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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 September 11
Woodlawn Library, 2020 W. 9th St., Wilmington, DE; 302-571-7425
Contact: Angie Crowl
Phone: 302-425-5054
Email: Angie here

Kent County Support Group
Once a month on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm - next meeting in September
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

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


Burlington/Camden County
Burl-Cam Support Group 
Meets every month
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
Email: Kathy here

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
Email: Marlene here                                                                                  


Doylestown Support Group 
Last Tuesday of every other month at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm (except June - August) – next meeting September 24
Doylestown Hospital
Conference Room G (main entrance elevators to ground floor, go right off elevator)
595 West State Street, Doylestown, PA 18901
Contact: Kelly A. Kelly
Phone: 215-805-6680
Email: Kelly here

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First Wednesday of each month at 6:00 - 7:00 pm except as noted
August 29, 2019 -  NORD Webinar – Introducing past, present, and future Gene Therapy for Rare Diseases at 12:00 pm at Hoss’s, 743 Wertzville Rd, Enola, PA 17025
September 4 - guest speaker at support group - Pamela Price, Outreach and Enrollment Specialist from Sadler Health Center will be speaking about Medicare and explaining the differences in Parts A, B, C, and D
October 2, 2019 - Support Group – Open Discussion
October 8 at 1:00 pm - NeedyMeds Webinar - Affording Health Costs - group room
October 9, 2019 – Presale Boscov’s – Scleroderma Info Table set up Colonial Park Mall
November 6 - guest speaker: Tina Marie, Wellness, Reiki Therapist will be presenting the techniques and benefits of Reiki Therapy
Capitol Blue Store, 4500 Market Place Way, Enola, PA 17025
Contact: Michelle McPherson
Phone: 717-421-8325
Email: Michelle here

Reading Support Group 
2nd Saturday of every other month at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - next meeting September 14
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
Email: Dawn here

Williamsport Area Support Group 
First Wednesday each month at 1:00 pm - next meeting September 4
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
Alternate contact #2: John Ottaviano
Alternate email #2: John here
Alternate phone #2: 570-772-1300