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Heartland Chapter Support Groups

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.

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.


IOWA

Ames Area Support Group

  • Information: The Ames meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every other month; February, April, June, August, October, and December.
  • Time: 6:30 p.m. 
  • Location: Ames Municipal Airport terminal board room. 2520 Airport Drive, Ames, Iowa. 
  • Support Group Leader: Barbara Burke, 515-231-0621 heartlandchapter@scleroderma.org 
  • Facebook: Ames Scleroderma Support Group

Des Moines Area Support Group

  • Information: The Des Moines meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every other month; 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   
  • Support Group Leader: Jill Connolly, 515-462-4219, or Barbara Burke, 515-231-0621 DSMIASFSG@gmail.com
  • Facebook: Des Moines Scleroderma Support Group

NEBRASKA

Lincoln, Nebraska Support Group

  • Information: 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: 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: To Be Announced
  • Support Group Leader: To Be Announced LincolnSSG@gmail.com
  • Facebook: Lincoln Scleroderma Support Group

Omaha, Nebraska Support Group

  • Information: The Omaha meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every other month; January, March, May, July, September and November.
  • Location: : Please join us at .
  • Time: : 6:30pm. 
  • Support Group Leader:  Jackie Latka,402-680-1350 or Cheryll Galvin, 402-445-8888 , OmahaSSG@yahoo.com
  • Facebook:  Omaha Scleroderma Support Group

SOUTH DAKOTA

Sioux Falls, South Dakota Support Group

  • Information: The Sioux Falls meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every other month; January, March, May, July, September and November.
  • 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 of 18th St., or across the street from the main entrance in the VanDeMark Building parking lot. Valet parking is available until 9:00 pm.
  • Time: 6:30pm
  • Support Group Leader:  Annie Schock , 605-376-1004  SiouxFallsSSG@gmail.com
  • Facebook: Sioux Falls Scleroderma Support Group