The following is a state by state listing of celiac disease support groups. Information included here was provided by the groups listed. Every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided. Please notify me of any errors, omissions, or updates. If you are a support group leader and would like your group’s information included here, please send me the contact information you want posted and a brief description of your group’s services. Also see the websites of the national support groups (www.celiac.org, www.csaceliacs.org, and www.gluten.net) for a complete listing of their local affiliate groups.

Arizona

Arizona East Valley Celiac support group meetings
Date: 3rd Wednesday of every month (October 21st)
Time: 6:30-8 PM
Place: Sunrise Senior Center in Gilbert, AZ580 South Gilbert RoadGilbert, AZ 85296 United States
tel: 480-632-9400
Contact: Chandice Probst (435) 671-2211
Shauna Stacy (480) 329-4523
E-mail: Chandice or Shauna with any questions at azeastvalleysupportgroup@gmail.com
Great topics, lots of yummy treats, samples and gluten free prizes as well as guest speakers!

Sedona (CDF)
Contact: Glenna Carline
Phone: 928-284-9078
Email: gkcarline@gmail.com
Glenna says this group meets on the first Saturday of each month, “to share information, recipes, friendship and laughter on our journey of being on a gluten-free diet. Whether you think you are gluten intolerant, have been diagnosed with celiac disease, or choose to follow a gluten-free diet for your own reasons, you are welcome to join us at our meetings.”

Southern Arizona Celiac Support Group. CSA Tucson Chapter 15 (501c3)
Contact: Patricia, 520-744-3862 or Cheryl 520-298-5551
Web: www.southernarizonaceliacsupport.org
Email: so.az.celiacsupport@earthlink.net
This group holds a monthly GF Lunch Bunch usually the second Friday of every month at a different restaurant and a Round Table discussion group on the 4th Wednesday of every month (except November and December). They also hold general membership meetings approx. 5 times a year. This group publishes a newsletter and their website has a downloadable GF Living Guide.

California

Moreno Valley
Contact: Kellee Shearer
Phone: 951-242-8448
Email: Treshearer@aol.com
This group is for children who have celiac disease and their families (Kellee meets with adults who have celiac disease on an individual basis). They meet on the 3rd Saturday of the odd numbered months.

North Bay Celiacs (CDF)
Contact: Jennifer Iscol
Phone: 707-824-5830
Email: info@northbayceliacs.org
Web: www.northbayceliacs.org
This group organizes support groups in Sonoma, Marin, and Napa Counties.

Pasadena Area Support Group (CDF)
Contact: Tenny Custer
Phone: 626-287-5436
Email: tenaya3@earthlink.net
This group meets the 3rd Saturday of every month at 10:30 a.m., except May which is the Celiac Disease Fooundation’s annual meeting. Everyone is welcome to attend meetings. This group shares recipes and information on how to work with the gluten-free diet, including where to shop, where to dine, and how to read labels. They dine out at a different restaurant every other month.

San Fernando Valley (CDF)
Contact: Vi Orloff
Phone: 818-345-8966

Santa Cruz Celiac Support Group
Contact: Pam Newbury
Phone: 831-423-6904
This group supports those with celiac disease and others who thrive on a gluten-free diet. Their website has information about Santa Cruz area celiac events, restaurants, destinations, stores, and support.

Temecula (CDF)
Contact: Ramona Inman
Phone: 951-676-0651
Email: Ramonacdf@aol.com

Truckee-No. Lake Tahoe, California Wheat/Gluten Free, Celiac Disease Support Group
Contact: Betsy Taylor, RD
Email: taylor_betsy@hotmail.com
This group is run by a registered dietitian and meets the last Monday of the month at the Center for Health and Sports Performance in Truckee (530-587-3769). They meets to share information on recipes, traveling, shopping, dining out, and exercise/training. This group is open to anyone who avoids wheat and gluten.

