Monthly Support Groups

Delaware New Jersey Pennsylvania
New Castle County Burlington County Chester County
  Camden County Dauphin County
    Delaware County
    Monroe County
    Montgomery County
    Philadelphia County

Note: Our froups are facilitated by trained volunteers living with lupus. We know flares can happen, storms can happen, so be sure to check our Facebook or Twitter pages for any last minute announcements or cancellations. 

What is a support group?

A support group is a self-help group. It is run by and for people who have a common particular challenge or life situation. Support groups are composed of people with lupus, family members, and/or friends who gather periodically to share common concerns. People are willing to talk freely and to trust openly in the good will of the other group members.

A support group is a place to be yourself. The most difficult "step" is walking in the door. The program is about making yourself and others feel welcomed and accepted. It means knowing that your privacy and confidentiality will be respected.

A support group is a source of information. Its members are a treasury of practical experience! They are also great collectors of articles, newsletters, books, and other information about lupus and they enjoy sharing them with others.

A support group is an added circle of friends. Here is the place to talk, laugh, and cry about life with lupus with people who will listen, laugh and cry, too. (This can save much "wear and tear" on family and other relationships!) It is a safe place for people to learn, share, and help. Individual differences and confidentiality are respected.

Living Well with Lupus Chat - A Telephonic Support Group Meeting

Available via a toll-free telephone conference call
2nd Thursday of every month, 7:30-8:30pm

Please consider joining us for the teleconference by registering here. If you have questions, concerns, or would like to speak with a support group leader in the meantime, please contact the Chapter office at 215-517-5070.


Delaware

New Castle County

Christiana Hospital
Room 1001
4755 Ogletown Stanton Road
Newark, DE 19178
Last Wednesday of the month, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
 
Aldersgate United Methodist Church
2313 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19805
Second Saturday of the month, 10:30am
 
 

New Jersey

Burlington County

Willingboro Public Library
Meeting Room
220 Willingboro Parkway
Willingboro, NJ 08046
Third Tuesday of the Month, 6:00PM-8:00PM
*Group does not meet in January, February, July or August
 

Camden County

William G. Rohrer Center for HealthFitness
Conference Room 1B
2309 Evesham Road
Voorhees, NJ 08043
Second Monday of the month, 6:30pm
*Group does not meet in January, February, or August
 
 

Pennsylvania

Chester County

Paoli Hospital (Main Building)
Malvern Meeting Room
255 W. Lancaster Ave.
Paoli, PA 19301
Third Thursday of the Month, 7:00PM
 

Dauphin County

Giant Super Food Store
Community Center
2300 Linglestown Road
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Third Tuesday of the month, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
 

Delaware County

Riddle Hospital
Health Center IV Building, 2nd Floor Conference Room
1068 Baltimore Pike
Media, PA 19063
First Saturday of the month, 10:30am - 12:00pm
*Group does not meet in January, February, July and August
 

Monroe County

Lehigh Valley Hospital - Pocono
206 E. Brown Street, Brodhead Conterence Room, 1st Floor
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
First Tuesday of the Month, 5:30pm
 

Montgomery County

Abington Memorial Hospital
Lenfest Building, P & G Room
Keith and Old York Roads
Abington, PA 19001
Second Wednesday of the month, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
*Group does not meet in January & February
 
St. Eleanor's Church
Kateri Meeting Room (Trailer)
647 Locust Street
Collegeville, PA 19426
Second Thursday of the month, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
 

Philadelphia County

University of Pennsylvania, BRB II (Biomedical Research Building)
421 Curie Boulevard
Conference Room 1412, 14th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Second Saturday of the month, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
*Group does not meet in January, February, or August
 
 

Please call the chapter office the day of the scheduled meeting to make sure the group is being held or if you have any special needs. If a group is scheduled to meet on a Saturday or Sunday, please call the chapter office the previous Friday to confirm.
 
For more information please email Julie Anne at jevans@lupustristate.org or call 215-517-5070 (PA) or 302-622-8700 (DE and NJ). You can call us toll-free in DE, NJ and PA at 1-866-517-5070.