Individuals & Their Supporters

 

Patients & CaregiversStaff at the Lupus Foundation of Minnesota (LFM) include licensed professionals who 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

Our Community Connections Series offers people with lupus and their supporters a chance to connect with others affected by the disease and discuss topics related to living with lupus, including current research in the lupus field and strategies for healthy living. Check the Events Calendar for the next scheduled gathering.

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 Educational Support Groups

Regional Educational 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 impacted 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 Educational Support Groups page.

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