o In-Person Support Group- Looms for Lupus provides bilingual in-person support group and incorporate hands on workshops, Art Therapy such as Loom Knitting, mindfulness, meditation and other stress relieving techniques. Support Groups are for Lupus, Fibromyalgia survivors, their loved ones and caregivers. Meetings are held every Second Saturday of the month 9:30am-11:30am at the Kaiser Permanente Educational Outreach Program 4141 Maine Street, Baldwin Park, CA
o Facebook Live Support Group- Looms for Lupus provides a Spanish Facebook live support group session every second Saturday of the month via Looms for Lupus Facebook page at 8:00am PST. The support Group is intended to reach the Spanish speaking community in the U. S and Internationally as well. Our focus is to provide support, information, tools and stress relieving techniques to those living with Lupus, Fibromyalgia, their families and loved ones.
Looms for Lupus Partners with other organizations to provide support those living with Lupus, Fibromyalgia or other Autoimmune conditions. The roles may vary from volunteering, presenting, and hosting.
§ Lupus and Allied Diseases Association, Inc. (LADA, Inc.)-Education Symposium Road Show- The Lupus and Allied Diseases Association led the Enhancing Lives by Empowering the Lupus Community Education Symposium on the Road to Hawaii, California and Colorado. We are thrilled to announce that both Juana and Estela attended all 3, The Hawaii Symposium as volunteers, The San Francisco as hosts and Colorado volunteer and booth partnership with LADA, Inc. For more information on the Education Symposium Road Show visit https://www.ladainc.org/education-awareness
§ The Lupus Project- The Lupus Project is an event in Los Angeles designed to empower, educate and connect the Lupus Community. This event took place on February 23, 2019 at the Art Share LA, hosted by Howse Foundation. Looms for Lupus is proud to participate annually, provide support and host a booth providing information for Lupus, caregivers and loved ones. Raffle Basket Donation given annually includes: Loom Knitting Kit with Yarn, Scarf loom knitted by Looms for Lupus, essential oils, lavender candle, Mandala Coloring Book, Journal, Bath Salts, Positive Affirmations and Looms for Lupus T-Shirt. For more information visit https://www.thelupusproject.com/
Health Fairs\Community Outreach
Looms for Lupus attends health fairs and local community events to provide information, and resources on Lupus, Fibromyalgia. Looms for Lupus also raises awareness on Mental Health, those living with a chronic condition such as Lupus and Fibromyalgia have a higher rate of suffering from Depression.
§ Pacific Clinics Mental Health Awareness Month Community Event- The Community event took place on May 24, 2019 at the Pacific Clinics in Santa Fe Springs, CA. Looms for Lupus booth provided information on resources for Lupus survivors, their care givers and loved ones. We also provided Tips for Caregivers and Positive Affirmations.
§ Lupus awareness Social Media Campaign partnership with Exagen, Inc.- Through this partnership we provided Posts through social media platforms, Facebook, Instagram and twitter throughout the month of May. These posts provided information on Lupus in English and Spanish.