Support Groups

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
  • Bariatric Support Group Schedule *New Location*
    3rd Wednesday of each month
    7:00-8:00 pm, 8:00-8:30 pm social time 
    Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Dr. Constantine Padussis 3rd Floor Conference Room (3 Main), 301 Hospital Drive, Glen Burnie, MD 21061
    Contact: 410-328-8940
  • Diabetes Support Group
    The CDE support group offers opportunities for sharing information and support managing diabetes in daily life.
    3rd Thursday of every month [Feb- November]
    4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
    827 Linden Ave, 2nd floor Diabetes Center classroom
    Contact: Kathleen Arkangel, 443-682-6800
  • 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
  • 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
  • Look Good, Feel Better
    Support group for women diagnosed with cancer.
    Held quarterly (Call for date)
    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
  • 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: Frannie Grissom, 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

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