Support Groups

Support groups bring together people who are going through or have gone through similar experiences.  Kidney patients and caregivers support groups are a growing need in many communities. The exchange of information and important patient-to-patient collaboration that occurs within a support group is one of the most valuable elements of patient participation.


See the list of Renal Support Groups below listed by state.  When you click on the state of interest, you can view a printable PDF of support groups by city.


If your state is not listed, we do not yet have information about a support group in that state.  Please contact Deborah Pelaez at with information and updates on support groups.


Online Support Group

Have you thought about trying an online support group?  Read this recent blog post by AAKP Ambassador Denise Steininger about her positive experience with online support groups!  Click here.

Starting a Support Group

Are you interested in starting a support group, but need some help getting started?  AAKP developed a Community Patient Support Group Guidebook, a resource book to help you start an independent support group in your local community.

Please click the button below to view the Guidebook.