Connecticut

Manchester Group
Contact: Liz Bosco
Phone: 860-487-1136
Email: lizbosco@charter.net
This is a very informal group that meets 3 to 4 times a year in Manchester. They maintain an email and snailmail list of interested parties and notify them of planned meetings.

The Greater New Haven Celiac Group
Contact: Bill Jacobs
Email: wajacobs@cox.net or Pat Vlamis pmazza@comcast.net”>pmazza@comcast.net (she chairs the children’s group)
This group has several informative meetings a year with guest speakers, a potluck supper, workshops, and children’s parties. In addition, they offer new member support and distribute a “new member” packet to the newly diagnosed.

Delaware

Delaware Celiac and Gluten Free Group
Contact: Eva Szalewicz
Phone: 302-482-4882 (voice mailbox)
Email: glutenfreedelaware@gmail.com
Web: http://glutenfreedelaware.tripod.com
This group meets monthly to share advice and knowledge. They host a variety of events, including dinners.

District of Columbia

Washington Area Celiac Sprue Support Group
Contact: Susan (Chair)
Email: Susan@Susanflinn.com
Website: http://dcceliacs.com �
This group has about 500 participants and is a great resource for area celiacs. The group meets 5 times a year, publishes a newsletter, and runs a very active list serv and Yahoo group that includes a database of celiac-friendly restaurants and other useful resources.

Florida

Gluten Free South Florida
Local support group serving the larger Miami area, covering Miami-Dade, Broward, or Monroe counties.
This group meets on the first Monday of every month at 7pm at the:
Women’s Health Resource Center
8950 North Kendall Drive, Suite 105
Baptist Medical Arts Building, First Floor
President Natalie Romero 786-596-1210
To join group’s list serve, visit

http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/GlutenFreeSouthFlorida/

The Mission of this group is to raise awareness of Celiac Disease within the community, among health care professionals and individuals following a gluten free diet, by providing accurate up-to-date information and opportunities to interact and share related information with others living with Celiac Disease and Dermatitis Herpetiformis. Our goal is to influence a positive change in the community so that individuals following a gluten free diet can enjoy a healthier lifestyle.

Palm Beach County Celiac Support Group
Contact: Phyllis Kessler (President)
Phone: 561-637-0396
Web: www.pbcceliacsupportgroup.org
This group stretches from Miami to Jupiter in South Florida. Check their website for more information.

Georgia

Atlanta Metro Celiacs (CSA)
Contact: Jennifer Harris (Program Chair)
Email: jdubreeharris@bellsouth.net
Web: www.atlantametroceliacs.org
This group serves the Southeast region. They meet six times a year beginning in January on the second Saturday of every month. Meetings rotate between speakers, cooking classes, and potluck lunches.

Middle Georgia GIG. Warner Robins, Georgia
Contact: Carol Hinton
Phone: 478-397-5061
Email: middlegeorgiagig@yahoo.com
Web: http://middlegeorgia.gigbranches.org
This group meets the third Saturay of each month with the exception of July and January.

Savannah Celiac Support Group
For more information contact Estelle
Email: erosenfeld1@bellsouth.net

Idaho

Idaho Falls (CDF)
Contact: Lee Anne Sherwin, MS, APRN-BC
Grand Teton Gastroenterology, 2770 Cortez, Idaho Falls
Phone: 208-522-4000
Email: sherwin@ohsu.edu
This group is in the process of being formed. Contact Lee Anne for more information.

North Idaho/Eastern Washington Gluten-Free (CDF)
Contact: Jeanne Dickson
Phone: 208-687-8225
Email: gfjeanne@msn.com
Web: http://celiacdisease.meetup.com/78/
This group attempts to schedule meetups the second Saturday of every month at 1:00 p.m. in alternating Idaho/Spokane locations. They gather to share local information, recipes, shopping tips, and the best ways to avoid social restrictions due to wheat a wheat-free, gluten-free diet.

