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Support Groups

The use of contact information (email addresses and phone numbers) on our website is strictly for persons interested in contacting chapter and support group volunteers and staff for support and informational purposes only. This contact information SHOULD NOT be taken from our website for solicitation or commercial use.

Please click on a state to find a support group near you. We are working diligently to expand our network of support groups and are always interested in motivated, dedicated volunteers to assist us in that endeavor. To find out how you can help, please contact our the National Office at (800) 722-4673.

*Phone Contacts are individuals who would like to offer phone and email support but do not run a support group.


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Alabama  

Calera Area Support Group
Calera Public Library
9700 Hwy. 25
Calera, AL 35040
November 7, 2015
10:00 AM  - 12:00 Noon
For more information, please contact Support Group Leader Jo Ann Bokenkamp
Email: JoAnnBokenkamp@yahoo.com
Phone: (334) 730-1363
Assistant Support Group Leader: Clarissa Hallowell
Email: bhmsclerofriends@yahoo.com
Phone: 205-492-7482

Florence  (Telephone Support)
Contact: Sarah Logan, 256-332-0048

Huntsville
Meetings are held at 4900 Meridian Street, Morrison Building, Room 101-A, Huntsville, AL 35762
Meetings go from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. For information and direction, please call 256-323-0715.

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Arizona

Mohave Valley (Bullhead City) Support Group
Support Group Leader: Carol Hayward, 928-768-9323

Southern Arizona (Tucson) Support Group

Casas Adobes Congregational Church
6801 N. Oracle Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85704
Park in the East lot, off of Oracle Road
Support Group Leader: Pat Gould, (after 1:00 p.m.) 520-742-0199, pag90az@comcast.net
Support Group Leader: Matty Heenan 520-749-4709 or mattyh42@q.com

Please join us on the 2nd Tuesday of the Month from 1:00 - 3:00pm. Check below for the dates.
January 10th
February 14th
March 14th
April 11th
May 9th
No meetings in June, July and August
September 12th
October 10th
No meetings in November and December

For more information please contact Pat Gould at: (520) 742-0199

Phoenix Support Group
Support Group Co-Leaders:
Holly Roberts, 602-697-7727, hollyroberts@q.com   
Diane Wilson, 615-293-2709, dwsclero@gmail.com 

Next meetings are:

  • February 25, 2017 (speaker)
  • March 25, 2017
  • April 22, 2017
  • May 20, 2017
  • June 2017 - Tentative (contact Holly directly for more information)
  • September 22, 2017
  • October 27, 2017

We meet on the 4th Saturday of most months (summer off)

We meet at Arrowhead Hospital in the Palo Verde Conference Room (North of Walgreens, South side of Hospital), 18701 N. 67th Ave., Glendale, AZ.

Directions: North of Union Hills on 67 Ave, you’ll see main Entrance to Abrazo’s Arrowhead Hospital – Turn right – go around right by Endoscopy entrance - Park – walk to double door entrance south of Endoscopy bldg, go in – Room to right

Please email us or call between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. with any questions. Thank you

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Arkansas

 Benton Support Group
Support Group Leader:
Pam Ray, 501-778-8737, pamray@aol.com

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California

Fresno Support Group
Call for next meeting

Fig Garden Library, Fig Garden Meeting Room
3071 West Bullard Ave, Fresno, CA 93711
Contact: Mary Huckabee
Phone: (209) 852-2870
Email: maryhuckabee_sd@yahoo.com 

Palo Alto Support Group
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 2nd Saturday of each month
We will be meeting Saturday October 24 instead of Oct 10. Oct 10 is Columbus Day weekend.
The Palo Alto Medical Foundation, 2nd Floor, Room N2 Conference Room,
795 El Camino Real, Palo Alto Ca 94301
Contact: Rachel Ho
Phone: (415) 680-4389
Email: rachelhosf@gmail.com

Santa Rosa Support Group

Meeting time:  10am–12noon, Fourth Saturday of the Month
Location:  
Sutter Medical Center Warrack Campus, 2449 Summerfield Rd, 2nd Floor, Santa Rosa, CA 95405

