Support Groups

Lupus Friends & Family wants to connect the lupus community. Through social media, we engage in a positive and optimistic outlook and support people diagnosed with Lupus through:

  • Online discussions
  • Informational articles
  • Tools and advice on how to cope and relate
  • Checklists
  • Shared patient stories
  • Motivational speeches and input
  • Newly obtained medical journals
  • Alternative ways to support a lupus patient
  • And much more….


Lupus Friends & Family has 3 support groups:

meetup_30Face-to-face meetings, welcome Lupus patients and their caregivers, friends and family. In fact, all interested in learning more about lupus can attend. Please sign up for news and messages around our next New York City or Springfield, IL support groups right here!

facebook_30Free online support group via To join, just click here!

facebook_30Free live support groups held on an ad hoc basis in New York City and Springfield, IL. There are new topics for each meeting and we welcome patient discussions and invite clinicians to answer questions, too. Sign up to receive the meeting details here!

The online support group on Facebook is open for conversation 24/7. To join, just click here!

The online support group is a patients-helping-patients forum and is not monitored by Lupus Friend & Family Foundation We do not condone all things said and done, however, provides a community where you can speak freely with other lupus patients and supporters whenever you wish to. The focus is on keeping a positive outlook, helping motivate each other, and providing love, support and resources to one another.

Patient Events:

Lupus Friends & Family hosts a variety of patient events and support group meetings. New and fun events may be added at any given time.

Other Patient Events:
Big patients events and fundraisers are the highlight of the year. Follow our News and Events to keep updated or simply sign up for our free notification system here!

As we continue to grow, we will plan more supporting and resourceful events. If you have a great idea, please email us at We would love to hear from you.