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.
We also have Online Support Groups 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 Kaleidoscope Fighting Lupus. Lupus Bravelets: Mary, our Nashville support group facilitator, set up a lupus bravelets page. To learn more and buy a bravelet, click here
Kaleidoscope Fighting Lupus 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 Star Valley group is led by Valerie. 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 Springfield, MA support is held the 3rd 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!