Educational Support Groups

Support GroupsThe Lupus Foundation of Minnesota (LFM) provides education and support to individuals impacted by lupus and their supporters throughout our service area (Minnesota and beyond). One way in which LFM works to provide these services is through our community-based Educational Support Groups. People living with lupus and other autoimmune diseases, as well as their supporters, are welcome to join these LFM-hosted groups.

Groups can be beneficial in many ways, including making connections with and receiving support from those living with lupus and other autoimmune diseases, learning about current research, sharing ideas for healthy living strategies, and raising awareness about community resources.

Facilitators of the educational support groups are trained by and receive ongoing consultation with LFM staff. Most facilitators live with lupus or have a family member with lupus; however, it is not a requirement to becoming a facilitator of a group.

If you are interested in participating in an educational support group training and starting a group in your community, please contact Sandy Parnell, Director of Education. For more information, please see Professional Development.

Lupus Foundation of Minnesota Educational Support Groups +

Phone Support for People Living with Lupus and Other Chronic Conditions

TWIN CITIES

CITY
ADDRESS
DATE & TIME
CONTACT
Anoka/Ramsey Information and support via phone Maria Buchholz
763-323-7155
Bloomington Christ the King Church
8600 Freemont Ave. South
Bloomington, MN 55420
Third Monday
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Shirley Cave
612-861-7910
Maple Grove Maple Grove Library, Study Room 132
8001 Main Street
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Third Tuesday
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Amanda D.
763-350-0031
[email protected]
Minnetonka Information and support via phone Larry Norgren
952-913-2858
St. Louis Park St. Louis Park City Hall
Community Room
5005 Minnetonka Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Third Wednesday
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Sandy Parnell
952-746-5151, ext. 105
[email protected]
White Bear Lake White Bear Lake City Hall
4701 Highway 61 N.
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
*Starting May 9*
Second Monday
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Gwen Alexander-Tell
763-923-5666

OUTSIDE THE METRO AREA

CITY
ADDRESS
DATE & TIME
CONTACT
Cambridge Cambridge Medical Center
Harbor Room
701 Dellwood Street South
Cambridge, MN 55008
First Tuesday
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Shannan Thiel
763-464-2747
[email protected]
Duluth Contact for location Third Wednesday
6:00 p.m.
*December’s meeting is a holiday party, held offsite.
Jody Anderson
218-340-2744
[email protected]
Mankato Information and support via phone Nadene Sandon
507-345-8901
Hanska Information and support via phone Dianne Brudelie
507-439-6619
Rochester Rochester Public Library
101 2nd Street SE
Rochester, MN 55409
*Starting May 7*
First Saturday
10:00-11:30 a.m.
Arianna Thome
612-730-4698
St. Peter/New Ulm Contact for location Contact for details Sandy Parnell
952-746-5151, ext. 105
[email protected]
Willmar McMillan’s Restaurant
2620 First Street
Willmar, MN 56201
Last Thursday
1:30 p.m.
Janelle Joneson
320-212-9461

OUT OF STATE

CITY
ADDRESS
DATE & TIME
CONTACT
Bismarck, ND Elks Club
900 South Washington St.
Bismarck, ND 58504
Second Thursday
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Adel Paul
700-222-0606
Rapid City, SD Rapid City Public Library
610 Quincy Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
Second Saturday
9-11 a.m.
Black Hills Arthritis Association
605-341-7530
[email protected]

COMMUNITY GROUPS SUPPORTED BY LFM

CITY
ADDRESS
DATE & TIME
CONTACT
Youth Empowerment Support Group
Minneapolis, MN
The Grain Belt Apartment Building – Meeting Room
1215 Marshall Street
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Last Saturday
12:00-1:30 p.m.
Kiana Johnson
317-258-4607
[email protected]
& Courtney Welles

 

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