Greater Chicago 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.
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.
Newly Diagnosed Patients or Phone Support:
Janine Capon, Former Goshen Indiana Support Group Leader;
Phone 574-536-8274 or e-mail email@example.com
Highwood (Phone/Email Support)
Contact: Shirl Halpern
Looking for a Chicago Support Group? Contact Chris at phone number below. Chris is re-starting her support group for patients living in the city or anywhere close by.
Chicago North Support Group, Starting April 27, 2013, Meeting last Sat. of the month! Meetings begin at Noon! 6145 N. Sheridan Ave. Unit 15A, Chicago, IL. 60660, Elevator access
Contact: Chris Jimenez
Public Transportation: The #147, #151 and #136 bus stop right in front of this address and the red line is one block away. Parking: If you choose to drive chris can arrange for guests parking in the building. You need to let her know in advance. (there is also street parking one block away)
Naperville Scleroderma Support Group
Next Meeting Date: Saturday May 11, 2013 from 10am-noon at
Grace United Methodist Church in Room 232,
300 E Gartner Rd. Naperville IL. (on the odd numbered months of 2013, Oak Park group members will be joining your meetings)
Kankakee County Support Group
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Meetings held the last Saturday of each month.
Riverside Medical Center's Board Room, 350 N. Wall St., Kankakee, IL 60901
First meeting of 2013 will be Sat. March 23, 2013 (we then will return to the last Sat. of each month.)NOTE: This meeting will be from 10:30-12:30, and will be held in conference rooms B-C. (instead of the Board Room)
Contact: Cathy Crego
Scleroderma Support Group of Western Suburbs
10 a.m. 3rd Saturday of each month, on the even numbered months of 2013, Feb. April, June, Aug. Oct. and 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.. March, May, July Sept. Nov.
Oak Park meetings are held at
West Suburban Hospital, One Erie Court., Oak Park, Ill. 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
Naperville Meetings are held: From 10am-noon at Grace United Methodist Church in Room 232, 300 E Gartner Rd. Naperville IL. March meeting, Saturday March 9, 2013
Illinois Valley Support Group, Phone Support
Contact: Lynn Schmidt
Milwaukee Area Phone Support Group
No formal meetings. Telephone support with group members. Share your concerns or just looking for information we hope we can support you in your struggle with scleroderma.
Contact: Sandra Walter