Illinois

Gluten Free Lake County (GIG)
Contact: Christina Barcus
Email: cbarcus@aol.com
This is a small group that meets monthly in Northern Lake County.

Indiana

CFMC Families Living with Celiac Disease (Goshen)
Contact: Tanya Trick
Phone: 574-825-3366
Email: dtdatrick@hotmail.com
This group is a support group for families with a member on a gluten-free diet. Their mission is to raise awareness of celiac disease and educate families living on a gluten-free diet. Meetings are generally held at the Clinton Frame Mennonite Church in Goshen.

Gluten-Free Indy (Indianapolis)
Contact: Diane Hosek
Email: dianehosek@gmail.com
Web: http://glutenfreeindy.com
The meeting schedule for this group is posted on their website. They offer an extensive website, a local listserv, an email newsletter, and a new patient packet that is available by email.

Indiana Gluten Intolerant Support Team (Lafayette)
Contact: Nancy Linnemann
Phone: 765-497-0665
Email: n.linnemann@comcast.net
Please see their website for mor information www.igist.org.

Iowa

Cedar Rapids Celiac’s Connect (GIG)
Contact: Theresa Brandon (Chair)
2407 Linwood Street SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404-3554
Phone: 319-560-6337
Email: tatbrandon@gmial.com
Web: www.iowaceliacs.org
Web: http:healthgroups.yahoo.com/group/crceliac/

Central Iowa Celiac Support Group
Contact: Barb Huyette
Email: huyette@dwx.com
Contact: Lindsay Amadeo (support for celiac kids)
Email: llamadeo@yahoo.com
This group meets every other month on Saturday at 11:30 for a potluck and program. Meeting site: Meredith Drive Reform Church, Meredith Drive (east of Merle Hay Road) in Des Moines, Iowa.

Jones County Area Celiac Support Group
Contact: Marilyn McCall, LD, RD
Phone: 319-462-6135, ext 6353
This group meets the second Thursday of every month (except December) at the Jones Regional Medical Center, 104 Broadway in Anamosa. The meeting is held at 1 p.m. in the cafeteria.

Louisiana

Celiacs of Baton Rouge
Contact: Mary Mack-Jeansonne�
Phone: 225-766-8872
Email: celiacsbr@aol.com
This group holds quarterly meetings at the Goodwood Library in Baton Rouge.

Maryland

Chesapeake Celiac Support Group, Inc
Website: www.ccsginc.org
This group meets the 2nd Friday of every month in Annapolis, MD at the new Health and Sciences Pavilion on the AAMC campus.

Gluten Free Support Group

Contact: Fran Hawes, RD, LDN

Email: fhawes@fmh.org

Frederick Memorial Hospital Wellness Center

FSK Mall

5500 Buckeystown Pike

Frederick, MD 21703

Phone: 240-379-6020 to register

This is a free support group for Celiac Disease or Gluten Intolerance.  Meet with a Registered Dietitian on the second Monday evening of the month from 6 to 7 p.m.

 

Special Diet Support Group of St. Mary’s Hospital
Contact: Teresa Andrasik RN, BS, MA
SMH Health Connections office
Phone: 301-475-6019
Email: tandrasik@md.metrocast.net
This is a support group for St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, Maryland. Members have celiac disease and/or food allergies. They meet on the first Thursday evening of the month from 7 p.m.-9p.m. in the hospital’s classroom. They take the summer months off (June, July, August).

The Greater Baltimore Support Group
For more information about this group, see their website
Web: www.marylandceliacs.org

Massachusetts

Celiac Support Group of Western Massachusetts
Contact: Louise Amyot, RD, LD
Phone: 413-774-7917
This group meets bi-monthly.

