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Support GroupsResource Support Groups

We understand that dealing with ALS is physically, emotionally and financially devastating for the person diagnosed and their family.  Resource Support groups provide a caring, supportive, open environment for persons living with ALS and their families to gather, connect, and talk with one another.  These groups are open to persons living with ALS, their families, caregivers and friends, and are located around the state to provide opportunities to learn more about living with the disease from others who understand the challenges, and to help establish a network of sustained support.  A Chapter Regional Care Manager facilitates each group and will have speakers on relevant topics combined with time for attendees to discuss and share information and provide support to one another.

If you are attending a group for the first time, please RSVP to the facilitator.  *PLEASE NOTE: Times and locations occasionally change so please check our website prior to each meeting.

North Florida

Jacksonville - 1st Wed., 2:00 - 4:00pm | CrossRoad Church (UMC) | Room 218 | 10005 Gate Parkway N | Jacksonville, FL 32246 | Tiana Deas

Daytona - 2nd Wed., 1:00 - 3:00pm | 575 N. Clyde Morris Blvd. | Daytona, FL 32114 | Marixa Salgado

Panhandle/Tallahassee - 2nd Tues., 12:00ET, 11:00CT | Phone Group | Judie Benwick

Central Florida

Orlando - 1st Wed., 2:00 - 4:00pm | Whole Foods | 8003 Turkey Lake Road | Orlando, FL 32819 | Marixa Salgado

Brevard - 3rd Wed., 2:00 - 4:00pm | One Senior Place | 8085 Spyglass Hill Road | Melbourne, FL 32940 | Marixa Salgado

The Villages - 4th Wed., 1:00 - 3:00pm | Hibiscus Center | 1740 Bailey Trail | The Villages, FL 32162 | Marixa Salgado

Tampa - 4th Sat., 2:00 - 4:00pm | USF Morsani Health Center | 13330 Laurel Dr. | Tampa, FL 33612 | Heran Sisay

Pinellas - 4th Mon., 2:30 - 4:30pm | Carillon Bay Care Center | 900 Carillon Pkwy | St. Petersburg, FL 33716 | Heran Sisay

Southwest Florida

Sarasota/Bradenton - 2nd Tue., 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm | Lakewood Ranch Med Ctr. |8330 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. | Bradenton, FL 34202 | Patti Stanco

North Port - 4th Weds., 1:00 - 3:00pm | Public Library | 13800 Tamiami Trail | North Port, FL 34287 | Patti Stanco

Fort Myers - 4th Sun., 2:00 - 4:00pm |13601 Plantation Rd. | Fort Myers, FL 33912 | Patti Stanco

Naples - 2nd Sun., 1:30 - 3:30pm | Brookdale-NHC | 11190 Health Park Blvd. | Naples, FL 34110 | Patti Stanco

NAPLES MEETING CHANGE NOTICE:  Beginning in May 2016, the Naples ALS Resource Support Group will meet on the 1st Wednesday of the month from 1 pm – 3 pm at St. John the Evangelist Church in the Library.  There is plenty of handicapped parking, wheelchair accessible restrooms in the room, and direct access to the room from the outside.  The address is 625 111th Ave. N. Naples, FL, 34108. The next meeting will be on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 from 1 pm – 3 pm at the new location. 

South Florida

Miami-Dade - Spanish Group - 1st Thurs., 2:00 - 4:00pm | Kendall Elks Lodge | 10301 SW 72nd St. | Miami, FL 33173 | Elke Perez

Miami-Dade - English Group - 3rd Thurs., 2:00 - 4:00pm | Kendall Elks Lodge | 10301 SW 72nd St. | Miami, FL 33173 | Elke Perez

Martin - 1st Tues., 3:00 - 5:00pm | Martin Health Systems - Robert and Carol Weissman Cancer Center | 501 E. Osceola St. | Stuart, FL 34995 | Jessica Bianchi

Palm Beach - 3rd Tues., 1:30 - 3:30pm | Children’s Services Council Palm Beach County | 2300 High Ridge Rd. | Boynton Beach, FL 33426 | Jessica Bianchi

Broward - 2nd Tues., 1:00 - 3:00pm | Broward Health Weston | 2300 N. Commerce Pkwy. | Weston, FL 33326 | Jessica Bianchi