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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 instead are taking place on 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 meetings are held on the second Tuesday of odd numbered months: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
Time 6:30 p.m.
Location Methodist Hospital Education and Research Center *The Dorner Room*. Park in the south side of the garage and use the "Orange 5" elevator to Level 1.

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, or Barbara Burke (515) 231-0621
Email DSMIASFSG@gmail.com
Zoom Meeting ID: 313 046 7732
Facebook Des Moines Scleroderma Support Group

Ames Area Support Group

Date The Ames meetings are held on the second Tuesday of even numbered months: February, April, June, August, October, and December.
Time 6:30 p.m.
Location Ames Municipal Airport terminal board room. 2520 Airport Drive, Ames, Iowa.

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

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 CHI Bergan Mercy sixth floor conference room. Use the main hospital entrance and proceed across the lobby to elevator bank C. The conference room is directly behind the elevator on the sixth floor. Free valet parking is available.

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 or Pat Fila
Email OMHSFSG@gmail.com
Zoom Meeting ID: 313 046 7732
Facebook Omaha Scleroderma Support Group

Lincoln Support Group

Date The Lincoln Support Group Meetings are postponed until further notice. We are looking for a new support group leader and meeting location. The Lincoln meetings are normally held on the second Thursday of every other month; February, April, June, August, October, and December.
Time 6:30 p.m.
Email LincolnSSG@gmail.com
Zoom Meeting ID: 313 046 7732
Facebook Lincoln Scleroderma Support Group

SOUTH DAKOTA

Sioux Falls Support Group

Date The Sioux Falls meetings are held on the first Tuesday of odd numbered months: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
Time 6:30 p.m.
Location Sanford USD Medical Center, Lower Level of the Locken Lobby (main entrance of the Hospital) Meeting Room A. The hospital is located at 1305 W 18th St., Sioux Falls, SD 57117. Parking is available in the North Parking Ramp off 18th St., or across the street from the main entrance in the VanDeMark Building parking lot. Valet parking is available until 9:00 p.m.

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
Facebook Sioux Falls Scleroderma Support Group