The Arizona Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society offers a wide variety of programs and services to assist you and your family. MS is unpredictable and may affect you in many different ways at different times. Your needs vary both with time and changes in your symptoms. The Arizona Chapter can assist you with many of these needs.
Select a topic:
- Information Resource Center 800-344-4867
- Care Management
- Financial Assistance
- Caring for Someone with MS
- Self Help Groups
- Newly Diagnosed
- College Scholarships
The Information Resource Center is not only for people with MS, but also for family members, friends, employers, and health care professionals.
Supportive professional staff is available to speak with you Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.
Call our Information Resource Center at 800.344.4867 to obtain answers for the questions about:
- MS and newly diagnosed
- current research and treatments
- community and medical resource referrals
- Health and Social Security benefits
- and thousands of other questions
Are you faced with confusing information, overwhelming decisions, or uncertainty about where to turn for help? Our Care Management Program is a resource that provides you with education and support to help empower you to manage this life change Our Care Managers are trained social workers, who can assess your needs, develop a personalized care plan, and connect you to needed services such as:
- Home safety and accessibility
- Home health care
- Chore services
- Employment assistance
- Medical equipment
- Respite care
- Financial and long-term care planning
- Legal assistance
- Emotional support
- And more
If you are living with MS and find that you are struggling financially and can't afford some of the items or services you need to live more comfortably and independently, we have a limited financial assistance program.
Taking care of someone with MS can strengthen the bonds of love, but it can also be physically and emotionally draining. As a caregiver, it’s also important to take the time to pay attention to your own needs, which benefits everyone.
Our self-help groups are wonderful and supportive venues that give you the opportunity to meet others affected by MS and offer support and information about living with MS. To find the right group for you, check the listing of the groups in your area. If you cannot find a group in your area or are interested in starting a group, please call the Arizona Chapter at 480-968-2488.
It can be difficult to hear the words “you have MS” for the first time. When you are newly diagnosed, you will find that you have many questions about what this diagnosis means for you, and how it will impact your life and the lives of your loved ones. There are many challenges, but there are also many supportive options available to help you.