Lupus support groups can mean different things to different people. For some, it is a place to talk, for others, a place to listen. It is both a place to share your experiences, and to learn from the experiences of others. Most importantly, it really is fundamentally about support! Support groups are all about the emotional and physical support that comes from a community going through the same things you are. Forming a support group is a wonderful way to create a community that is inclusive, accepting, and that helps its members manage and live their condition together.
If there aren’t any lupus support groups close by, we encourage you to start your own! We will work with you throughout the entire process, and give you all the support you need. We have guidebooks and resources outlining everything you need. Please email us at [email protected], or visit our Start a Support Group page for more information. We also have Online Support Groups twice a week where you can come even if you can’t make it to a meeting in person!
Our incredible support group leaders have their own fundraisers going! Check here for a list of ongoing efforts to spread lupus awareness and support Molly’s Fund.
Lupus Bravelets: Mary, our Nashville support group facilitator, set up a lupus bravelets page. To learn more and buy a bravelet, click here
Molly’s Fund offers two local lupus support groups in Portland, Oregon. One support group is for lupus patients, and the other is for family, friends, and caregivers.
The Louisville Patient Support Group is led by Ellasha and Valeciea. This group meets the third Thursday of the month at 6:30pm.
The Star Valley group is led by Valerie and Brittany. This group meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7pm.
The Nashville group is led by Mary. This group meets the fourth Wednesday of the month at 11am.
The Somerset, KY support group will start on 2/26/15 and be held the last Thursday of each month!
The Springfield, MA support group will start on 3/28/15 and be held the fourth Saturday of each month at 11:00am!
If there isn't a support group in your area, click here for information on additional groups run by organizations we work with!