Welcoming with a big hug. Though I am not from your area I can, we can give you support here.
I, not having a local support group in my area, I found for me, this maybe better. So many people, friends right at your finger tips...anytime, since we are from different time zones..
We chat up about anything...good times, sad times, difficulties in the home, at work..at the doctors. A bit of everything..vent, laugh, gripe..
You may not get the personal eye contact, the touch and hugs but I can feel the love and care through everyone's words...
I hope you will be able too...stick around. It is always nice to find people like us, who understand, who get it...get us...
I have Lupus. So *^#@! what.