Center for Lupus Care
The Center for Lupus Care (CLC) opened in August 2003 to educate the general public about Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, commonly known as SLE or lupus. Created as a patient advocacy group, the CLC assists with developing coping skills, securing superior medical care, advocating for any patient and/or family member as well as hosting a monthly support group.
Many services are made available through lectures, seminars, symposiums, and workshops that are facilitated by lupus specialists in Southern California.Program objectives:
- Provide additional resources, information and support to lupus patients in underserved communities.
- Have professional services staff and volunteers work directly with each lupus patient to ensure everyone receives the appropriate information and support.
Lupus is more common and tends to be more severe among African-American, Latina/Hispanic, Asian and Native American women. The library, which is open and accessible for people to research lupus and other autoimmune disorders, it also has information on diseases affecting a large percentage of the African American population.
- Find qualified rheumatologists in the CLC database who understand, not only the intricacies of the disease, but also the ramifications and the level of medical care necessary to ensure survival and quality of life.
- Browse an extensive on-site library of books, brochures, pamphlets and CD's that offer the most current and up-to-date information on lupus.
- Watch the video trailer of the documentary ‘Invisible Suffering’, a unique look into the lives of people fighting for normalcy in the face of lupus.
- The website is in English and Spanish.