Patients & Caregivers


Patients & CaregiversStaff at the Lupus Foundation of Minnesota (LFM) include licensed professionals which  provide counseling and other services to individuals, families and caregivers. These include: case management; individual, family and group counseling; crisis intervention and referrals.

Social Support

Client gatherings offer patients and their supporters a chance to connect with others affected by lupus and discuss topics related to living with lupus over lunch or dinner. They are free but participants are asked to RSVP. Check the events calendar for the next scheduled date.

Emergency Financial Support

Horizon Emergency Grant Program is designed to support those with lupus who are in crisis situations and can demonstrate financial need. Upon approval, grants are paid directly to the vendor. No payments go directly to applicants. Funds are limited and approval is not guaranteed. Throughout the application process, LFM staff also work with applicants to identify available community resources. Download the application.

Regional Support Groups

Regional Support Groups are found throughout the Lupus Foundation of Minnesota’s service area. Staffed by trained volunteers, groups provide support to those whose lives have been touched by lupus in their own community. Groups are open to individuals whose lives are touched by lupus. Participants may also include family members, friends and social supports for those who live with lupus, among others. Groups play an important role in creating connectedness and camaraderie while opening doors to shared understanding and awareness. For a list of area support groups, see the Support Groups page.

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