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Celiac and Gluten Free Support Groups Information Page

Celiac and Gluten Free Support Groups

Information Page

Gluten Free Mama is excited to partner with Celiac and Gluten Free Support Groups to bring to you this resource page.  Support groups are a great way to connect with others in the gluten free community, have support and learn about living gluten free.  Many of the support groups have special speakers, classes for newly diagnosed, potlucks or restaurant meet-ups and much much more.  I encourage you to get connected with a support group in your area. 

 

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State Support Group
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Alaska Fairbanks Food Allergy and Intolerance Peer Support group Fairbanks Family Wellness, 3055 Airport Way Fairbanks, AK 99709     http://on.fb.me/RkF4Sj  Sommer Proden, sommerproden@gmail.com Addresses Gluten Free as well as all other food allergies.  Allergists and Doctors attend meetings.    
California CSA San Diego Chapter #57 Rady Children’s Hospital, Medical Office Bldg. 3030 Children’s Way, Room 113, San Diego, CA Every other month / 4th Saturday 2-4 pm(Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, Nov) www.glutenfreeinsd.com    Jan Pruitt, Facilitator, jepspquirt@att.net Provide useful and accurate information about living g-free in San Diego. Including up to date resources for Celiac and G-free.   CSA #57
California San Gabriel Valley, CA Celiac Support Group, CDF   Dates Vary     Lynn Mircheff , lmircheff@att.net       Part of the Celiac Disease Foundation Group
California Gluten Free in Fresno Support Group, Fresno, CA Lassens 9439 North Fort Washington Road  Fresno, CA 93730 Held on the last Tuesday of each month  www.glutenfreeinfresno.com www.facebook.com/gfinfresno  Janet Dillon contact@glutenfreeinfresno.com  Member of the Celiac Disease Foundation    
Colorado Boulder County Celiacs   Left Hand Grange, Niwot, CO   3rd Wednesday of the months February, April, June, August, October, December www.BoulderCountyCeliacs.ORG   Elsie Goossen, P.O. Box 19881, Boulder, CO  80308-2881  Cell: 720-839-0534 Home:  303-494-8234 Boulder County Celiacs is a support, information, and resource group for people with Celiac disease, Gluten Intolerance, D. H., and those who are gluten-free for other reasons.   We have speakers, invite vendors to show case their products, and have a newsletter for members CSA Chapter #138
Connecticut Connecticut Celiac Support Group Berlin Community Center, 230 Kensington AveBerlin, CT 4th Mondays of the month     Nancy Ball 203-634-0530 Carmillia Kimmel  860-426-1980   A GF POT LUCK will be held March 17th, 2014  
Connecticut GIG of Shoreline East         Various locations 2nd Sat of month, various times www.ShorelineEast.gluten.net   Sybil Nassau, shoreglutenfree@sbcglobal.net Our mission is awareness, education and support   Gluten Intolerance Group of ShorelineEast
Florida Southwest Florida Celiac support group Whole Foods on US41 in Naples, FL Held on the 1st Thursday of the month (between September and June) www.SWFLCeliac.com http://www.swflceliac.com/apps/blog/ Liisa DePeri at SWFLCeliac@gmail.com  We hold group luncheons every month (between September and June) and various restaurants in Naples, FL.   Member of CSA
Florida South Florida Celiac Support Group   Next meeting is on April 8th at 7PM ...check website for additional meeting dates www.southfloridaceliacsupport.org   Phyllis Kessler, President, 561-637-0396      
Illinois Sauk Valley Gluten-Free Support Group, Dixon, IL Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1013 Franklin Grove Rd., Dixon, IL 3rd Thursday of the month in February, April, June, August and October 6:30 p.m     Joy Meyer - President/Facilitator - joyannmeyer@gmail.com      
Iowa Gluten Intolerance Group of Eastern Iowa, Advance Health   402 10th St. SE Cedar Rapids, Iowa  52403 3rd Tuesday of every other month. http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/crceliac/  http://on.fb.me/12Wjozf Theresa Brandon/Branch-Manager, tatbrandon@gmail.com Patti Waddell/Asst./Branch-Manager pwaddell@hotmail.com  We are open to the whole community with any type of allergens or diseases.  We always have a guest speaker, food samples from vendors, cooking or baking demos, and some time we have special dinners or go out to eat as a group. We also try to keep our members updated on the latest news in the Celiac community   Gluten Intolerance Group of Eastern Iowa
