What is a Support Group?

A support group 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.

What if there isn’t a Support Group near me?

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Portland, Oregon

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 of those with lupus. Both meetings are at the same time and location in different rooms.

 Where: The First Congregational Church of Christ 1126 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205
 When: Second Saturday of the month at 11am
 Facilitators: Anita N, Molly M
Contact:  [email protected]



Louisville, Kentucky

The Louisville Patient Support Group is run by two wonderful volunteers, Ellasha and Valeciea.

Next meeting: Thursday, July 17 6:30pm

 Where: The Community Room at Jewish Hospital Southwest 9700 Stonestreet Rd, Louisville, KY 40272
 When: Third Thursday of the month at 6:30pm
 Facilitators: Ellasha F, Valeciea B
Contact:  [email protected]



Afton, WY

Our newest support group! Welcome Afton!!

Next Patient meeting: Tuesday, August 12, 7:00pm


Next Caregiver meeting: Wednesday, August 13, 7:00pm

Where: The Greys River Room at Star Valley Medical Center, 901 Adams St, Afton, WY 83110
When: Patient meeting: Second Wednesday of the month at 7pm
  Caregiver meeting: Second Tuesday of the month at 7pm
Facilitators: Valerie J, Brittany S
Contact:  [email protected]



Molly's Fund Fighting Lupus Support Group

A photo collage of one of our support group meetings here in Portland, and a very special day this spring where we released butterflies!