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Support GroupsALS Resource Connections

We understand that dealing with ALS is physically, emotionally and financially devastating for the person diagnosed and their family.  ALS Resource Connections groups provide a caring, supportive, open environment for people 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 valuable resources and sustained support.  A Chapter Regional Program Manager facilitates each meeting and will have speakers on relevant topics combined with time for attendees to discuss and share information and provide feedback 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.


To our ALS community, 

Your health and safety is always going to be our top priority. Out of an abundance of caution, the ALS Association Florida Chapter has canceled our in-person support groups until the end of April. We are continuing to evaluate other Chapter events as well as our schedule for May and beyond - and will let you know as soon as our support groups start back up again. Our telephone groups are still operational (see below). Please visit the website to stay updated on the ALS Association's response to evolving news surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Thank you for your understanding! Please contact your local care services representative if you have any questions or concerns.


Telephone Groups (PLEASE NOTE: Our telephone ALS Resource Connections meetings have limited capacity.  Please reach out to the Regional Program Manager running the group for information prior to each meeting.)

Statewide 3rd Tues., 2:00pm ET, 1:00pm CT | “Caregiver Connections” Phone Group | Judie Benwick |  | 813.637.9000 x112 

Statewide 2nd Wednesday, 2:00pm ET, 1:00pm CT | “For Veterans and their Family Caregivers” Phone Group | Judie Benwick | | 813.637.9000 x112

Panhandle 2nd Tues., 12:00pm ET, 11:00am CT | Phone Group | Judie Benwick | | 813.637.9000 x112

Miami-Dade 1st Thurs., 1:00 - 3:00pm | Camila Arizaga | | 813.637.9000 x116

Spanish (Statewide) - 3rd Thurs., 1:00pm ET | Spanish Speaking Phone Group | Camila Arizaga | | 813.637.9000 x116