Local Resources

Local Support Groups


MILWAUKEE AREA

Lupus Foundation of America, WI Chapter
2600 N. Mayfair Road, Atrium (Lower Level) Milwaukee 414-443-6400
Held the last Tuesday of the month and begin at 6:00 PM unless otherwise noted.
 

  • January 30, 2018 - Speaker Janet Schmitt  Topic: Pain Management with Essential Oils
  • February 27, 2018 - Speaker Kevin Haass  Topic: Social Security Disability
  • March 27, 2018 - Rap Session
  • April 24, 2018 - Speaker Andy Hochradel  Topic: Pharmaceuticals and medications used to treat Lupus
  • May 29, 2018 - Speaker Gail Vella  Topic: Laughter Yoga (back by popular demand!)
  • June - no meeting
  • July 31, 2018 - Speaker Stephanie Best of Best Health Options - Acupuncture & Wellness
  • August 28, 2018 - Rap Session
  • September 25, 2018 - Bloom Art and Therapy Center presentation
  • October 30, 2018 - Speaker Gail Vella: Reflexology and Laughter
  • November 27, 2018 - Rap Session
  • December - no meeting

 
If you are interested in starting up a support group meeting in your area, please contact the foundation by phone at
414.443.6400, or by email at lupuswi@lupuswi.org so we can add your information to our website.

 

APPLETON AREA

St. Elizabeth Hospital, 1506 S. Oneida Street, Appleton, WI
(920) 727-8020
 
Meetings are first Monday of the month unless it's a holiday, then it is the second Monday. Meet in Conference Room.
If you would like to attend a meeting, please call 414-443-6400 and we will give you the specifics on where the group will be meeting.

 

MADISON – West**

UWHealth West Clinic, Room #1287
451 Junction Rd, Madison, WI 53717
Phone: (608) 265-7700
http://www.uwhealth.org/locations/detail.jsp?locationId=181

  • April 17, 2018 - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • June 19, 2018 - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm  Speaker: Diane Dillett; Topic: Medicare talk (details forthcoming)
  • August 14, 2018 - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 
  • October 16, 2018 - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 
  • December 18, 2018 - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

**The group meets every other month over the lunch hour, starting in April.  Meeting Location: Room #1287. 

1.) Enter the clinic through the main doors (registration centers will be directly in front of you), 2.) Turn left and enter the Java Coast coffee shop & café, 3.) Turn right and walk down the short hallway, 4.) Turn left when you arrive at the carpet at the end of the hallway, 5.) Meeting Rm #1287 is the second door on your left (room number is above the door)

Volunteer Support Group Leader: Nancy L. Johnson - (608) 332-5928 – suldalwi@tds.net
NOTE: The Madison support group is a combination of people with Sjogren’s Syndrome, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and other autoimmune diseases.

 

MADISON – Downtown*

Meriter Hospital, Cafeteria Conference Room C
202 S. Park Street, Madison, WI 53715
(608) 417-6000
http://www.meriter.com/visitor/maps_dirs.htm

  • March – no meeting
  • May 15, 2018 - 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm   Speaker: Lynn Peyton, LCSW; Topic: Writing for Healing
  • July 17, 2018 - 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm   Speaker: Shivani Garg, MD;  Topic: Lupus (details forthcoming)
  • September 18, 2018 - 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • November 20, 2018 - 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm   Please join us!

Volunteer Support Group Leader: Nancy L. Johnson - (608) 332-5928 – suldalwi@tds.net
 
Note: The Madison Support Group is a combination of people with Lupus, Sjogren's Syndrome, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and other autoimmune diseases.

 

MADISON - WOMEN OF COLOR GROUP

This new group meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at the Urban League, 2222 S Park Street, Suite 200, Madison, WI.

  • January 16, 2018
  • February 20, 2018
  • March 20, 2018
  • April 17, 2018
  • May 15, 2018
  • June 19, 2018
  • July 17, 2018
  • August 21, 2018
  • September 18, 2018
  • October 16, 2018
  • November 20, 2018
  • December 18, 2018

For more information contact Mary Wells at 608-446-6760

mary537199@gmail.com, http://ffbww.org/event/lupus-support-group-for-women-of-color/

 

MEN'S LUPUS SUPPORT GROUP

This group meets via telephone conference call the last WEDNESDAY of each month from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Steven Rogers is the Facilitator.

If you would like to take part in this call, please email lupuswi@lupuswi.org or call the LFA, WI Chapter office 414-443-6400 to receive the call-in information.

 

EAU CLAIRE SUPPORT GROUP

If you are interested in the Eau Claire support group, please call (414) 443-6400. We do have facilitators trained in your area. Due to low attendance, this group meets as needed. Our local leaders are always willing to speak on the phone, please call for additional information.