Greater Chicago Support Groups
Support Groups provide a forum to share thoughts, concerns and information. They are a great place to offer peer support and encouragement. Solicitations or research projects are not conducted at support group meetings.
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.
PHONE SUPPORT AND NEWLY DIAGNOSED PATIENTS:
Contact: Janine Capon (Former Goshen Indiana Support Group Leader)
Highwood (Phone/Email Support)
Contact: Shirl Halpern
Dates/Times: Odd-numbered months (Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, Nov), 10am - 12pm
Location: Grace United Methodist Church in Room 232, 300 E Gartner Rd. Naperville IL.
(Oak Park group members will occasionally join meetings)
Contact: Edie Peterson, 630-427-1757, email@example.com
Support Group Leaders: Edie Peterson & Pam Riley
Dates/Times: 10am - 12 pm, Last Saturday of each month.
Location: Riverside Medical Center's Board Room, 350 N. Wall St., Kankakee, IL 60901
Contact: Cathy Crego
Oak Park/Western Suburbs
Dates/Times: 10 am, 3rd Saturday of each month, on the even-numbered months of 2013, (Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec)
(On the odd-numbered months our group will combine with the Naperville group and meet in Naperville on the second Saturday of each month - Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov - Contact Naperville leaders with questions.)
Location: West Suburban Hospital, One Erie Court, Oak Park, IL See map and directions. Please check at the information desk for room location. There is free parking in the garage.
Contact: Monica Geary
Alternate Contact: Pauline Geary
Peru/Illinois Valley (Phone Support)
Contact: Lynn Schmidt
Milwaukee Area (Phone Support)
No formal meetings. Telephone support with group members. Share your concerns or if you're just looking for information we hope we can support you in your struggle with scleroderma.
Contact: Sandra Walter