Support Groups

Gluten Intolerance

Gluten Intolerance support groups help people to cope with gluten intolerance or celiac disease/dermatitis herpetiformis. It also educates about gluten-free food providing recipes and cooking tips. As a support group our mission is to increase awareness by providing accurate, up-to-date information, education and support those with gluten intolerance or celiac disease/dermatitis herpetiformis, their families, health care professionals and the general public in the greater Utah County, Salt Lake City and northern Utah areas.

For more information call (801) 263-3782 or visit Gluten Intolerance Groups in Utah.

Contact:
Pam Ward
Phone: (801) 263-3782

Heart Transplant

The Heart Transplant Group provides support to patients and families dealing with the transplant process. The group offers the opportunity to discuss issues in an informal setting.

For more information call (801) 581-3298

Lung Transplant

The Lung Transplant Group provides support to patients and families facing the lung transplant process. This group offers the opportunity to discuss issues related to this process in an open and informal setting.

For more information call (801) 581-3298

Caring Connections – Grief & Bereavement Support Group

When we experience a significant loss in our lives, we grieve. Grief can be emotionally and physically difficult as it consumes a tremendous amount of energy. Grief Counseling Support Groups has developed a variety of community and hospital programs to meet the grief and bereavement needs of people experiencing loss and death. Everyone is welcome to participate as his or her circumstances suggest.

Call Caring Connections at (801) 585-9522 to register for a grief group or visit.

Contact: College of Nursing 10 South 2000 East SLC, UT 84112 Phone: (801) 585-9522

Woman-to-Woman – Gynecological Cancer Supports Group

Woman-to-Woman Support Group is an educational group available to women who are presently dealing with or have dealt some form of gynecological cancer. The purpose of this support group is to promote healing in a safe environment, one in which women can sit comfortably with other women to share their stories, celebrate their successes, encourage the group member facing a new challenge, process concerns and feelings, learn from each other, improve coping strategies and receive information, support and validation for their unique journey with cancer. There are also opportunities to add to the community’s awareness of gynecological cancers and learn of ways group members might lend support.

Schedule/Meeting Times:

This is an open enrollment group held the first Wednesday of each month from 5:00 pm–6:30 pm.

Location:
Huntsman Cancer Institute
Forth Floor Conference Room (4 South)

Contact:
Lynne Carlquist
Phone: (801) 587-2908

Parent-To-Parent – Parents Of High Risk/Critically Ill Newborns

Parent-to-Parent is a support group that provides support and information to families experiencing a high risk or threatened pregnancy or who have a critically ill newborn in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

The Parent-to-Parent group of volunteers is composed of individuals who have been through many of the same crises associated with high risk/bed rest pregnancies and/or having a critically ill son or daughter requiring hospitalization in a NICU. Whether you are scared, depressed, numb or sad, Parent-to-Parent volunteers are understanding and there to support you.

Parent-to-Parent support group relies on help and support of our parent volunteers to remain strong. We welcome new referrals, new volunteers and donations. Contact the Support Specialist for more information.

For more information call (801) 581-2098.
Office Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Location:

Level 2, NICU (around the corner from the nurses' station)
University of Utah Hospital

Contact: Becky Hatfield
Phone: (801) 581-2098

Perinatal Bereavement Program

We provide compassionate care to each family experiencing a perinatal loss (miscarriage, ectopic or molar pregnancy, blighted ovum, stillbirth or neonatal death and adoption), regardless of circumstances. We treat each family with kindness, respect and the compassionate support we would wish for ourselves or our loved ones in similar circumstances. We will honor the memory of this life lost and realize the honor we have to be of service.

For more information call (801) 585-9441.