Support Groups

It is hard to estimate the importance of support groups in fighting ME/CFS. We are not as alone with our affliction as it often seems.  We need not struggle by ourselves to cope with the symptoms of ME/CFS. There are those who are ready to help us, as we help them, through sharing, caring and oft times touching our very soul.

Listed below are just a very few of the hundreds of ME/CFS support groups who are eager to welcome you into their embrace.  If your group is not listed below, or you have an update to the information shown, please email the appropriate information to Editor

For more information and guidance on forming a ME/CFS support group in your community you might also turn our Worldwide Links page for contact information on a national, state or regional association within which your community may fall. 

USA
USA
Alabama
Auburn
East Alabama Support Group
 
sharon_drakeford@eamc.org
Birmingham
Birmingham Metro SG for FMS, CFIDS & Chronic Myofascial Pain
 
DianeEzell@aol.com
Birmingham
SHE (Support and Hope through Education)
 
csims@bham.rr.com
Oxford
FMS/MPS Support Group of Calhoun County
fibrofog48@yahoo.com
Arkansas
Bentonville
CFIDS Support Group of Bentonville
 
channell@nwa.quik.com
California
Citrus Heights
California Capital CFIDS Assoc.
CalCapitalCFIDS@bigfoot.com
Escondido
Chronic Illness Support Group
 
rninpoway@cox.net
Poway
CFIDS/FMS Information Support Group
 
barto@ucsd.edu
Redding
Shasta CFIDS
bindylp@juno.com
San Diego
San Diego CFS-FM Education & Support Group
 
cjcimage@netzero.com
Connecticut
The Connecticut CFIDS & FM Association, Inc.
Florida
Miami
MiamiCoralGablesCFIDS Support
 
MiamiCoralGablesCFIDS-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
Tampa
Bay Area CFIDS/FMS Support Group
 
wilfiacco@aol.com
Georgia
Kennesaw
CFS/FM Org. of Georgia
support@cfog.us
Illinois
Chicago
Chicago CFS Association's Parent Support Group
 
wndygale@quixnet.net
Park Ridge
CFS Society of Illinois
cfssi@aol.com
Indiana
Various
Wisconsin CFS Assoc.
Iowa
Various
Wisconsin CFS Assoc.
Maryland
Baltimore
CFIDS Network of Baltimore
cfidsbaltmd@lycos.com
Massachusetts
The Massachusetts CFIDS/ME & FM Association
Michigan
Grand Rapids
Help, Hope & Positive Support Group
 
Help4CFS@yahoo.com
Online Group for Entire State
ME/CFS & FM Group 2
MIchigan
Online Group for State of Michigan
ME/CFS & FM Support Group
Minnesota
Minneapolis
Courage Center Fibromyalgia & Associated Conditions Support Group
 
Beth.Hinneberg@couragecenter.org
Missouri
Kansas City
CFS/FM Support Group
National List
Various
Portsmouth Va. Fibromyalgia/CFIDS Support Group
Nevada
Reno
Northern Nevada FM/CFS Network
New Hampshire
Lebanon
Southern NH and Southern ME
 
lisab1@metrocast.net
New Jersey
Various
The New Jersey CFS Association
New York
Herkimer
Mohawk Valley FM/CFS Support Group
CaptainPB@Aol.com
Oneonta
Fibromyalgia CFS Support
Rockland County
CFIDS/FMS Support Group of Rockland County
rockland@nysn.org
North Carolina
Charlotte
Charlotte Area CFIDS/ME/FMS Support Group
kebbie1@alltel.net
Winston~Salem
Winston~Salem CFS/FMS/MPS Support Group
Oregon
Grants Pass
Grants Pass Support Group
 
fdscafe@charter.net
Pennsyvania
Various
Commercial Product Site
South Dakota
Rapid City
Black Hills Support Group
Texas
Houston
Houston CFIDS Assn
info@houstoncfids.org
Utah
Salt Lake City
FM/CF Support Group
Vermont
Burlington
VT CFIDS Association
Virginia
Chantilly
The Northern Virginia CFS/ME/FMS/OI Support Group
CFSupport-owner@yahoogroups.com
Leesburg
Loudoun CFS/FM & Chronic Pain Support Group
Roanoke
CFS-VA CFIDS & FMS of Southwest Virginia
 
