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Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, as of March 12th, NO support group will meet in-person. Contact info@lupustristate.org to join a support group via teleconference for the time being. Stay tuned for updates!

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 info@lupustristate.org or call us toll-free in DE, NJ and PA at 1-866-517-5070.

Our groups are facilitated by trained volunteers living with lupus. We know flares can happen and storms can happen, so be sure to check our Facebook or Twitter pages for any last minute announcements or cancellations.


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The telephonic support group is available via a toll-free conference call, held on the second Thursday of every month from 7:30-8:30 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 lupustristatetelechat@gmail.com with any questions, or call our office at 215-517-5070.

If you have questions, concerns, or would like to speak with a support group leader in the meantime, please contact the Chapter office at 215-517-5070.

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.

 

 
Delaware
New Castle County

THE FOLLOWING GROUPS WILL NOT MEET IN-PERSON UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE- STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES.

Bear Library
101 Governors Place
Bear, DE 19701
Last Wednesday of the month, 7-8 pm
Email mmaloney@lupustristate.org for dial in number

Starbucks of Middletown
454 East E Main Street
Middletown, DE 19709
First Tuesday of the month, 6-8 pm
Dial (425) 436-6302 / Access code: 230692

Aldersgate United Methodist Church (Room 136)
2313 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19803
Second Saturday of the month, 10:30 am
*By appointment only- call 302-229-4377 and leave message for Cheryl to schedule appointment*

New Jersey
Burlington County

Willingboro Public Library
Meeting Room
220 Willingboro Parkway
Willingboro, NJ 08046
Third Tuesday of the Month, 6:30-8 pm
Dial (425) 436-6302 / Access code: 230692

THIS GROUP WILL NOT MEET IN-PERSON UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE- STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES. No meetings in July or August 2020.

Group does not meet in January, February, July or August

Pennsylvania
Cumberland County

THIS GROUP WILL NOT MEET IN-PERSON UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE- STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES.

Cumberland County
Giant Super Food Store
3301 East Trindle Rd
Camp Hill, PA 17011
Third Saturday of the month, 3-5 pm

Group does not meet in July or August

Delaware County

THIS GROUP WILL NOT MEET IN-PERSON UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE- STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES.

Riddle Hospital
Health Center IV Building, 2nd Floor Conference Room
1068 Baltimore Pike
Media, PA 19063
First Saturday of the month, 10:30 am-noon
Dial 866-210-1669 / access code 8345078

Group does not meet in January, February, July or August

Monroe County

THIS GROUP WILL NOT MEET IN-PERSON UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE- STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES.

Lehigh Valley Hospital - Pocono
206 E. Brown Street, Brodhead Conterence Room, 1st Floor
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
First Tuesday of the Month, 5:30 pm
Dial 866-210-1669 / access code 8345078

This group also moderates a Facebook page for further discussion. Please email mmaloney@lupustristate.org to be added to the private Facebook group.

Montgomery County

THE FOLLOWING GROUPS WILL NOT MEET IN-PERSON UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE- STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES.

Abington Memorial Hospital
Lenfest Building, Lenfest 5
Keith and Old York Roads
Abington, PA 19001
First Wednesday of the month, 7-9 pm

Group does not meet in January or February
2020 ROOM CHANGE: Group will meet in Beardwood Auditorium from September-November.

St. Eleanor's Church
Kateri Meeting Room (Trailer)
647 Locust Street
Collegeville, PA 19426
Second Thursday of the month, 7-8 pm
Dial (425) 436-6302 / Access code: 230692

Group does not meet in January or July

Philadelphia County

THE FOLLOWING GROUP WILL NOT MEET IN-PERSON UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE- STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES.

University of Pennsylvania
422 Curie Boulevard
Room: 104 Stellar Chance Laboratories
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Second Saturday of the month, 12-2 pm
Free parking available at Curie Blvd Monthly Garage.

Currently meeting via GoToMeeting. Email mmaloney@lupustristate.org for log-in details.
October meeting scheduled for October 17.

Group does not meet in January, February, or August

Temple University Medicine Education and Research Building (MERB)
3500 North Broad Street, Room 119D
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Third Tuesday of the month, 6-8 pm
Join the Facebook group, Temple Turn Up!

Group does not meet in August, November or December