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Texas 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. See the Scleroderma Foundation-TX Chapter Facebook page for the most current information.



Austin Support-
The Austin group is reforming!!!  The meetings will be held on the third Sunday of the month from 2:30 to 4 at the LaMadeline Restaurant in the Arboreteum, near 360 and 183 for location. 

For more details:
Austin@scleroderma.org 

Deon Wright
4504 Colorado Crossing    
Austin, TX 78731     
512.780.7224     
deonkwright@gmail.com

Joan Maril          
6014 Tasajillo Trail             
Austin, TX 78739     
512.301.8869     
ejmaril@aol.com  

Conroe Support Group 

3:00 - 5:00 pm, the 3rd Sunday of every month
Conroe Regional Hospital, Dining Room B, 504 Medical Center Blvd, Conroe, TX 77304
Contact:Audrey Brouwer
Phone: 832-217-5077
Email: Abrouwer@scleroderma.org

Corpus Christi Support Group

Please contact the Texas Bluebonnet Chapter office at 972-396-9400 or 866-LEARNSF for more information.

Dallas Support Group

3:00 – 5:00 p.m., 2nd Sunday of every month (Next Meeting – Sunday June 14th!)
Texas Health Resources University - free parking in front of the bldg.
Exit Central Expressway (Hwy 75) at Walnut Hill Ln. East to Greenville Ave., turn right. Phoenix Dr. (entrance D) - go right. Left on Fogelson Ln. to THR University.
Contact: Joey Briggs
Phone:972-234-8899
Alternate Contacts:
Tonya Fyke
Phone: 469-323-3758
Email: dallastxscleroderma@gmail.com
Lia Young 
Phone: 214.476.8983 
Email: liayoung66@gmail.com

El Paso Support Group

Meets on the 1st Saturday of every other month from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
United Blood Services 
424 South Mesa Hills, El Paso, Texas  79912

Next Meeting date has been changed to

We hold our meetings at 10:30am every other month on the first Saturday of the month. The meetings are held at United Blood Services at the address listed above. 

Future Meetings for 2015 are:

 ·         Saturday, 6th June 2015

·         Saturday, 1st August 2015

·         Saturday, 3rd October 2015

·         Saturday, 5th December 2015

 For more information, please contact Billy at 915-591-4075 , Irene 915-592-9809 or email ElPaso@scleroderma.org 

Fort Worth Support  

This group is reorganizing. Please contact our office for more details.

Southeast Houston Support Group

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 2nd Sunday of every month

For directions you can follow the link; http://bayshoremedical.com/contact-us/maps-directions.dot.
Classroom 3 located in the dining area on the lower floor. 

Contact: Jacob Davila
Phone: 281-706-6232
Email: jdavila@scleroderma.org
Alternate Contact: Karen Padgett
Phone: 281-385-2502
Email: deacon77520@verizon.net

Houston Support Group - West

Quarterly Meetings - TBA
Contact: Ellen Harris
Phone: 713-428-1243
Email: houston@scleroderma.org

Lubbock Support:
 
Contact: Mickey Goodwin
Phone: 806-794-1507
Email: lubbock@scleroderma.org
 
Paris Support 
 
Contact: Jean Shannon
Phone: 903-739-9578
Email: jeanshannon100@yahoo.com
Alternate Contact:
Laurie Badgley
Phone: 903-784-3534 or 903-715-0215
Email: laurie.badgley@yahoo.com


Rio Grande Valley Support Group (Weslaco)
 
Please call for meeting location/dates/times due to alternating meeting locations.
Knapp Medical Center - 1401 E. 8th St. - Westlaco, TX
Legacy Life Center  4610 S. Jackson - Edinburg, TX Conf Room 9 Map and directions.
Contact: Berty Valdez
Phone: 956-874-3897
Alternate Contacts:
Carol Good
Phone: 956-292-0405
Email: carol.good@att.net
Lorena Vasquez
Phone: 956-212-7555
Email: rgvsclero@yahoo.com
Berty Valdez
Email: rgvsclero@yahoo.com
 
San Antonio Support Group
 
Every 3rd Sunday per month from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Christus Santa Rosa private conference room in the cafeteria
2827 Babcock Road San Antonio, TX 78229.

Remaining Dates At Christus Santa Rosa As Follows:
June 28
July 19
Aug 16
Sep 20
Oct 18
Nov 15
Dec 13

Contact: Jovana Desarden

Phone: 210-909-9375
Email: sascleroderma@gmail.com
Alternate Contacts:
Florence Diaz
Phone: 210-535-5484