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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 Maine. If you would like to start a support group in Maine, 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:

My name is Vicky Lynde – I am a WomenHeart Champion and also serve as the District Community Leader for the Northeast District in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.  I’m a strong proponent of educating women about their health and always working to improve the lines of communication across states, while encouraging them to promote awareness about women’s heart health. It continually amazes me (and it shouldn’t because I am just as guilty!) how much we take care of others while neglecting our own health. Every time I speak with a woman and know I’ve made a connection with something she had not realized nor had thought about, I get that great feeling of “Yes! I’m doing the right thing!”   

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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 nearly 48 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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