The groups provide an open, friendly and safe environment for ALS patients, family members, friends and caregivers to discuss issues related to living with ALS. Experienced volunteers facilitate the groups, and they are a major point of contact between the Society and the ALS community. We recognize support groups aren’t for everyone, but we also know that not too many people know exactly how fun support groups can be. We laugh and learn so much that it is hard to imagine why some people choose to “go it alone.” Just know we’re here when you need us.
In 2016 65 support group meetings were held in BC (2015- 54; 2014-44, 2013-44).
Excluding administrative and miscellaneous expenses, the annual expense of the program in 2016 $1,400 (2015 -$4K; 2014-$2,400, 2013-$1,500).
For more information on how to participate or start a support group in your area (training is provided) ,please contact: Alex Guerrero, patient services coordinator at 604.278-2257 ext. 226 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to the Province of British Columbia for supporting the ALS Society of BC Support Group Program through the BC Gaming community grant.