The TeleFriend program can begin a relationship with a trained individual with MS who truly understands the challenges faced when diagnosed with MS—all from the privacy of your home. Through the TeleFriend program you will be connected with someone with MS over the phone.
- The TeleFriend Program offers people who have MS an opportunity to speak with others who have the disease.
- TeleFriend volunteers make weekly phone calls to individuals requesting outreach to provide support and understanding in living with MS.
- As a TeleFriend, individuals make weekly calls to two or three people registered with the Chapter for support through this program.
- Peer support offers an exciting opportunity for both parties to meet new people and build lasting friendships.
- The TeleFriend program provides an opportunity to share thoughts and feelings with others who are coping with MS.
Rewarding & Informative
- TeleFriend volunteers are supported by the Gateway Area Chapter with on-going training. Volunteers receive up-to-date information about MS research, treatments and Chapter programs.
Learning More About Yourself & Others
- Volunteers are trained to initiate contact, develop good listening skills, improve communication, handle crisis calls, and discuss Chapter resources.
The MSFriends program connects you with volunteers living with MS. The common bond of living with MS creates a unique connection. MSFriends volunteers complete a rigorous screening and training program and are focused on the needs of those who call for support.
The National MS Society offers a monthly telephone group held totally in Spanish. We invite Hispanics/Latinos with MS to participate with us from the comfort of their home or office phone.
The monthly calls are free.
For more information on how to receive weekly calls from a TeleFriend please contact Stacey Sickler at 1-800-344-4867 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org