Connect with our local chapter:
The Huntington’s Disease Society of America: social workers/support groups in New England Social Workers: Support Groups:
  • HDSA groups are caregiver only or mixed. Mixed refers to groups which are open to caregivers and people with or at risk for Huntington’s disease.
  • We highly recommend you contact the group leader before attending your first group as on rare occasions groups are cancelled due to weather or coverage.
If you do not see a group near you, contact Kara Keegan kkeegan@hdsa.org or 508-446-7705


CLICK HERE to find online support Groups

If you would like to start a support group, contact Anne Leserman, HDSA Community Services Manager at aleserman@hdsa.org.
 
Massachusetts Newton Caregiver support group meets the 1st Saturday Bimonthly 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
February, April, June, August, October, and December
The Falls 
​2300 Washington Street Newton, MA 02462
Cheryl Sullivan: csull22@comcast.net or 603-809-4555
Boston Mass General Support Group
55 Fruit Street Boston, Ma 02114
Kara Savinelli-Keegan: kkeegan@hdsa.org or 508-446-7705
O'Keefe Auditorium-Please enter the main door of the hospital and ask for direction at the volunteer desk located on the lobby level.
South Shore Meets Evenings monthly
6:00PM-7:30PM
Braintree Manor Healthcare
1120 Washington Street
Contact group before attending
Meredith Tornaritis: mtornaricounseling@gmail.com
Northampton Mixed support group Bimonthly Tuesday of every other month
7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
The Potpourri Plaza: 2nd Floor Conference Room
​241 King Street Northampton, MA
Amy Fowler: afowlerpsyd@comcast.net or 413-582-3908
Beverly Mixed support Group meets 3rd Saturday of the month 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Beverly Hospital Garden Conference Room
85 Herrick Street Beverly, MA 01915
Mirta Uliva- mirtas.ulivi@gmail.com or 978-317-2391
Tewksbury Mixed support group meets one evening per month
6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Tewksbury Library 2nd floor study Room #1
300 Chandler Street Tewksbury, MA 01876
Cheryl Sullivan: csull22@comcast.net or 603-809-4555
Worcester Mixed Group
UMASS Med Center: Benedict Building
55 Lake Ave North, Worcester MA
Kara Keegan: kkeegan@hdsa.org or  508-446-7705
Contact group leader first for dates and times of next meetings and parking details

Connecticut Norwich Mixed support group meets third Thursday of the month 6:00 pm to 7:30 PM
William Backus Hospital
326 Washington St Norwich CT
Deborah Pausig, LMFT,CT debbiepausig.mft@gmail.com or  203-985-8246
North Haven Mixed support group meets first Thursday of the month 6:30 to 8:00 PM
5 Roger Ave North Haven CT
Deborah Pausig, LMFT,CT debbiepausig.mft@gmail.com or  203-985-8246
Fairfield Meets the Last Thursday of the month
7pm to 8:30pm 
Mary Dunleavy LMSW Operation Hope
636 Old Post Road Fairfield, CT
203-216-6266 or  marydun@att.net

Maine Augusta Mixed support group meets the 4th Wed of the month
7 pm to 8:30PM
Augusta General Hospital
Augusta ME Conference Room 2
Margo West: Margo.west1@gmail.com or  207-944-2912

Rhode Island East Providence Caregivers group meets 3rd Tues of the month
6:30 pm to 8
Waterview Villa
1275 South Broadway East Providence, RI
Jean Baxendale: jeanmbax@msn.com or  401-487-8621
Providence Mixed group meets first Tues. of the month
6:30PM to 8:00PM
Tockwotton on the Waterfront
500 Waterfront Drive, East Providence, RI
4th floor pub
Maureen Hebert: moemsw99@aol.com or  401-368-5123

Vermont Cochester Mixed support group meets 2nd Tues of the month
5:00 to 6:30PM
Vermont Medical Center Fannie Allen Campus
790 College Parkway Colchester VT
Dunbar Room Free Parking
Lori.McKenna@uvmhealth.org or Jeanette.Baker@uvmhealth.org

New Hampshire Lebanon Mixed Group meets first Wed of the month
​6 pm to 7:30 pm
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
1 Medical Center Drive Lebanon, NH
Diane Sherman: Diane.L.Sherman@Hitchcock.org or  603-653-6672