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American Liver Foundation
6737 W Washington St., Suite 2253
West Allis, WI 53214
414-763-3435 Tel

Dee Girard
Executive Director

American Liver Foundation
39 Broadway, Suite 2700
New York, NY 10006
212-668-1000 Tel
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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.

Avera Center for Liver Disease Liver Support Group

Avera Living Well Center - Directions
2400 S. Minnesota Avenue
Corner of 33rd & Minnesota
Sioux Falls, SD 57105

Meets: 6:30 pm- 7:30 pm

All meetings begin at 6:30 pm and conclude at 7:30 pm

August 28, 2012

September 25, 2012

October 23, 2012

November 27, 2012

December 18, 2012

Does your liver have a complaint? If so, you are cordially invited to attend the Avera Center for Liver Disease Liver Support Group. The meeting will include a Physician overview of liver diseases and treatment with South Dakota's only transplant Hepatologist, a question and answer session, and refreshments. No RSVP required. All are welcome.

Phone: 605-322-8535 (1-877-200-0583)


Hepatitis C Information and Support - Black Hills

Black Hills VA - Building One, Second Floor - Directions
500 North Fifth Street
Hot Springs, SD 57747

Meets: Second & fourth Wednesdays of the month; 6:00-8:00 pm

Contact Karen Shomer (Not ALF Affiliated) for more information.

Phone: 605-745-2000, ext. 2359


Greater Bismark Mandan Area:
Hepatitis C Support Group - Bismark/Mandan

Outpatient Services Building - Directions
414 North 7th Street
Bismark, ND

Meets: Third Monday of the month; 7:00 pm

Support group open to all, including patients, family, friends and any other concerned individual.

Contact Lynn or Kevin (Not ALF Affiliated) for more information.

Phone: 701-222-4136 (701-255-0607)


Northern Minnesota:
Hepatitis C Support Group - Duluth

St. Luke's Lakeview Building - Directions
4th Floor Conference Room (signs will be posted)
1001 E Superior St.
Duluth, MN

Meets: First Tuesday of the Month

If you are thinking about starting treatment or are in treatment now, this is a great way to connect with others that are going through or have completed treatment. What better way to find answers to your questions than to talk with others that have been through some of the same situations?

Our support group is here to provide peer support and education for hepatitis C people.

This group is open to those who:

  • would like more information about Hepatitis
  • are contemplating a treatment program
  • are current on a treatment program
  • have completed a treatment program
  • are a family member or friend of someone who has been diagnosed with Hepatitis
  • are caregivers

Refreshments are served.

Contact Deb Coffman for more information.

Phone: 218-260-7900 (218-249-7990)


Liver Cancer Support Group

Abbott Northwestern Hospital and Virginia Piper Cancer Institute, Piper Building
6th floor, Suite 602. 913 East 26th Street
Minneapolis MN 55404

Meets: 4:00 pm-5:30pm

Meeting will be held the 3rd Thursday of the month from 4-5:30

First Meeting; March 21, 2013

Phone: 612-863-7553


Liver Transplant Support Group - Twin Cities Metro

University of Minnesota, Fairview Medical Center Room 7-120 - Directions
500 Harvard St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Meets: Thursdays from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

For pre and post liver transplant patients and families.

Contact Susanne Hollister, MSW (Not ALF Affiliated) for more information.

Phone: 612-273-3165


Greater Metro Area:
LiverHope - Twin Cities Metro

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church - Directions
2920 North Victoria Street
Shoreview, MN

Meets: 2nd Tuesday of the month; 7:00-9:00 pm

Hepatitis C Support Group

Contact Richard Murray & Helen Clark (Not ALF Affiliated) for more information.

Phone: 763-780-0108


The Greatest Gift Foundation

Knowledge and support for living organ donors and their community.

No meetings, but potential/past living donors and others can find several useful links, read first-hand experiences from past living donors, and get connected 1:1 with another living donor for conversation and support.


Contact Becky Waller for more information.

Phone: 612-578-7004


Page updated: July 3rd, 2012


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