January 28 Support Group Meeting
February 25
Support Group Meeting
March 25
Support Group Meeting
April 22
Support Group Meeting
May 27
Support Group Meeting
June 24
Support Group Meeting
July 21-23
National Scleroderma Patient Conference- Chandler, AZ
July 22
Support Group Meeting
August 26
Support Group Meeting
September 23
Support Group Meeting
October 28
Support Group Meeting
November
No Meeting ~ Happy Thanksgiving!
December 2
Holiday Party- Details TBA 

Santa Rosa Support Group Leader:
Cathy Eddy  —  eddyc@sbcglobal.net  —  707.538.9193
Jenene Robinson  —  jenjonrob@att.net  —  707-894-3605

**Schedule, location, topics or speakers subject to change, please contact Cathy to confirm. 

Turlock Support Group
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Call for next meeting date
Raley’s Store, 2900 Geer Road, Turlock, CA
Contact: Mary Huckabee
Phone: (209) 852-2870
Email: maryhuckabee_sd@yahoo.com

 

  • Southern California (Note: The Greater San Diego Chapter is now a part of the Southern California Chapter)

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Colorado

Learn more about support groups in Colorado from our chapter. 

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Connecticut

Learn more about support groups in Connecticut from our Tri-State Chapter.

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District of Columbia

Learn more about support groups in Washington D.C. from our chapter.

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Delaware

Learn more about support groups in Delaware from our Delaware Valley Chapter. 

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Florida

If you live in southeast Florida, learn more about support groups from the Southeast Florida Chapter. For other areas of Florida, look below:

Scleroderma Support Group of Volusia County (Florida)
Meeting location: Coronado Community United Methodist Church, New Smyrna Beach, FL, Room 109

Meeting Dates: 2nd Sunday every other month: 

January 8, 2017
March 12,2017
May 14, 2017
July 9, 2017
September 10, 2017
November 12, 2017

Time: 2 p.m.
Contact for directions, info: Eileen Savell, 386-689-4431, email: eileensavell.sclero@gmail.com

Jacksonville Florida Support Group

Meetings take place at The Salem Centre, 7235 Bonneval Road, Jacksonville, FL 32256
Meetings will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 2 p.m. on the following dates in 2017: May 13, June 10, July 8, August 12, September 9, October 14, and November 11

For more information please contact:
Vicky Pina, 904-541-8252, Vicky.Pina@gmail.com

Lady Lake Scleroderma Support Group
Support Group Leader: Jean Clark, 352-753-9500

Central Florida Support Group (Orlando Area)
Meetings take place at Exit Realty Office
401 S. Rosalind Ave.
Orlando, Florida 32801
Our next meeting will be Sept. 9 and Nov. 11, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
For more information please contact:
Jan Gura - 407-376-3076, JRGura@earthlink.net
Jennifer Scheinberg - 407-257-5908, JPScheinberg@gmail.com

Sarasota Area Support Group
Waldemere Medical Plaza, 1921 Waldemere St. Sarasota, Florida, 2nd Floor, Mimosa Room.
Waldemere Medical Plaza is located directly across from Sarasota Memorial Hospital on Waldemere Street.
Support Group Leader: Cindy Grantham-Spears, 941-539-4479, cindygrantham941@gmail.com
Please contact the Support Group Leader to confirm future meetings.
Meets four times annually, upcoming meeting dates: Sept. 19, 2015, Nov. 21, 2015, Jan. 16, 2016, March 19, 2016
10 a.m. to 12:00 noon the 3rd Saturday of every other month

Tampa Support Group
Support Group Leader: Lynn Goff, 813-995-2700, jlynnk1@verizon.net
Our 2016 schedule is as follows, the third Saturday in January, March, May, July and September at 12 noon. The meetings are held at The Shriner's Hospital for Children (on USF campus) 12501 Pine St, Tampa, Florida

Susan Marie Foundation - Scleroderma Support Group Meeting
Time: Last Saturday of every month at 10am
Location: Lakes Regional Library, Rm B, 152900 Bass Rd, Ft Myers
RSVP please, to Sandie at sandie@smsclerodermafoundation.com.

