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***IMPORTANT NOTE***
The well being of our patients is our highest priority. Due to COVID-19 and in accordance with CDC guidelines, all support will be held via teleconference until further notice.

Important Note: Our Support Network is essential to all the chapter’s efforts, working tirelessly to support patients, our programs and events and advocate for awareness. On any given weekend, you can find our support group members at health fairs across the state, spreading awareness and sharing our resources.

Our facilitators represent an outstanding group of volunteers who understand the issues that challenge individuals with lupus. Our support groups are often times the first valuable resource for both newly diagnosed and those who feel they are living with this disease without the understanding of friends and family.

Print a list of our current support groups in Georgia.

Please contact the Support Group leader or the LFA, Georgia Chapter office (770-333-5930) prior to meetings to confirm meeting dates and times.

Georgia Lupus Support Group Network
NEW Telephonic Lupus Support Group

The telephonic support group is available via a toll-free conference call, held on the fourth Tuesday of every month from 7:00-8:00 pm.

Register to receive call-in information and an email reminder. Be sure to read the confidentiality rules below before registering. Feel free to reach out to info@lfaga.org with any questions, or call our office at 770-333-5930.

If you have questions, concerns, or would like to speak with a support group leader in the meantime, please contact the Chapter office at 770-333-5930.

Confidentiality Rules

  • A support group is not designed to provide professional psychotherapy or counseling. Support group facilitators have a desire to help others. All facilitators have received special  training by a professional in how to provide support in a nonthreatening environment. Some are trained professionals. Although this is not a therapy group, out of respect for participants, confidentiality is a must. All information and dialogue is confidential and shall not be discussed or revealed outside the group.
  • The opinions and statements expressed by the group members or its facilitator do not necessarily reflect the opinions or positions of the Lupus Foundation of America or its affiliated Chapters.
  • LFA, the Chapter, the support group facilitator, nor support group members shall share support group member information with outside organizations, companies, the media, or individuals. Member contact information will only be used to notify an individual of any changes to future support group meeting times and location unless members choose to join the LFA or LFA Chapter mailing and e-newsletter distribution list.
Albany/Southwest GA

Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital (North Campus)
Albany, GA
Monthly 2nd Sunday
3:00 PM
Leaders:
Gwen Collins - 229-312-1390
Evon Perry - 229-436-0553
evonperry@bellsouth.net

Augusta

Augusta - Richmond County Library
823 Telfair Street
Augusta, GA 30901
4th Thursday
6:30 - 7:30 PM
Leader:
Beverly O’Hara - 706-394-6484

Brunswick

Southeast Georgia Health System
Brunswick Campus Monthly
2415 Parkwood Drive  
Brunswick, GA 31520  
1st Tuesday
5:30 – 6:30 PM
Leaders:
Shayla King - 912-571-0494
lupussoutheast@yahoo.com 
Tiajuana Elkins - 912-602-9475
73lkins@gmail.com

Camden County

Phone Support Only
Leader:
Melinda Acoff - 912-297-0268

Cherokee County

Northside Cherokee Educational Facility
130B Oakside Court
Canton, GA 30114
2nd Thursday
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Leader:
Christy Stephenson - 770-337-0294
christystephenson@msn.com

Columbus

Columbus Public Library
Rothschild Room
3000 Macon Rd.
Columbus, GA 31907
1st Thursday
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Leader:
Detra Holloway
706-464-6288
diamondbutterflies_ga@yahoo.com

Dalton

Phone support only 
Leader:
Carol Goforth - 706-673-5528

Decatur

Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown Library
2861 Wesley Chapel Road
Decatur, GA 30034
2nd Tuesday (No meetings in June and July)
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Leaders:
Kim Schofield - 404-966-6397         
kimschofield@bellsouth.net
Betty McPherson - 678-614-7050
bettymcpherson09@gmail.com

Gwinnett Support Group

Gwinnett Medical Center
631 Professional Drive, Suite 220
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Last Saturday of the Month (unless a Holiday Weekend)
10:00 - 11:30 AM

Co facilitators:
Janet Vergona  678-283-0302
Tamie Miller      678-793-0486
suwaneelupusnetwork@gmail.com

 

Griffin

Spalding Regional Hospital                  
601 S 8th St. Griffin, GA 30224
Call about Fybromyalgia Support Group 
3rd Monday (4th Tuesday starting in 1/2018)
6:45 PM
Leaders:
Tommie Wilson - 678-457-7670
Shirley Wilson - 678-457-7672

LaGrange Area

Griggs Recreation Center
916 Glenn Robertson Drive
Lagrange, GA 30241

1st Tuesday
7:00 - 8:00 PM
Leader:
Veronica Kelly - 706-402-7405

Macon / Middle Georgia

Peyton Anderson Health Ed Center
877 Hemlock Street
Macon, GA 31201

2nd Saturday
1:30 PM
Leaders:
Adwoa Jordan - 478-808-2516
ajordan0713@gmail.com
Nikkii Hatcher 
nikkii.hatcher@gmail.com
KaJuana Coney - 478-978-8688
beatinglupus@gmail.com

Moultrie

Colquitt Regional Medical Center
Ferguson Room
1st Tuesday
6:00 PM
Leader:
Stephanie Lowe - 229-985-9384

Newnan

Country Inns & Suites
1125 Newnan Crossing Blvd East
Newnan, GA 30265 (next to Wal-Mart)

1st Monday
7:00 - 8:00 PM

Leader:
Regina Olmstead 404-550-5263
newnanlupusgroup@gmail.com
Q.Simone Cole 256-337-1858
q.simone2009@gmail.com

Roswell / North Georgia

WellStar North Fulton Hospital
3000 Hospital Boulevard Classroom A/B
Roswell, Georgia 30076

4th Saturday
11:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Leader:
Julie Labossiere
404-626-2394
lupusgroup4roswell@gmail.com

Savannah Support Group

Southwest Chatham Branch Library
14097 Abercorn Street
Savannah, Georgia 31419
Contact leaders for meeting times and dates

Leaders:
Ruby Cumming 912-856-4209
Salathiel DeLoach912-695-1245 Lisa Phillips 912-429-8678

Southside Support Group

Henry Medical Center Foundation Education Building
2nd Floor, Classroom C
1133 Eagles Landing Pkwy
Stockbridge, GA 30281

Leader:

Neena Smith-Bankhead 678-523-6443
southsidelupusga@gmail.com

Tifton Support Group

Tift Regional Medical Center
901 East 18th Street
Tifton, GA 31794

4th Sunday | 3:30 PM

Leader:
Angela Anderson 229-848-5745
angeladeberry@att.net

West Georgia

NEW GROUP - Meeting place and dates TBD

For more information contact::
Patti Pacer - 770-845-4111
pattipacer@gmail.com

Hispanic Group

Latin American Association
2750 Buford Hwy Atlanta, GA 30324

2nd Saturday - Bimonthly February, April, June, August, October, December
11 AM - 1 PM
Leaders:
Francis Anzueto - 770-912-0670
franzueto44@hotmail.com

Lupus F.R.I.E.N.D. Network

Call support group leader for more information. 
Leaders:
Nancy Bistritz - 770-309-3199
 

YAWL - Young Adult Living With Lupus

Online Young Adults Group 
Leader:
Kelli Williams - 770-309-1906
calfsg15@gmail.com

Lupus Parent Project

 

We are a group of parents of kids with lupus. We count on each other for support, information, and friendship. Please join us!

CONTACTS:

Lucy Reynolds: lucy.reynolds2007@gmail.com

Jennifer Mearkle: (678) 490-8381

Linda: (678) 907-4544