The Healthy Villi (serves the greater Boston area)
For information call 800-4-CELIAC
Web: www.healthyvilli.com

Michigan

The West Michigan Celiac Support
Contact: Nancy Carlson
Phone: 616-534-6091
Email: celiacsupport@sbcglobal.net
This group meets monthly at Kent Community Hospital on Fuller (just north of 196-Ford freeway) in Grand Rapids on the third Monday at 7 p.m. Nancy says, “Our meetings are informal for the most part and we have a variety of meetings throughout the year. We share information about gluten-free friendly restaurants, new products, new recipes, and grow ourselves by supporting each other. We always have something to eat! I have been celiac for 5 years and find it very doable but that’s not how I felt before the support group.”

Minnesotta

Brainerd lakes Area Celiac Group
Contact: Jennifer Chock
Email: duanejenchock@msn.com
Phone: 218-825-9525
This group meets once a month (except June, July, and August) at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Brainerd. Call for meeting schedule. This is an informal group that shares recipes, advice, and has occasional speakers. They have cooking demonstrations, such as pizza making and doughnut making.

Missouri

The Bi-State Celiac Support Group
Web: http://bscsgonline.org/
This group serves the gluten-free communities of St. Louis and nearby Illinois. They offer support group meetings for the newly diagnosed and events throughout the year to raise funds for celiac disease research and awareness. Visit their website to view a calendar of events.

Tri Lakes Celiac Support Group (GIG)
Barbara Hicks (leader)
Email: honedu@centurytel.net
Phone: 417-739-2703
This group covers southwest Missouri (Branson area) and meets every other month. They provide assistance to the newly diagnosed, share recipes, offer recommendations on where to purchase gluten-free food and dine out safely. If you are visiting the Branson area, contact this group. They are more than happy to provide information to travelers.

Nevada

Las Vegas Support Group. Jennifer Sullivan.

New Hampshire

The New Englander Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance Support Group
Contact: Judith Englander
Email: jseje@comcast.net
Phone: 603-428-7086
This group is affiliated with Concord (NH) Hospital where they meet three times a year. They feature speakers, Q & A sessions, and tasting buffets. They also hold additional meetings in public spaces.

ROCK chapter support group in Manchester
Contact: Michelle Ouellette
Email: rocknh2006@gmail.com
Web: www.rocknh.net

Seacoast Celiac Sprue Support Group
Contact: Dan Davis
Email: djdavis@comcast.net
This group serves seacoast New Hampshire, southern Maine, and northern Massachusetts. They hold meetings/pot luck suppers at the Newington New Hampshire Town Hall on the 3rd Thursday of January, March, May, September, and Novemeber.

New Jersey

CSA Southern New Jersey Chapter #9
Contact: James Jochims, SE Penna
(610) 999-9774 
jamesbjochims@rcn.com
This group meets on the first Sunday of each month (except July and August when there are no meetings) at Hope Church, 700 Cooper Road, Vorhees, NJ 08043. Meetings run from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit their website at http://mysite.verizon.net/vze17l3ki/index.html

Hunterdon County Celiac Disease Support Group
Contact: HunterdonNJCeliacs@gmail.com (Maria Garippa)
This group meets the first Tuesday of every month at 7PM at either the Clinton or Flemington NJ ShopRite Stores (contact email address for meeting schedule). This group is run by two dietitians, Sheila Suerig and Nicole Schaldone.   Email and correspondence by Maria Garippa.

Madison
Web: www.celiacdisease.meetup.com/89
This group is run by dietitians Lynn Cicero and Natalie Mazurets. They meet every other month (odd numbered months) at 7 p.m. at the Whole Foods store, 222 Main Street, Madison.

NYNJ R.O.C.K.

Gabrielle Simon, Rockland (NY)/Bergen (NJ) R.O.C.K. Chapter Leader
Email: nynjrockmom@yahoo.com
Web: www.facebook.com/nynjrock
Twitter: www.twitter.com/nynjrockmom

NYNJ R.O.C.K. launched in September 2010. We meet every two months at Nyack Hospital (Nyack, NY) and have a very casual, interactive format that includes speaker presentations, Q&As and roundtable discussions. We also have a registered dietitian and pediatrician (both of whom are involved with Celiac education) available for consults at most meetings.

