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Support Groups | Indiana

Support Groups

Connecting with others who understand what you're going through is essential to living well with lupus. We hope you'll join us for an upcoming support group meeting, either in person or by phone.

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Support Groups

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 lupus.  LFA support groups encourage and accept people as they are and provide a comfortable learning environment to help them develop the best coping strategies to reduce stress that often accompanies living with a chronic illness. 

The Lupus Foundation of America, Indiana Chapter has professionally-trained volunteers to offer support to lupus patients, friends, and family members throughout the state.  Receive a welcome packet at your first meeting with lots of resources and information.

Downloadable list of support groups

We are happy to provide "Living with Lupus" support groups in the following communities:  

Support Groups

United Way*, 205 W. 11th St., Conference Room, 46016

Fourth Thursday of Month; 6:00-7:00 PM

*This group meets each quarter at a local restaurant for a social get together.

Facilitators: Bonnie Sweeney, Dr. Marie Kelly-Worden, Shemeka Jones

Contact: [email protected]

Next Meeting: Thursday, February 28
We will be making a personalized motivational bracelet for people with lupus who attend.


Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, 2120 N. Fee Ln., Room 112, 47408

Second Tuesday of Month; 6:30-7:30 PM

Facilitators: Kayla Lockwood, Juliana Capshew

Contact: [email protected]

Next meeting: Tuesday, March 12


St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 10655 Haverstick Rd., Family Room (Entrance #6 in back of building)

Third Tuesday of Month; 7:00-8:30 PM

Facilitators: Debbie Jirgal, Noelle Carson

Contact: [email protected]

Next meeting: Tuesday, February 19
We will be making a personalized motivational bracelet for people with lupus who attend.

Fort Wayne

Come2go Ministries, 323 Baker St., Conference Room, 46802

Second Monday of Month; 6:00-7:00 PM

Facilitators: Jennifer Pelter, Tina Pennington

Contact: [email protected]

Next meeting: Monday, March 11


Hancock County Public Library*, 900 W. McKenzie Rd., 46140

*The March 5th meeting will be held at Don Rigo restaurant, 1336 N. State St. in Greenfield. Facilitators will provide appetizer and non-alcoholic drinks for attendees. Attendees are responsible for anything additional they order.  

First Tuesday of Month; 6:00-7:30 PM

Facilitators: Alisha Jones, Nancy Finister

Contact: [email protected]

Next meeting: Tuesday, March 5

Indianapolis East

This group meets for a social event at different locations each month.

March location: TBD

First Thursday of Month; 6:30-8:00 PM

Facilitators: Carla Day, Jennifer Popp

Contact: [email protected]

Next meeting: Thursday, March 7

Indianapolis West

Christ Missionary Baptist Church, 1001 Eugene St., Basement, 46208

Second Saturday of Month; 11:00 AM-12:30 PM

Facilitators: Trina Terrell

Contact: [email protected]

Next meeting: Saturday, March 13


Crossroads Community Church - South Kokomo Campus, 4254 S 00 EW,  (Enter Door #2), 46902

First Monday of Month; 6:00-7:00 PM

Facilitator: Julie Smith

Contact: [email protected]

Next meeting: Monday, March 4


Fourth Monday of Month; 7:00-8:00 PM

Facilitators: Kayla Lockwood, Samantha Walker

Contact: [email protected]

Learn how to register and participate in the Teletalk phone-in support group meeting

Next meeting: Monday, February 25