lupus? brochure program, placed in doctors’ offices. With the help of our Support Group Network,we have placed 30,000 brochures across the state. We plan to place an additional 30,000 brochures as we continue to reach and inform newly diagnosed and not yet diagnosed lupus patients.