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.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the holiday season, there may be changes to the dates and times of some of our Resource Support Groups.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Please refer to the list below for updates in red.

North Florida

Jacksonville - 1st Wed., 2:00 - 4:00pm | Vitas Healthcare | 7406 Fullerton Street | Suite 105 | Jacksonville, FL 32256 | 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 - PLEASE NOTE: Due to the holidays, this meeting will be cancelled in December. - 3rd Wed., 2:00 - 4:00pm | 4450 W. Eau Gallie Boulevard #250 | Melbourne, FL  32934 | Marixa Salgado

The Villages - PLEASE NOTE: Due to the holidays, this meeting will be cancelled in December. 4th Wed., 1:00 - 3:00pm | Hibiscus Center | 1740 Bailey Trail | The Villages, FL 32162 | Marixa Salgado

Tampa - PLEASE NOTE: Due to the holidays, this meeting will be cancelled in December. - 4th Sat., 2:00 - 4:00pm | USF Morsani Health Center | 13330 Laurel Dr. | Tampa, FL 33612 | Heran Sisay

Pinellas - PLEASE NOTE: Due to the holidays, this meeting will be cancelled in December. - 4th Mon., 2:30 - 4:30pm | Carillon Bay Care Center | 900 Carillon Pkwy | St. Petersburg, FL 33716 | Heran Sisay

Southwest Florida

Sarasota/Bradenton - PLEASE NOTE: Due to a facility conflict, the December meeting will be held on the 2nd Thursday, Dec. 15, instead of the 2nd Tuesday as normally scheduled, at the same time and place. - 2nd Tue., 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm | Lakewood Ranch Med Ctr. |8330 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. | Bradenton, FL 34202 | Patti Stanco

North Port - PLEASE NOTE: Due to the holidays, the group will not meet on the 4th Wed. in Nov. or Dec. There will instead be one meeting on Wednesday, December 14th at the same time and place. - 4th Weds., 1:00 - 3:00pm | Public Library | 13800 Tamiami Trail | North Port, FL 34287 | Patti Stanco

Fort Myers - 3rd Wed., 1:00 - 3:00pm | The First Church of the Nazarene | 13545 American Colony Blvd. | Fort Myers, FL 33912 | Patti Stanco

Naples - 1st Weds., 1:00 - 3:00pm | St. John the Evangelist Church Library | 625 111th Ave. N. | Naples, FL 34108 | Patti Stanco

South Florida

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

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

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 - PLEASE NOTE: Due to the holidays, this meeting will be cancelled in December.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