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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.

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.     


DELAWARE

Wilmington
North Delaware Support Group
6:00 p.m. Wednesdays every other month - next meeting on April 2 followed by movie showing of "Project Scleroderma: Beneath the Surface"  at 7-8 pm. The public is invited. Please call the Scleroderma Foundation to register. Tickets are $10. Space is limited.
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 
Second Thursday of every other month at 1:30 p.m. - next meeting May 8
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 
Meets monthly on Saturdays - next meeting May 31 at 10 am -12 pm
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
Alternate contact: Sharon Albanese
Phone: 908-328-8130
Email: MonmouthOceanSclerodermaF@yahoo.com     
Join yahoo group at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SFMonmouthOceanSupport/join                                                                                                                              

Woodbury
Woodbury Telephone/Email Support
Contact: Mary Nuzzo
Phone: 856-582-6456
Email: marynuzz@msn.com
 

PENNSYLVANIA

Ardmore
NEW Ardmore Support Group
Third Thursday of each month at 7-8 p.m. - 1st meeting on April 17
Allstate Insurance Company, 19 Cricket Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003, 610-658-3250
Contact: Donna O'Sullivan
Phone: 610-513-8882

Doylestown

Doylestown Support Group 
Last Monday of the month, quarterly at 6:30 p.m. - March 31, June 30, Sept. 29, Nov. 24
Doylestown Hospital, Conference Room G (main entrance elevators to ground floor, go right off elevator), 595 West State Street, Doylestown, PA 18901, 215-345-2200
Contact: Desiree Bleam
Phone: 215-249-1132
Email: desireealan@verizon.net

Langhorne (Bucks County)
Bucks County Telephone/Email Support
Contact: Ilene Nusblatt
Phone: 215-321-1670
Email: inusblatt@comcast.net
Alternate contact: Sharon Durham
Phone: 215-638-2771

Philadelphia
Philadelphia Support Group
Second Wednesday of every other month at 1:30 pm – next meeting May 14
Presbyterian Medical Center, University of Pennsylvania Health System
39th and Market Streets, Wright Saunders Building
Gardner Conference Room 128-C
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-662-8000
Contact: Joyce Roby-Washington
Phone: 215-474-0259 or 267-516-6987
Email: joycerw757@msn.com

Plymouth Meeting
NEW Plymouth Meeting Support Group
Third Monday of each month at 6:30 pm. - 1st meeting on May 19
Mercy Health Center, Plymouth Meeting Mall, 500 West Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Contact: Joan Evans
Phone: 215-699-2345
Email: sfplymouthmtg@gmail.com

Reading

Reading Support Group 
Second Saturday of every other month at 10:00 am - March 8, May 3 (1st Sat in May), July 12, Sept. 13, Nov 8
Reading Pediatrics office, 40 Berkshire Court, Wyomissing, PA 19610.
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 March 5
Life Center in the Lycoming Mall, 300 Lycoming Mall Cir #3021, Muncy, PA. See map and directions.
Note: June and December meetings held at 1:00 pm at Hoss's Steak House, 1954 E. Third Street, Williamsport, PA
Contact: Jayne Young
Phone: 570-323-4228
Email: weyclu@sunlink.net
Alternate Contact: Gayle Bullock
Phone: 570-398-0551

York
York/Lancaster Telephone/Email Support
Contact: Kathleen Gaskell-Blankenship
Phone: 717-428-1464
Email: karlkathleen@earthlink.net