Founded in February 2014, Hope for HS is the first US-based, face-to-face support group for patients with Hidradenitis Suppurativa, their loved ones, and caregivers with meetings that began at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan and have expanded to Penn State Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania, Montefiore Hospital in Bronx, New York and rotating among the campuses of University of North Carolina and Duke University in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina.
Hope for HS offers physician presence at each support group meeting, allowing patients to gain invaluable accurate information about their condition, current treatment options, and research. Our meetings are free and everyone is welcome, regardless of where (or if) you are being treated. Patients are also able to make connections with other HS sufferers to share stories, provide support, and realize they are not alone.
Through these support group meetings, we have developed a network of patients and physicians that continually seek and develop opportunities to raise awareness, educate the public, and advocate for research into Hidradenitis Suppuratva.