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 31, 2017 - Thank you to those who attended "Rap with a Rheumatologist" and thank you, Dr. Cronin, for sharing your wisdom! It was very educational.
  • February 28, 2017 
  • March 28, 2017 
  • April 25, 2017
  • May 30, 2017 
  • June - no meeting
  • July 25, 2017 
  • August 29, 2017
  • September 26, 2017 - Speaker Liz Gorecki, RD, CSO, CD, CNSE, Clinical Dietitian, working as a specialist in oncology nutrition for over 6 years.She works for Froedtert Hospital, specifically with cancer patients undergoing bone marrow transplant and intensive chemotherapy. My interest in lupus stems from my own experience of having lupus for over the past 10 years.
  • October 31, 2017 - “How to Alleviate Lupus with Aromatherapy” presented by Uma Bagadia, MT (ASCP), MBA, Certified Clinical Aromatherapist. Attendees will learn; how Aromatherapy together with exercise and a healthy anti-inflammatory diet can help manage symptoms, improve overall immune function without raising the risk for complications."
  • November 28, 2017 - This meeting is a "rap" session and we will be focusing on Gratitude. All patients, caregivers, family members and Supportive friends are invited. We encourage you to bring someone you are Thankful for.
  • 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

 

  • February 21, 2017 - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • April 18, 2017 - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • June 20, 2017 - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • August 15, 2017 - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 
  • October 17, 2017 - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 
  • December 19, 2017 - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

**The group meets every other month over the lunch hour, starting in February.  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 16, 2017 - 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm 
  • July 18, 2017 - 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • September 19, 2017 - 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • November 21, 2017 - 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 17, 2017
  • February 21, 2017
  • March 21, 2017
  • April 18, 2017
  • May 16, 2017
  • June 20, 2017
  • July 18, 2017
  • August 15, 2017
  • September 19, 2017
  • October 17, 2017
  • November 21, 2017
  • December 19, 2017

For more information contact Mary Wells at 608-446-6760 marygabby7@yahoo.com 

 

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.

 

WE HAVE SUPPORT GROUP FACILITATORS TRAINING FOR NEW GROUPS IN

EAU CLAIRE AND JANESVILLE

If you are interested in attending or helping out with these groups, please call 414-443-6400 or email me at dawn@lupuswi.org