Receiving the diagnosis of lupus can be a stressful or frightening moment for both the patient and the family. It is important to realize that help is available and you are not alone. You can also fill out our online lupus navigator request form to have a lupus navigator contact you directly.
People with lupus often feel alone with their disease and the everyday struggles that the disease brings to their lives, especially during times when the disease is active. 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 this chronic illness
Live educational teleconferences on a variety of topics designed to provide you with important information about living with lupus. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from some of the world's leading lupus experts from the comfort and privacy of your home. Participate in several or just the one that most interests you. Can’t make it to one live? No problem. Our archived teleconferences are worth the listen
We are proud to offer a toll-free information line to people living with lupus, their family, friends, and caregivers in the state of Florida. Our trained lupus navigators can answer questions and direct you to local resources.
The chapter maintains lists of lupus aware physicians. We do not offer referrals nor do we make recommendations. Our lists are provided as a convenience in finding physicians which are aware of the issues unique to those with Lupus.
Each year, the chapter sponsors empowering programs that feature local and national speakers knowledgeable in the diagnosis, treatment and research efforts of Lupus and related disorders. Speakers include those living with lupus and in the specialty areas of rheumatology, psychiatry, nephrology, cardiology and more.
LupusConnect, a new online community launched by the Lupus Foundation of America, provides individuals with lupus and their loved ones with the opportunity to engage with others like them to share experiences, find emotional support and discuss practical insights for coping with the daily challenges of the disease.
In addition to the support and services our chapter provides, we maintain a list of resources and other helpful organizations to support you and help you live better.