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CFCCC Resource Guide

Support Groups

Support Groups





Advocates for Fibromyalgia Funding, Treatment, Education and Research

Shari Ferbert, President


PO Box 768

Libertyville, IL  60048-0768

Fax: 847-680-3922

email:  info < at >

 (also, look up support groups in Rantoul and Antioch)



Meets last Tuesday of the month 6 P.M.  No meeting in December.

The Lounge at first United Methodist Church

211 N. School Street—Normal

Call Evonne Wurmnest (309) 452-2477

or contact:

Ms. Joyce Kaye

2 Sunshine Court

Bloomington, IL  61704-2342



Ms. Lisa Schicht

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Wellness Group

2502 Myers Court, Apt. 2

Champaign, IL  61822-6854



Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia & Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Coalition of Chicago

Barbara Morrison, President

PO Box 277

Wilmette, IL 60091

Ph: 312-409-5363

Fax: 847-920-9166

Email: EditorCCFSA < at > or editorcfccc < at >


Newsletter:  Canary Times


Ms. Kathleen Gale

CFCCC Parent Support Group

Chicago, IL  60630

Contact via CFCCC: (312) 409-5363

Contact and support group for parents/family that have children with CFIDS.


The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Society of Illinois (CFSSI)
Ronald G. Gilbert, D.D.S.

PO Box 5102
Skokie, IL 60076
Voice: 312-372-0888
Email: cfssi < at >

CFS/FM Support Group of Bloomington/Normal

The Lounge at First United Methodist Church

211 N. School Street

Normal, IL  61761

Ms. Evonne B. Wurmnest



Parental Support

Parents Anonymous® of Chicago, Illinois

(773) 429-0300    




Appleton/Fox Cities Support Group

Ms. Geraldine Baumgart

1228 West 8th Street

Appleton, WI  54914



Barron County Support Group Fibromyalgia / CFIDS/ Chronic Pain
Meets every 2nd & 4th Thursday of every month
1pm to 3pm at the Rice Lake, WI. City Hall

Ms. Sally Borden, contact person



Ms. Ruth E. Clark

786 Inman Parkway

Beloit, WI  53511-1742



Wisconsin First Step Hotline

Provides statewide information and referrals to assist professionals and families who have children with special needs.  24 hour services.

1910 South Avenue

La Crosse, WI  54601 or call the toll-free: 800-642-7837 Voice/TTY.


Mr. John Brian Paprock

CFIDS Support and Information

Madison, WI 



Ms. Susan Sweet

327 North 2nd Street

Medford, WI  54451-1468



Wisconsin CFS Association

747 Lois Drive
Prairie, WI 53590


Ms. Judy O'Connor

1905 Centennial Lane

Racine, WI  53406



Ms. Lois Menninga

1075 County Road E

Rewey, WI  53580



Ms. Pat Fero

WI Support Information for Kids

1408 Coral Drive

Sun Prairie, WI  53590-1921


work ph:  608-834-1001




South Central Indiana Fibromyalgia Support Group

1221 Shadeland Drive

Bloomington, Indiana 47403

(812) 333-1843

We meet the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 at the Monroe County Public Library. Contact person is Chris Woods, a public health educator who has fibromyalgia and has spent 7 years researching and helping others learn about this syndrome.


Janet and Blythe Battram

Indiana CFS/FM Association-Evansville Chapter

520 East Mill Road

Evansville, IN  47711-2240



Ms. Jyoti Hansa (group is defunct, but will share info)

1064 West 37th Street

Indianapolis, IN  46208-4138



Ms. Roxanne McCreary

Living Well with Fibromyalgia

Health South Rehabilitation

501 East St. Anthony Drive

Terre Haute, IN  47804


Meets every 3rd Saturday of the month from 1 PM to 3 PM.



Webster County Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue,
and Immune Deficiency Support Group

When: 1st and 3rd Monday of each month.
1:30 p.m.

Phone: (515) 955-7195 ask for Deb.


Lakeview Medical Park
University Ave
Des Moines, Iowa

When: 3rd Thursday of each month, except December.
7:00 p.m.
Where: 1st floor conference room

Phone: (515) 263-5184 This number is for hospital information.


Support Groups for Other Invisible Illnesses:


American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Eye Care America – National Eye Care Project (NECP)


A program that provides eye care for Medicare beneficiaries who have diabetes and who have not had a medical eye exam in the last three years.  In coordination with the Health Care and Financing Administration (HCFA) and the American Optometric Association (AOA).

NECP: 800-222-EYES (800-222-3937)

AOA’s Diabetes Hot Line: 800- 262-3947


American Diabetes Association


ATTN: Customer Service
1701 North Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA  22311

Ph: 800-342-2383

Email: customerservice < at >



American Diabetes Association
Illinois Area

Supports a variety of diabetes research, information, and advocacy programs.  Provides educational programs and support groups, camps for children, teens, and weekend retreats for teens and families.


