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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 have any questions or would like to discuss information that may be of interest to our affiliated support groups, please contact the MSF’s Support Groups and Outreach Manager, Alissa Ayden, at (888) 673-6287, Ext. 141 or alissa@msfocus.org.

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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ARLINGTON

But You Look So Good MS Support Group
Fielder Road Annex (Room - Annex South)
1333 W Pioneer Pkwy

Contact: Teresa 817-453-9694 / towynne@sbcglobal.net
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Meets: First Saturday of the month 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Comments: Please call the contact person to confirm date, time, & location. Our goal is to help meet the needs faced by individuals with MS. We welcome anyone who is touched in any way by the disease. Our goal is to: Be a FRIEND, Be an EDUCATOR, Be an ADVOCATOR.


FORT WORTH

Friend To Friend MS Support Group
St. Bartholomew Catholic Church (Small Church Hall)
3601 Altamesa Boulevard

Contact: Ann 817-294-2379 / acj1030@yahoo.com
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Meets: Third Wednesday of each month from 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Comments: Please call the contact person to confirm date, time, and location. Our mission is to provide access to accurate, current and comprehensive information to people with MS and their caregivers. Also, to provide an atmosphere that is positive, lighthearted, uplifting, affirming, enthusiastic, supportive and relaxed, which will allow for sharing of stories and solutions discovered; to lighten the load of MS persons and their caregivers.


ODESSA

CSI West Texas MS Support Group
Holiday Inn Express
5321 John Ben Shepperd Parkway

Contact: Laura 432-880-4978 / sadeyes0722@yahoo.com
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Meets: Second Saturday of the month from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Comments: Please call the contact person to confirm date, time, and location. We are a Caring, Sharing, and Inspiring group. With education and support from each other, we empower ourselves to live life with MS to the fullest. We invite you to be part of our inspiring and positive group.


PLAINVIEW

Never Surrender MS Support Group
Santa Fe House
3404 SW 5th Street

Contact: Casandra 806-983-1862 / ms.vet.ed@gmail.com
Contact: Rozlyn 806-869-5082 / badbrad4585@yahoo.com
Meets: First Monday of every other month beginning in February from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Comments: Please call the contact person to confirm date, time, and location. We value each person and his or her unique story and battle with MS. We strive to learn and share information to help us deal with the difficulties that MS causes in both our lives and the lives of those closest to us.


PORT ARTHUR

MS Support Group of Southeast Texas
The Medical Center of Southeast Texas (Auditorium)
2555 Jimmy Johnson Boulevard

Contact: Crystal 409-853-2397 / msgroupsetx@gmail.com
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Meets: First Saturday of the month at 11:00 a.m.

Comments: Please call the contact person to confirm date, time, and location. Our group focuses on making friends, supporting each other, sharing helpful information about MS, and finding out about medications and therapies, old and new.



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