UPDATE: In-person groups are on hold
In light of COVID-19, all in-person support group meetings are cancelled for the time being. However, several state-based groups are beginning to transition to Zoom; check your state listing for details. In addition, we encourage you to join one of our five monthly support calls. Learn more about the calls and register here.
In-Person Support Group Meetings
All Pain Connection support groups leaders have gone through our training program, where they learn to guide productive, compassionate discussions amongst participants. They are also trained in helpful techniques, like meditation, breathing exercises, guided imagery, decision-making models, role-playing, assertiveness training, and more.
Pain Connection groups are designed with your comfort in mind. We will do whatever we can to help accommodate your physical needs. For example, you should feel free to lie down during groups. We encourage you to bring pillows, mats, ice or hot packs—whatever helps keep you comfortable. And, you can come as often or as little as you like.
All discussions in the support groups are confidential. If you have questions about our support groups, or are interested in starting one in your area, please reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find a group near you:
Panera Bread | Thousand Oaks, California, 91360
Usually 2nd Wednesday of each month
1701 Divisedero Street | San Francisco , California, 94115
Second Friday of each month.
North Natomas Public Library Meeting Room | Sacramento, CA, 95835
Usually the third Wednesday of the month
The Brook Besor Coffee Shop | Cropwell, Alabama
The first Thursday of the month.
811 East Washington Avenue | Madison, WI, 98226
175 Lithia Way | Ashland, OR, 97520
Second Thursday of the month.
McGregor Down Building | Charlotte, NC, 28226
Community Center, Vose Room | Beaverton, , OR , 97005
First Tuesday of the month
Taborspace - Room 04 | Portland, OR, 97215
Third Tuesday of the month
Robbins (main) Library, Ground Floor Community Room | Arlington, , Maine, 02476
The second Friday of each month
New Beginning (Health) Clinic, Pascua Yaqui Tribe | Tucson, Arizona , 85757
Meets weekly on Mondays
Pinewood Manor | Old Orchard Beach, Maine, 04063
The first Thursday of each month
U.S. Pain Foundation headquarters | Middletown, CT, 06457
Third Wednesday of the month
Fronimo's Greek Cafe (side room) | Tucson, Arizona, 85716
First Wednesday of each month
Detroit Public Library, Conat Room (located on A-level), | Detroit, , MI, 48202
Second Tuesday of the month.
Nonprofit Village | Rockville, MD, 20855
The second Monday of each month
Ashland Christian Health Center | Ashland, , Ohio, 44805
Second Wednesday of the month
Marion Public Library | Marion, Iowa, 52302
The third Friday of each month
Unitarian Universalist Church of Concord | Concord, NH, 03301
Second Tuesday of each month