Lyme Disease Education &

Support Groups of Maryland


Support Groups & Patient Advocates

(M)- Indicates Having Some In-Person Meetings

After The Bite- Statewide, National, International

Annapolis Area Lyme Program Information- Annapolis

Anne Arundel County Lyme Disease Support Group- AA County

Baltimore County Lyme Support Group- Baltimore County

Baltimore- Kenney Family Foundation- Baltimore City

Calvert County & Southern Maryland Lyme Groups- Southern Maryland on the Western Shore

Calvert Memorial Hospital Lyme Support Group- Calvert County (M)

Cecil County Lyme & Associated Diseases Support Group- Cecil County & Parts of Pennsylvania

Central Maryland Lyme Disease Support Group- Westminster, MD (M)

DelMarVa Lyme- Delaware, Maryland & Virginia- Eastern Shore

Delaware Lyme Support Group Listings- Delaware

FaceBook- Lucy Barnes

FaceBook- Maryland Lyme

Frederick County Lyme Disease Support Group- Frederick, MD

Helping Hand Volunteers- Various Locations

Howard County Lyme Awareness- Columbia & Howard County

Island Lyme Disease Support Group- Kent Island- Eastern Shore

Kent County Lyme Advocates- Chestertown, Kent County

LDA of Delmarva- Salisbury

Lyme Disease Association SEPA- SE Pennsylvania & MD Border Towns (M)

Mason Dixon Lyme Groups- Maryland/Pennsylvania Line (M)

Mid-Shore Lyme Disease Association, Inc.- Easton, Talbot County- Eastern Shore, MD (M)

Military Lyme Support Group- National & International

Montgomery County Lyme Fighters- Montgomery County

Olney/Brookeville Lyme Disease Support Group

Online Support Groups

Rising Sun Lyme Disease Support Group- North- Western Shore

Southern Delaware Lyme Disease Support Group- South Delaware

Volunteer Activities & Reports

Washington DC Lyme- Washing DC, Maryland & Virginia

Western Maryland Lyme Programs & Events


Our volunteers spend countless hours each year on tick borne disease awareness efforts in communities across the state. Volunteers donate their time researching, writing articles, organizing and presenting programs, and supporting those who are ill.

Some groups sponsor meetings (M) that are open to the public and others assist with special events. All volunteers play an important role in educating the public and health care professionals.

Unfortunately, many of our volunteers have first-hand experience with Lyme and tick borne diseases and many have experienced the pain in their own children's eyes as they suffered. Yet, their main goal remains to educate the community to help prevent others from suffering.

Maryland has some of the most active and longest running support groups and patient advocates in the country, with many volunteers dedicating more than 20 years of their life to helping Maryland residents.

Most of the educational efforts are self-funded or are supported by small fund raising events and occasional donations from local residents.

Two of our groups, the Harford County Lyme Disease Support Group, Inc. and the Mid-Shore Lyme Disease Association, Inc. in Easton, Maryland, are incorporated as non-profits and are affiliated with the national Lyme Disease Association.

To find the support group closest to you, locate various online support groups, or check out the latest news, please visit the individual support group page listed above.

If you are a group leader or an active volunteer patient advocate and would like to be considered for addition on this list (& free website page to post your information), please email your information to Lucy Barnes -

Working Together For You!

Lucy Barnes

Last Updated- April 2019

Central Maryland

Lyme Disease Support Group


*Next Meeting*

July 2018

Robin Wolfenden, after several decades of serving

the community as a volunteer Lyme disease

educator and support group leader, is retiring.


You've helped countless people who

are grateful for your efforts!

We Will Miss You!

Robin Ann Wolfenden



Meeting Place

Basement of the Social Hall

Zion United Methodist Church

2716 Old Washington Road

Westminister, MD 21157


* If Carroll County Schools Are Closed Due To Weather

There Will Be No Support Group Meeting*


Monthly support group meetings, weather permitting*

are held on the second Thursday of each month.

Meetings start at 7:30 PM at the:

ZION United Methodist Church



For More Information

Please contact Robin at

Robin Ann Wolfenden


Central Maryland Lyme Disease Support Group

(410) 876-8079


(443) 547-8600


We Miss You Jay!

Jay Wolfenden

Robin Wolfenden

113 Bertie Ave.

Westminster, MD 21157

Articles and Videos

Avoiding Tick is Key To Preventing Lyme Disease

(Article- Baltimore Sun 8/21/14)

WJZ TV Lyme Disease Reports in Maryland Grow

(Article and video)

WJZ TV Lyme Disease Diagnoses Are Increasing

(Article and video)

Summer Likely To Bring Rise In Lyme Disease Cases

Carroll County Times

Tick Trouble

Carroll County Times

Carroll County Directory of Community Services

UPDATE Winter 2017 & 2018- Due to unpredictable weather in the winter months we WILL NOT have any more meetings until April 2018. The bad weather often comes up quickly and the parking lots develop black ice due to water running down hill during the day and freezing at night. We do not want anyone getting hurt!