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Support groups provide a place for individuals affected by a similar condition or circumstance to provide and receive support and share their experiences. Not all support groups are facilitated by an American Liver Foundation volunteer. Some support groups are facilitated by 3rd party organizations and individuals in this region.


Cleveland, Ohio

NEO Pre and Post Transplant Support Group

University Hospitals, Cleveland – Mather Pavillion 1735Directions
11100 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

Meets: Call for meeting information.

This support group is open to all liver transplant patients who are listed or who are post-transplant. Patients from all area hospitals are welcome. All meetings include an expert speaker on a relevant topic. Call for speaker topics and details.

Snacks will be provided. Please bring your parking ticket to the meeting for validation.

For more information, contact Kristy Kast, LISW-S, at kristy.kast@uhhospitals.org or by phone at (216) 983.5234.

Contact Kristy Kast, LISW-S (University Hospitals) for more information.

Phone: (216) 983-5234
Email: kristy.kast@uhhospitals.org


Cleveland, Ohio

NEO Liver Disease/Transplant Group

Cleveland Clinic Transplant InstituteDirections
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195

Meets: Annual holiday party only.

There are no regular meetings for this group. An annual holiday party is held in December for patients and their families.

Contact Melissa Burkhart (Cleveland Clinic) for more information.

Phone: 216-445-5618
Email: meburk@ccf.org


Cleveland, Ohio

Liver Education Advocacy and Prevention Services (LEAPS)

Shaker Heights Library
16500 Van Aken Blvd.
Shaker Heights, OH 44120

Contact Rev. Darnella Walker-Allen for more information.

Email: revdawalker@yahoo.com

 

Coffee for Caregivers Support Group

Transplant House of Cleveland
11514 Mayfield Road
Cleveland, OH 44106

Held every other Friday from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

This bi-weekly meeting is a chance for caregivers to sit down and talk to one another. Lisa Vegas, wife of a liver transplant recipient, joins the group to discuss her experience with other caregivers. The meeting is held in our office, apartment #1, and coffee is made from our Keurig machine.

For more information, please contact Transplant House of Cleveland at (216) 938-9553.

 

Simultaneous Patient Gathering & Caregiver Conversations

Transplant House of Cleveland
11514 Mayfield Road
Cleveland, OH 44106

Held every other Tuesday from 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

This bi-weekly meeting is an open opportunity for both patients and caregivers to join us to discuss their transplant journeys. Caregivers and patients have separate groups, allowing conversation centered around the different challenges being faced. Patients are joined by David Grier, liver transplant recipient, and Joan-Marie Button, kidney transplant recipient; the caregivers are joined by Elaine Turley, whose father received a liver transplant.

For more information, please contact Transplant House of Cleveland at (216) 938-9553.


Columbus, Ohio

Alpha-1 Foundation Support Group

Alpha-1 Foundation has over 80 Support Groups Nationwide for Liver and Lung affected Alphas. Please call for more information, including dates and times for support groups or please check www.alpha1.org

Contact Kim Mill (Support Group Leader) for more information, http://www.alpha1.org/Alphas-Friends-Family/Support/Support-Groups

Phone: 740-819-3188
Web: www.alpha1.org
Email: buckeyealphas@yahoo.com


Toledo, Ohio

Toledo Glass City Alpha-1 Support Group

Leader Name: Kari Black
Phone: (419) 705-0150
Email: karifblack@gmail.com


West Portsmouth, Ohio

Alpha-1 Foundation Support Group

Alpha-1 Foundation has over 80 Support Groups Nationwide for Liver and Lung affected Alphas. Please call for more information, including dates and times for support groups or please check www.alpha1.org

Contact Amanda Holsinger (Support Group Leader) for more information, http://www.alpha1.org/Alphas-Friends-Family/Support/Support-Groups

Phone: 740-858-0405
Web: www.alpha1.org
Email: stricklyalphas@gmail.com

Support groups provide a place for individuals affected by a similar condition or circumstance to provide and receive support and share their experiences. Not all support groups are facilitated by an American Liver Foundation volunteer. Some support groups are facilitated by 3rd party organizations and individuals in this region.


