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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.

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 In person meetings are currently suspended. We will inform you as soon as this changes. Please join us over ZOOM instead!

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.
Leaders Jill Connolly (515) 745-5607 and Barbara Burke (515) 231-0621
Email DSMIASFSG@gmail.com
Zoom Meeting ID: 313 046 7732
A password is required to join the meeting.  Please contact the Support Group Leaders with any questions. 
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.

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 In person meetings are currently suspended. We will inform you as soon as this changes. Please join us over ZOOM instead!

Ames Municipal Airport terminal board room. 2520 Airport Drive, Ames, Iowa.
Leaders Barbara Burke (515) 231-0621
Email DSMIASFSG@gmail.com
Zoom Meeting ID: 313 046 7732
A password is required to join the meeting.  Please contact the Support Group Leader with any questions.
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!

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.
Leaders Jackie Latka (402) 680-1350 and Pat Fila (402) 659-2416
Email OMHSFSG@gmail.com
Zoom Meeting ID: 313 046 7732
Facebook Omaha Scleroderma Support Group

Lincoln Support Group

Date The Lincoln meetings are currently combined 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 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 currently combined 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!

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.
Leaders Annie Schock (605) 376-1004
Email SiouxFallsSSG@gmail.com
Zoom Meeting ID: 313 046 7732
Facebook Sioux Falls Scleroderma Support Group