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Support Groups - For those living with ALS, caregivers, family and friends (ages 16+)

Please Note: There are occasional exceptions to the dates below. Please see our Chapter Calendar for exact dates. For questions or to speak with one of our outreach professionals, contact Claudia Beirne, Senior Programs Manager, at claudia@alsnc.org, 919-755-0910 or 1-877-568-4347, ext. 225.

The ALS Association North Carolina Chapter holds support groups each month for persons with ALS, caregivers, family and friends ages 16 and over. Meetings provide information on ALS and encourage in-person connection for sharing and creating an informal support network. Click here to learn more about support groups.

Our main office is located in Raleigh, North Carolina.  While we have staff members that facilitate the Triangle, Winston-Salem and Telephone caregiver connection groups, other group facilitators are part-time, contracted professionals who are local to the area they serve.

Outreach Professionals

IN PERSON GROUPS:
Due to COVID-19, In our efforts to minimize potential isolation and continue to build community, we have transitioned our Chapter-sponsored In Person connection groups to telephone or virtual/internet groups.  

Asheville Area - Currently Telephone/Online Meeting
T
o join meeting: From your computer, tablet or smartphone, 
Go to https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/263883709 9 And enter Access Code: 263-883-709 
You can also join by phone only: dial (224) 501-3412

When: 4th Wednesday of every month, 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Facilitator: Jenny Martin, LCSW
Contact: jmartin@alsnc.org
(location when in person resumes) Where: 23 Edwin Place, Asheville, NC

Triangle Area Family (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill) - Currently Telephone/Online Meeting

To join virtual meeting: From your computer, tablet or smartphone
Go to https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/838394997 And enter Access Code: 838-394-997
You can join by phone only: dial (312) 757-3121

When: 2nd Sunday of every month, 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Facilitators: E Belleau, LCSW and Meg Whitaker, MSW
Contact: ebelleau@alsnc.org or (919) 390-0120 or meg@alsnc.org / (919) 390-0119
(location when in person resumes) Where: North Carolina Chapter office, 4 N. Blount Street, Suite 200, Raleigh

Wilmington Area (Coastal Carolina) - Currently Telephone/Online Meeting
To join virtual meeting: From your computer, tablet or smartphone
Go to https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/276411845 And enter Access Code: 276-411-845
You can join by phone only: dial (224) 501-3412

When: 3rd Thursday of every month, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Facilitator: Joseph Peters, LCSW
Contact: jpeters@alsnc.org
(Location when in person resumes) Where: Church of the Servants, 4925 Oriole Drive, Wilmington, NC

Winston-Salem/Greensboro Currently Telephone/Online Meeting
To join meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone
Go to: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/873480429 And enter Access Code: 873-480-429
You can also Join by phone only: (646) 749-3122

When: 4th Tuesday of every month, 6:00- 7:00 pm
Facilitator: Joanna Nunez, LCSW
Contact: jnunez@alsnc.org

Charlotte Area and Greenville Area - ON HOLD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Hertford Area
This group is not facilitated by The ALS Association NC Chapter; it is considered a ‘friends of ALS’ group.
When: Typically meets on 3rd Monday of every month, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Where: Perquimans County Library, 514 S. Church St., Hertford, NC
dates are subject to change, please contact Sherry or Tommy Harrell at 252-426-5145 for more details.

TELEPHONE/ONLINE CONNECTION GROUPS:

Genetic (Telephone or Online)
When: 4th Monday of every 3rd month, 6:30 - 7:30 pm. (March, June, September, December)

Call in information:
Join meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

log in to: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/596827893 and enter Access Code: 596-827-893
You can also join by phone only: 
(571) 317-3112

Facilitator: Lauren Baldwin, MS, CGC 
Contact: lbaldwin@alsnc.org

ALS Information
(Telephone or Online)
When: 3rd Sunday of every month, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Call in information:
Join meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
log in to: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/677081957 and enter Access Code: 677-081-957
You can also join by phone only: 
(571) 317-3122

Facilitator: Joanna Nunez, LCSW
Contact: jnunez@alsnc.org

Caregiver Chat Time with Meg (Telephone)
When: First Monday of every month, 7:00-8:00 pm
           Second Tuesday of every month, 12:00-1:00 pm
Dial (312) 757-3121 and enter Access Code: 152-034-869

Facilitator: Meg Whitaker, MSW 
Contact: meg@alsnc.org or (919) 390-0119