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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 6:00 - 8:00 pm - next meeting February 11; Linda Baum to speak about her scleroderma journey and her lung transplant.
Woodlawn Library, 2020 W. 9th St., Wilmington, DE 302-571-7425
Contact: Angie Crowl
Burl-Cam Support Group
Meets every other month on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.
Cherry Professional Building, 385 Kings Highway North, Cherry Hill, NJ (driveway behind 383 Kings Highway North) See map.
Contact: John Keegan
Monmouth/Ocean County Support Group
All welcome with scleroderma or mixed connective disease.
Second Saturday of each month at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - next meeting February 11
Brick Town Hall, 1st floor meeting room - doors A & B, 401 Chambers Bridge Road, Brick, NJ 08723
Contact: Marlene Stoever
Ardmore Support Group
Meetings on hold until 2017 once new location is determined.
Contact: Donna O'Sullivan
Doylestown Support Group
Following dates at 6:30 pm
March 27th Christy McCaffrey from Project Scleroderma to speak.
June 26th Sharon Durham, scleroderma patient, to speak on dentistry.
August 12th Picnic (more info to come later).
September 25th Let’s just talk and enjoy snacks.
November 27th DVD on Scleroderma Lung Disease
Contact: Desiree Bleam
Phone: home 215-249-1132; cell 267-410-0024
Philadelphia Telephone/Email Support
Contact: Joyce Roby-Washington
Reading Support Group
2nd Saturday of every other month at 10:00 a.m.
Office of Dr. Emkey
1200 Broadcasting Rd, Suite 200
Wyomissing (Reading), PA 19610
Contact: Dawn Batzel
Williamsport Area Support Group
First Wednesday each month at 1:00 p.m. - next meeting February 1
Hoss's Steak House, 1954 E. Third Street, Williamsport, PA
Contact: Jayne Young
Alternate contact: Earl Ritter
Alternate phone: 570-584-2407