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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 online.

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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
Anderson

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. The December meeting will be a social gathering at Olive Garden, 4118 Scatterfield Rd, Anderson 46013. If you have not previously attended the Anderson support group meeting but would like to attend the holiday dinner to meet others impacted by lupus, please send an email to [email protected] so that they can include you in the reservation count. Attendees are responsible for the cost of their own dinner.

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

Contact: [email protected]

Next Meeting: Thursday, December 20

Bloomington

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, December 11

Carmel

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 10655 Haverstick Rd., Room 110

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

Facilitators: Debbie Jirgal, Noelle Carson

Contact: [email protected]

Next meeting: Tuesday, December 18

Ft. 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, December 10 (Lisa Kelly, Indiana Chapter CEO, will be visiting the support group meeting and looks forward to meeting you.)

Greenfield

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

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

*January meeting will be held 2nd Tuesday due to holiday

Facilitators: Alisha Jones, Nancy Finister

Contact: [email protected]

Next meeting: Tuesday, January 8

Indianapolis East

This group meets for a social event at different locations each month. Meeting will not be held in December.

January location: Applebee's, 7345 E. Washington St.

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

Facilitators: Carla Day, Jennifer Popp

Contact: [email protected]

Next meeting: Thursday, January 3

Indianapolis West

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

Second Saturday of Month; 11:00 AM-12:30 PM (Meeting will not be held in Dec)

Facilitators: Debbie Rogers, Trina Terrell

Contact: [email protected]

Next meeting: Saturday, January 12

Kokomo

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, January 7

Online

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

Facilitators: Kayla Lockwood, Samantha Walker

Contact: [email protected]

Next meeting: Monday, January 28

Online Support Group

Our constituents asked for an online support group and we're delivering! No need to leave home! Get comfortable and share experiences, methods of coping and insights into living with lupus! The online support group meetings are held the last Monday of each month from 7:00-8:00 pm.

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