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Delaware Valley Support Groups

Support groups provide a forum to share feelings, concerns, information as well as a place to offer peer support and encouragement. Solicitations or research projects are not conducted at support group meetings.

Support groups often feature speakers specializing in scleroderma or related topics. To find out information about upcoming speakers or meeting topics, please contact the support group leader or chapter office.

This schedule is subject to change. Before attending a group for the first time, please call to verify date and time. Groups are free of charge and are open to everyone.

Email Support Group
We have started an email support group for those patients and families who are not close to one of our existing support groups or for those who would like to participate in addition to attending a support group. There is a weekly discussion topic by email, and everyone is free to comment or ask questions at any time. You can participate as little or as much as you like.  If you are interested in being part of an email support group, please contact the office at 856-779-7225 or via email at     

Local Online Support Group
If anyone is unable to attend a support group and would like to participate in a Google-chat session, please contact the office at 856-779-7225 or via e-mail at     

Would you like to become a Support Group Leader? 
We are always looking to expand our support groups into new areas. Please contact our office if you are interested in becoming a Support Group Leader.


North Delaware Support Group
Wednesdays every other month at 6 p.m - 8 p.m. - next meeting March 7
Woodlawn Library, 2020 W. 9th St., Wilmington, DE 302-571-7425
Contact: Angie Crowl
Phone: 302-425-5054

Delaware Telephone/Email Support 
Contact: Victoria Marino
Phone: 609-634-3107


Burlington/Camden County
Burl-Cam Support Group 
Every other month on Wednesday at 1:00 pm 
Cherry Professional Building, 385 Kings Highway North, Cherry Hill, NJ (driveway behind 383 Kings Highway North) See map.
Contact: John Keegan
Phone: 856-767-4783

Monmouth/Ocean County Support Group 
All welcome with scleroderma or mixed connective disease.
Second Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. (except May - August & December) - next meeting March 17 (new date)

Brick Town Hall (enter through back door of Town Hall), 1st floor meeting room - doors A & B, 401 Chambers Bridge Road, Brick, NJ 08723 
Contact: Marlene Stoever
Phone: 908-278-8623


Doylestown Support Group 
Following dates at 6:30 p.m. 
March 26 – Thomas D Sutton, Disability lawyer
June 26 – K. Akaya Smith, MD, Penn Heart and Vascular Center
Aug 12 – picnic
Sept 24 – to be announced
Nov 26 – Dr. Palevsky from UPenn is speaking on studies that will be coming up in 2019
Meeting held at Doylestown Hospital, Conference Room G/H (main entrance elevators to ground floor, go right off elevator), 595 West State Street, Doylestown, PA 18901   215-345-2200
Contact: Desiree Bleam
Phone: home 215-249-1132; cell 267-410-0024

Philadelphia Telephone/Email Support
Contact: Joyce Roby-Washington
Phone: 267-516-6987

Reading Support Group 
2nd Saturday of every other month at 10 a.m. - next meeting March 10
Meeting either at Office of Dr. Emkey, 1200 Broadcasting Rd, Suite 200, Wyomissing (Reading), PA 19610 or local coffee shop
Contact Support Group Leader via email to verify meeting location
Contact: Dawn Batzel
Phone: 610-310-2566

Williamsport Area Support Group 
First Wednesday each month at 1 p.m. - next meeting March 7
Hoss's Steak House, 1954 E. Third Street, Williamsport, PA
Contact: Jayne Young
Phone: 570-323-4228
Alternate contact #1: Earl Ritter
Alternate phone #1: 570-584-2407
Alternate contact #2: John Ottaviano
Alternate email #2:
Alternate phone #2: 570-772-1300