The National MS Society helps each person affected by MS in our area address the challenges of living with MS. We help by raising funds for cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education and providing programs and services that empower people with MS and their families to move their lives forward.
Our staff and volunteers are dedicated to achieving a world free of MS. Through our chapter’s support services and educational programs for people living with MS and their families and friends, we help connect people in our local communities who want to do something about MS now.
We offer many programs — including professional counseling and peer facilitated support groups, educational programs and seminars, referrals to neurologists and healthcare professionals, national teleconferences and internet programs, services for the homebound, and social and recreational programs to assist people with MS and their families in leading productive and fulfilling lives.
Our community support helps to fund our local programs and accelerate worldwide research projects to ensure no opportunity is wasted. Generosity can come from anywhere. We are thankful to our members and their friends, corporate partners and the general public who help us raise the money to move us closer to a world free of MS.
The National Capital Chapter provides programs and services to people in the District of Columbia; Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George’s, and St. Mary’s counties in Maryland; and Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, and Prince William counties in Virginia.
Our chapter serves approximately 6,500 people living with MS. Taken together with their families and caregivers, we have identified approximately 18,000 people who are affected by MS in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
Download our Chapter Brochure (.pdf) to learn more. Please note this is a large file and may take a moment to open.