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Oregon Support Groups

Support groups provide a forum to share feelings, information, and experiences as well as a place to offer peer support and encouragement.  Solicitations or research projects are not conducted at support group meetings, and our support group meetings are always free of charge.

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Portland Support Group

Portland support group meetings are scheduled for the 2nd Saturday of the month in January, April, May, July, September, October, and November.  Occasionally we have guest speakers to educate us about a particular subject, but we always leave time for general discussion.  Family, friends, medical professionals, and caregivers are always welcome!

Meetings are held at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital, 1015 NW 22nd Avenue, Portland, Oregon.  Parking is free in the hospital parking garages - we will give you a parking validation slip.

Next Portland Support Group Meeting:

2019 Harvest BrunchClick here to RSVP!

This yearly event is hosted by the Oregon Chapter as an expression of gratitude to our chapter members.  We are so thankful for our wonderful scleroderma community, and we appreciate you all very much!

Because this is a catered event, we do need you to please RSVP by Nov. 3rd so we know how many meals to purchase.

This year, we are having a delicious brunch of frittata, fruit, and pastries with coffee.  We will also have some great door prizes and fun games, so come out and spend some time with the Oregon Chapter!

This is a nice opportunity to meet new members of our community, visit with old friends, and gain or share information with others.  Everyone is welcome!

We look forward to seeing you!

  Saturday, November 9, 2019

Time:  10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Location:  Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital  (map)
                  Wistar Morris room (inside main hospital, to the left of the lobby.)
                  1015 NW 22nd Avenue, Portland, Oregon.

Parking is available in either of the parking garages at NW 22nd and Marshall, just across the street from the hospital.  A parking validation slip will be provided to make your parking free of charge.

Portland Support Group Leader:  Denise Bates


For more information, email ORchapter@scleroderma.org


Beaverton Support Group

This meeting is held on the third Tuesday of every month.

This meeting is a small gathering in a coffee shop that gives everyone time to ask questions, share experiences, and learn about coping with scleroderma from other patients!  Family, friends, medical professionals, and caregivers are always welcome.

This location is easily accessible from Highway 217, and we will have tables reserved for us.


Next Beaverton support group meeting:

Date:  The Beaverton support group is temporarily on hold due to lack of attendance. 

Please click here and fill out a short survey to let us know your thoughts on this group!

Time:  7pm - 8:30pm

Location:  Solace & Fine Espresso  (map)
                  4655 SW Griffith Dr #160
                  Beaverton, OR 97005

Beaverton Support Group Leader:  Christina Fidalgo

For more information, email cfidalgo@scleroderma.org


Salem Support Group

The Salem support group meeting will be held on the first Saturday of every other month at Salem Hospital.  Family, friends, medical professionals, and caregivers are always welcome!

Please note that the support group meeting schedule has been changed, and this group will currently be meeting every other month.

Next Salem support group meeting:

Date:  Saturday, December 7, 2019 

Time:  1pm - 3pm

Location:  Salem Hospital, Building D (map)
                  Community Health Education Center - Support Group Room

                  939 Oak St SE
                  Salem, Oregon 97301

Parking is available directly across from the building.

Salem Support Group Leader:  Tina Barton

For more information, email ORchapter@scleroderma.org


Southern Oregon Support Group

The Oregon Chapter is pleased to announce our new Southern Oregon support group, which is now meeting regularly in Medford!

This group will meet on the third Tuesday of every other month at 5 p.m.  Family, friends, medical professionals, and caregivers are always welcome!


Next Medford meeting:

Date:  Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Time:  5 p.m.

Location:  Black Bear Diner back room (map)
                  1150 E Barnett Rd,
                  Medford, OR 97504

Southern Oregon Support Group Leader:  Holly Herick

For more information, email ORchapter@scleroderma.org



Would you like to see a support group in your area?

Would you consider leading a support group? 
It's easy, not time-consuming, and we will provide you with everything you will need!

Contact us at ORchapter@scleroderma.org for any questions!