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Georgia
 

Learn more about support groups from our Georgia Chapter.

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Hawaii

Waipahu Support Group
Support Group Leader: Ken Athans, 904-891-3085, hawaiisclerodermanetwork@gmail.com
Kaiser Permanente Clinic, 94-1480 Moaniani Street, Waipahu, Hawaii 96797
Conference room B 6:00-8:00pm
Call or email for upcoming dates

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Idaho

Southern Idaho Scleroderma Support Group

For Patients, Family Members and Friends

Location: Anderson Center St. Luke’s Boise, 100 E. Idaho St., Boise, ID 83712
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Meeting Schedule:

Saturday, February 11, 2017
Room: Canyons 1 & 2

Saturday, March 18, 2017
Room: Canyons 1 & 2

Saturday, April 8, 2017
Room: Canyons 1 & 2

Saturday, May 20, 2017
Room: Canyons 1 & 2

Saturday, June 10, 2017
Room: Canyons 1 & 2

Saturday, July 8, 2017
Room: Ada 1

Saturday, August 12, 2017
Room: Canyons 1 & 2

Saturday, September 9, 2017
Room: Ada 1

Saturday, October 14, 2017
Room: Boise Room

Saturday, November 11, 2017
Room: Canyons 1 & 2

Saturday, December 9, 2017
Room: Canyons 1 & 2

Parking is located in the South Tower Parking Garage. The garage can be entered from Bannock Street between First and Second Streets. Handicapped parking is located along Bannock Street between Avenue B and 1st Street. Enter the building through the Bannock Street/Anderson Center entrance adjacent to the parking area. Take the elevators to the fifth floor.

For More Information:

EMAIL: SCLERODERMA.IDAHO@GMAIL.COM

Dee Burlile (C) 208-995-1144
JoAnna Harper (C) 520-343-8646
Sean Burlile (C) 208-949-4301

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Illinois
 Learn more about support groups from our Greater Chicago Chapter.

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Indiana

Central Indiana Scleroderma Self Help Group (TWO LOCATIONS)
North Location - 7250 Clearvista Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46256
#CHN 7250,
Visionary Ballpark Conference 
This is on the Community Hospital North campus in the 7250 building, second floor

South Location - Community Hospital South, 1402 East County Line Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46227
Conference Rooms 5 & 6

2017 Schedule

NORTH Location
Saturday, March 11, 2017, 1 to 4 p.m.
Saturday, May 13, 2017, 1 to 4 p.m.
Saturday, July 8, 2017, 1 to 4 p.m.
Saturday, September 9, 2017, 1 to 4 p.m.
Saturday, November 11, 2017, to be determined

SOUTH Location
Saturday, April 8, 2017, 1 to 4 p.m.
Saturday, June 10, 2017, 1 to 4 p.m.
Saturday, August 12, 2017, 1 to 4 p.m.
Saturday, October 14, 2017, 1 to 4 p.m.
Saturday, November 11, 2017, to be determined

Meetings will include time to meet and greet and share stories and information. Some of the meetings will have guest presenters. The atmosphere is informal and later arrivals are welcome.

Contact: Maureen Hays at mhays85@att.net, 317-781-9726 

 

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Iowa

For more information about support groups in Iowa, contact the Heartland chapter.

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Kansas   

Topeka Area Support Group
Topeka Shawnee County Library
1515 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, KS 66605
Hughes Room #205
First Meeting will be September 14th from 6-8pm
For more information please contact Support Group Leader Emily Morris at 785-215-1236 or emilymorris0417@hotmail.com

Wichita Support Group
Support Group Leader: Sharon Leiker at 316-683-8335, leikers@cox.net

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Louisiana
 

Baton Rouge Support Group
Support Group Leader: Del Anselmo, 225-756-2452 (home) or 225-324-3666 (cell) delzorah@gmail.com or Rebecca Nugent at 225-270-5590
“The Settlement” Shopping Center -Suite C-1
7809 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Starting at 5 p.m.
Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
Tuesday, April 11th, 2017
Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
Download schedule as a PDF

