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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     


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


Burlington/Camden County
Burl-Cam Support Group 
Meets every other month at 1:00 p.m. 
Cherry Professional Building, 385 Kings Highway North, Cherry Hill, NJ See map.
Contact: John Keegan
Phone: 856-767-4783

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 Nov. 7
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


Online Support Group
Third Tuesday of each month at 7-8 pm – next online meeting Nov. 17
All you need is a gmail account and a smartphone, tablet or computer with camera and microphone.
To join, download Google Hangout app or login to gmail account. Send your email ID to the Support Group Leader to participate in Google Hangout/video conferencing online meeting.
Contact: Donna O'Sullivan
Phone: 610-513-8882


Doylestown Support Group 
Last Monday of the month, quarterly at 6:30 p.m. - November 30 (speaker - a caregiver’s journey with scleroderma)
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

Philadelphia Support Group
Second Wednesday of every other month at 1:30 pm – November 11 (viewing of documentary Project Scleroderma: Beneath the Surface), December 9 (free journal writing workshop - please RSVP to leader)
December is the final in person support group meeting; group will become a telephone support group in 2016
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

Reading Support Group 
Second Saturday of every other month at 10:00 am - next meeting November 14
Dr. Emkey, 1200 Broadcasting Rd, Suite 200, Wyomissing (Reading), PA 19610 
Contact: Dawn Batzel
Phone: 610-310-2566


Williamsport Area Support Group 
First Wednesday each month at 1:00 p.m. (no meetings in January, February, July and August). - next meeting November 4
Hoss's Steak House, 1954 E. Third Street, Williamsport, PA
Contact: Jayne Young
Phone: 570-323-4228