Iowa Waverly Area Celiac Support Group Waverly Public  Library's meeting Room Every Other Month     Jill Everding, jill.everding@wartburg.edu      
Iowa New Hampton Celiac Support Group Mercy Medical Centers meeting room Every other Month      Kim Ovel, dkjk@iowatelecom.net       
Iowa   Cedar Valley Celiacs  (Cedar Valley area/Waterloo/Cedar Falls/Evansdale) Covenant Medical Center (Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare) Rooms A & B, 2:00 PM. First Sunday, Every Other Month http://www.wcfceliac.com/ https://www.facebook.com/CVCELIACS Kristi Simmermanksimmerman@mchsi.com  Denise Launderville dlaunderville@hotmail.com  We have a potluck at each meeting, holiday dinners, Speakers, and a bi-monthly newsletter with gluten free related info, local news, and recipes is provided to members.    
Iowa Fort Dodge Celiacs 2nd Thursday of the month March-November  dining area at the local Hy-Vee Store: 115 S. 29th  St. Fort Dodge, IA     Laurel Mors, 515-955-4949 or mors@frontiernet.net & Chairman: Meg Beshey: mbeshey@frontiernet.net      affiliated with CSA
Kansas Gluten Intolerance Support Group of Kansas Online Support Group   Through Facebook http://on.fb.me/12SpKyR  Kalynn Clements Email: Through the FB page A place to support those on line and gain information on to where to eat and buy gluten free food locally and much more.    
Kansas Greater Kansas City Chapter #4  St. Joseph's Hospital Community Center (building D) in Kansas City, MO.   2nd Sunday of the month Time: 2:00-4:00 pm : http://csakansascity.org/   Chapter Help Line (913) 3932400 Email: President, Linda Bachman president@csakansascity.org, Secretary, Rose Harris rm.farris@att.net Website has info for cel-kids, newsletters, resources and more.   Celiac Sprue Association
Kansas Topeka Celiac Support Group (Kansas) Pozez Education Center of Stormont Vail Hospital, 1505 SW 8th St., Topeka, KS  February 2; April 6; June 1; September 7; & November 2 at 10:30 a.m   www.facebook.com/Topeka.Celiacs Sharon Larson, SLars5@cox.net  Each meeting a valuable presentation is normally made unless we do a question/answer meeting. Usually 3-4 “eating out” meals are planned at local restaurants that serve GF food. We provide “welcome bags” for newly diagnosed celiacs containing a binder and samples of gluten-free food. Members are encouraged to join the national organization.   chapter of CSA 
Kansas Wichita CSA Chapter 36  Meeting places and restaurants vary and are noted on our website. Sat. May 3 cooking demo.-must sign up, Thurs. June 26 6:30pmWesley Rehab, speaker about gluten and mental illness, Thurs. Aug. 7 CEO 1pm Outback Restaurant, west side  http://wichitacsa.blogspot.com   Chapter email:  wichitacsa@yahoo.com  and takncare4@yahoo.com Information and Resources: Ramona Ryker - elryker@sbcglobal.net  active with speakers, cooking lessons, potlucks, a Holiday Cookie exchange and they participate in health fairs in several stores around Wichita to educate and talk with newly diagnosed.  They have a lending library, give out free magazines, have a quarterly newsletter, and share recipes We also eat out together 4x a year (Celiacs Eating Out): Jan. 26, April 25, August 8, Oct. 26.   Celiac and Gluten-free Support Group
Kentucky Celiac Sprue Association, Greater Louisville Chapter (Louisville, KY) Baptist Hospital East (Education Center) 2nd Thursday of every month www.glutenfreelouisville.org   Emily McKinney, louisvilleceliac@gmail.com  We've been providing support and information to the gluten free community in Louisville for almost 20 years.    
Louisana CSA/Greater New Orleans East Jefferson General Hospital, Metairie, LA Last Tuesday in January, April, August and October at 7 p.m.      Diane, schfrpd@aol.com We usually have a speaker, sometimes a cooking demonstration and samples.  We usually dine out as a group several times a year.  We provide support and information to patients who follow a gluten- free diet.    
Maine PORTLAND MAINE CELIAC/DH SUPPORT GROUP Portland  Quarterly in March, June, Sept. and Dec. (For members only)   M Louise Densmore, Chair  info@csachapter88.com We are open to all who live gluten free due to medical conditions.   #88 CSA
Michigan South Central Michigan Gluten Free Chapter #150  Allegiance Women’s Health Center, 3305 Spring Arbor Road Suite 500, Jackson Michigan Last Monday of the month, 12-1 p.m     Joan Ezinga, Phone: (517) 784-8665     Celiac Sprue Association
