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COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to the COVID-19 policy of our national office, the Ohio Chapter is cancelling all face-to-face meetings and education days until further notice.  We encourage patients and caregivers to stay in touch with us via the Virtual Support Group free meetings on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7 PM (see below).  Some of the other groups are also holding virtual meetings via Zoom as you'll see below.

Ohio Support Groups 2020

Support groups provide a forum to share feelings, concerns, information, and 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 open to everyone.

Find a Free Scleroderma Ohio Support Group

Virtual Support Group - Stay tuned for upcoming information for this group in February 2021!

Central Ohio/Greater Columbus:  Leader: Barb Talicska - columbus2-sg@sfohio.org. Next meeting: Sunday, January 24 at 2 PM Eastern via phone or Zoom (your choice). Link: https://zoom.us/j/8708635662?pwd=dTBlYkFLNE1UWFpHcXFlQktVTSsyQT09
Meeting ID: 870 863 5662; Passcode: please email Tina Fellows at tfellows@scleroderma.org for passcode!  OR Dial 1-646-558-8656 ; Meeting ID: 870 863 5662; Passcode: please email Tina Fellows at tfellows@scleroderma.org for passcode!  Either way, you do not have to be on video if you don’t want to. You have the ability to turn the video capability off. It’s very easy and user-friendly!

Cleveland Clinic Support Group:
Leader: Lucille Miller - lmiller@scleroderma.org.
This group may meet by phone in January - stay tuned for details!

Dayton Area: Leader: Penny Davis: dayton-sg@sfohio.org . Meetings have concluded for 2020.  Join us April 2021!  

Greater Cincinnati:
Looking for a new leader for this group!  If interested, please email Tina at tfellows@scleroderma.org

Northeast Ohio/Greater Cleveland:
Co-Leaders: Anne Davis (440) 212-2880, neohio2-sg@sfohio.org, Cheryl Wilson, neohio-sg@sfohio.org, and Donna Teaman.
This group may meet by phone again soon.  Check back for details!

Toledo Area:
Leader: Lois Spratt Toledo-sg@sfohio.org.
This group will have an education day via Zoom with a speaker on Gastrointestinal Issues in Scleroderma in February or March.  Stay tuned for details!

Youngstown Area:
Leader: Leni Schulz (330) 654-2538, youngstown-sg@sfohio.org
Next Meeting:  February 1 at 7:30 PM!  We're looking forward to seeing you (or just hearing you - you do not have to be on video if you don't want to)! Just click: Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/8708635662?pwd=dTBlYkFLNE1UWFpHcXFlQktVTSsyQT09

Meeting ID: 870 863 5662; Passcode: email Tina at tfellows@scleroderma.org . OR DIAL:  1-646-558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 870 863 5662; Passcode:  email Tina at tfellows@scleroderma.org 

For directions and meeting topics, contact the support group leader listed.