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IMPORTANT UPDATE

For the safety of the MS community and all our communities – we’ve stopped gathering in person for now. However, many groups are continuing to meet virtually. Please reach out to individual group leaders for more information. You can also participate in online groups, including: We are here for people with MS and their families — no matter what. We encourage you to visit our Coronavirus Resources page for the latest information about COVID-19 including:
  • Special considerations for people living with multiple sclerosis
  • What to do if you have symptoms
  • COVID-19 resources and support
If you need additional support, reach out to an MS Navigator.

Self-help groups bring people together who share common life experiences for support, education and mutual aid. Benefits of participating in a self-help group include:

  • Learning new information and strategies for confronting problems.
  • Finding support from others.
  • The opportunity to help others.
  • Feeling empowered and more self-confident in coping with challenges.

National MS Society self-help groups focus on support, advocacy, education, wellness or may be more social in nature.  Some groups also serve specific populations, such as young adults, parents with MS, carepartners or African-Americans.  Other groups may have a specific focus, such as physical activity, wellness or healthy living.

People come together at self-help groups to lift each other up through personal struggles and encourage each other to try new things and live each day to its full potential. Learn more about the sense of community and the power of connection offered at National MS Society groups.

Find a group in your area here, or to talk to someone about establishing a group, contact an MS Navigator at 1-800-344-4867 or online.

Find Local Groups

  1. Milford MA Self-Help Group - now meeting virtually

    Milford, MA
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  2. Norfolk MA Self-Help Group - now meeting virtually

    Norfolk, MA
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  3. Foxboro “But You Look So Good” MS Self Help Group - now meeting virtually!

    Foxboro, MA
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  4. Foxboro Newly Diagnosed

    Foxboro, MA
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  5. MS Care Partner Group- now meeting virtually

    Mansfield , MA
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  6. Aquidneck Island

    Portsmouth, RI
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  7. Southbridge Self Help Group - now meeting virtually

    Southbridge, MA
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  8. Taunton MA Self Help Group - now meeting virtually

    Taunton, MA
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  9. But You Look So Well Group - Worcester, MA - now meeting virtually

    Worcester, MA
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  10. Care Partner Connections

    Storrs, CT
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  11. Stoughton MA Self Help Group

    Stoughton, MA
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  12. Worcester MA Self Help Group

    Worcester, MA
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  13. New Bedford MA Self-Help Group

    New Bedford, MA
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  14. Waltham TRF Self Help Group

    Waltham, MA
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  15. Teens and 20’s Family & Friends Group - Now Meeting Virtually

    Waltham , MA
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  16. Core Connections Group

    Waltham, MA
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  17. New London Multiple Sclerosis Support Group - Now Meeting Virtually

    New London, CT
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  18. Vernon Support Group - Currently meeting virtually

    Vernon, CT
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  19. MS Patient & Family Support Group (Boston)

    Boston , MA
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  20. Hanover Self-Help Group - now meeting virtually

    Hanover, MA
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  21. Living with MS Support Group - Lexington - Now meeting virtually

    Lexington, MA
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  22. Coffee & Conversation - Cambridge - Now Meeting Virtually

    Cambridge, MA
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  23. Wareham MA Self Help Group

    Wareham, MA
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  24. Plymouth MA Self Help Group

    Plymouth, MA
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  25. Springfield MA Self Help Group

    Springfield , MA
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  26. Coffee and Conversation - Chicopee

    Chicopee, MA
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  27. Chicopee SHG- now meeting virtually

    Chicopee, MA
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  28. Hartford Support Group - Currently meeting virtually

    Hartford, CT
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  29. Amherst MA Area Self-Help Group - now meeting virtually

    South Hadley, MA
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  30. Newington Support Group

    Newington, CT
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  31. Sandwich MA Self Help Group

    Sandwich, MA
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  32. UCONN MS Support Group - Now Meeting Virtually

    Farmington, CT
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  33. Granby Support Group

  34. Merrimack Valley Self Help Group- now meeting virtually

    Metheun, MA
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  35. Plainville Support Group - Currently meeting virtually

    Plainville, CT
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  36. Coffee and Conversation - Nashua - Now Meeting Virtually

    Nashua, NH
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  37. Bristol Support Group - Currently meeting virtually

    Bristol, CT
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  38. The Yale MS Center Support Group

  39. North Haven Support Group

    North Haven, CT
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  40. Waterbury Support Group

    Waterbury, CT
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  41. Monadnock Friends With MS

    Peterborough, NH
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  42. Coffee and Conversation - Manchester

    Manchester, NH
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  43. Hampton Bays – Living with MS – now meeting by Teleconference

    Hampton Bays, NY
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  44. MS Lightning Warriors Coffee Group

    Keene, NH
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  45. Derby Support Group

    Derby, CT
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  46. Shelton Support Group

    Shelton, CT
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  47. Southern Berkshire MA Self Help Group - now meeting virtually

    Great Barrington, MA
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