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Peer Connections: One-on-One

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Someone who has “been there” can provide tips, suggestions and emotional support to help you through the challenges that MS throws at you.

Peer Connections volunteers have been through a rigorous screening and training process.

  • Choose from a list of trained peer support volunteers from many different walks of life, including family members of people living with MS.
  • Connect confidentially via email, telephone or messages within the online community (once you're connected, let your peer know your communication preference)

Find your peer today

MSFriends®

MSFriends volunteers complete a rigorous screening and training program and are focused on the needs of those who call for support.

MSFriends:

  • know first-hand what it is like to live with MS.
  • are there to help you deal with the changes brought about by MS.
  • are a sounding board for good decision-making and problem solving.
Family members of people living with MS may leave a message with the volunteer who answers, and a trained volunteer who also has a family member with MS will call you back to provide support.

Call 1-866-673-7436
Volunteers with MS are available 9 a.m. to midnight ET, 7 days a week. All of your conversations are confidential.

Would you like to be a peer-support volunteer?

Qualifications include:

  • Personal relationship to MS (person with MS, partner or family member of a person with MS)
  • Strong listening and communication skills; empathetic listener
  • Knowledge of and access to internet/email technologies and equipment
  • Dedication to the mission of the National MS Society and a desire to make a difference in the lives of people affected by MS

Contact us at peerconnections@nmss.org.

National MS Society Peer to Peer Connection Programs are made possible through educational grants from Biogen, Genentech, Bayer Healthcare and Sanofi Genzyme.

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