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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.

The support groups listed below are NOT facilitated or run by the American Liver Foundation (unless otherwise noted). Please call or email the facilitator listed to find out more information about the group, including if the group is still active. The American Liver Foundation, Greater New York Division tries to verify this list annually.

Bereavement Support Groups

New York City, Long Island, Connecticut and New Jersey

CancerCare is seeking people who have lost a loved one to cancer to participate in its face to face and online bereavement support groups.

For information about the groups currently available please visit:



Long Island -NY (Hepatitis C)

North Shore Hospital at Plainview - Directions
888 Old Country Road (2nd Floor Classroom)
Plainview, NY 11803

Meets: Meets first Monday of each month, 7pm - 9pm

Meeting Details: There will be no support group meetings in July and August and date my change to accomodate certain Monday holidays.

Parking is available right in front of the building. There are stairs and/or an elevator, which will take you to the 2nd floor classroom.

Contact Gina Pollichino, RN (American Liver Foundation) for more information.

Phone: (631) 754-4795


MSBI HCV SUPPORT GROUP - Ronnie Marks & Mary Olson

Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center - Directions
10 Union Square East(4th Ave)
Phillips Ambulatory Care Center - Conference Room 1 on the second floor
New York, NY

Meets: Second Wednesday of month 5:30-7:00

Who should attend: ANYONE affected by Hepatitis C, and Co-infection, family & friends welcome. Refreshments are provided.

Contact Ronni Marks for more information.

Phone: 917-612-2731


NJ - Bergen/ Passaic Counties

Buddies of New Jersey - Directions
149 Hudson Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601

Meets: Thurday

Call after 5pm for more information.

Phone: (201) 489-2900


NJ - Hepatitis C Support Group

Saint Michael's Medical Center - Directions
111 Central Ave
Newark, NJ 7102

Meets: Last Wednesday Of The Month At 12 Noon

There will be no support group meeting in the summer, but meetings will resume in September. If you are interested in participating please call Nancy Scangarello ahead of time to confirm the fall dates.

Contact Nancy Scangarello for more information.

Phone: 973-877-5645


NJ - Morris County (Hepatitis C Support Group)

- Directions
195 Columbia Tpk
Suite 110
Florham Park, NJ 07932

Meets: Second Wednesday each month, 6:30pm

Contact Christine for more information.

Phone: (973)731-4600 x-1218


NJ - Saint Michael's Educational Lectures

Liver Center - Directions
111 Central Ave
Newark, NJ 07102

Meets: Every other Wednesday (except July and August) from 12-2pm

Topics change every month.

Lunch will be provided

Contact Liver Center for more information.

Phone: 973-877-5056 (973-877-5105)


NJ - Wayne (Caregiver Support Group)

Christian Health Care Adult Day Services - Directions
2000 Siena Village
(Off Valley Road, Wayne)
Wayne, NJ 07470

Meets: First Wednesday of the month, 1:00pm

Note: This group is specifically for caregivers of individuals with dementia

Phone: (973) 305-9155


NJ- Wyckoff (Caregiver Support Groups)

Christian Health Care Center - Directions
301 Sicomac Ave
Wyckoff, NJ 07481

Meets: Three support groups listed below.

Second Tuesdays of every month, 12pm Christian Health Care Center, Building 1 Conference Room, 301 Sicomac Ave., Wyckoff, Contact: Kerri Sherer, (201) 848-5830. Registration required.

Second Fridays of every month, 10am Christian Health Care Center, Commons Conference Room, 301 Sicomac Ave., Wyckoff, (201) 848-5867. Registration required.

Third Wednesdays of every month, 5:30pm Christian Health Care Center, Commons Conference Room, 301 Sicomac Ave., Wyckoff, (201) 848-5867. Registration required.


NY - Albany (Hepatitis C Support Group)

Albany Gastroenterology Consultants, Pc - Directions
1375 Washington Ave
Suite 101
Albany, NY 12206

Meets: Meets Once Per Month. Check Website For Date/Time & Any Changes.

There will be no support group meetings during the summer months of July and August. We will begin the meetings again in September.

Contact Yvonne Fuller for more information.

Phone: 518-438-4483 (Ext-2246)


NY - Binghampton (Dragon Slayers Support Group -Hepatitis C)

- Directions
277 Main Street
Johnson City, NY 13790

Meets: First Saturday of each month

For individuals who are Hep C positive.

