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Delaware Valley Support Groups

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 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 are open to everyone.

Email Support Group
We have started an email support group for those patients and families who are not close to one of our existing support groups or for those who would like to participate in addition to attending a support group. There is a weekly discussion topic by email, and everyone is free to comment or ask questions at any time. You can participate as little or as much as you like.  If you are interested in being part of an email support group, please contact the office at 856-779-7225 or Colleen Ferara via email here.   

Would you like to become a Support Group Leader? 
We are always looking to expand our support groups into new areas. Please contact our office if you are interested in becoming a Support Group Leader.


North Delaware Support Group
Wednesdays every other month at 6:00 - 8:00 pm - next meeting July
Woodlawn Library, 2020 W. 9th St., Wilmington, DE; 302-571-7425
Contact: Angie Crowl
Phone: 302-425-5054

Kent County Support Group
Once a month on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm - next meeting June 5; guest speaker: TBD
Solid Rock Community Center, 1st floor conference room, 109 N. West Street, Dover, DE 19904; (302) 734-1763
Contact: Jennifer Cropper
Phone: 302-456-0959

Delaware Telephone/Email Support 
Contact: Victoria Marino
Phone: 609-634-3107


Burlington/Camden County
Burl-Cam Support Group 
Meets every month - next meeting May 21
385 Kings Highway North, Cherry Professional Building, 1st floor conference room, Cherry Hill, NJ (driveway behind 383 Kings Highway North); 856-779-7225 See map.
Contact: Kathy Griffin
Phone: (c) 609-519-1770

Monmouth/Ocean County Support Group 
All welcome with scleroderma or mixed connective disease.
Second Saturday of each month at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (except May - August & December) - next meeting September 14
Rainbow Diner, 849 NJ-70, Brick, NJ 08724
Contact: Marlene Stoever
Phone: 908-278-8623


Doylestown Support Group 
Seeking Support Group Leader

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First Wednesday of each month at 6:00 - 7:00 pm - next meeting June 5; guest speaker: dermatologist
Capitol Blue Store, 4500 Market Place Way, Enola, PA 17025; (855) 505-2583
Contact: Michelle McPherson
Phone: 717-421-8325

Reading Support Group 
2nd Saturday of every other month at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - next meeting July 13
Meeting either at Office of Dr. Emkey, 1200 Broadcasting Rd, Suite 200, Wyomissing (Reading), PA 19610 or local coffee shop
Contact Support Group Leader via email to verify meeting location
Contact: Dawn Batzel
Phone: 610-310-2566

Williamsport Area Support Group 
First Wednesday each month at 1:00 pm - next meeting June 5
Hoss's Steak House, 1954 E. Third Street, Williamsport, PA
Contact: Jayne Young
Phone: 570-323-4228
Alternate contact #1: Earl Ritter 
Alternate phone #1: 570-584-2407
Alternate contact #2: John Ottaviano
Alternate email #2:
Alternate phone #2: 570-772-1300