Monthly Support Groups

Delaware New Jersey Pennsylvania
New Castle County Camden County Berks County
Kent County Gloucester County Delaware County
    Dauphin County
    Lancaster County
    Montgomery County
    Monroe County
    Philadelphia County

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.


New Castle County

TwoNineNine Old School Grill
380 East Main Street
Middletown, DE 19709
Second Monday of the month, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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

Kent County

Bayhealth Medical Center
Kent General Delaware State University
640 South State Street
Dover, DE 19901
Second Tuesday of the month, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
*Group does not meet during the months of June, July & August

New Jersey

Camden County

Trinity Presbyterian Church
499 Marlton Pike E
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
Second Monday of the month, 6:30pm
Gloucester County

Deptford Free Public Library
670 Ward Drive
Deptford, NJ 08096
Fourth Tuesday of the month, 6:30pm



Berks County 

PA Regional Center for Arthritis & Osteoporosis Research
Suite 205
1200 Broadcasting Boulevard
Reading, PA 19610
Third Thursday of the month, 5:30pm
*Group does not meet in November & December

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

Dauphin County

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

Lancaster County

Lancaster General Health Campus
2nd Floor, Conference Room #2
2100 Harrisburg Pike
Lancaster, PA 17601
Third Sunday of the month, 4:30pm - 6:00pm

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
St. Eleanor's Rectory Meeting Room
647 Locust Street
Collegeville, PA 19426
Second Thursday of the month, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
*Group does not meet in June, July or August 

Monroe County

Pocono Medical Center
206 E. Brown Street, Brodhead Conterence Room, 1st Floor
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
First Tuesday of the Month, 6:00pm - 8:00 pm

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 and August
Jefferson Hospital
The Gibbon Building
Conference Room 2135
111 South 11th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Fourth Saturday of the month, 12:00pm - 2:00pm 

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 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. Or you can contact us via email.