Self Help & Support
The Rhode Island Chapter provides valuable support, resources, and services for Rhode Islanders with MS, their families, and friends.
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The Rhode Island Chapter of the National MS Society offers support groups throughout the state to empower people with MS to feel more self-confident in coping with challenges. The groups meet regularly to learn about new information relating to MS, share experiences, and gain support.
- Aquidneck Island
- Dare to Dream - Cranston
- In Touch - Telephone Group
- Key Club Social Group - Warwick
- Care Partner Group - Warwick
- Positive Perspectives Social Group for Young People - Warwick
- The Quahog Group- Wakefield
The Quahog Group
A social group for people with MS
South Kingstown Public Safety Complex
1790 Kingston Road, Wakefield
10am-11:30, First Saturday of each month
Call Joan at 401.539.2084 Or Laurie at 401.789.9173
Toll Free Helpline - 866.MSFriends
A toll-free, peer-support helpline, MSFriends is available 24/7. Staffed by trained volunteers who have MS, it is a lifeline offering immediate assistance and connecting people who are in need of help with others who have learned to live and thrive with their condition. MSFriends is especially valuable if you feel isolated or confused about available services, drug therapies, or how to seek appropriate medical treatment. To find out more, visit www.msfriends.org.
Talkin’ Teens provides a safe place for teens to meet and discuss their experiences online. For ages 13-18, the chat room is open every Thursday at 7 p.m., EST, on MSWorld, the official bulletin board and chat room site of the National MS Society. An adult and a teenager with MS moderate the discussion. Teens must register to participate. To find out more, call us at 401.738.8383, Option 2, and ask for Programs and Services.