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Delaware Valley Support Groups

Support Groups provide a forum to share feelings, concerns, information, and 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 open to everyone.

Email Support Group
We have started an e-mail support group for those patients and families that are not close to one of our existing support groups or those who would like to participate in addition to attending a support group. There is a weekly topic of discussion by email and everyone is free to comment or ask a question 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 e-mail at cferara@scleroderma.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 cferara@scleroderma.org.     

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.


DELAWARE

Wilmington
North Delaware Support Group
Wednesdays every other month at 6:00 - 8:00 pm - next meeting May 11
Woodlawn Library, 2020 W. 9th St., Wilmington, DE, 302-571-7425
Contact: Angie Crowl
Phone: 302-425-5054
Email: anglcrowl@aol.com

NEW JERSEY

Burlington/Camden County
Burl-Cam Support Group 
Meets every other month on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. - next meeting April 20
Cherry Professional Building, 385 Kings Highway North, Cherry Hill, NJ See map.
Contact: John Keegan
Phone: 856-767-4783
Email: johnkeegan@comcast.net

Brick
Monmouth/Ocean County Support Group 
All welcome with any autoimmune illness
First Saturday of each month at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - next meeting September 3

Brick Town Hall, 1st floor meeting room - doors A & B, 401 Chambers Bridge Road, Brick, NJ 08723 (venue's phone number 732-262-1000)
Contact: Marlene Stoever
Phone: 908-278-8623
Email: mrslatte@comcast.net     
                                                                                                   
 

PENNSYLVANIA

Ardmore
Ardmore Support Group
First Thursday of every other month at 7-8 pm starting in April - next meeting June 2
Allstate Insurance Company, 19 Cricket Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003, 610-658-3250
Contact: Donna O'Sullivan 
Phone: 610-513-8882  
Email: ardmoresclerodermagroup@gmail.com

Doylestown
Doylestown Support Group 
Last Monday: March, June, Sept. & Nov. at 6:30 pm
June 27 speaker - Dr. Paul Forfia, Director, Pulmonary Hypertension and Right Heart Failure Program at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 
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
Email: doylestownsclerodermasg@verizon.net

Philadelphia
Philadelphia Telephone/Email Support
Contact: Joyce Roby-Washington
Phone: 267-516-6987
Email: joycerw757@msn.com

Reading
Reading Support Group 
Second Saturday of every other month at 10:00 am - next meeting May 14
new meeting location for 2016
Contact: Dawn Batzel
Phone: 610-310-2566
Email: happy81070@verizon.net

Williamsport
Williamsport Area Support Group 
First Wednesday each month at 1:00 p.m. (no meetings in January, February, July and August). - next meeting May 4
Hoss's Steak House, 1954 E. Third Street, Williamsport, PA
Contact: Jayne Young
Phone: 570-323-4228
Email: weyclu@sunlink.net
Alternate contact: Earl Ritter
Alternate phone: 570-584-2407