US and International Support Groups

Reach out to others for support. The IWMF Support Groups are the perfect place to talk with other people affected by WM, including patients, family members and caregivers. The groups provide mutual support and offer the opportunity to discuss concerns with others who share experiences with each other. This sharing strengthens the family bond and enhances everyone’s ability to cope with WM. Not only are Support Groups a good source of information about WM from others who are living with the disease…but you’ll make new friends!

The IWMF, with its International Affiliates, has over 60 Support Groups worldwide, including groups throughout the US, in Argentina, Australia, Canada, many countries in Europe, India, Mexico and Taiwan. The list of US and International Support Groups and contact information can be found by using the drop down menus below. You can find a list of currently scheduled Support Group meetings here.

In some areas, Regional Contacts are available where a Support Group is not feasible due to the sparse population in the region or the lack of coverage by a Support Group Leader. Regional Contacts are WM patients or caregivers who are very interested in connecting with other WMers either by telephone or email to provide support and information to assist the person in managing and living well with WM.

You can join an existing Support Group by contacting the Support Group in your area. If there is no Support Group in your local area, and you would like to start one, please contact our IWMF Support Groups Coordinator, Lisa Wise(link sends e-mail).

United States Support Groups and Regional Contacts
Alabama
Regional Contact
Alaska
Arkansas
Arkansas, Mississippi & Central & Western Tennessee
Connecticut
Rhode Island and Eastern Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Northern Virginia, Washington D.C, and Western Maryland
Florida
Gainesville, Central and North Florida
Southwest Regional Contact
Georgia
Regional Contact
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Chicago Area, Illinois including Southeastern Wisconsin
Kansas
Eastern Kansas & Northwestern (KC area) Missouri
Kentucky
Northern Kentucky Regional Contact
Louisiana
Louisiana Regional Contact
Maine
Maine & New Hampshire
Maryland
Eastern Maryland Regional Contact
Northern Virginia, Washington D.C, and Western Maryland
Massachusetts
Eastern Massachusetts
Eastern New York/Western New England
Mississippi
Eastern Arkansas, Mississippi & Western Tennessee
Missouri
Eastern Kansas & Northwestern (KC area) Missouri
Nevada
Eastern Nevada Regional Contact
New Hampshire
Maine & New Hampshire
New Jersey
Eastern Pennsylvania & Southern New Jersey
New Mexico
Central/Northern Regional Contact
Southern Regional Contact
New York
Eastern New York/Western New England
New York City Metro Area
Western New York
North Carolina
North Carolina
Ohio
Central/Northwestern Regional Contact
Eastern Ohio, Western Pennsylvania & West Virginia
Southwestern Ohio Regional Contact
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
Eastern Pennsylvania & Southern New Jersey
Eastern Ohio, Western Pennsylvania & West Virginia
Rhode Island
Rhode Island and Eastern Connecticut
South Carolina
Tennessee
Arkansas, Mississippi & Central & Western Tennessee
Utah
Vermont
Eastern New York/Western New England
Virginia
Northern Virginia, Washington D.C, and Western Maryland
West Virginia
Eastern Ohio, Western Pennsylvania & West Virginia
Wisconsin
Chicago Area, Illinois including Southeastern Wisconsin
International Support Groups and Regional Contacts
Belgium
France
France
Greece
Italy
Mexico
Netherlands
New Zealand
South Africa
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Contact: Leigh Hibberdine, Operations Manager