The Society recognizes the valuable role self-help groups and one-on-one peer support connections play in addressing the informational, emotional and social support needs of people living MS. We also recognize that well trained and supported volunteers are key to the ongoing delivery of this core service.
There are nearly 1,200 Society affiliated self-help groups across the United States engaging some 30,000 people with MS, family members and friends. In addition, there are approximately 200 peer support volunteers working one-on-one with people affected by MS.
See the impact of Society connection programs by viewing the summary of 2014 evaluation study
The following resources are available to assist and support you in your leadership role:
Group meeting discussion guides and toolkits
To facilitate dialog and discussion around issues important to people living with MS, the Society has developed guides for use in your meetings — to provide a framework for discussion around critical topics.