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MS support groups provide people with MS and their families an opportunity to share their MS experiences with those who can understand and identify with them.  Support group meetings are designed to be educational, fun, and positive. The MSF has a network of more than 100 independent support groups nationwide, and each one is unique.

In addition to supporting their members, MSF support groups are frequently active in raising awareness of MS in their communities.  Many groups participate in National Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Month each March.

Anyone with MS can start a support group and become a leader. Through the MSF Independent Support Group Program, new support group leaders are trained and receive ongoing support for their meetings.  They also learn how to expand their memberships. Having a co-leader without the condition is permitted.

Each support group meeting is a little different – some are educational with speakers, others are more social, and some are a little of both. In addition, many support groups welcome participation from friends and family members.

If you would like to start a support group, or if you would like to add your support group to our directory, contact MSF Support Group Coordinator Alissa Ayden at or call 888-673-6287.  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 date, time, and location.

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Dawes County MS Support Group
Prairie Pines Lodge Assisted Living Center
900 West 7th Street

Contact: Cecelia 308-207-5384
Contact: Kathi 308-432-5545 /
Meets: Third Thursday of the month 7:00 p.m.

Comments: Please call the contact person to confirm date, time, & location. We hope to provide information and emotional support for all of our MS group members, their families and caregivers. We strive to be an informal gathering of friends. We hope to eliminate the self-imposed isolation many of our members endure. We will provide access to necessary activities within the community.

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North Platte Area MS Support Group
Vic's Corn Popper
1847 West A Street

Contact: Alicia / (308) 520-0351
Contact: Kathy
Meets: 2nd Monday of the month at 6:30 pm

Comments: Please call the contact person to confirm date, time, & location Our goal is to bring awareness about MS to our community and surrounding area. At our monthly meeting we share our MS experiences, provide MS information and most of all give support to one another. Come check out meeting, you will meet the most caring group of people.

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