The last Tuesday of each month (excluding June & December) | Mayfair North Tower, Atrium (lower) Level

Support Groups

Each month join Betsey Woody, Health Education Coordinator, along with lupus patients and their family (and often friends) at this meeting in Milwaukee.

We greatly encourage those with lupus to attend and help others who are newly diagnosed as they begin their lupus journey. Click on the LOCAL RESOURCES orange box on the right side of this page to find support groups in other areas and for specific speaker information.

About 8 support groups each year have speakers who give their perspective on topics related to lupus. 2 meetings each year are "Wrap Sessions" where additional interaction between attendees is encouraged.

If you would like to attend, give us a call at (414) 443-6400 or email Betsey at betsey@lupuswi.org

A Support Group IS:

  • A self-help group. LFA support groups are open to people with lupus, their family members, caregivers, and loved ones who gather periodically to share common concerns.
  • A place for people with lupus to be themselves and come to terms with a diagnosis of lupus and the way their disease affects them as individuals.
  • A source of information, which includes LFA educational materials and community resources.
  • A place to confidentially share, learn, and help others. Group members discover a place where they can receive information that is accurate and up-to-date, as well as come to terms with living with chronic illness.

A Support Group is NOT:

  • A professional counseling or therapy group.
  • A substitute for medical treatment or health counseling.
  • A replacement for family and friends, or other close relationships. However, participating in a support group may help lighten the burden of living with lupus and allow relationships outside of the group to be less stressful.
  • For everybody. The idea of a support group may make some people uncomfortable. Some people prefer different types of support at different times in their lives, depending on a variety of factors. A newly diagnosed individual may not be ready to attend a support group.
  • A cure; it won’t make lupus go away, but it can help people with feelings of helplessness and address their fears.

Address:

2600 N. Mayfair Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Enter elevator and press A, go to the conference room.

Phone: (414) 443-6400

Email: betsey@lupuswi.org

Cost: free and open to the public