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 email@example.com.
North Delaware Support Group
6:00 p.m. Wednesdays every other month - next meeting October 29
Woodlawn Library, 2020 W. 9th St., Wilmington, DE, 302-571-7425
Contact: Angie Crowl
Burl-Cam Support Group
Meets every other month at 1:30 p.m. - next meeting October 8
Cherry Professional Building, 385 Kings Highway North, Cherry Hill, NJ See map.
Contact: John Keegan
Monmouth/Ocean County Support Group
Meets once a month on Saturdays at 10 am -12 pm - next meeting September 20
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
Alternate contact: Sharon Albanese
Ardmore Support Group
Third Thursday of each month at 7-8 p.m. - next meeting on October 16
Allstate Insurance Company, 19 Cricket Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003, 610-658-3250
Contact: Donna O'Sullivan
Doylestown Support Group
Last Monday of the month, quarterly at 6:30 p.m. - March 31, June 30 (speaker on Nutrition and PAH - Elleni Pippis, BS, PharmD), Sept. 29*, Nov. 24
*Sept. 29 meeting includes movie showing of "Project Scleroderma: Beneath the Surface" in conference room J. The public is invited. $10 donation for movie. Please call the Scleroderma Foundation Delaware Valley Chapter office to register at 856-779-7225 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Philadelphia Support Group
Second Wednesday of every other month at 1:30 pm - next meeting Sept. 10
Presbyterian Medical Center, University of Pennsylvania Health System
39th and Market Streets, Wright Saunders Building
Gardner Conference Room 128-C
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Contact: Joyce Roby-Washington
Phone: 215-474-0259 or 267-516-6987
Plymouth Meeting Support Group
Third Monday of each month at 6:30 pm. - next meeting November 5 (Wednesday)
Mercy Health Center, Plymouth Meeting Mall, 500 West Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Contact: Joan Evans
Reading Support Group
Second Saturday of every other month at 10:00 am - March 8, May 3 (1st Sat in May), July 19 (3rd Sat in July), Sept. 13, Nov 8
Reading Pediatrics office, 40 Berkshire Court, Wyomissing, PA 19610.
Contact: Dawn Batzel
Williamsport Area Support Group
First Wednesday each month at 1:00 p.m. (no meetings in January, February, July and August). - next meeting October 1
*March-May and Sept.-Nov. meetings held at Life Center in the Lycoming Mall, 300 Lycoming Mall Cir #3021, Muncy, PA. See map and directions.
**June and December meetings held at 1:00 pm at Hoss's Steak House, 1954 E. Third Street, Williamsport, PA
Contact: Jayne Young
Alternate Contact: Gayle Bullock