SUPPORT RESOURCES

Founded in 2013 by the Arnold Girlz (Actress/Singer Tichina Arnold and her Sister/Manager and Lupus Survivor Zenay Arnold), The We Win Foundation was formed to help individuals, as well as the families and caregivers who support those suffering with Lupus and other related autoimmune diseases.  They provide holistic health, nutrition, and lifestyle programs, grants for alternative health treatmentssuch as stem cell therapy, acupuncture, and various other services.  www.wewinfoundation.org

The Lupus Research Alliance is the world’s leading private funder of lupus research.  Established in 2016 – from the merger of the Alliance for Lupus Research, the Lupus Research Institute, and the S.L.E. Foundation – the Lupus Research Alliance was created to improve treatments for lupus while advancing toward a cure.  This effort includes raising funds and advocating on behalf of the lupus community in the public policy arena.  www.lupusresearch.org

The American Fibromyalgia Syndrome Association (AFSA) is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to funding research that accelerates the pace of medical discoveries to improve the quality of life for patients with fibromyalgia.  Through donations, AFSA supports studies that seek out the causes and treatments for this extremely painful, fatiguing, and often debilitating medical condition.  www.afsafund.org

The National Fibromyalgia Association‘s mission is to help people affected by FM by organizing awareness events, media coverage, suppoty and training for support group leaders across the United States.  The NFA produces informational materials, hosts patient and health care provider web sites, and publishes the magazine Fibromyalgia AWAREwww.fmaware.org

The mission of the Fibromyalgia Care Society of America (FCSA) is to provide education, care and supportive services to individuals living with fibromyalgia, their families and the community at large.  FCSA will also work to educate medical providers on the appropriate diagnostic, care and treatment of those living with this condition.  www.fibro.org

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance‘s mission is to increase awareness of patient assistance programs and boost enrollment of eligible individuals.  They offer a single point of access to more than 475 public and private programs, including about 200 programs offered by biopharmaceutical companies.  They’ve helped millions of Americans to get prescription drugs for free or at very low costs.  www.pparx.org

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) is an ethically-driven, professional membership organization serving over 9,600 physicians, health professionals, and scientists worldwide.  Founded in 1934, we are a not-for-profit, global medical society dedicated to advancing the rheumatology subspecialty.  The ACR supports its members by providing meaningful education, research, advocacy, and practice support.  www.rheumatology.org

Chesapeake Care Clinic – If you live in Chesapeake, VA area and do not have health care coverage and meet the income qualifications, contact the Chesapeake Care Clinic. Chesapeake Care Clinic provides medical and dental care services to low-income, uninsured individuals within Chesapeake, Virginia. Check out their website: www.chesapeakecare.org

U.S. News and World Reports – Find the best doctor for you in your area.  Best doctors for you across 75 specialties. The US News Doctor Finder directory includes 750,000+ of America’s physicians and surgeons.    www.health.usnews.com/doctors

Lackey Clinic – If you do not have health insurance or meet income requirements and live in York County, Williamsburg, Poquoson, James City, or Newport News, contact Lackey Clinic. They provide medical, dental, mental health and specialty services in a modern facility with state-of-the-art equipment. Go to their site for more information. www.lackeyclinic.org/services/

National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics – Over 1,400 Free & Charitable Clinics across the U.S. provide health care to the medically underserved in their community.  Find a clinic near you!  https://www.nafcclinics.org/find-clinic