The whole family is affected by MS, not just the person diagnosed. We support each member of the family by providing education, guidance, assistance and fun.
Fun for All
Everyone in the family can have fun at our special family activity events, including availability of tickets to social outings, organized recreational and educational family days, and at our large events like Walk MS.
- Top-Priority Tickets: Call 1.800.344.4867 to request free or discounted tickets for local theater, accessible seats at Dodgers games, concerts at the Hollywood Bowl and more!
- Walk MS, Bike MS and Challenge Walk MS are fun ways for a family to get involved in the movement to end MS, together.
Support is also available to family members through our community-based and telephone support groups. Family members may also receive respite assistance, academic scholarships, and financial assistance with items such as school pictures, class rings, and holiday gifts.
Financial assistance: support to the family and respite care assistance
Learn about Navigating the Financial Pressures of Having Multiple Sclerosis in this new webinar from The Foundation for Financial Service Professionals and the FEP program.
Children and Teens
Children and teens can learn about MS, connect with peers and have fun, too, through programs such as the children’s interactive and colorful newsletter, teen magazines, child and teen appropriate brochures, and supportive networks.
Brochures for children & teens
- Keep S’myelin: a colorful, engaging, informative, and reassuring newsletter to help children and their parents talk and learn about MS together.
Spouses and Partners
Our Relationship Matters program and other local couples’ resources can have a great impact on both people in the relationship.
Relationship Matters: A Program for Couples Living with MS can help you strengthen your partnership and minimize the impact of MS on your life. Available in-person, online or via teleconference.
Financial planning: It’s never too early to begin planning financially for the future – evaluating your income, assets, debts, benefits, and other resources is essential to being well-prepared for a future with MS.
- Respite Care and other financial assistance that can make life easier.