New York

Celiac Support Group of Mohawk Valley (CSGMV) (CDF)
Contact: Eleanor P. Wallace
Phone: 315-736-6981
Email: elpar6@yahoo.com
Web: www.csgmv.org
This group meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. at 10 Clinton Street, Whitesboro. Persons with celiac disease, families, and friends are welcome. This group also publishes a quarterly newsletter. Eleanor will meet with the newly diagnosed one-on-one.

Central NY Celiac Support Group (Syracuse)
Contact: Ruth Wyman (President)
Phone: 315-463-4616
Email: jwyman1@twcny.rr.com

CSA Long Island Celiac Support Group #23
Jim Blank (Chairperson)
Phone: 516-673-7778
Email: li_celiacs@optonline.net
Web: liceliacs.yolasite.com

Hudson Valley Celiac Support Group (Poughkeepsie)
Web: www.hvceliac.com
This group meets the third Tuesday of every month at Vassar Brothers Hospital from 7-8:30 p.m. Please see their website for more information.

NYNJ R.O.C.K.

Gabrielle Simon, Rockland (NY)/Bergen (NJ) R.O.C.K. Chapter Leader
Email: nynjrockmom@yahoo.com
Web: www.facebook.com/nynjrock
Twitter: www.twitter.com/nynjrockmom

NYNJ R.O.C.K. launched in September 2010. We meet every two months at Nyack Hospital (Nyack, NY) and have a very casual, interactive format that includes speaker presentations, Q&As and roundtable discussions. We also have a registered dietitian and pediatrician (both of whom are involved with Celiac education) available for consults at most meetings.

Suppport Group of the Southern Tier NY (CSA Chapter 115)
Contact: Janet LaRue
Email: tjdd44@aol.com
Phone: 607-565-3477
This group meets the first Thursday of every month from 7-8:45 p.m. at Saint Joseph’s Hospital, 333 Market Street, Elmira (first floor in Ye Old Chapel). Meeting agendas vary.

North Carolina

Asheville Gluten Intolerance Group
Contact: Sheila Horine
Phone: 828-274-8532
Email: director@ashevillegig.org
Web: www.ashevillegig.org
This group meets every 3rd Tuesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Carolina Day School, 1345 Hendersonville Road, Asheville (please check location monthly, as it may change).

Hendersonville Celiac Support Group
Contact: Laurie Steenwyk, RD
Phone: 828-696-1140, ext 3142
Email: laura.steenwyk@pardeehospital.org
This group meets every 4th Wednesday 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. at the Pardee Health Education Cente, Blue Ridge Mall, Hendersonville.

Western North Carolina Celiac Support Group (CDF)
Contact: Terrie Swanson
Phone: 828-726-8893
Email: ncceliacs@charter.net
This group serves the area from Asheville to Charlotte. They meet every other month on the last Monday night in the month at 7 p.m.

North Dakota

Red River Celiacs (GIG)
Contact: Jan Hammer
Phone: 701-232-3896
Email: cfredjanhammer@gmail.com
Web: www.redriverceliacs.org
This group meets in Fargo on the first Saturday of most months.

Red River Celiacs North
Contact: Deb Zacs
Phone: 701-775-7402
This group meets in Grand Forks.

Lakes Area Celiacs
Contact: Susan Frykman
Phone: 320-528-2404

Ohio

Celiac Sprue Support Group
Contact: Sandra J. Leonard (Chair)
Phone: 937-878-3221
Email: thebaker30@sbcglobal.net
560 Park Hills Crossing, Fairborn,. 45324
Group meetings are held at the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. The group invites members to bring gluten-free treats (along with the recipe or list of ingredients) to share at the meeting. Please call or email Sandra for additional meeting information.