*** Space is currently being renovated and meetings should begin by the first Saturday in August 2014.***

Contact Elisa Harris for more information.

Phone: 607-798-1706


NY - Brooklyn (Hepatitis C Support Group)

New York Methodist Hospital - Directions
Carrington Pavilion Entrance, 506 Sixth Street
Between 7th and 8th Avenues (See Details Below)
Brooklyn, NY

Meets: 3rd Wednesday of each Month 6:00-7:30 PM

Getting There: Executive Dining Room (next to Hospital Cafeteria) Carrington Pavilion entrance 506 Sixth Street between 7th and 8th Avenues Park Slope, Brooklyn; Public Transportation: F Train to Seventh Avenue. B67 (Seventh Ave.), B63 (Fifth Ave.), B75 (Smith St.), and B69 (Vanderbilt Ave.)

Refreshments will be served.

Contact Calvin Lee for more information.

Phone: 718-780-3125


NY - Brooklyn (Hepatitis-C)

Kings Pharmacy - Directions
357 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

Meets: Meets fourth Wednesday of each Month, 5:30-7:00pm

  • Do you have questions about your medications?
  • Do you want to improve your quality of life?
  • Do you want to hear & share ideas with other people in your condition?

Directions:B/Q train to 7th Avenue or 2/3 train to Grand Army Plaza or B41 bus to Flatbush and 7th Avenue

Refreshments will be served!!!

**Free and open to the public.

Contact Nancy Liu for more information.

Phone: 718-230-3535 ext 110


NY - Brooklyn (Russian Hepatitis C Support Group)

Kings Highway Library - Directions
2115 Ocean Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11229

Meets: Last Tuesday of every month; 6PM.

Language: Russian

Contact Gregori Romenski for more information.

Phone: 718 510 2103


NY - Brooklyn Methodist Hospital (Hepatitis C Support Group)

Methodist Hospital - Directions
506 6th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11265

Meets: 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6:00 - 7:30 pm

New Group in Brooklyn! Methodist Hospital Hepatitis C Support Group - in the executive dining room on teh ground floor adjacent to the cafeteria. Facilitated by Smruti Mohanty, MD, MS, FACP, Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Will meet regularly on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Open to all Hepatitis C Patients. Contact:

Contact Smruti Mohanty, MD, MS, FACP, Chief, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology (Facilitator) for more information.



NY - Brooklyn VA Hospital (Hepatitis B and C Support Group)

VA New York Harbor HCS Brooklyn Campus - Directions
800 Poly Place
Brooklyn, NY 11209

Open to VA patients, after liver team evaluation.

Contact Dr. Shalini Sehgal for more information.



NY - Brooklyn-Voices of Community Advocates and Leaders -(VOCAL Hepatitis C Group)

- Directions
80 A Fourth Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11225

Meets: Thursdays from 2:00 - 3:00PM

Open to drug users and those that identify with drug use.

Contact Carmen Davilla, or Louiie Jones, for more information.

Contact Carmen Davilla or Louiie Jones for more information.


NY - Delhi - Hepatitis C & Hepatitis B Support Group (Including Family, Friends, Medical)

O'Conner Hospital Conference Room - Directions
Rt 28
Delhi, NY

Meets: 2nd Thursday Of Every Month 6:00-7:00pm (Longer If Needed)

Meetings open to all living with HCV and/or HBV, their families, friends and support including medical personnel. These meetings respect confidentiality and ask participants to do the same. As weather does not always permit, please call ahead to make sure meetings are taking place. Refreshments provided by O'Connor Hospital.

Contact Lillian de Mauro for more information.

Phone: 607-746-7199


NY - Mount Sinai Primary Care Hepatitis C Support Group

- Directions
17 East 102nd Street,
3rd Floor Conference Room
Manhattan, NY

Meets: First Wednesday of month, 6-7:30pm

Open to new patients.

Contact Jeff Weiss, PhD for more information.

Phone: 212 824 7422


NY - Queens Hepatitis C Support Group

- Directions
105-04 Sutphin Blvd
Oueens, NY

Meets: Last Wednesday of month; 4-5pm

Contact Ira Weiss for more information.

