Support Groups

U.S. Pain Foundation believes support groups for people with pain and caregivers are important. Whether taking care of a loved one or dealing with pain, we all need to know we are not alone.

U.S. Pain-Affiliated Support Groups

U.S. Pain currently offers numerous in-person and three over-the-phone support groups through its program, Pain Connection.

Support Group Conference Calls

Pain Connection Live Conference Calls are held twice a month:

  • on the first Thursday of each month from 1:30 – 2:30pm EST
  • on the second Thursday of each month from 7:00 to 8:00pm EST
  • NEW: last Saturday of each month from 11 am to noon EST

You must register for each call. Calls will not be taped, and you may just listen – you do not need to talk unless you feel like it. There is no charge for participating, but standard long distance rates apply to the call. View details and instructions.

In-Person Support Groups

State City Meeting location Time Contact
Alabama Pell City The Brook Besor Coffee Shop
4204 Martin St S, Cropwell, AL 35054
Every 1st Thursday of the month from 6-7:30 pm Melissa Gilliam or call 205-863-1361
Arizona Tucson Natural Healing Care Center
2230 E Speedway Blvd, Ste 140
Tucson, AZ 85719
1st Wednesday of each month from 11 am – 12:30 pm Gwenn Herman or 800-910-0664
Arizona Tucson New Beginning (Health) Clinic, Pascua Yaqui Tribe, 7490 S. Camino De Oeste, Tucson, AZ 85757 1st Meets weekly on Tuesdays 10:30-11:20am Andre Mixon, LMSW, ADS, EAT, Phone # (520) 879-6003
California Thousand Oaks Panera Bread, 205 N. Moorpark Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA Usually 2nd Wednesday of each month from 11 – 12:30 pm Suzanne Wilkinson or 707-365-6435. Sponsored by U.S Pain, iPain Foundation and RSDA.
California Sacramento North Natomas Public Library Meeting Room, 4660 Via Ingoglia, Sacramento, CA 95835 Usually 3rd Thursday from 12:30 pm-1:30 pm Richard Kreis or 916-849-4043.
Connecticut Middletown U.S. Pain Foundation
670 Newfield St., Suite C – 2nd Floor (elevator lift)
Middletown, CT 06457
3rd Wednesday of the month from 1-2 pm Lori Monarca and Wendy Foster
Illinois Flossmoor Flossmoor Community Church, 2218 Hutchinson, Flossmoor Il 60422 Varies Rachel Horcher at 800-910-0664
Illinois Urbana Urbana Free Library, Lewis Auditorium, 210 W. Green St., Urbana, IL 61801 Second Friday of each month from 4-5:30 pm CU Pain Connection or 217-766-0168
Illinois Vernon Hills Cook Memorial – Aspen Drive Library, 701 Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills, IL 60061 Varies Necie Edwards or 224-225-9478
Maryland Rockville Jewish Council for the Aging Building, 2nd floor Conference Room
(Parking in front and behind the building)
12320 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD 20852
2nd Monday of each month from 1-2:30 pm Mary Beth Lewis or 240-499-8563
Massachusetts Arlington Robbins (main) Library
Ground Floor Community Room
700 Massachusetts Ave
Arlington, MA 02476
2nd Friday of each month from 11 am to 12:30 pm. 781-652-0146 for details or send a message to
Michigan Detroit Detroit Public Library
Conat Room, located on A-level.
5201 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48202
Varies Paula Perry
New Hampshire Concord Unitarian Universalist Church of Concord
274 Pleasant St,
Concord, NH 03301
2nd Tuesday of each month from 1-2:30 pm Bobbi Blades at 603-540-3119. Please leave a message if there is no answer.
Washington Vancouver PeaceHealth SouthWest Medical Center, 600 NE 92nd Avenue, Vancouver, WA, 98664 Usually the 2nd Saturday of each month Jessica Marple at 360-487-9049
Wisconsin Madison Keepin’ Our Heads Up
Lakeview Library
2845 N. Sherman Ave
Madison, WI 53704
Varies Mia Maysack. Contact 800-910-0664


Online Support Groups

Below are some additional support groups. If you have a suggestion or update, please email:

Heroes of Healing

U.S. Pain Foundation is proud to collaborate with myHealthTeams. We encourage you to view these condition-specific support groups for more information, hope, community and empowerment.

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Additional Support Groups by State

Here is a state-by-state list of other support groups. If you have a suggestion of another group to add to this list, or if you would like to have your local support group listed, please email: