Connect with a Peer Support Volunteer One-on-One
MS affects everyone differently – that’s why it is important to have someone you can count on to support you in the way that YOU need.
Through the one-on-one Peer Connections program, you can search for and connect with a peer support volunteer who has “been there” and can provide you with helpful tips, suggestions and emotional support for the challenges that MS throws at you. Peer Connections volunteers have been through a rigorous screening and training process.
What are the benefits of peer connections?
You can pick your own peer from a list of trained peer support volunteers from many different walks of life.
You can connect by email at your convenience.
You can have confidential conversations you may not want to have online and develop a relationship with your peer overtime.
How do I connect?
Begin by searching for a peer that is right for you.
Once you find a peer, click the purple "Invite to Connect" button.
If you don't see the "Invite to Connect" button, you will need to create a profile by clicking on "Sign Up" in the upper right hand corner of the page.
Further information about connecting to a peer is available at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
View Peer Support Profiles
Join Volunteer-led Support Groups
Support groups bring people together on a regular basis for mutual support, education and camaraderie. MSconnection.org support groups have different purposes and goals. Groups may focus on support, advocacy, education, or be more social in nature. Some groups also serve specific populations, such as young adults, carepartners, or people who are newly diagnosed. All MSconnection.org support groups are led by volunteers who have completed the National MS Society’s extensive support group leader training.
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