The Huntington’s Disease Society of America: social workers/support groups in New England Social Workers:
  • Massachusetts Chapter Kara Keegan, LICSW kkeegan@hdsa.org 508-446-7705
  • New Hampshire, Maine& Vermont Audrey Winograd awinograd@hdsa.org 802-585-8083
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 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.
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Massachusetts Newton Caregiver support group meets the 1st Saturday of even months 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
Cassandra Lund- clund1@partners.org or 617-643-7589
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 1st Wednesday of the month 6:00p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Braintree Rehab 1120 Washington Street Braintree
Meredith Tornaritis mtornari@bidmc.harvard.edu
Northampton Mixed support group meets 2nd Tuesday of every other month 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
The Potpourri Plaza 241 King Street Northampton, MA 2nd floor Conference room
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 2nd Wednesday of the 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. Meets first Monday of the month 6:30 pm
UMASS Med Center 55 Lake Ave North, Worcester MA
Benedict Building
Kara Keegan kkeegan@hdsa.org 508-446-7705
Be sure to contact group leader first for parking and room details

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

Maine Augusta Mixed support group meets the 4th Wed of the month 7 pm to 8:30 Augusta General Hospital Augusta ME Conference Room 2 Margo West Margo.west1@gmail.com 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 401-487-8621
Providence Mixed group meets first Tues. of the month 6:30 to 8:00
Rhode Island Hospital 19 Eddy St Providence RI in Private dining room cafeteria 1, 2, 3
Maureen Hebert moemsw99@aol.com 401-368-5123

Vermont Cochester Mixed support group meets 2nd Tues of the month 5:00 to 6:30
Vermont Medical Center Fannie Allen Campus 790 College Parkway Colchester VT
Dunbar Room Free Parking
Lori.McKenna@uvmhealth.org and/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 603-653-6672
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