Our goal is to improve the quality of life of everyone affected by MS
MS happens to families, not just to individuals. When a person is diagnosed with MS, there is immediate impact on all who love them.
The Greater Northwest Chapter offers an extensive variety of programs, services and resources for you and your family. These resources can be accessed in person, online, by phone and by mail. To learn more, contact an MS Navigator at 800-344-4867, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or click the links below. Families can count on the National MS Society.
Knowledge is Power At-Home Education Program
This education program is designed for people who are newly diagnosed, or for family members and friends interested in learning more about MS.
Walk MS is the rallying point of the MS movement. Meet others who care about creating a world free of MS by participating or volunteering at this inspiring and family friendly annual event.
The Bike MS experience is the ride of your life! Whether you accept the challenge to participate in the ride or join the fun as a volunteer, you will be hooked on the festive spirit of this annual event.
Order any of the following free publications by calling 1-800-344-4867.
- Plaintalk: A Booklet for Families about MS
- A Guide for Caregivers
- MS & Pregnancy
- When a Parent has MS: A Teenagers Guide
- Someone you Know has MS: A Book for Families
- Keep S’myelin Newsletter: A colorful, engaging, informative, and reassuring newsletter to help children and parents talk and learn about MS together.
- We offer short-term home care (a time away from home for families and primary caregivers to restore and strengthen their ability to continue providing care)
- We can help with accessibility modifications to homes or vehicles
- “Support to Family” grants can help support experiences that may not otherwise be possible due to the challenges of MS (pictures for children, participation in after-school activities such as youth groups, rental of mobility equipment during a family trip, and more)
- ... whatever your need may be, don't hesitate to ask!
MS Connection Online Community
National MS Society social media pages, profiles, presences and communities are intended to be safe places for people affected by multiple sclerosis and those who care about them to engage in respectful conversations that honor each person’s experiences and beliefs.
Scholarships are available to assist highly qualified students who have been diagnosed with MS, or who have a parent with MS, achieve their dreams of going to college.
Attend our symposiums and other education seminars to learn more about advancements in MS research and valuable community resources.
Connect with a support group. We even have caregiver groups (limited to Washington State). Discuss MS-related and care-giving issues with your peers, learn about resources and get the opportunity to make new connections!
Resources for Care Partners
We are here for you and your loved one with MS. This link provides resources to support those caring for someone with MS.
Parenting with MS
The uncertainties and unknowns of MS can make answering your child’s blunt questions anything but easy. This link provides a sample Q and A to help you talk about MS with your kids.
Through the simple act of sharing our stories we are more engaged and connected as a growing community of supporters looking out for each other. By sharing your story, you can help raise awareness around the unique impacts that MS has on the family and friends of those living with the disease. Your voice and your story matter and we are listening!