Michigan Gluten-Free Ann Arbor, Michigan Our group is primarily an e-mail list.   http://groups.yahoo.com/group/glutenfreeannarbor/    Valerie Mates, E-mail: gfaa@unixmama.com  We think of it as a constant meeting that is always in session -- you can ask any question 24x7 and usually get a reply within a few hours.  A few times a year we have in-person meetings, too. As of January, 2014, we have 800 people!!  
Missouri Greater Kansas City Chapter #4  St. Joseph's Hospital Community Center (building D) in Kansas City 2nd Sunday of the month 2:00-4:00 pm http://csakansascity.org/    Chapter Help Line (913) 3932400 Email: President, Linda Bachman president@csakansascity.org, Secretary, Rose Harris rm.farris@att.net Website has info for cel-kids, newsletters, resources and more   Chapter #4 - Celiac Sprue Association
Montana Gluten Intolerance Group of Eastern Montana   Sept. 6, 2014 Medical GI doctor to speak 10 AM, Oct. 4, 2014..Out of state gluten free baker to speak.  Details will be announced. December 6, potluck. at First Presbyterian Church, 2420 13th St. West., Billings, Montana    www.gluten.net   Carl Solberg Other activities:  Our group provides gluten free goodie bags to both Billings Hospitals, and two other medical offices in Billings.  The medical staff give these goodie bags to newly diagnosed people with gluten related health issues.  Included in these bags is information about our group as well as samples of healthy, tasty gluten free food products and gluten free mixes. Doctors love giving out these to their new patients!  It is an excellent tool to let these people know that there is good gluten free food available. Pancake Breakfast May 3rd,  Jun 7.10 AM.  GF Picnic at North Park, Billings, Nov. 8, Krista Stetson, from Rae Rae’s Bakery to speak.  
Nebraska Central Nebraska Gluten Free Support, Cozad, NE                                                                                      http://on.fb.me/WlSWtk  Tonya Pacheco bo69us@gmail.com  We understand the emotional part of being gluten free and want to make sure you are not alone    
New York Orange County Celiac Support Group                                                                                     August 2, 2014.............Gluten Free Social.   Details to be announced     Pam Scotto,  sunshine316john@yahoo.com       
New York The Western New York Gluten Free Diet Support Group, Inc Dining Hall  of Mt Mercy Academy, 88 Red Jacket Pkwy, Buffalo NY   www.buffaloglutenfree.org   Cliff Hauck, hauckc@roadrunner.com  Counseling, featured speakers and 4 to 5 gluten free dinner events each year, a Walk to raise Awareness and Research supporting funds has been held for the past 12 years. WNYGFDSG was founded 27 years ago chapter # 33 of CSA
North Carolina Raleigh Cel-Kids, CSA group At Parks in the Area                                                                                    www.raleighcelkids.com    raleigh.celkids@gmail.com  At each event, whether cooking classes, days at the park, or information sessions/tours at local stores, we try to make sure there is ample time for the parents to share. They also bring in vendors and speakers.  usually have samples from vendors  
North Dakota North Dakota Celiacs Group  Oakwood Apartments meeting room. Oakes, ND                                                                                        Juli Becker, Region 5 director of CSA, Phone 701-742-2738 and Tammy Johnson - Phone 701-742-2353   This group is a new group so we are just getting started and acquainted.   CSA Chapter #30  
Oklahoma Tulsa Celiac Sprue Association Hardesty Library, 93rd and Memorial, Tulsa, OK.    www.csatulsa.org    President: Jennifer Croley, E-mail: csatulsa@gmail.com     Celiac Sprue Association  csaceliacs.org
Oregon Douglas County Celiac and Gluten Intolerance Support Group Usually at local restaurants that offer GF foods Meets quarterly      Sue Havicus  541-672-2977, eshavicus@douglasfast.net      
Oregon Eugene Gluten Intolerance Group  Eugene, OR 1800 Lakewood Court, Eugene OR 97405 2nd Thursday of the Month 6:30pm http://gig-eugene.org/    Michie Spradling541-914-6044, gfchef@hotmail.com Or Diane Connell  541-343-0459   dianecon@comcast.net       
South Carolina Gluten Intolerance Group of Greenville, Greenville, SC Burdette Branch Library, 316 W. Main St. Taylors, SC 29687 Fourth Tuesday of each month, 7:00 – 8:30 pm http://www.gluten.net/local-branches/south-carolina/greenville  https://www.facebook.com/GreenvilleGIG Linda Williams, Branch Manager phone: 864-517-6870, email: lindajeaninsc@yahoo.com We host 5 or 6 speaker meetings per year.  We host a quarterly Dining Out program, Pot Luck Suppers, Hot Dog Cook Outs, Holiday Parties and the annual   Upstate South Carolina Gluten Free Expo in September.    
