Support Groups

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.

 

Find a Support Group in Your Area

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 Network:

Albany/Southwest GA

Atlanta

Augusta

Brunswick

Buckhead

Camden

Cartersville

Cherokee

Cobb

Columbus

College-Aged Lupus Fighter (CALF) Meet-Up Group

Decatur

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

Griffin

Hartwell

Hinesville

Hinesville

Hispanic

LaGrange

Macon

Men's

Moultrie

Newnan

Roswell

Saint Mary's

Savannah

Southside

Suwanee/Gwinnett

Teen's

Thomaston

Tifton

West Georgia

YAWL


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


Atlanta

Grady Hospital Lupus Clinic
Grady Hospital
12th Floor
2nd & 4th Tuesday
11:30 AM - 1 PM
Leaders:
Janis Upshaw - 404-246-4141
janisupshaw@yahoo.com
Brenda Myrick - 470-875-3770


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


Buckhead

Phone support only 
Leader:
Barb Winer - 404-819-7514


Camden County

Phone Support Only
Leader:
Melinda Acoff - 912-297-0268/p>


Cartersville

Phone Support Only
Leader:
Penny Fowler - 770-652-5556
penny.lupus@gmail.com


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


Cobb County

LFAGA Office
1850 Lake Park Drive, Suite 101
Smyrna, GA 30080

Monthly Monday (please call)
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Leaders:
Cheryl Hall - 470-779-4142
c_hall1962@att.net
Gwendolyn Johnson - 770-218-6254
gaj929@gmail.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


Griffin

Spalding Regional Hospital                  
601 S 8th St. Griffin, GA 30224
Call about Fybromyalgia Support Group 
3rd Monday
6:45 PM
Leaders:
Tommie Wilson - 678-457-7670
Shirley Wilson - 678-457-7672
 


Hartwell

Phone support only 
Leader:
Mary Haulk - 706-213-6506


Hinesville

Phone support only 
Leader:
Rosaline Smith - 912-368-5637


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

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

Alpharetta Public Library
Meeting Room
10 Park Plaza
Alpharetta, GA 30009

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
Next meeting: April 22nd

Leaders:
Ruby Cumming 912-856-4209
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
 

First meeting will be in April 15, 2017 Leader:
Neena Smith-Bankhead 678-523-6443
southsidelupusga@gmail.com


Suwanee / Gwinnett Support Group

Suwanee Public Library
361 Main Street
Suwanee, GA 30024
2nd Wednesday 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Leaders:
Tamie Miller 678-793-0486
Janet Vergona 678-283-0302
suwaneelupusnetwork@gmail.com


St. Mary’s

Camden Medical Center
Education Foundation Bldg.

2nd Saturday
3:00 - 5:00 PM
Leader:
Teresa Epps - 912-673-8174


Thomaston Support Group

Thomaston Support Group
101 Civic Center Drive
Thomaston, GA 30286

2nd Monday
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Leader:
Amanda Spivey 706-938-0305
thomastonlupus@hotmail.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


College -Aged Lupus Fighter (CALF) Meet -Up Group

Leader:
Kelli Williams - 770-309-1906
calfsg15@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
Lisa Pittarelli - 678-477-4575


YAWL

Online Young Adults Group 
Leader:
Carmen Taylor
taylorcarmen1@yahoo.com


Support Groups for Teens and Parents

Georgia Chapter Office
1850 Lake Park Drive Suite 101
Smyrna GA 30080
Contact Linda - (678) 907-4544


Men's Support Group

Leader:
Christopher Reed 
christopher.reed@live.com
(770) 679-1623

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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.

We look forward to 2016 and the opportunities to continue to grow our programs and support. We plan to expand our What is Lupus? brochure program, placed in doctors’ offices. With the help of our Support Group Network,we have placed 60,000 brochures across the state. We plan to place an additional 30,000 brochures as we continue to reach and inform newly diagnosed and not yet diagnosed lupus patients.