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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 www.begintheconversation.org/.

Cancer Support Group

The Healing Partnership Lunchtime Group is for anyone undergoing chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or hormone therapy for cancer. 

Contact Catherine Butler for more information at 910.833.8370, or visit www.thpartnership.com.

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America

Contact Debbie Wren at 910.795.8323, or visit www.ccfa.org/chapters/carolinas/.

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.

Hospice Resources

Each month, Lower Cape Fear Hospice will host a Caregivers & Coffee session where caregivers can come, share their experiences, encourage each other, learn about valuable resources and receive support. The sessions will be led by hospice staff but will also feature topics selected by the group, including visits from other community organizations. Sessions occur the third Friday of each month from 9-10 a.m. at Phillips LifeCare & Counseling Center, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington. Please contact Chris Scott at 910-796-7927 for more information.

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 www.hospiceandlifecarecenter.org.

Lupus Support Group

This group meets the third Saturday of each month at 11 a.m. at the Covenant Church, 210 Station Rd, Wilmington. Contact Tammy at 910.685.6555, or at wilmingtonlupusgroup@gmail.com.

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 www.nationalMSsociety.org/nct. Affiliated with the Greater Carolinas Chapter, National MS Society. To learn more, download the Wilmington MS Support Group Flyer

Prostate Cancer Support Group

Wilmington Prostate Cancer Support Group, a Chapter of Us TOO International. Meets at 6:00 p.m. every first Thursday in Classroom C, New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington. Spouses, the newly diagnosed, those undergoing treatment, those with recurrence or advanced cases and survivors are welcome.

Contact George Gardner, 910-792-9953 or Rex Burford, 910-799-5952, wproscasupportgp@aol.com, or visit www.wilmingtonprostatecancersupportgroup.comwww.ustoo.org.          

Thyroid Cancer Support Group

Contact Virginia Coker at 910.270.5137, or visit www.thyca.org/sg/nc_wilmington.htm.