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Support Networks

Led by trained patient volunteers, WomenHeart’s local support groups meet monthly to provide women living with heart disease critical peer-to-peer support, information and encouragement. Please note, the majority of our support network meetings are conducted in English. Visit the Community Calendar, or contact a WomenHeart Support Network Coordinator for details on the next scheduled meeting. 
  • There are currently no WomenHeart Support Networks in Montana. If you would like to start a support group in Montana, contact us here.   

Other Available Patient Support Services:

  • WomenHeart Virtual Support Networks are monthly online meetings peer-led by WomenHeart Champions. All support meetings are done using web-conferencing - not chat rooms or forums. You can talk in real-time to other women living with heart disease from the comfort and privacy of your own home.
  • SisterMatch connects newly diagnosed women with trained volunteers who provide one-on-one peer support via telephone, email and in-person. Meet your HeartSister today.
  • WomenHeart’s online community, hosted by Inspire, provides a vibrant forum for emotional support and information sharing among women with heart disease and their family members and friends.

From our WomenHeart Champions:

Welcome! My name is BJ Babcock and I am a WomenHeart Champion and the Pacific Northwest District Support Leader for WomenHeart Support Networks in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. I was born with the diagnosis of congenital aortic stenosis at age 2. As a kid, I felt like I had a strange, exotic disease and all I wanted to be was "normal" like my friends. In the 1950's and 60's I wasn't allowed to participate in physical education or sports. I had my aortic valve replaced with a mechanical heart valve at St. Jude's in 1998 and had complications post-surgery. It was a significant recovery period and I had no one to share my fears and concerns with. I know that we make a huge difference in women's lives and being part of the WomenHeart family has given me the confidence to reach out to each and every woman that I come into contact with. 

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WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) patient advocacy organization with thousands of members nationwide, including women heart patients and their families, health care providers, advocates and consumers committed to helping women live longer, healthier lives. WomenHeart supports, educates and advocates on behalf of the 47 million American women living with or at risk of heart disease. Our programs are made possible by donations, grants and corporate partnerships.

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