Auburn, Indiana

Hip on Hep C

Directions
1316 East 7th Street
Conference Room
Auburn, IN 46706

Meets: Third Friday of the month 6pm

Contact Christie Soaper for more information.

Phone: (260-515-5130)
Web: https://www.facebook.com/Hip-on-Hep-C-Support-Group-125742274180781/info/
Email: hiponhepc1962@gmail.com


Fort Wayne, Indiana

Alpha-1 Foundation Support Group

Alpha-1 Foundation has over 80 Support Groups Nationwide for Liver and Lung affected Alphas. Please call for more information, including dates and times for support groups or please check www.alpha1.org

Contact Tom Corron and Orlan Holmes (Support Group Leaders) for more information, http://www.alpha1.org/Alphas-Friends-Family/Support/Support-Groups

Phone: 515-745-2043 (260-450-7911)
Web: www.alpha1.org
Email: tcorron@live.com


Indianapolis, Indiana

Alpha-1 Foundation Support Group

Alpha-1 Foundation has over 80 Support Groups Nationwide for Liver and Lung affected Alphas. Please call for more information, including dates and times for support groups or please check www.alpha1.org

Contact Rosanne Reed and Debbie Bookout (Support Group Leaders) for more information, http://www.alpha1.org/Alphas-Friends-Family/Support/Support-Groups

Phone: 317-616-6468 (317-215-4377)
Web: www.alpha1.org
Email: rosannereed@hotmail.com


Indianapolis, Indiana

Indiana University Transplant Support Group

Indiana University HospitalDirections
550 N. University Blvd.
Cancer Pavilion RT102,
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Meets: 3rd Thursday of each month, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

This group is a monthly meeting of patients, families, and caregivers at any stage pre- and post-transplant. The group meets for education, emotional support and information exchange related to organ transplant. Meetings are facilitated by the staff psychologist and/or social worker to help provide information on:

  • Learning about the transplant process
  • The personal adjustment experience for patients
  • Coping needs of caregivers
  • Stress-management strategies for patients and their families

The meetings are free, and no registration is required. All families and patients who have/anticipate any type of organ transplant are encouraged to attend.

The group meets on the third Thursday of each month from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Contact Pat Wilkins (Admin. Asst. for Dr. Rachel Holmes) for more information.

Phone: (317) 944-7320


Munster, Indiana

Alpha-1 Foundation Support Group

Alpha-1 Foundation has over 80 Support Groups Nationwide for Liver and Lung affected Alphas. Please call for more information, including dates and times for support groups or please check www.alpha1.org

Contact Sarah Volk (Support Group Leader) for more information, http://www.alpha1.org/Alphas-Friends-Family/Support/Support-Groups

Phone: 219-765-7801
Web: www.alpha1.org
Email: nwibreathers@live.com

Support groups provide a place for individuals affected by a similar condition or circumstance to provide and receive support and share their experiences. Not all support groups are facilitated by an American Liver Foundation volunteer. Some support groups are facilitated by 3rd party organizations and individuals in this region.


Louisville, Kentucky

Alpha-1 Foundation Support Group

Alpha-1 Foundation has over 80 Support Groups Nationwide for Liver and Lung affected Alphas. Please call for more information, including dates and times for support groups or please check www.alpha1.org

Contact Ted Green and Angie Logsdon (Support Group Leaders) for more information, http://www.alpha1.org/Alphas-Friends-Family/Support/Support-Groups

Phone: 502-295-8033 (502-644-2422)
Web: www.alpha1.org
Email: tedjgreen@gmail.com


Louisville, Kentucky

Organ Transplant Support Group

Jewish Hospital – Frazier Rehab Building (Transplant Library, 3rd floor)
220 Abraham Flexner Way
Louisville, KY 40202

Meets 2nd Wednesday of every month from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

The Jewish Hospital Organ Transplant Support Group meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month.  The meetings are held at the Frazier Rehab Building of the Jewish Hospital on the 3rd floor in the Transplant Library.

Contact Sandy Davis for more information at (502) 587-4137.


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