Many, Louisiana Area Support Group
Beulah Baptist Church
31665 Hwy 191
Many, LA 71449

2017 Dates: TBD

Please contact Support Group Leader Tina Dowden for more info at 936-332-3296 or sclerodermamany@gmail.com

New Orleans Area Support Group
University Medical Office Bldg. (UMOB)
2025 Gravier Street New Orleans, LA 70112

The meeting dates:

Meeting time is 6pm to 8pm

  • April 17, 2017
  • July 17, 2017
  • October 16, 2017

For more information, please contact the Support Group Leader Joy Mitchell - nolascleroderma@gmail.com or 504-301-7737.

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Maine
 For more information about support groups in Maine, contact the New England Chapter.

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Massachusetts

 For more information about support groups in Massachusetts, contact the New England Chapter.

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Michigan

For more information about support groups in Michigan, contact the chapter.

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Minnesota

For more information about support groups in Minnesota, contact the chapter.

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Missouri

For more information about support groups in Missouri, contact the chapter.

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Nebraska

For more information about support groups in Nebraska, contact the Heartland chapter.

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Nevada

Las Vegas Area Support Group

Upcoming Meeting Dates:

New location is Claim Jumper Restaurant, 6629 Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89119 at 11:30 AM. 

Time to kick off our 2017 meetings. The first meeting will be on Saturday, March 11th at 11:30 a.m. We will be discussing our 2017 calendar, reviewing educational topics and making plans for the Annual Patient Conference

For more information about this group, and to confirm meeting dates, please contact Support Group Leader John Holod at 1-702-233-0783 or holod@cox.net or Pam O’Meara at 1-702-606-9496 or PAMOMEARA@msn.com.  

 

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New Hampshire

For more information about support groups in New Hampshire, contact the New England Chapter.

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New Jersey

For support groups in Burlington/Camden, Warren and Woodbury, contact the Delaware Valley Chapter.

For support groups in Northern New Jersey, contact the Tri-State Chapter.

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New Mexico

Albuquerque/ Rio Rancho support group

Support Group meetings are held at:
Flying Star Cafe
(In the hospitality room in the back)
10700 Corrales Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114

The meetings will be every other month on the second Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m.:

  • August 12th
  • October 14th 
  • December 9th

For more information, please contact:

Anna Wenger at 505-974-9293 or annawenger91@gmail.com 
Theresa Johnson at 520-248-2235

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New York

For information about support groups in New York, contact the Tri-State Chapter.

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North Carolina

Durham
Triangle Area Support Group
 Support Group Leaders: Teresa Stone, 919-596-0560, m. 919.323.9598, stone35@frontier.com or Jane Pahner, 919-969-7676, japahner@yahoo.com
Bethesda Baptist Church, 1914 South Miami Boulevard, Durham, NC
2:00-4:00 PM

2017 Meeting Dates

January 8
February 12
March 12
April 9
May 21
June 11 - Speaker: Dr. Ankoor Shah from the Scleroderma clinic at Duke University Hospital
July 9
August 13
September 17
October 8
November 12
No meeting for December

Fayetteville Scleroderma Support Group
The Fayetteville Scleroderma Support Group meets monthly in the Medical Arts Center at 101 Robeson St., Room 106. Meets at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the third Saturday of every month except for July and December. Scleroderma patients and their loved ones are invited for support and information about the disease. For more information, please contact Support Group Leaders: Donna Thomas (910) 308-9792 and Kim Sublett (910) 237-2390 or via email at donnat55@embarqmail.com

 

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Ohio
 

For more information about support groups in Ohio, contact the chapter.

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Oklahoma

For more information about support groups in Oklahoma, contact the chapter.

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Oregon
 

For more information about support groups in Oregon, contact the chapter.

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Pennsylvania

For more information about support groups in Pennsylvania, contact the Delaware Valley Chapter.

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Puerto Rico
 

San Juan
Contact: Manny & Sylvia Quevedo, 787-792-4038, or 787-792-3882, email lordrealty@lordrealty.com.

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Rhode Island

For more information about support groups in Rhode Island, contact the New England Chapter.

