International Support Groups

The following support groups have been established to aid parents and family members in dealing with and learning about the many facets of caring for a person affected with Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome. They are educational and supportive in nature and are NOT medical service providers, nor do they give medical advice or opinion. Medical advice should be obtained ONLY from a competent medical professional. If the coordinator of your support group does not have knowledge of competent medical professionals in your area who are familiar with VCFS, please contact the Foundation Office and we will attempt to direct you, if possible, to someone in your area.

Support Group information is updated as often as possible. If you don't find your area listed, please contact the Foundation Office or check again in a few days.

The Dempster Family Foundation has provided a list of all of its facebook accounts for each state, click here for a copy of this information.

Select a represented country for it's support group information.

• Australia
Argentina
Belgium
Canada
Denmark
France
Germany
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Mexico
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Philippines
Romania
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom

Australia


Argentina


Belgium


Canada


Denmark


France


Germany


Ireland


Israel


Website: http://www.eitan-rd.co.il/ (in Hebrew)
"The Israel Association of Rare Diseases"

Italy


Jamaica


  • The Velo-Cardio- Facial Syndrome Education Foundation of Jamaica/ Caribbean
    Yvonne Campbell
    Kingston, Jamaica
    Phone: 1876-4785589
    Email:[email protected]

Mexico


Netherlands


New Zealand


Norway


Philippines


Romania


Spain


Sweden



Switzerland


United Kingdom

  • Max Appeal
    Julie Wootton
    15 Meriden Avenue
    Stourbridge
    West Midlands
    DY8 4QN
    Email: [email protected]

    Claire Hennessey
    Max Appeal
    Coombe Lodge
    Blagdon
    North Somerset
    BS40 7RG
    Tel: +44(0)1761462578
    Email: [email protected]

    Website: www.maxappeal.org.uk
    Helpline: +44 (0) 1384821227
    Tollfree (within UK): 0800 389 1049

If no support group is listed for your area or region, please look to a neighboring area, if possible.

If you or your organization would like to be listed as someone who may be contacted regarding VCFS, please email us with the precise contact information which you authorize to be placed on the web site.