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The Pennsylvania Delaware Valley Region is on the lookout for new support groups, and we're eager to connect with you! If you're interested in launching a support group with LFA, reach out to Wendy Rodgers at rogers@lupus.org for details on the necessary steps and training.

What is a Support Group?

A support group is a self-help group, composed of people with lupus along with their family members and friends who gather periodically to share common concerns. People are willing to talk freely and to trust openly in the good will of the other group members.

A support group is a place to be yourself, a source of information, and a circle of friends. The most difficult "step" is walking in the door. The program is about making yourself and others feel welcomed and accepted.

Here is the place to talk, laugh, and cry about life with lupus with people who will listen, laugh and cry, too. (This can save much "wear and tear" on family and other relationships!) It is a safe place for people to learn, share, and help. Individual differences, privacy, and confidentiality are respected.

For more information please email us at infopdv@lupus.org or call us at 215-517-5070.


Pennsylvania
Circle Of Hope
2024 Circle of Hope

About this Group:

We are a group of resilient warriors.  In this group we discuss personal growth, wellness, mental health, lupus hot topics, and more. We welcome you to come as you are. You have the freedom to share as much or as little as you like. Partners, caregivers, and family members are welcome. We hope that you will join us. Once you’re here you’re family. 

  • Facilitators: Lynnai Jay and Jeanne Washington-Jackson
  • Meets every 2nd Saturday at 12-2pm EST
  • Monthly via Zoom: January - December, no August meeting

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Delaware County Support Group

About this Group:

  • Facilitators: Janice Gardner and Mary Jane McNamee
  • Meets every 1st Saturday at 10:40am EST
  • Monthly via conference call
  • To express your interest and receive all the details needed to join the conference call, please email Janice using the contact provided below.

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Living Well With Lupus Monthly Telechat

About this Group:

  • Facilitators: Lynnai Perkins and Julie Ann Evans
  • Meets every 2nd Thursday from 7:30-8:30pm EST
  • Monthly via conference call
  • To express your interest and receive all the details needed to join the conference call, please email the facilitators using the contact provided below.

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Temple Turn Up Lupus Support
2024 Temple Turn Up

About this Group:

  • Facilitators: Carlene Kirpatrick, Tonya Hinton-Greene and Nikki Santiago
  • Meets every 3rd Tuesday at 6 - 7:30pm EST
  • Monthly via Zoom (with two in-person meetings): January - November, no August or December meeting
  • In-person: July 16 and September 17
    • NOTE: In-person meetings will be held at 5:30 - 7pm EST
    • Location: The Discovery Center, Conference Room at 3401 Reservoir Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19121

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Delaware
Facilitators Needed

We're currently without any active support groups in Delaware. If you're passionate about starting or leading a support group in Delaware, we'd love to hear from you! Reach out to Wendy Rogers at rogers@lupus.org  to get involved.

Southern New Jersey
Facilitators Needed

We're currently without any active support groups in Southern New Jersey. If you're passionate about starting or leading a support group in this area, we'd love to hear from you! Reach out to Wendy Rogers at rogers@lupus.org  to get involved.