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Texas Support Groups provide a forum to share feelings, concerns, information, 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 your local support group leader.  Also, if you would like to inquire about ways to help start a support group in your area, you may send an email to the Texas Bluebonnet Chapter at Txchapter@scleroderma.org or call our chapter office in Allen, TX at 972-396-9400.

Please note that the schedule below 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.

For the most current information, please visit our Facebook page: Scleroderma Foundation-TX Chapter Facebook


Austin Support Group

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Meetings are being held the 3rd Sunday of every month from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Meeting Location:
La Madeline (Private Room)
9828 Great Hills Trl, Ste 650
Austin, TX  78759
 

Contact:

Deon Wright

Phone: 512-750-7224
Email: deonkwright@gmail.com

Joan Maril 
Phone: 512-301-8869
Email: ejmaril@aol.com

 


Bryan – College Station Support Group

Currently there are no support group meetings scheduled at this time.  If you have any questions or are interested in starting an active support group in this area, please email Paula below.

Paula Plummer
Email: paulaplummervts@yahoo.com 

 


Corpus Christi Support Group

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Meetings are being held the 3rd Tuesday of every other month from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
First Meeting will be held May 16, 2017
 

Meeting Location:
First Baptist Church - Recreation Center (behind church)
Fireside Meeting Room
3115 Ocean Dr.
Corpus Christi,TX 78404

Contacts:

Cathy Pederson
Phone:  361.728.7286
Email:  cpederson@scleroderma.org

Arthur (Pete) Pederson
Phone:  361.658.9888
Email:  cathypete12@yahoo.com

Amy Jordan
Phone:  361.633.9914

Anthony Pederson
Phone:  361.449.5372
Email:  anthony_pederson@outlook.com


DFW Support Group 

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<New Merge: Formerly Dallas and Tarrant County Support Groups>          
 
Meetings are being held the 2nd Sunday of every other month from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.*

Meeting Location
HEB Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital
1600 Hospital Parkway
Bedford, TX  76022

Contacts:

Raquel Gaona
Phone: 817.939.6439
Email: raquel.gaona9741@gmail.com  

Lilly Witherspoon
Phone: 214.952.3364
Email: spoonbeam@verizon.net 

Amber Paris
Phone: 469-774-7701
Email: amberjoparis@gmail.com


El Paso Support Group

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Meetings are being held the 1st Saturday of every other month from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
 

Meeting Location:
United Blood Services
424 South Mesa Hills
El Paso, TX  79912

Contacts:

Marianne Nelkin
Phone: 915-203-5435

Billy McCain
Phone: 915-591-4075

Manny Guterres
Phone: 915-241-8744

Marianne Nelkin
Phone: 915-584-6504
Email: elpaso@scleroderma.org 


Greater Houston Support Group

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<New Merge: Formerly Conroe and Southeast Houton Support Groups>

Meetings are being held the 2nd Sunday of every other month from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Meeting Location
Hermann Memorial North East
Classroom A
18951 Memorial North
Humble, TX  77338

Contacts:

Jacob Davila
Phone: 281-706-6232
Email: jdavila@scleroderma.org


Lubbock Support Group

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Meetings are being held the 3rd Thursday of every month from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. starting on April 13, 2017.   

Meeting Location:
Knipling Education Conference Center
Located inside Covenant Medical Center's West Parking Garage (6th Floor)
21st Street & Lewisville Ave.
Lubbock, TX  79410

Contacts:

Shelly Smith
Phone:  806-535-2264
Email: oneshellfish@yahoo.com


Paris Support Group

Currently there are no support group meetings scheduled at this time.  If you have any questions or are interested in starting an active support group in this area, please contact Laurie below.

Laurie Badgley

Phone: 903-784-3534 or 903-715-0215
Email: laurie.badgley@yahoo.com


San Antonio Support Group

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Meetings are being held the 3rd Sunday of every month from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Meeting Location:
Christus Santa Rosa
(Private conference room in the Cafeteria)
2827 Babcock Road
San Antonio, TX  78229

Contacts:

Jovana Desarden
Phone: 210-909-9375
Email: sascleroderma@gmail.com

Florence Diaz
Phone: 210-535-5484
Stephanie Anders
Phone: 210-309-7130