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The MSF Independent Support Group Network consists of 170 support groups nationwide. We believe that support groups truly embody the spirit of our motto: It’s All About “MEE” - Motivating, Educating, Empowering. Support groups exist to connect you with the latest information about MS, to give you an opportunity to share stories and experiences with other people who will understand, to inspire you to discover new strengths and abilities you didn’t know you had, to help you focus on what you can do, to share tips and tricks to help you get through even the toughest days, and to find ways to stay positive in the journey through life with MS.

Support group meetings are designed to be educational, fun, and positive. The MSF provides guidance, resources, and structure while allowing affiliated support groups to maintain their independence. We recognize that each support group is uniquely positioned to serve the needs of its specific members and community. In addition to supporting their members, MSF-affiliated support groups are frequently active in engaging in MS awareness and advocacy efforts in their communities. 

Anyone with MS can start a support group and become a leader. Healthcare professionals can also start or affiliate their support groups with the MSF. Through the MSF Independent Support Group Program, support group leaders receive training, ongoing support for their meetings, and many types of unique assistance throughout the year, including materials for meetings and resources for member recruitment.  

If you would like to start or affiliate a support group, contact MSF's Support Groups and Outreach Manager Alissa Ayden at alissa@msfocus.org or (888) 673-6287, Ext. 141. If you are looking for an existing support group to join, search our interactive support group directory below. Please call the contact person for the support group you are interested in to confirm the date, time, and location.

MSF National Independent Support Group Network Directory

Please Note: The purpose of this directory is to provide information about support groups to those with MS. This list may not be used for solicitation purposes. If you are an individual, company, or organization that would like to contact a support group for any such purposes, you must first contact the MSF’s Support Groups and Outreach Manager, Alissa Ayden.

The Pediatric MS Telephone Support Group meets once a month on a national toll-free conference line and is open to all parents or caregivers of children or teens who have MS. Please contact Elin at (979) 219-1755 or elinphillips@ymail.com for more information.

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ASHEBORO

Asheboro Randolph MS Support Group
Senior Adult Center (Second Floor, Room 206)
347-A West Salisbury Street

Contact: Margie 336-626-2656 / crazylady1@triad.rr.com
Contact: Ann 336-629-6800
Meets: Third Tuesday of the month from 6:30 p.m.-7:45 p.m.

Comments: Please call the contact person to confirm date, time and location. We meet to enjoy a light supper, the company of wonderful people, and be part of MS awareness. Friends and family are always welcome!


JAMESTOWN

Triad Caring and Sharing MS Support Group
Family Eye Care
205-A Hillstone Drive

Contact: Sushmita 336-491-3413 / drdeallen@northstate.net
Contact: Gina 336-687-5935
Meets: First Saturday of the month from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Comments: Please call the contact person to confirm date, time and location. We welcome everyone for fellowship, support, and education. We want to offer hope, humor, and information to help you build courage to face each day with MS.


SPARTA

Go Forward With Faith MS Support Group
Alleghany Wellness Center
508 Collins Rd

Contact: Mary 336-372-4218
Contact: Carole 336-372-4852
Meets: Second Tuesday of the month 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Comments: Please call the contact person to confirm date, time, & location. Go Forward With Faith is a support group that encourages empowerment and positivity in living with the challenges of MS. We are upbeat and informative. Please come and join us for an enlightening experience.


WINSTON-SALEM

You, Me, and the Lord Too MS Support Group
Cornerstone Baptist Church
4507 Thomasville Road

Contact: Dolores 336-784-8460 / sillydilly@triad.rr.com
Contact: Janice 336-788-1096 / jlevenson@triad.rr.com
Meets: Second and Fourth Tuesdays of the month from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Comments: Please call the contact person to confirm date, time, & location. We are a spiritual group that offers support to all members, including caregivers and family. We strive to be a close-knit group that shares our MS symptoms and experiences in a warm and friendly setting. Additional information is made available through physicians, therapists, and pharmaceutical companies.



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