Phone: (347) -233-0038


NY -TRIO Manhattan Chapter (Transplant Recipients International Organization)

New York Organ Donor Network
460 West 34th Street, 15th FL
(Near 10th Avenue)
New York, NY

Meets: 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm (No meetings in July and August)

TRIO Manhattan is an independent, not-for-profit, international organization committed to improving the quality of life of transplant candidates, recipients, their families and the families of organ and tissue donors.

Contact Tina Marie Sammon, President for more information.

Phone: (347) 427-7764


NY- Alpha-1 Foundation Support Group - Pine City Alphas

Pine City, New York
Pine City, NY

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

Contact Carol Hosley for more information.

Phone: 607-734-1148


NY- Montefiore Hepatitis C Support Group

Montefiore Medical Center - Directions
111 East 210th Street
Transplant Department, 2nd Fl
Bronx, NY 10467

Meets: Third Thursday of month, 5:30 -7:00PM

The first meeting is August 16th.

Contact Meredith Townes for more information.

Phone: 347 504 5403


NY/NJ-Alpha-1 Foundation Support Group - New York / New Jersey Alpha-1 Support Group

New York, New York

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

Contact Lori Tartell and Joe Reidy for more information.

Phone: 212-523-5471 (201-444-7839)


NYC - Downtown Manhattan Hepatitis C Support Group

Mount Sinai Medical Center - Directions
*New Location*
New York, NY

Meets: 6-8 PM -- Entry doors close at 7PM

For anyone impacted by or interested in Hepatitis C.

Contact Lillian de Mauro for more information on location and meeting dates.

Refreshments are provided.

Contact Lillian de Mauro for more information.

Phone: 607-746-7199


NYC - Manhattan (HCV Support Group)

Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center
25 Allen Street
New York, NY 10002

Meets: Wednesdays from 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Contact Ajani Benjamin for more information.

Phone: 212-226-6333 ext 119


NYC - Manhattan (Hep C Treatment Group in Spanish)

CitiWide Harm Reduction HCV Groups - Directions
226 East 144th Street
Bronx, NY 10451

Meets: Every Thursday: 2pm -3pm

Contact Andres Andino for more information.

Phone: (718) 292-7718 ext. 259


NYC - Manhattan (Hep C Treatment Group)

CitiWide Harm Reduction HCV Groups - Directions
226 East 144th Street
Bronx, NY 10451

Meets: Every Friday: 10am- 11am

Contact George Santana for more information.

Phone: (718) 292-7718


NYC - Manhattan (Hepatitis C Positive Living Group)

CitiWide Harm Reduction HCV Groups - Directions
226 East 144th Street
Bronx, NY 10451

Meets: Every Wednesday: 2:30pm 3:30pm

Contact Fred Johnson for more information.

Phone: (718) 292-7718 ext. 228


NYC - Manhattan (Hepatitis C)

Weill Medical College - Directions
1305 York Ave at 70th and York,
4th Floor Waiting Area
New York, NY 10021

Meets: First Wednesday of the month; 5:30-6:30pm

Anyone interested in attending the meeting, feel free to email .

Contact Mary Olson for more information.

Phone: 646-962-4372


NYC - Manhattan (Hepatitis C)

Mount Sinai Medical Center, Guggenheim Pavillion - Directions
1425 Madison Ave (98th St)
Room 1184
New York, NY

Meets: Third Wednesday of each month; 6- 7:30 p.m.

Open to all

Contact Viktoriya Khaitova for more information.

Phone: 212-659-8928


NYC - Manhattan (HVC Support Group)

Positive Health Project
301 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018

Meets: Every Thursday; 11:00am-12:00pm

Contact Yvette Gonzalez for more information.

Phone: 212-465-8304


NYC - Manhattan (Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Support Group)

Mount Sinai - East Building - Directions
1425 Madison Avenue, 11th Fl - Rm 1184
(Madison Ave. and corner of 98th St.)
New York, NY 10029

Meets: Four times a year (March, June, Sept, Nov)

2016 Meeting Dates: March 10, 2016

Date: Thursday, March 10, 2016

Time: 6:30 - 7:20PM Speaker & Q &A
7:30 - 8:30PM Support Group*

Topic: Recent Developments in PBC and Questions and Answers about PBC

Speakers: Dr. Nancy Bach, Department of Liver Disease, Assistant Clinical Professor, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine

*The support group portion of the meeting is restricted to those with PBC and their invited family/friends.

