Monthly Support Groups

Delaware New Jersey Pennsylvania
New Castle Gloucestor County Delaware County
Kent County Atlantic 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.


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
Call to verify:  Tentatively held the second Saturday of the month, 10:30am - 11:30am
 

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

Gloucestor County

West Deptford Public Library
420 Crown Point Road
West Deptford, NJ 08086
Third Monday of the Month, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
*Group does not meet during the months of June, July & August
 
Meeting Time Change: The West Deptford Public Library will be closed Monday, April 21, 2014. Therefore, the group will meet the second Monday of the month - Monday, April 14, 2014.
 

Atlantic County

Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
101 Vera King Farris Drive
Main Campus Center, Meeting Room 2
Galloway, NJ 08205
*Meetings held periodically during the year. Contact the office for info at 215-517-5070.
 

Pennsylvania

Delaware County

Riddle Hospital
Outpatient Pavilion, Lobby Level
1068 Baltimore Pike
Media, PA 19063
First Saturday of the month, 10:30am - 12:30pm
*Group does not meet in January, February, July and August
 

Daulphin 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 Thursday 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 and Fourth Thursday of the month, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
 

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

ShopRite of Fox Street
Community Room
Fox Street and Roberts Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19129
Second Tuesday of the month, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
 
University of Pennsylvania, Penn Tower
8th Floor Conference Room
34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Second Saturday of the month, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
*Group does not meet in December, January and February

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.