The New York City and Southern New York chapters have joined together!
The National MS Society is working toward a world free of MS. We mobilize people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by multiple sclerosis. To do this, we must be bold and imaginative.
With this in mind and after careful consideration, the New York City and Southern New York chapters have joined together to serve the 10,000 people living with MS in the five boroughs and Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange and Sullivan counties. Our goals are simple: to provide additional program opportunities, improve efficiencies, raise more money and increase our commitment to national MS research.
By consolidating administrative functions and combining the strengths of our boards, staff and volunteers, we are able to streamline operations and expand our programs and services to those living with MS, their friends and families. Both offices will remain open in Manhattan and White Plains. Robin Einbinder, NYC-Southern NY Chapter president, will serve as the president of our united chapter.
We are extremely excited about this opportunity to better serve you and will continue to provide the outstanding level of service you have come to expect from us as we move forward in striving to achieve a world free of MS. As what will be one of the largest chapters in the Society, the New York City – Southern New York Chapter will undoubtedly continue to offer resources that enable you to continue moving your lives forward.
What does this mean for people living with MS, their friends and families?
Below are some answers to questions you may have. If you would like to speak with someone directly, please call 212-463-7787.
Where will the New York City – Southern New York Chapter offices be located?
Both offices will remain open.
New York City
733 Third Ave., Third Floor
New York, NY 10017
2 Gannett Dr., Suite LC
White Plains, NY 10604
I was signed up to participate in a program this fall – will it still be at its designated place/location?
All programs will take place as scheduled. People living with MS and their loved ones will have immediate access to a large number and a wide variety of top-quality programs. To access the most up-to-date programs listings, click here.
What about the Walk MS, Dystel Golf Outing and other events? Will they still take place?
Our vision is to create a world free of MS. We cannot accomplish that without our many fundraising events and your tremendous support. We will continue to host Bike MS, Walk MS and numerous fundraising events throughout the year and we hope you will join us.
Click here for more information about upcoming events.
I live in Putnam County, but work in Manhattan, can I attend a support group or recreation program closer to my office?
Anyone living with MS, their friends or families in the five boroughs of New York City or Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange and Sullivan counties can participate in ANY program or event taking place in all of those locations.
Who can answer my questions about programs or services? Will there be a new Web site or phone number?
We are committed to giving you access to speak with whomever can best address your needs regardless of their office location. Call 1-800-344-4867 to speak with a chapter representative.
You can also get up-to-date information at www.MSnyc.org.
What about the publications I receive?
We are committed to providing important information on research, programs and events. If you currently receive our newsletter MS Connection and/or the monthly electronic newsletter E-vent News, you will continue receiving them. They are also available here .