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South Carolina

For more information about support groups in South Carolina, contact the chapter.

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South Dakota

Black Hills Support Group

Rapid City Public Library
610 Quincy Street
Rapid City, SD 57701

The group meets from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM. Dates for 2017 are:

  • May 3
  • June 7
  • July 5
  • August 2

For more information, please contact Support Group Leader Ron Sasso
Email:  BHScleroderma@gmail.com
Phone: 605-593-3759

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Tennessee
 

For more information about support groups in Tennessee, contact the chapter.

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Texas

For more information about support groups in Texas, contact the chapter.

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Utah

Northern Utah (Layton) Support Group
Support Group Leader: Sherry Blosch, 801-943-2468, dimples4me@msn.com Co-Leader: Judy Bradshaw, j.l.bradshaw@att.net

Park City Utah Support Group
Support Group Leader- April Torres, 435-881-3016, ScleroPC@gmail.com

Upcoming Meeting Dates
For more information, contact April

March 5, 2016 - 2:00-4:00 - Anderson-Foothill Branch Library- 1135 S. 2100 E. Salt Lake City, Utah  (Open Table Discussion)

April 4, 2016 - 5:30-7:30 - Glendale Branch Library-1375 S. Concord (1240 W), Salt Lake City, Utah  (Guest Speaker)

May 14, 2016 - 3:00-5:00 - This meeting has been cancelled.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

*Note - No food or drinks in libraries. Bottled water is ok.

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Vermont
 

For more information about support groups in Vermont, contact the New England Chapter.

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Virginia

Fredricksburg Area Support Group
Support Group Leader: Christine Hamblin, 540-720 -2079, hamblinc@aol.com

Norfolk (Phone Support)
Contact: Audrey Gutterman, 757-855-5200, audgut@aol.com.

Richmond Area Support Group
Support Group Leaders: Christine Hamblin, 540-720 -2079, hamblinc@aol.com; Teresa Crumpler, 804-233-5809, cteresa@comcast.net; or Shirley Hill-Rasberry, 804-329-5223, tacnn@comcast.net

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Washington
 

For more information about support groups in Washington, contact the chapter.

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West Virginia
 

Huntington Area Support Group
River Cities Community Church
4385 Route 60 East
Huntington, WV 25705
Thursday, March 7th at 6:30PM in Room 301
Please park in the RED lot
You will see two doors with canopies, use the second door.
For more info contact Karen Baker
karen_baker69@yahoo.com
1-304-736-9882

Weirton (Telephone Support)
Contact: Sandra Fennych, 304-723-5177, sfennych@comcast.net

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Wisconsin

Green Bay/Northeast Wisconsin
Dates/Times: Second Wednesday of every month, 1-3 p.m. 
Location: Bellin Health Family Medical & Wellness Center Bellevue
3263 Eaton Road
Green Bay, WI 54311
Support Group Leader: Valarie Hutchison
920-544-9676

Support Group e-mail address:
sclerodermawi@gmail.com

Co-leader:
Jackie Means
920-857-8307
jmeans1214@gmail.com

Milwaukee Area
Dates/Times: Third Saturday of every month, 10am - 12pm
Location: Froedtert Hospital, 8700 W. Watertown Plank RoadMilwaukee, WI 53226, Community Conference Room 2 located in the Wisconsin Athletic Club building. Enter building on the 87th Street side and look for Community Conference Room entrance.
Support Group Leader: Britney Helm, Scleromke@gmail.com

For more information about support groups in Wisconsin, contact the Greater Chicago Chapter.

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Spanish-Speaking Contacts

  • In Los Angeles: Josephine Battyany, (310) 287-0793
  • In NY: Beatriz Nunez, 631-667-2655
  • In Puerto Rico: Manny Quevedo, 787-399-4038 (Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm only), lordrealty@lordrealty.com

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Wilmington area Support Group

Support Group Leader- Betty Hughes- 1-910-231-7925

 

This group meets at the Pender County Public Library

103 S Cowan St, Burgaw, NC  28425

 

For upcoming meeting, please contact the Support Group Leader to confirm times and dates