Resource Groups

The Greater Philadelphia Chapter hosts Resource/Support Groups throughout our service region to provide an opportunity for patients, caretakers, families and friends to be mutually supportive, exchange practical information, and share their experiences. We also provide resource groups specifically for caregiver and bereavement support.

All resource groups are free of charge for patients, caregivers and family members.

Please note: All resource groups (with the exception of the Bereavement Group, which is open to those who have recently lost a loved one) are open to current patients, and family and friends of current patients, unless otherwise noted. If your loved one has passed away, and you would like to stay connected with the Chapter/ALS Community, please check out the section Get Involved or contact a staff member for more information on volunteering and other ways of staying active within the Chapter. Thank you!

Note: RSVP means that you will let us know if you are coming so that we can let  you know if the group is cancelled or rescheduled due to unforeseen circumstances. 


"On Line at Lunchtime" Caregivers' Support Group

Participate from home, with audio and video, via your computer, tablet or smart device!
12:00 noon to 1:00 pm, monthly
If interested or for more information please contact Jayne Etskovitz, MSW: or 267-468-7015

On Line Support Group for Caregivers of Persons on Ventilators
Participate from home, with audio and video, via your computer, tablet or smart device!
1 hour at lunchtime, monthly
If interested or for more information, please contact Gail Houseman, RN, CNS-BC, Regional Nurse Coordinator: or 215-664-4134


The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter
321 Norristown Road - Suite 260, Ambler, PA 19002

The ALS Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.