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Peer Support Program

The Care Services Department of The ALS Association North Carolina Chapter strives to empower, educate and support families living with ALS. The best sources of support for those affected by ALS often come from those who are living with the disease or those who provide care for a loved one with ALS. The goal of the Peer Support Program is to connect those living with ALS and/or caregivers (active or former) who can share experiences and support. The peers act in a non-professional capacity offering guidance and support to one another. Participants in this program must agree to confidentiality guidelines included in this form.

The program is open to those living with ALS, current caregivers and former caregivers who have completed our one-year bereavement-mailing program.

How does it work?

Complete the Peer Support Interest Form and our Program Coordinator will strive to match you with a peer. We will work hard to make a thoughtful match, and take into account areas that you identify in the Interest Form. This process may take time, especially initially as we create a database and make an appropriate match. Once there is a match, the Program Coordinator will reach out based on your preferred communication method - email or phone - and facilitate an introduction. After the peer connection, you will mutually decide how and when you will communicate – (phone, in person, email). Your peer may not have all the answers, but be assured he or she will be someone who can relate to the challenges that living with ALS presents. Within 6-8 weeks, our Peer Support Program Coordinator will follow up with an email or phone call.

If you have any questions regarding the Peer Support Program, please contact: 

Kate Spanier, MS
Peer Support Program Cordinator at kspanier@alsnc.org 

Click here to complete the Peer Support Program interest form.

Click here for a printable copy of the Peer Support Program interest form.