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 April 10
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 May 9
Cherry Professional Building, 385 Kings Highway North, Cherry Hill, N.J. See map.
Contact: John Keegan
New Brunswick Support Group
First Tuesday of every other month at 1:00 p.m. - next meeting May 7
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, 180 Somerset Street, Acute Care Building, 3rd floor, Clinical Research Center Day Room 105, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Contact: Ronnie Keppler
Alternate contact: Rebekah Tapia
Woodbury Telephone/Email Support
Contact: Mary Nuzzo
Allentown Support Group
Second Thursday of each month at 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation
Harry C. Trexler Center for Assistive Technology
Good Shepherd Health & Technology Center
Good Shepherd Plaza, 850 South 5th St., Allentown, PA 18103 (Center's Phone Number: 610-776-3100)
Contact: Sharon Kolowicz
Doylestown Support Group
Fourth Monday of the month, quarterly at 6:30 p.m. - June 24, Sept 30, Nov 25
June 24 - Dr. Miguel Madariaga, Medical Director of the Wound Care Center at Doylestown Hospital to speak about wound care needs in scleroderma patients especially as it relates to their hands and feet
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 June 12
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 - starting in January
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).
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 local restaurant
Contact: Jayne Young
Alternate Contact: Gayle Bullock
York/Lancaster Telephone/Email Support
Contact: Kathleen Gaskell-Blankenship