Our Church Opens Minds through awareness about the variety of disabilities that affect people every day. There is no us and them when it comes to disabilities. All people are differently-abled and all people will experience some disability, at least once in life. A parish Opens Minds whenever it takes concrete steps to exercise God's compassion for people who are differently-abled physically, mentally or emotionally. Please consider the tools and resources provided here for those with Multiple Sclerosis and refer to links for other specific disabilities on the left sidebar.
Multiple Sclerosis Foundation www.msfacts.org - provides a comprehensive approach to helping people with MS maintain their health and well-being by offering programming and support for self-sufficiency and their homes safe, while providing educational programs to heighten public awareness and promote understanding about the disease
National Multiple Sclerosis Society www.nmss.org - offers Information, news, and educational programs related to MS.
Multiple Sclerosis Society www.msupstateny.org - Buffalo Office, 4245 Union Rd., Ste 108, Buffalo, NY 14225. Phone: 716-634-2573 Toll free: 1.800-344-4867 Fax: 716-634-2979
Alden Self Help Group meets at the Erie County Home, 11580 Walden Ave. on the 1st Monday from 2:00 - 3:00 pm Contact Maureen at 716.447.8962
Cheektowaga Co-Ed MS Support Group - meets at the NMSS Chapter Office , 4245 Union Rd., Suite 108, Buffalo on the 2nd Wed from 6:00 - 7:30 pm . Call 1.800.344.4867
Cheektowaga Care Giver Support Group - meets at the NMSS Chapter Office, 4245 Union Rd., Ste 108, Buffalo on the 4th Monday from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. Contact Mary at 716.632.7742
Cheektowaga Men with MS Support Group - meets at NMSS Chapter Office, 4245 Union Rd.,Ste 108, Buffalo on the 2nd Monday from 1 - 2:30 pm. Call 1.800.344.4867
Cheektowaga Dr. Kinkel's MS Support Group - meets at St. Joseph's Hospital, 2605 Harlem Rd. on the 4th Wednesday form 6:00 - 7:30 pm. Call 1.800.344.4867
Dunkirk/ Fredonia Support Group - meets at Brooks Hospital, 529 Central Ave., Dunkirk, NY 14048 on the last Wednesday every other month from 6:00 - 7:30 pm, Call Mary at 716.859.1792
Great Valley Southern Tier MS Self Help Group - meets at the Great Valley Town Hall, 4808 Route 219 on the 2nd Saturday from 10:00 - 11:30 am. Contact Jennifer at 716.945.3928
Hamburg Southtowns MS Club Self Help Group - meets at the Hamburg Community Center, Prospect Ave. on the 1st Tuesday from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. Contact Connie Lynch at 716.646.0012
Niagara/Orleans - Information Line Contact Brenda at 716.439.4269
North Tonawanda Chatter that Matters Self Help Group - meets at DeGraff Memorial Hospital, 445 Tremont St. on the last Tues from 3:00 - 4:00 pm. Contact: Van at 716.886.4607
Olean Self Help Group - meets at 585 North Barry St. on the 2nd Saturday from 2:00 - 3:00 pm Contact Janet at 716.373.9405
Orleans Self Help Group - meets at Medina Memorial Hospital, 200 Ohio St. on the 3rd Saturday from 10:00 am – Noon. Contact Elaine at 585.589.6687 or Sue at 585.798.8906
Tonawanda Kenmore MS Club Self Help Group - meets at The Eldridge Club, 17 Broad St. on the 2nd Sunday from 1:30 - 3:00 pm. Contact Cheryl at 716.633.2353 Tonawanda Town of Tonawanda MS Club Self Help Group meets at various locations on the 3rd Monday at 5:00 pm. Contact Clara and Josette at 716.837.4362
West Seneca Depew MS Self Help Group - meets at the West Seneca Development Center, 1200 East & West Rd on the 1st Wed from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. Contact Tom at 716.681.5773 Wyoming County Information Line Contact Line Kay at 585.786.0411
For more assistance from the Diocesan Disability Action Team, contact Dennis Mahaney or call 716-847-8393.