Support Groups

The LFAM offers several support groups throughout its tri-state outreach. 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 to living with this chronic disease.

Each support group includes an LFA certified and trained leader, a specific meeting date on a monthly basis, a confidential sharing environment, and informational material about lupus. Our support groups are a self-help group where those living with lupus can come together to be themselves and receive educational materials by using community resources.

The LFAM also offers educational seminars and webinars. Regularity of these may vary by location.

If you are interested in joining a group or beginning a group in your area, please contact our office through our toll free number at 877-865-8787 or by sending your request to Support leader training is available.

Check here to find the nearest group to you!


Date: 1st Saturday of the Month (NOT MEETING in July)
Time: 10 a.m. -12 p.m.
Location: St. Vincent's "119" Wellness Center
7191 Cahaba Valley Road
Birmingham, AL  35242

Eastern Alabama (Opelika)

Date: 3rd Monday of the Month (NOT MEETING in November or December)
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Location: Health Resource Center
2027 Pepperell Parkway
Opelika, AL 36801

Date: 2nd Monday of the Month (NOT MEETING in November or December)
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Location: The Wellness Center at the Medical Mall
1963 Memorial Parkway SW
Huntsville, AL 35801

Date: First Monday of the Month
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: White Smith Memorial Library
213 College Ave.
Jackson, AL 36545

Date: 2nd Tuesday of the Month
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Location: Acadome Room E-235
Alabama State University
Dunn-Oliver Acadome
South Jackson Street

Date: 2nd Tuesday of the Month (NOT MEETING in November or December)
Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Chamber of Commerce
17 West Fort Williams St.
Sylacauga, AL 35150


Date: 1st Tuesday of Every Month
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
Location: Please e-mail for current location.

Date: 4th Sunday of the Month
Time: 1-2 p.m.
Location: St. Matthew Eline Library
3940 Grandview Avenue
Louisville, KY 40207


Chattanooga, TN
Date: 1st Thursday of the Month (NOT MEETING in June or July)
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Location: Eastgate Mall in Community Room
5600 Brainerd Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37411

Jackson, TN
Date: Meets 3rd Thursday of the Month
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Founders Room B
620 Skyline Dr.
Jackson, TN 38301

Knoxville, TN
Date: Mondays in 2015: May 12, June 9, July 21,  August 18, September 8,
October 20, November 3, December 8
Time: 7-8 p.m.
Location: Tennova-Turkey Creek Medical Center
10820 Parkside Dr.
Knowxville, TN 379

Nashville, TN
Temporarily inactive