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
How does it work?
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:
Lisa Hoskins, MSW, LCSW, Director of Care Services and Advocacy (919-755-0409)
Erin Belleau, MSW, LCSW, Care Services Social Worker (919-390-0120)
Click here to complete the Peer Support Program interest form.
Click here for a printable copy of the Peer Support Program interest form.