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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.


In-person support group meetings are suspended for the next couple of months - at least through August. Some groups may choose to have virtual meetings. Contact the Support Group Leader for further information. 

VIRTUAL SUPPORT GROUP MEETING - OPEN TO ALL
October 27 at 6:00 - 8:00 pm for virtual telephone conference call meeting. Guest speaker: Chelsea Simenhoff, MD. Contact Support Group Leader for conference call number
Contact: Kathy Griffin
Phone: (c) 609-519-1770
Email: Kathy here

DELAWARE

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

Dover
Kent County Support Group
Contact Support Group Leader by phone or text
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
Email: Jennifer here


NEW JERSEY

Burlington/Camden County
Burl-Cam Support Group 
Meets last Tuesday of every month at 6:00 - 8:00 pm
September 29 at 6:00 - 8:00 pm for virtual telephone conference call meeting. Open discussion. Contact Support Group Leader for conference call number.
October 27 at 6:00 - 8:00 pm for virtual telephone conference call meeting. Guest speaker: Chelsea Simenhoff, MD. Contact Support Group Leader for conference call number; OPEN TO ALL
See map.
Contact: Kathy Griffin
Phone: (c) 609-519-1770
Email: Kathy here

Brick
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 (March, April, September - November) - next meeting TBD
Rainbow Diner, 849 NJ-70, Brick, NJ 08724
Contact: Marlene Stoever
Phone: 908-278-8623
Email: Marlene here                                                                                  

PENNSYLVANIA

Doylestown
Doylestown Support Group 
Last Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm (except June - August) - next virtual meeting via Zoom on September 29 
Contact Support Group Leader for link to Zoom
Contact: Kelly A. Kelly
Phone: 215-805-6680
Email: Kelly here

Enola
Central PA Support GroupCNEW Central PA Support Groupentral PA Support Group

First Wednesday of each month at 6:00 - 7:00 pm except as noted - next meeting TBD
Capitol Blue Store, 4500 Market Place Way, Enola, PA 17025
Contact: Michelle McPherson
Phone: 717-421-8325
Email: Michelle here

Reading
Reading Support Group 
2nd Saturday of every other month at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - next virtual meeting via Zoom on September 12
Contact Support Group Leader for link to Zoom

Contact: Dawn Batzel
Phone: 610-310-2566
Email: Dawn here

Williamsport
Williamsport Area Support Group 
First Wednesday each month at 1:00 pm - next meeting TBD
Hoss's Steak House, 1954 E. Third Street, Williamsport, PA
Contact: Jayne Young
Phone: 570-323-4228
Email: Jayne here
Alternate contact #1: Earl Ritter 
Alternate phone #1: 570-584-2407