Connecting with others who have "been there" can make all the difference
Coping with MS can be a challenge, but it is manageable with help from others. Expand your circle of support to include others you can relate to through our connection programs. Share your story in confidence to discover how others are successfully managing the challenges of MS.
Self Help Groups
Our self-help groups provide a safe, friendly atmosphere to meet others with MS. More than 50 groups throughout our Chapter meet on a regular basis, including a “stay at home” telephone support group. Care partners and other family members can benefit, as well.
Online Peer Connections
Through the Online Peer Connections program you can search for and connect with a peer support volunteer who has "been there" and can provide you with helpful tips, suggestions and emotional support for the challenges that MS throws at you.
“MSFriends” Peer Support Program
MSFriends connects you with a trained volunteer living with MS who offer emotional support, information and encouragement through a one-time phone call offered within 24 hours of your request.
“Someone to Listen” Peer Support Program
Connect with a trained volunteer over the phone for help with information, support and goal-setting. Click here.
Walk MS is the rallying point of the MS movement. Meet others like you at this inspiring and family friendly event. The event has a festive and uplifting atmosphere with music, munchies, mingling and more. Everyone is welcome, and fundraising is not required.
The Bike MS experience is festive and fun for everyone, whether you’re pedaling a bike, lending a hand as a volunteer or showing your support with cheers and applause for our cyclists as they cross the finish line. Everyone is welcome, and fundraising is not required for non-event participants.
Each person touched by MS has a unique story. By sharing your experience, you can provide hope and encouragement to others living with the disease. Take a few moments to share your story by answering a few questions about yourself and what you’re doing to live well with MS.