Login
Spring 2020 Conf Online Interior Banner.jpg

E-Newsletter Signup

Please leave this field empty
 

Support Groups in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin

Support Group

Support groups provide a forum to share thoughts, concerns, information and meet others who understand the experience of living with scleroderma. Find a support group in your area or connect with others on our online support community, Inspire.

Note: Support group meeting schedules are subject to change. Please RSVP before attending a meeting. Groups are free of charge and open to everyone.

 


ILLINOIS SUPPORT GROUPS

Chicago

Dates/Times: 2020 meetings will be held from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. on the following days:

Thursday, February 6
Thursday, March 5
Thursday, April 2
Thursay, May 7
Thursday, June 4

Location: National Building

125 S. Clark St.
17th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603

Support Group Leader:
Megan Pietz, chiscleroderma@gmail.com

Highland Park

Dates/Times: 2020 meetings will be held from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. on the following days:

Saturday, January 11
Saturday, March 14
Saturday, May 8
Saturday, July 11
Saturday, September 12
Saturday, November 14
 

Location: First Bank of Highland Park (Community Room)

1835 1st St.
Highland Park, IL 60035

Support Group Leader:  
Franny Kaplan - Meet Franny!
847-533-5075, nsscleroderma@gmail.com


Kankakee

Contact Support Group Leader Cathy Crego for 2020 support group meeting dates and times.

Cathy Crego - 
Meet Cathy!815-228-2398, cdada@sbcglobal.net 

Group Meeting Location: Riverside Medical Center (Board Room)

350 N. Wall St.
Kankakee, IL  60901

Western Suburbs

Dates/Times: 2020 meetings will be held from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on the following days:

Saturday, January 11
Saturday, March 14 CANCELLED
Saturday, May 9

Saturday, July 11 
Saturday, September 12 
Saturday, November 14

Location: Central DuPage Hospital 

25 N. Winfield Rd.
Entrance 3 - Women & Children
Conference Room 3
Winfield, IL 60190

Support Group Leader:
Edie Northfield - Meet Edie!630-212-3057, NaperSclerodermaSG@yahoo.com 


Central Illinois (Decatur/Springfield)

Contact Support Group Leader Aissa Norris for 2020 support group meeting dates and times.

Aissa Norris - Meet Aissa! - 217-853-6058, 1912barn@gmail.com

Group Meeting Location: Panera Bread

255 E Ash Ave
Decatur, IL 62526


 

WISCONSIN SUPPORT GROUPS

Green Bay Area

Contact Support Group Leader Valarie Hutchison for 2020 support group meeting dates and times.

Valarie Hutchison, 920-544-9676, hutchresource@gmail.com

Group Meeting Location: Bellin Family Wellness and Medical Center 

3263 Eaton Rd.
Green Bay, WI 54311

Milwaukee Area

Dates/Times: *This support group is currently taking a brief break. Check back soon for more information!* 

Location: Froedtert Hospital (Community Conference Room 2)

8700 W. Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Community Conference Room 2 located in the Wisconsin Athletic Club building. Enter building on the 87th Street side and look for Community Conference Room entrance.

Madison Area

Contact Support Group Leader Jennifer Meier for 2020 support group meeting dates and times. 

Jennifer Meier, sclerodermagroupmsn@gmail.com

Group Meeting Location: Madison Public Library - Sequoya Branch (Study Room 105)
4340 Tokay Blvd.
Madison, WI 53711

 


 

INDIANA SUPPORT GROUPS

Northwest Indiana

*This support group is currently taking a brief break. Check back soon for more information!*

Location: Hammond Public Library, 564 State St., Hammond, IN 46320

For more information and to be notified when the support group resumes, please contact us at gcchapter@scleroderma.org.

 


 

PHONE & EMAIL SUPPORT

Peru/Illinois Valley
Contact: Lynn Schmidt
Phone: 815-539-5897
Email: illinoisvalley@scleroderma.org

 


 

ONLINE SUPPORT

If you are looking to connect with other scleroderma patients online, check out Inspire, an online community where you can post questions, answer questions and have conversations with others online.