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Resources in Our Area


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.


Munster, Indiana:
Alpha-1 Foundation Support Group - Northwest Indiana Alpha-1 Support Group

Munster, Indiana

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

Contact Sarah Volk for more information.

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

 

Columbus, Ohio:
Alpha-1 Foundation Support Group - Columbus (OH) Alpha-1 Support Group

Columbus, Ohio

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

Contact Mary Adkins for more information.

Phone: 614-266-6696
Web: www.alpha1.org
Email: madkins621@gmail.com

 

Fort Wayne, Indiana:
Alpha-1 Foundation Support Group - Fort Wayne Alpha-1 Support Group

Fort Wayne, Indiana

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

Contact Tom Corron for more information.

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

 

Indianapolis, Indiana:
Alpha-1 Foundation Support Group - Hoosier Alpha-1 Support Group

Indianapolis, Indiana

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

Contact Rosanne Reed for more information.

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

 

Louisville, Kentucky:
Alpha-1 Foundation Support Group - Kentucky Alpha-1 Support Group

Louisville, Kentucky

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

Contact Ted Green for more information.

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

 

West Portsmouth, Ohio:
Alpha-1 Foundation Support Group - Strickly Alphas

West Portsmouth, Ohio

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

Contact Amanda Holsinger for more information.

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

 

Nation-wide:
American Liver Foundation on Inspire

Online Support Community

Connect with other patients with liver disease and their families to share experiences, information and support.

Web: https://www.inspire.com/groups/american-liver-foundation/

 

Central Indiana:
ARK (Always Reflecting Kindness)

Holy Spirit Catholic Church - Directions
7243 E. 10th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46219

Meets: Third Saturday of each month (except January, February, and December) 12:00 noon

ARK meetings allow Hepatitis C sufferers to learn how to live with their disease. Attendees are welcome to express how they feel in the company of other sufferers and their loved ones. Each meeting features a selected speaker on a pertinent topic. Lunch is provided. The group meets on the third Saturday of each month, except December, January and February.

Contact Information:
The ARK
3100 W. Hickory Woods Drive
Greenfield, Indiana 46140

Contact Larry Jensen for more information.

Phone: 317.340.9260
Web: http://www.hepcark.org
Email: larry@jensen-designs.com

 

Cleveland Inner-city Support Group (Hep C)

Goodrich Gannet Neighborhood Center Inc. - Directions
1368 East 55th Street
Cleveland, OH 44103

Contact Rev. Darnella Walker-Allen for more information.

Email: revdawalker@yahoo.com

 

Indiana:
Hepatitis C Support Group

- Directions
AIDS Resource Group
201 NW Fourth Street, Suite B7
Evansville, IN 47708

Please contact the group organizer for information about meeting dates and times.

Contact Matthew Zielske for more information.

Phone: 812.253.2044
Email: mzielske@argevansville.org

 

Auburn, Indiana:
Hip on Hep C

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

Meets: Third Friday of the month 6pm

Contact Christie Soaper for more information.

Phone: 260-927-8180 (260-515-5130)
Web: https://www.facebook.com/Hip-on-Hep-C-Support-Group-125742274180781/info/
Email: ladytruckr38@yahoo.com

 

Central Indiana:
Indiana University Transplant Support Group

Indiana University Hospital - Directions
550 N. University Blvd.
Cancer Pavilion RT102, Room #4601
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. Anne Mary Montero) for more information.

Phone: (317) 944-7320

 

Greater Louisville Area:
L.A.S.H. for Hep C

Gilda's Club - Directions
633 Baxter Avenue
Louisville, KY 40204

Meets: 2nd Wednesday of each month 6:30pm - 8:00pm

L.A.S.H. for Hep C (Louisville area support and hope for hep C) serves individuals in the Louisville and southern Indiana area.

Contact Mary or Kathy for more information.

Web: http://louisville.hepcky.com/
Email: lashforhepc@aol.com

 

Northeast Ohio:
NEO Liver Disease/Transplant Group

Cleveland Clinic Transplant Institute - Directions
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

 

Northeast Ohio:
NEO Pre and Post Transplant Support Group

University Hospitals, Cleveland - Mather Pavillion 1735 - Directions
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

 

Greater Louisville Area:
Organ Transplant Support Group

Jewish Hospital (transplant center conference room) - Directions
200 Abraham Flexner Way
Louisville, KY 40202

Meets: 2nd Monday of every month at 9 am

The Jewish Hospital Organ Transplant Support Group meets the 2nd Monday of each month. The meetings are held at Jewish Hospital on the 3rd floor in the transplant center conference room.

Contact Jennifer Nelson for more information.

Phone: 502-560-8452

 

Page updated: June 16th, 2015