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Looking for local support for my soon to be gluten free family. Anyone here near me in Louisiana?

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HI! I'm also looking for a gluten free support group. I am a 51 year old female with 3 sons. We are all gluten intolerant. My sons do not follow the diet (and believe me it shows) so I am mostly seeking out a support group for them!

Looking for local support for my soon to be gluten free family. Anyone here near me in Louisiana?

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There is a thread on Celiac Meeting Room. It has a link to a support group in Baton Rouge. I am about 2 hours away so I never attended any of the meetings. I would love to find something a little closer to home.

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HI. I hope to attend that Baton Rouge Meeting this Wed.

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There are two support groups in Baton Rouge, Louisiana an gluten intolerance support group (meets quarterly) and an emotional healing support group for celiacs (weekly Wednesday at 6pm in Baton Rouge). Both groups are free and open to the public. Each deal with different aspects of living with celiac disease.

1.Celiacs of Baton Rouge, a gluten intolerance support group, for Adult Patients and Parents of children who cannot eat wheat, rye, barley and oats.

The meetings are quarterly at the East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

The next quarterly meeting is November 9, 2011 @ 7pm.

The contact is:

Mary Mack-Jeansonne

Home: 225.766.8872

Cell: 225.938.9534

Fax: 225.761.4614

celiacsbr@aol.com

Email Mary to be added to the email database.

2. The Emotional Healing Support Group is lead by John P. Patout, LCSW at the Jamestown Avenue Counseling Center. The group will meet on Thursdays at 6-7pm. Jamestown Avenue Counseling Center is located at 4637 Jamestown Avenue, Suite B-1 (upstairs) located off of College Drive in Baton Rouge.

The primary focus of this group is on emotions and healing. This is the first support group of its kind in Louisiana. Read more about Jamestown Counseling Center at jamestowncounseling.com. Telephone 225-924-3000.

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