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ALF promotes education, advocacy, support services and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease. ALF Connecticut provides a wide variety of these services including information and referral, education programs, support groups, exciting fundraising events, and an array of volunteer opportunities.

Kathleen Flynn
National Senior Director, Engagement

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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 a medical professional. Some support groups are facilitated by 3rd party organizations and individuals in this region.

ALF also has identified virtual online support groups you can take advantage of by visiting this page.


Central Connecticut Hepatitis Community Support Group

UConn Health Center
Academic Research Building
Large Conference Room EG013
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, Connecticut

This is a confidential, public support group for diagnosed, family, friends, interested individuals and those with other liver maladies.

Anonymously visit to experience periodic educational segments (with professional speakers from various fields), to talk to those afflicted (some considering treatment, some on treatment, and some finished treatment) and family/ friends/ supporters or to just hear what these diseases are all about.

Meets:Second Wednesday of each month, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.


Hartford Hospital Transplant

Hartford Hospital
Special Dining Room
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT06102

The Hartford Hospital Transplant Program provides support group opportunities for people who have had transplants of any organs, and for those who are waiting for transplants. Meetings are held five times each year from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Certain meetings include an educational presentation, while others are for people to meet and connect with shared experiences.

The meetings are held in Hartford Hospital’s Special Dining Room.


For more information about upcoming meeting dates, please call Marie Nespral.

Lindsay Arnott

David Assis

Gina Baixauli (Rocca)

James Boyer

Julie Burns

Cary Caldwell

Anthony Capobianco

Francis Chan

Christine Couture

Michelle Day

Albert Do

Carol Eggers

Michael Einstein

Shanna Gannon

Guadalupe Garcia-Tsoa

Joel Garsten

Sarah Gillespie-Heyman

Steven Gorelick

Deborah Gosselin

Jeannine Hampton

Elie Helou

Lisa Hughes

Stephanie Hull

Jonathan Isreal

Kathryn Jack

Simona Jakab

Sanjay Kulkarni

John Kunstman

Sylvia Lempit

Jessica Leon

Robert Leventhal

AnnMarie Liapakis

Joseph Lim

Juan Carlos Lopez-Talavera

Kamraan Madhani

Karan McBride-Emrick

Karen McHugh

John McNab

Wajahat Mehal

Sara Miceli

Douglas Miller

Kisha Mitchell-Richards

Nancy Moody

David Mulligan

Michael Nathanson

Marie Nespral

Debera Palmeri

Debbie Patton

Robert Piccone

Lynn Rapsilber

Caroline Rochon

Ginger Rouse

Michael Schilsky

Harold Schwartz

Patricia Scheiner

Kolala Sridhar

Ellie Stankus

Mario Strazzabosco

Scott Swenson

Tamar Taddei

Cecil Tengatenga

Cybill Thomas

Neelesh Thussu

Renuka Umashanker

Pamela Valentino

Silvia Vilarinho

Jonathan White

Peter Yoo

Susan Zapatka

In addition to the resources listed above in your state or district, ALF provides these resources that are available no matter where you are. Explore them now…

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