Northeast Ohio Celiac Support Group
Contact: Info@neohioceliac.com
Web: www.neohioceliac.com

The Northeast Ohio Celiac Support Group is dedicated to supporting people with celiac disease and their family members.

Richland County Celiac Support Group
Contact: Bev Messner
Phone: 419-565-5680 or 419-589-5972
This group meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church at 399 S. Trimble Rd. in Mansfield. Bev says this group is very active in sharing information, recipes, and ideas. They occasionally have speakers, including physicians, dietitians, gluten-free bakery owners, and cookbook authors.

Columbus CDF Group
Contact: Jay Thurston
Phone: 614-203-2489
Email: jayt@glutenfreepost.com

Gluten Free Gathering
Contact: Christine Weese, RD, LD (facilitator)
Phone: 614-539-0071
Email: christine.weese@UHhospitals.org
UH-Conneaut Medical Center, 158 West Main Road, Conneaut
This group is run by dietitian Christine Weese. They meet every 6 to 9 weeks at the hospital. This group is open to anyone following a gluten-free diet and their loved ones. For more information call Christine or visit the group’s website
Web: www.geocities.com/ashtabulaceliacs

The Gourmet Celiac Group (Holland)
Contact: Rita Malkin
Phone: 419-344-2508
Email: gourmetceliacgroup@yahoo.com
This group meets every other month to discuss issues related to travel, dining out, and family acceptance. Rita says, “we are a group of foodies who decided that there was a need to assist celiacs with making meals fun again, and to inform them that our food can be just as healthy and tasty as normal food.”

Wayne County Celiac Information and Support Group
Contact: Lynn McGinnis
Phone: 330-347-8231/330-345-5088
Contact: Bobbie Randall, MEd, RD, LD
Phone: 330-684-4776
This group meets the 4th Monday of each month at 6 pm at the Dunlap Community Hospital in the Community Room (watch for yellow signs). 832 S. Main St., Orrville, Ohio.

Oklahoma

Celiac Support Group Tulsa, Ok Chapter
Contact: Jennifer Croley
Email: csatulsa@gmail.com
Web: www.csatulsa.org
This group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month in February, April, June, August, and October. They also have a holiday brunch in December. Check their website for the most current information.

The Oklahoma Celiac Support Group (CSA) (Oklahoma City)
Contact: Heather Cline
Email: HMCline@aol.com
Web: www.okceliac.com
This group meets on the second Tuesday of the odd numbered months. Meetings are held at the Integris Baptist Hospital except for November. Meetings consist of education in the form of speakers and/or information on celiac disease and the gluten-free diet.

Oregon

Gluten Intolerance Group in Central Oregon
Contact: Lynelle Thomas
Phone: 541-389-1731
This group meets on the second Saturday of the even numbered months at the First Presbyterian Church in Bend. Meeting information is listed each Wednesday in the local paper.

Pennsylvania

Celiacs of Eastern PA (CDF)
Contact: Clare Quigley, MS, Ed
Email: clare@celiacsofeasternpa.com
Web: www.celiacsofeasternpa.com

Gettysburg Gluten-Free Group
Contact: Cheryl Hutchinson, RN (Chair)
Phone: 717-642-6053
Email: hutchjc@earthlink.net
This group meets on the first Monday evening of May and November at the Gettysburg Hospital Community Room. They have an educational speaker, several vendors of fresh gluten-free foods, and lots of free gluten-free samples to take home and try.

South Carolina

Gladys Ward. Volunteer resource person for CSA in eastern S.C.
Phone: 843-662-7846
Email: gladward@mindspring.com
Gladys gives a diet orientation to those newly diagnosed with celiac disease. She also maintains an email group.

