The University of Maryland Medical Center offers a variety of support groups for patients and their caregivers. Check the list below to find the appropriate support group.
- Amputee Support Group
3rd Wednesday of each month
6:00 pm, Kernan Hospital, 2200 Kernan Drive, Room G604, Baltimore, MD 21207
Contact: Naomi Miller, (410) 448-6731
- Caregiver Support Group
1st Thursday of each month
7:00-8:00 pm in the Spiritual Care Department Conference Room at St. Joseph's Medical Center, 7601 Osler Drive, Towson, MD 21204
Contact: Spiritual Care, (410) 337-1109
- Hope Lodge Support Group
Support for patients and families staying at the Hope Lodge. These patients are from the University of Maryland and surrounding hospitals.
Call for schedule of meetings
American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge on Lexington Street
Contact: Karen Seaberry (410) 547-2522
- Jacques Initiative HIV Support Group
For individuals who are HIV positive, and family and friends. Light refreshments will be served.
Meets every Wednesday
10:30-11:30 am at the Institute of Human Virology, 725 West Lombard Street
Contact: Gene Chance (410) 706-0150
- Joslin Diabetes Circle Group
The Circle offers opportunities for sharing information and support managing diabetes in daily life.
2nd Tuesday of every month (September - June)
5:00 to 6:15 pm
22 South Greene Street, 6th Floor North
Contact: Joyce Campbell, 410-328-6584
- Leukemia and Lymphoma Support Group
Topics vary. Sometimes meetings feature speakers, and sometimes the focus is on group members sharing. This is a drop-in, ongoing support group.
4th Wednesday of each month
1:00-2:30 pm at the Patient Resource Center in the Weinberg Building at UMMC
Contact: Beth Wintermute (410) 328-3595
Monthly support group for men diagnosed with prostate cancer.
1st Week of each month (Call for date)
6:00-7:00 pm, American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge on Lexington Street
Contact: Karen Seaberry, (410) 547-2522
- Stroke Club
Once a month (Call for date)
10:00-Noon, University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedics Institute Conference Center
2200 Kernan Drive, Baltimore, MD 21207
Contact: Pam Cauley, (410) 448-6320
- Transplant Education Series
Meetings feature a guest speaker and cover various topics of interest for both pre-transplant and post-transplant patients. Those who attend will have the opportunity to ask questions and interact with other transplant patients.
3rd Tuesday of each month
5:00-6:15 pm in the Weinberg Learning Center at UMMC
Contact: Bernice Wolfson, (410) 328-6508
- Trauma Survivors Support Group
This group offers trauma survivors the chance to gain the experience, confidence and support necessary to move forward in the recovery process.
2nd Wednesday of each month – 6:30-8:00 pm
Contact: Liz Wysocki, (410) 328-1375
- Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group
1st Monday of the month
6:30-8:00 pm at Kernan Hospital, 2200 Kernan Drive, Baltimore, MD 21207
Contact: Sonja Thoreson (410) 448-6303
Other Contact Information for Finding Support Groups