Support Groups

Support Groups

Wilmington Health recognizes the importance of support groups in the management of disease. In addition, support groups assist in helping one cope with the everyday stress of chronic illnesses. A list of support groups in our area include:

ALS Support Group

Contact Sharon Roberts at 910.815.5615.

Begin the Conversation

A public education initiative to encourage people to identify and communicate their healthcare choices. Call 877.473.4103, or visit

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America

Contact Debbie Wren at 910.795.8323, or visit

General Cancer Support Group

The Healing Partnership Lunchtime Group is for anyone undergoing chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or hormone therapy for cancer. Enjoy a free brown bag lunch on the second and fourth Mondays from noon-1 p.m. at 2202 Wrightsville Avenue, Suite 211.

Upcoming Dates:

  • June 10, 24
  • July 8, 22
  • August 12, 26

Contact Catherine Butler for more information at 910.833.8370, or visit


If you are living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes and/or insulin intolerance, or if you are a friend, spouse, or caregiver of an individual who has diabetes and want to learn more, then this support group is right for you. This group will provide peer support and education for better living in a FUN atmosphere for those individuals battling diabetes. This group meets at 7 p.m. at 1500 Physicians Drive, Wilmington. Like Diabetes Awareness Peer Support Group on Facebook. To learn more, please download the flyer.

Upcoming Dates:

  • August 21

Diabetes Insulin Support Group

Contact Sally Freas at 910.763.6332 or Frankie Maxey at 910.815.5940.

Easter Seals Stroke Support Group

Contact Leslie Todd at 910.815.5658.

Epilepsy Assoc of NC Support Group

Contact Carol Krumpler at 910.350.3501 or 910.256.9266.

Huntington's Disease Society of America

This group meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 2-3 p.m. at the Northeast Regional Library, 1241 Military Cutoff Rd, Wilmington. For more information, contact Lisa Boudreau at 910.386.6386.

Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter

Contact the Resource Center at 800.207.6908, or visit

Lupus Support Group

This group meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Northeast Regional Library, 1241 Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington. Contact Tammy at 910.685.6555, or at

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group

This group meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the New Hanover Rehabilitation Hospital Conference Room. Contact Lisa Burns at 910.399.7252 or Burt Masters at 910.383.1368, or visit Affiliated with the Greater Carolinas Chapter, National MS Society. To learn more, download the Wilmington MS Support Group Flyer

Prostate Cancer Support Group

This group meets the first Thursday each month at 6 p.m. at NHRMC. Contact George Gardner at 910.792.9953.

Thyroid Cancer Support Group

Contact Virginia Coker at 910.270.5137, or visit