The Mid America Chapter coordinates over 40 connection groups across Kansas, Western Missouri, Nebraska and Pottawattamie County, Iowa. Connection Groups provide lively discussions, valuable information to help you cope with the challenges of MS, and a place to share your story and be inspired. The group experience helps members become more empowered to cope with the challenges of their MS in a supportive and confidential environment. Groups usually meet on a monthly or bi-monthly basis. Most groups have a consistent week, day and time they meet each month as well as a set location.
Mid America Chapter connection groups are facilitated by trained volunteers with personal experiences with MS who are committed to helping others.
The Chapter supports connection groups by providing the initial orientation and ongoing training to leaders and co-leaders. Leaders receive regular research and program updates, as well as a chapter newsletter with program ideas, updates and tips for running meetings. Additionally, a chapter staff liaison works with each group to develop topics and activities and maintain monthly contact with the leader. Staff liaisons also visit the group annually.
To find a group near you, read our list of Connection Groups.
If you are interested in starting a group in your area or looking for resources for leaders, then check out all of the helpful information on our Leader Resources Page.