LupusLine®, begun in 1988, is the only national telephone peer support program offering one-to-one emotional support and education to people with lupus in the New York tri-state region, across the country and internationally. The program links people who need the service with trained volunteers who have lupus.
Following a talk with our professional social worker, callers are individually matched with a trained volunteer, who shares the special understanding of living with lupus or a family member of someone with lupus. New callers are encouraged to contact the Program Manager weekdays between 9am and 5pm EST.
Priscilla Toral, LCSW
"My counselor was very caring and warm. She was always available to me."
Marilyn, Brooklyn, New York
"LupusLine was fantastic. I learned about my lupus and about how to speak with my doctor more effectively."
Naomi, Whitestone, New York
HSS offers a number of free programs that reflect our comprehensive approach to care for people with lupus, myositis and rheumatoid arthritis.