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Heartland Chapter Support Groups

Support Groups provide a forum to share feelings, concerns, information, and 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.

This schedule is subject to change. Groups are free of charge and open to everyone.

Because of the COVID-19 public health crisis, in-person support group meetings are suspended and are instead taking place over ZOOM at the scheduled times. We welcome all new and existing members of the Heartland Scleroderma Community to attend our virtual support groups! You do not have to live in a specific city to join that city's virtual support group.


IOWA

Des Moines Area Support Group

Date The Des Moines and Ames support groups are currently combining their meetings. The joint group now meets the second Tuesday of every month over Zoom.
Time 6:30 p.m.
Location In person meetings are currently suspended. We will inform you as soon as this changes. Please join us over ZOOM instead!
Leaders Jill Connolly (515) 745-5607 and Barbara Burke (515) 231-0621
Email DSMIASFSG@gmail.com
Zoom Meeting ID: 313 046 7732
Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3130467732
A password is required to join the meeting.  Please contact the Support Group Leaders with any questions or to receive the password. 
Facebook Des Moines Scleroderma Support Group

Ames Area Support Group

Date The Ames and Des Moines support groups are currently combining their meetings. The joint group now meets the second Tuesday of every month over Zoom.
Time 6:30 p.m.
Location In person meetings are currently suspended. We will inform you as soon as this changes. Please join us over ZOOM instead!
Leaders Barbara Burke (515) 231-0621
Email DSMIASFSG@gmail.com
Zoom Meeting ID: 313 046 7732
Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3130467732
A password is required to join the meeting.  Please contact the Support Group Leaders with any questions or to receive the password.
Facebook Ames Scleroderma Support Group

NEBRASKA

Omaha Support Group

Date The Omaha meetings are held on the third Tuesday of odd numbered months: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
Time 6:30 p.m.
Location In person meetings are currently suspended. We will inform you as soon as this changes. Please join us over ZOOM instead!
Leaders Jackie Latka (402) 680-1350 and Pat Fila (402) 659-2416
Email HeartlandChapter@scleroderma.org
Zoom Meeting ID: 313 046 7732
Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3130467732
This meeting does not require a password.  However, guests are admitted by the host from a virtual waiting room.
Facebook Omaha Scleroderma Support Group

Lincoln Support Group

Date The Lincoln meetings are occurring virtually with the Omaha support group.  Please join us over Zoom on the third Tuesday of odd numbered months: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
Time 6:30 p.m.
Email HeartlandChapter@scleroderma.org
Zoom Meeting ID: 313 046 7732
Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3130467732
This meeting does not require a password.  However, guests are admitted by the host from a virtual waiting room.
Facebook Lincoln Scleroderma Support Group

SOUTH DAKOTA

Sioux Falls Support Group

Date The Sioux Falls meetings are occurring virtually with the Omaha support group.  Please join us over Zoom on the third Tuesday of odd numbered months: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
Time 6:30 p.m.
Location In person meetings are currently suspended. We will inform you as soon as this changes. Please join us over ZOOM instead!
Leaders Annie Schock (605) 376-1004
Email SiouxFallsSSG@gmail.com
Zoom Meeting ID: 313 046 7732
Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3130467732
This meeting does not require a password.  However, guests are admitted by the host from a virtual waiting room.
Facebook Sioux Falls Scleroderma Support Group