Greater Greenville Celiac Support Group
Contact: Bev Gunter (facilitator)
Phone: 864-845-5238
Email: bevgunter@gmial.com
This group meets the second Thursday of February, April, June, September, October, and November at Earth Fare Health Food Store, 3620 Pelham Road, Greenville, SC. They share resources, recipes, and a caring attitude.

The Charleston Celiac Support Group

Contact person:
Sara H. Forbes, MS,RD
843-478-3777
SaraHinkleRD@gmail.com

This group meets the 3rd Monday of the even months at Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital 6:30-7:30pm in Classroom 1. They have guest speakers, share recipes, discuss new products on the market, etc. Occasionally they will attend a grocery store tour or have a restaurant outing to a local restaurant.

Tennessee

Memphis Celiac Support Group
Contact: Debi Bussell
Email: debi@nthused.com
This group meets the 4th Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Wild Oats (soon to be Whole Foods), 5022 Poplar Ave in Memphis. Debbie says this is a fairly small group but they hope to expand and meet the needs of people with celiac disease in the Memphis area. They are always looking for new ideas and love to meet new people.

Celi-Act (ETN Celiac Support Chapter #120 CSA)
Sponsored by Children’s Pediatric Gastroenterology, PC. East Tennessee Children’s Hospital in Knoxville
Contact: Sandy Altizer, RD, LDN                                                                                                                                                                                                 Email: SAltizer@etch.com                                                                                                                                                                                                                Website: www.celi-ACT.com

Contact: Alisa Weeks
Email: alisaweeks@comcast.net
Phone: 865-660-8978
This group is open to anyone with celiac disease or their family members. They meet the second Monday of every other month from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Children’s Hospital. They also have an informal “lunch brunch” that meets every other month during the months they do not have a meeting.

Texas

Alamo Celiac GIG
Web: www.alamoceliac.org
This group serves Central and South Texas with support groups in Austin, Corpus Christi, and San Antonio.

Brazos Valley Gluten Intolerance Group
Contact: Megan Tichy, PhD
Phone: 979-862-1221
Email: megan@bvgig.com
Web: www.bvgig.com
Local support group meetings are held the 3rd Friday of each month at 7 p.m. (6:30 for new members). Meetings are held at St. Joseph Education Annex, 3030 E. 29th St at the corner of E. 29th and Broadmoor in Bryan. The mission of this group is to provide support for people with celiac disease or gluten intolerance. Their goals are to increase the diagnosis rate of celiac disease, provide gluten-free food options and information, and provide a forum for social opportunities among those with similar dietary restrictions.

North Texas Gluten Intolerance Group
Contact: Betty Barfield (President)
Email: manager@northtexasgig.com
Phone: 817-929-9227
Web: www.northtexasgig.com
This group serves the North Texas community with celiac disease, gluten intolerance, and dermatitis herpetiformis. They meet the first Saturday of the month and offer a free 3-hour Celiac 101 class at every meeting. They sell cookbooks and a restaurant guide with over 90 pages of information on eating out in the DFW area. They also have a NTGIG Kid’s Club for celiac kids. They are a non-profit organization and a branch of the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America.

Houston Celiac Support Group (CSA/USA Chapter #25)
Contact: Janet Y. Rinehart (Chairman)
Phone: 281-679-7608
Email: txjanet@swbell.net
Web: www.houstonceliacs.net
This group serves the people in the greater Houston area who have celiac disease and gluten/wheat sensitivities. They teach people how to read labels, shop, cook, go out to eat, and travel as safely as possible. They have a Gluten-Free Gourmet Dining Club for members and their guests. Membership includes their extensive New Member Packet and chapter newsletter, “Houston Celiac Perspective.”

Vermont

Central Vermont Celiac Support Group
Contact: Anne Maule
Phone: 802-888-4494
This group meets at the Central Vermont Medical Center, conference room 3 on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Virginia

Celiac Support Group in Fredericksburg
Contact: Shelly Thompson
Phone: 540-786-1451
Email: shelly4girls@verizon.net
This group currently meets at the Ukrop’s Supermarket on the 2nd Saturday of every month at 9 a.m.

