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Support Groups

The philosophy of LFA support groups is to 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 lupus.  LFA support groups encourage and accept people as they are and provide a comfortable learning environment to help them develop the best coping strategies to reduce stress that often accompanies living with a chronic illness.  The Lupus Foundation of America, Indiana Chapter is fortunate to have professionally-trained volunteers to offer support to lupus patients, friends, and family members throughout the state.

New Groups Announced

We are proud to announce that in 2014, the Indiana Chapter has expanded its offering of support groups, "Living with Lupus", to include the following additional communities:  

  • Anderson
  • East Chicago
  • Fort Wayne
  • Indianapolis East
  • Richmond
  • Schererville

We also have support groups meeting in:

  • Bloomington
  • Carmel
  • Evansville
  • Greenfield
  • Indianapolis North, Indianapolis West and Indianapolis South
  • Lafayette
  • Terre Haute
  • Valparaiso

Click here for a list of meeting dates, times and locations or call 800.948.8806.  Meeting details can also be located on our Events page.

Do you have experience to share?

Our Chapter continues to seek dedicated volunteers throughout Indiana interested in becoming Lupus Support Group Facilitators. The ideal volunteer candidates should have some social services or healthcare background, but this is not a requirement. A passion to serve and modest time commitment is necessary. Interested candidates will be asked to complete a LFA, Indiana Chapter volunteer application, complete a telephone interview, and attend a Facilitator Training workshop. Interested candidates should contact Debbie Campbell by email, Debbie@lupusindiana.org.

 

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