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New England 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.


Maine Support Group
Second Friday of the month (except January, February, March)
Windham Public Library, Windham, ME from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Co-Leader: Lori Chason, 207-892-7323 or chason.lori@yahoo.com
Co-Leader: Sandy Lunner, 207-420-3337 or slunner@aol.com

Lori Chason is also offering one-on-one support to those living with scleroderma in Maine who cannot attend a support group. You can contact her at 207-892-7323 or send an email to chason.lori@yahoo.com


Boston Area Support Group
3rd Sunday of the month at 2 p.m.
Boston Medical Center, Shapiro Building, First Floor Conference Room
725 Albany Street, Boston
Contact: Carol Taylor - Please call Carol if you plan on attending
Phone: 774-233-0558
Email: cvsing@comcast.net
Or contact the New England Chapter office at 978-887-0658

North Shore Support Group Topsfield

2nd Wednesday of most months, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
New England Chapter office, 462 Boston Street (Route 1) Suite 1-1, Topsfield, MA Map and directions.
Contact: Roberta Mauriello
Phone: 781-324-7426

Worcester Area Support Group

Once a month on a Sunday at 2 p.m.
640 Lincoln St., Worcester, Mass.
Contact: Nancy Velleco
Phone: 508-869-2997
Upcoming 2017-2018 meetings are: September 24, October 22,
November 19, March 25, April 22, May 20.

Southern MA and Rhode Island
Southern MA Support Group Held in Fall River
3rd Tuesday of the month
Stop & Shop Conference Room
Fall River, MA
Co-Leader: Donna Bernier
Phone: 774-488-6775
Email: donnabdab2@hotmail.com
Co-Leader: Christine Maroney
Phone: 508-675-4152


Granite State Support Group

Last Saturday of the month, excluding July and August
10 a.m.– 12 p.m.
Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive (Junction Routes 121 and 111), Hampstead, N.H. See map and get directions.
Contact: Carla King
Phone: 978-884-4866
Email: carla.king@comcast.net
Alternate Contact: Jean Chapman
Email: chappybear@charter.net

Central New Hampshire Support Group

First Wednesday of the month
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Baker Free Library, 509 South Street, Bow, NH 03304
Contact: Don and Cathy Legere
Phone: 603-566-3145
Email: donlegere@myfairpoint.net


Burlington Vermont Support Group

6:30 – 8:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of most months
Williston Police Station, 7878 Williston Road, Williston, Vermont
Contact: Blythe Leonard
Phone: 802-878-0732
Email: b.leonard@myfairpoint.net

Brattleboro Vermont Support Group

Meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month
6 - 7:30 p.m
Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Conference Room B
Contact: Ilene Wax
Phone: 802-735-5523
Email: ilenewax@gmail.com