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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
North Delaware Support Group
6:00 p.m. Wednesdays every other month - next meeting October 16 (video of Eating Well with Scleroderma & light refreshments)
Woodlawn Library, 2020 W. 9th St., Wilmington, DE, 302-571-7425
Contact: Angie Crowl
BurlCam Support Group
Second Thursday of every other month at 1:30 p.m. - next meeting November 14
Cherry Professional Building, 385 Kings Highway North, Cherry Hill, NJ See map.
Contact: John Keegan
Monmouth/Ocean County Support Group
Meets monthly on Saturdays - next meeting November 16 at 10 am -12 pm (speaker on dental care)
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
Join yahoo group at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SFMonmouthOceanSupport/join
Woodbury Telephone/Email Support
Contact: Mary Nuzzo
Doylestown Support Group
Last Monday of the month, quarterly at 6:30 p.m. - Sept 30 (speaker on caregiving), Nov 25
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
Langhorne (Bucks County)
Bucks County Telephone/Email Support
Contact: Ilene Nusblatt
Alternate contact: Sharon Durham
Philadelphia Support Group
Second Wednesday of every other month at 1:30 pm – next meeting November 13 (speaker on new clinical research study)
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 9
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 November 6
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
Alternate Contact: Gayle Bullock
York/Lancaster Telephone/Email Support
Contact: Kathleen Gaskell-Blankenship