Chesapeake Tidewater Celiacs (CDF) (Chesapeake/Virginia Beach/Norfolk)
Contact: Trish Cyrs, PA-C
Email: pcyrs@cox.net
Phone: 757-547-0798 or 757-672-3681
Web: www.celiachealth.net
This group meets the 3rd Thursday of each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Chesapeake Lifestyle Center, 800 Battlefield Blvd. North in Chesapeake. Call 757-312-6132 for directions or lecture information.

Gluten Freebies (support grop for children and teens with gluten intolerance sponsored by the Chesapeake Tidewater Celiacs). Contact: Sondra Rosequist
Email: edsonzaceli@cox.net or info@glutenfreebies.org
Web: www.glutenfreebies.org
This group meets quarterly for fun events.

Gluten-Free Support Group of Williamsburg
Contact: Cindy Shiver
Email: 2shive@gmail.com
This group meets every 4th Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 inside Ukrops Grocery Store. They provide information on where to buy gluten-free groceries (including what to buy and what to avoid) and dining gluten free. They share recipes and hold taste testings. Cindy says, “If we can help just one person, we have made a difference. I never want anyone to have to search for help like I did when I made my discovery of gluten intolerance.

King George Celiac and Gluten Intolerance Group
Contact: Shirley Braden
Phone: 540-775-3031
Web: http://glutenfreeeasily.com
Email: glutenfreeeasily@gmail.com
This group meets monthly most often at Shirley’s home in King George or another member’s home. Meetings start with a potluck meal and are followed by information on issues related to gluten-free living. Shirley says, “our goal is to show folks that gluten-free living can be a wonderful thing.”

Washington

Celiac Disease Support Group (Pt. Angeles)
Contact: Barb Gardner, RD, CD
Phone: 360-928-9698
Email: bgardner@3dnorth.com
This group meets the first Wednesday of the month from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Olympic Memorial Center basement meeting rooms.

North Idaho/Eastern Washington Gluten-Free (CDF)
Contact: Jeanne Dickson
Phone: 208-687-8225
Email: gfjeanne@msn.com
Web: http://celiacdisease.meetup.com/78/
This group attempts to schedule meetups the second Saturday of every month at 1:00 p.m. in alternating Idaho/Spokane locations. They gather to share local information, recipes, shopping tips, and the best ways to avoid social restrictions due to wheat a wheat-free, gluten-free diet.

The Kitsap/Olympic Peninsula Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG)
Contact: Susan Eliot (branch manager)
Phone: 360-477-4548
Email: seliot@wavecable.com
This group covers the cities of Bremerton, Port Townsend, and Sequim WA. They hold bi-monthly meetings in a rotating fashion to include the major towns on the peninsulas they serve. They host speakers, including those in the medical profession and gluten-free food vendors.

Wisconsin

Madison Area Gluten Intolerance Chapter (MAGIC) (CSA Chapter #41)
Contact: Kathy Borner
Email: kborner@aol.com
Web: www.glutenfreemadison.org
This group holds monthly meetings featuring guest speakers, product/research updates, and a library with gluten-free cookbooks. They also publish a monthly newsletter. New members receive a welcome bag with information about celiac disease, local shopping resources, and gluten-free food samples

Milwaukee Celiac-Sprue Crew
Contact: Bev Lieven
Phone: 414-354-2354
Email: milcs@aol.com
This group holds large group meetings as well as smaller neighborhood meetings. They also publish a newsletter. An information packet is available for the newly diagnosed.

Northwoods Celiac Connection (Phelps)
Contact: Jesica Retzleff
Phone: 715-891-5353�
Email: nwoodsconnection@sonicnet.us
This group helps those who need support in their everyday struggles with celiac disease–finding doctors, places to buy food, and restaurants. Contact Jesica for meeting information.