Refreshments will be served.

Contact Marty Goetz for more information.

Phone: 212 241 5735


NYC - Post Transplant Support Group

New York Presbyterian Hospital - Milstein Hospital Building - Directions
177 Fort Washington Avenue
7 Hudson South - Reemtsma Conference Room 213
New York, NY

Meets: First and Third Thursday of every month; 10:00-11:30AM

The Post-Transplant Support Group meets twice a month to share experiences, ideas and mutual support for recipients and their families.

Contact Aimee Muth for more information.

Phone: 212-305-1884


NYC - Pre-Post Transplant Educational Workshop

New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbian University Medical Center - Directions
Hammer Health Sciences Building
701 W 168th St @ Fort Washington Lower Level LL-204
New York, NY 10032

Meets: Thursdays from 4:00-5:20pm

For Pre-Post Transplant Patients and their caregivers. Please contact Aimee Muth to confirm your attendance.

Contact Aimee Muth for more information.

Phone: 212-305-1884


NYC - Transplant Support Group

The Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital - Directions
One Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, NY 10029

Meets: Thursdays 1pm

This support group is open to all patients and patient's family members who are pre or post liver and/or kidney transplantation. Entrance on 1468 Madison Ave.; (100th St. and Madison Ave.); Guggenheim Pavillion; Floor: 9 Center, Patient Lounge

Phone: (212) 241-7944


Online Support Group - AcariaHealth Hepatitis C

Meets: Various Times Online (Listed below)

Be a part of these one of a kind group discussions regarding
Hepatitis C therapies!

Upcoming Sessions:
First Timers (for treatment naïve patients)
First Thursday of each month at 9pm EST

Give it Another Go (for treatment experienced patients)
Second Thursday of each month at 12pm EST

One Day at a Time (for patients on active treatment)
Third Thursday of each month at 12pm EST

What Can I Do About...? (for patients seeking help with side
effect management)
Fourth Thursday* of each month at 9pm EST
*Nov. and Dec. sessions will be held on the third Thursday due to the Holidays

Contact Barbara Morgan, RN for more information.

Phone: (800) 511-5144 Ext. 1033


Staten Island - NY (Hep C and Co-Infection Support Group)

Staten Island University Hospital - Directions
475 Seaview Avenue
(Main Entrance of SIUH)
Staten Island, NY

Meets: 3rd Thursday of month

For more information, contact Steve Loggins, (718)-226-3826 or Mario Lamboy, / (212)-465-8304 Ext-104.


Staten Island - NY (HIV - HCV Coinfection Support Group)

Community Health Action of Staten Island HIV - HCV Coinfection Support Group - Directions
56 Bay Street, 6th Floor Conference Room
Staten Island, NY 10301

Meets: Fourth Thursday of Every Month, 1:00-2:00PM

Meeting is facilitated by Joe Grossman from the harm Reduction program at Staten Island University Hospital.

Phone: 718-808-1314


Transplant Support Organization Serving the NY of Westchester, Bronx, Putnam and Dutchess

Greenburgh Town Hall - Directions
177 Hillside Avenue
(Just north of I-287 at exit 5, Hillside Avenue)
Greenburgh, NY 10603

Meets: Third Wednesday of the Month at 7:00pm

Visit for more information.

There is ample free parking at the Town Hall and it is accessible via public transportation.

Phone: 914-941-2616


Westchester County (Hepatitis C)

Westchester Medical Center

Meets: every other Wednesday; 6-8pm

Contact Mimi Greenman for more information.

Phone: 914-493-7641


Western NY PBCers Support Group

- Directions
113 Creston Court
Rochester, NY 14612

Meets: meets formally twice yearly - Spring & Fall

A support group for people diagnosed with Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC). Although we only meet as a group twice a year we do meet with new members at anytime needed and always take phone calls and questions.

Contact Carol Roberts (PBCers Organization) for more information.

Phone: 585-225-7845


Williamsville - Hepatitis C Support Group

Erie Community College, North Campus, School Of Dental Hygiene-Community Room - Directions
Main and Youngs Rd
Williamsville, NY

Meets: 2nd Tuesday Of The Month 6:30 - 8:00 Pm

Please contact Karen for more information.

Contact Karen Mackert for more information.

Phone: (716) 631-2517 x1463


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