CTCwriter@msn.com
Tidewater
Tidewater Chronic Pain & Chronic Illness Support Group
Washington
Seattle
Seattle CFS
SeattleCFS@Gmail.com
Wisconsin
Various
Wisconsin CFS Assoc.
wicfsme@yahoo.com
International
Australia
New South Wales
Canberra
ACT ME/CFS Society Inc.
admin@mecfscanberra.org.au.
Various
ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Society of NSW Inc
mesoc@zip.com.au
Queensland
Toowoomba
ME/CFS/FM Support Association Qld Inc.
mefmtba@bigpond.com
South Austrailia
Adelaide
ME/CFS SOCIETY (SA) INC
sacfs@sacfs.asn.au
Victoria
Burwood
ME/CFS Australia (Victoria)
admin@mecfs-vic.org.au
Canada
Alberta
Calgary
ME/FM Society of Alberta
info@mefmalberta.org
Edmonton
ME Society of Edmonton
info@mesocietyofedmonton.ab.ca
Medicine Hat
Medicine Hat F.A.C.E.S.
DGAJM@aol.com
All Canada
FM-CFS Canada
National ME/FM Action Network:
British Columbia
Vancouver
ME Society of BC
info@mefm.bc.ca
Victoria
ME Victoria Association
me.victoria@shaw.ca
Manitoba
Southwest Manitoba FM & CFS Support
mkmax59@yahoo.ca
Ontario
The Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Assciation of Ontario (MEAO)
info@meao-cfs.on.ca
Ottawa
East Ottawa FM & CFS
jglalonde (at) rogers.com
Ottawa
Lanark County ME/CFS/FM Support Group
kathybawden@hotmail.com
Ottawa
ME Self Help
Ottawa
Rockland FM/CFS/ME Support Group
marylouwood1@videotron.ca
Seaway
Seaway M.E./FM Self Help Group
sheilaamccarthy@sympatico.ca
Sudbury
FM/ME/CFS Support Group
denisjoscelyn at sympatico.ca
Temiskaming Shores
Temiskaming Shores FM & CFS Support Group
marvin982003@yahoo.com
Windsor
Windsor FM/CFS/M.E.
elf_arwyn@yahoo.com
Quebec
Montreal
Association qu?b?coise de l'enc?phalomy?lite myalgique: AQEM
aqem@spg.qc.ca
New Zealand
Nelson
ME/CFS Support Group
 
mecfsnelson@hotmail.com
Canterbury
Christchurch
ME/CFS Group Canterbury
Otago
Dunedin
ME Information & Support Services Otago & Southland
meiss@ihug.co.nz
Various
Associated New Zealand ME Society
Waikato
Hamilton
Hamilton Cfs (ME) Support Group Information
tonydelphi@xtra.co.nz.?
Wellington
Wellington
Wellington ME/CFS Support Group
Northern Ireland
Amagh
Armagh & Dungannon M.E. Support
margaret.gray5@virgin.net
Portadown
Portadown ME Support
pdownme@yahoo.co.uk
Republic of Ireland
Irish ME Trust
info@imet.ie
The ME Association
meconnect@meassociation.org.uk
Scotland
Action for ME
admin@afme.org.uk
The ME Association
meconnect@meassociation.org.uk
United Kingdom
SupportME
info@supportme.co.uk
The ME Association
meconnect@meassociation.org.uk
The National M.E. Center
nmecent@aol.com
Wales
Flint
Clwyd ME Support Group
clwydme@supanet.com
Other Cities
The ME Association
meconnect@meassociation.org.uk
The Mid & West Wales Support Group
Tony@midwalesmegroup.org.uk
WAMES
enquiries@wames.org.uk