In Northern Illinois and Northwest Indiana contact:

American Diabetes Association

6 North Michigan Avenue - Suite 1202

Chicago, IL 60602

Ph: 312-346-1805, 888-342-2383

Fax: 312-346-5342



Arthritis Foundation: Greater Chicago Chapter

29 East Madison

Suite 500

Chicago, IL 60602


info.gc < at > 


Celiac Disease Foundation


13251 Ventura Blvd., No. 1

Studio City, CA  91604-1838

Ph: 818-990-2354

Fax: 818-990-2379

Email: cdf < at >



Fibromyalgia Aware

National Fibromyalgia Association (NFA)

Lynne Matallana, President

2121 S. Towne Centre Place, Suite 300

Anaheim, CA 92806

Phone: (714) 921-0150

Fax: (714) 921-6920


Gluten Intolerance Group of North America


31214 124th Ave SE
Auburn WA 98092-3667
Phone: 253-833-6655
Fax: 253-833-6675

Email: info < at >



Joslin Diabetes Center


Provides a wide variety of books, videotapes and other educational materials on diabetes for adults and children.


One Joslin Place

Boston, MA 02215

Ph: 617-732-2400, 1-800-344-4501 (to order books)



Lupus Foundation Of Illinois

20 E. Jackson Boulevard, Suite 1150

Chicago, IL 60604

Fax: 312-542-0003

info < at >


National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Chicago & Greater Illinois Chapter

Referrals to diagnostic and medical exams, social service and therapy.

Monthly newsletter and meetings.


910 W Van Buren St # 4
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 421-4500


National Groups


American Gulf War Veteran's Association

3506 Highway 6 South #117

Sugarland,TX 77478-4401

1-800-231-7631 281-438-1699

(Fax) 281-438-4581


The CFIDS Association of America, Inc.
PO Box 220398
Charlotte, NC 28222-0398
Resource Line: 704-365-2343


Chemical Injury Information Network

P.O. Box 301

White Sulphur Springs, MT 59645


Fax:  406-547-2455

web site:

Cynthia Wilson, Executive Director

Publish the newsletter Our Toxic Times.


Ecological Health Organization (ECHO)

PO Box 8232

Berlin, Connecticut 06037




The Environmental Health Network (EHN)

PO Box 1155

Larkspur, CA 94977-1155

voicemail/support and info line: (415) 541-5075



Environmental Research Foundation

Peter Montague, Ph.D.

PO Box 160

New Brunswick, NJ  08903-0160


fax:  732-791-4603

e-mail:  erf < at >


newsletter:  Rachel's Environment & Health News


Fibromyalgia Network

P.O. Box 31750

Tucson, AZ 85751-1750





HealthCare Without Harm


Mission: To transform the health care industry worldwide, without compromising patient safety or care, so that it is ecologically sustainable and no longer a source of harm to public health and the environment.


HCWH Membership Services
1901 N. Moore Street
Suite 509
Arlington, VA 22209
ph: 703-243-0056
fax: 866-438-5769

Colleen Funkhouser
cfunkhouser < at >


The Human Ecology Action League, Inc. (HEAL)


Gathers and provides information; publishes quarterly magazine, The Human Ecologist.


P.O. Box 29629

Atlanta, GA 30359-0629

Ph: 404-248-1898

Fax: 404-248-0162

Email: HEALNatnl < at >



MCS Information Exchange

Alison Johnson

P.O. Box 213

Brunswick, ME 04011


email:  alisonjmcs < at >


MCS Referral & Resources

508 Westgate Road

Baltimore, MD 21229-2343


e-mailadonnay < at >

web page:


National Center for Environmental Health Strategies (NCEHS)

1100 Rural Ave. Vorhees, NJ 08043


mary < at > (website currently down, 8/07)

Mary Lamielle, Director


National Coalition For The Chemically Injured (NCCI)

Lawrence Plumlee, MD

5717 Beech Ave.

Bethesda, MD  20817-2563

Phone/FAX: 301-897-9614

laplumlee < at >


The National Forum:  Quarterly publication on CFIDS/ME, FMS, GWI, MCS, and related illness.  Subscription is included with $25 annual membership donation to The National CFIDS Foundation.

National CFIDS Foundation

103 Aletha Road

Needham, MA 02492-3931

FAX:  781-449-8606
E-mail: info < at >


Through the Looking Glass


National resource center for parents with disabilities:  provides newsletter, video library, support groups, research conferences, publications, also provides home-based services to families with disability and medical issues.


2198 Sixth StreetSuite 100

Berkeley, CA 94710

Ph: 800-644-2666 (Voice), 800-804-1616 (TTY), 510-848-1112

Fax: 510-848-4445

Email: tig < at >