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The Society offers many programs and services to help people affected by MS live their best lives. Find resources in your area to learn, connect, and get support.

  1. IN PERSON Social gatherings and networking

    MS Youth Camp

    MS Youth Camp is an opportunity for young people who have a parent living with MS to share a summer adventure and learn more about MS. This program is offered at no cost and is open to youth who are entering 4th grade through 12th grade.

  2. IN PERSON Long-Term Care

    Meeting the Challenges

    Our free, five-week educational workshop series, developed by Marcia Finlayson, Ph.D., OT, OTR/L, was specifically created to help care partners feel more confident in their abilities to provide support and assistance to persons with MS, prepare for and manage challenges, and take care of their own health and well-being so that they can continue to provide support to their loved one with MS.

    Evanston, IL 60201See Map
  3. IN PERSON Family and Relationships

    Team of the Future

    Chapter-wide super team made up of Walk MS teams and volunteers led by young adults ages 13 - 19.

  4. IN PERSON Social gatherings and networking

    MS Family Day

    Join us for a family outing at a Chicago museum. Participants receive admission to the museum and lunch.

  5. IN PERSON Social gatherings and networking

    Tri-County Holiday Party

    The Greater Illinois Chapter and Peoria Community of the First English Lutheran Church Volunteers invite you to enjoy a fun filled evening at our annual Holiday Party.

  6. IN PERSON Social gatherings and networking

    Tri-County Pizza Party

    The Greater Illinois Chapter and the Knights of Columbus invite you to attend our free, annual Tri-County Pizza Party in Morton, IL.

  7. ONLINE Live Fully, Live Well

    Live Fully, Live Well

    Managing your health and wellness is an integral part of "living well" with MS. Live Fully, Live Well is a comprehensive wellness program from the National MS Society and Can Do MS, designed for people living with MS and their support partners. Live Fully, Live Well covers topics affecting the whole family living with MS in order to strengthen relationships, increase understanding and promote improved health and quality of life.

  8. ONLINE Everyday Matters

    Everyday Matters

    Everyone has their own idea of their best life. For people living with multiple sclerosis, the idea of that “best life” can change due to the challenges of having a chronic, unpredictable and lifelong disease. The National MS Society’s Everyday Matters, supported by Genzyme, a Sanofi company, was an interactive national project that uncovered stories of real people facing the everyday challenges that MS can bring on the path to one’s best life.

  9. ONLINE Support and Self Help Groups

    Online Groups

    Online groups bring people together on a regular basis for mutual support, education and camaraderie. groups have different purposes and goals. Groups may focus on support, advocacy, education, or be more social in nature. Some groups also serve specific populations, such as young adults, carepartners, or people who are newly diagnosed.

  10. ONLINE Family and Relationships

    Intimacy and Sexuality (.pdf)

    MS can affect sexuality, both directly and indirectly, but problems can be resolved or minimized. By Rosalind Kalb, PhD. (last updated February 2012)