South Dakota Aberdeen Celiacs  Primrose Living Center: 1701- 3rd Ave S- Aberdeen,SD   First Saturday of every odd numbered month (March, May, July, Sept., Nov.) at 11:30 AM      Juli Becker,Region 5 director of CSA  Phone: 701-742-2738 and Sister Kathleen Bierne, Phone: 605-229-5290 This group meets with a potluck.  Also every other month leaders send out newsletter with recipes from the previous meeting and other information.     CSA Chapter #30  
Texas Gluten Intolerance Group of Central and South Texas Austin, Texas Corpus Christi, Texas and San Antonio quarterly in each city : http://www.gigcstx.org https://www.facebook.com/groups/111166348895359/ Chair is Anne Barfield, AnneBarfield@satx.rr.com We have a variety of events so be sure to check our website so that you can participate.      
Texas Gluten Intolerance Group of North Texas   First Saturday of the Month www.northtexasgig.com  http://www.facebook.com/#!/GIGNorthTexas Betty Barfield, manager@northtexasgig.com We hold a GF 101 class at every meeting; we sell an almost 200-page GF restaurant guide for the North Texas area; we have a newsletter that goes out 4 times a year (usually about 40 pages long) for a $15 a year subscription fee; we have about 4-6 parties a year for the GF Kids; we have nationally-known speakers come to speak at our group at most of our group meetings.    
Texas Gluten Intolerance Group of Northeast Texas ROC of FBC Sulphur Springs Second Thursday, 7 PM       Cindy Welch   ccwelch60@yahoo.com  One of only two GIG groups in east Texas    
Washington Gluten Intolerance Group of SW WA, Vancouver, WA Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital, 2211 NE 139th St., Vancouver, WA 3rd Saturday of every month except for July, August, December 10am-12pm www.gigswwa.blogspot.com  http://on.fb.me/135wRnF Kristi Curtis, justus323@yahoo.com  We serve lunch and GF samples and always have wonderful guest speakers.     
Washington Lewis County Area GIG Centralia, Washington Centralia Washington Providence Hospital 2nd Saturday of each month 10am to 12pm     Sam Jennings, Cybersam13@comcast.net, 360-736-6970      
Washington GIG of Grays Harbor Grays Harbor Community Hospital Conference Room A 3rd Tuesday of each month, 7pm     Kris Morrison  gigofgraysharbor@yahoo.com      
Washington Gluten Intolerance Group of Sequim Trinity United Methodist Church in Sequim (100 South Blake Avenue) Meeting dates are posted on our facebook page 1:00 - 3:00 p.m   https://www.facebook.com/GlutenIntoleranceGroupOfSequim Andrea Cortani - acortani@gmail.com      
West Virginia North Central WV Celiac Support Group Hometown Market LLC 39 College Avenue, Buckhannon, WV 26201 Meetings held every other Friday     Bethany Long, wvhometownmarket@gmail.com We have CPAs, chefs, patients, doctors, customers, and local restaurant owners coming together to learn how we can be more understanding of this disease and the folks affected by it.      
Wisconsin Gluten Intolerance Group of East Central Wisconsin Ripon Medical Center Third Saturday of odd numbered months (Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sept, Nov) 9:00am - 11:00am http://www.gigofecw.org  http://www.facebook.com/GIGofECW Al Klapperich,  Email: al@gigofecw.org Our mission is to provide support to persons with gluten intolerances, including celiac disease, Dermatitis Herpetiformis, and other gluten sensitivities, in order to live healthy lives.    
Wisconsin Marshfield Area Support Group Marshfield Clinic - Lawton Center Conference Room, 1000 North Oak Avenue, Marshfield Bi-Monthly (starting January) Third Monday, 6:30 p.m.  www.marshfieldceliac.weebly.com https://www.facebook.com/pages/Marshfield-Celiac-Support-Group/187152638967 Tina Borchardt, 715-384-2338, mfldceliac@hotmail.com Meetings begin with introductions, speakers and usually a potluck of gluten-free goodies prepared by our members. Please bring a dish to pass. Please bring any recipes you would like to share.    
FaceBook Only  Parents of Celiac Kids        https://www.facebook.com/groups/parentsofceliackids/ Erin Cox Group is a closed group, but anyone can join.  Everything discussed is kept private    
FaceBook Only  Oh My Gluten Free       https://www.facebook.com/omgflodi Stacy Lister stacy@glutenfreeinlodi.com We encourage our followers to post local deals and events and we try to keep everyone up to date on the latest     

 

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