To help cope with this devastating disease, the ALS Association Wisconsin Chapter provides monthly support group meetings for individuals with ALS, as well as families and caregivers. These meetings are upbeat gatherings that focus on coping with ALS and its challenges, and offer the opportunity to share information and resources that help meet those challenges. The meetings provide an empathetic, supportive environment where tears, smiles and laughter are all part of the sharing.


*ALS Association Wisconsin Chapter Sponsored Support Group

*Milwaukee ALS Support Group

Date: Second Saturday of each month

Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Place: Community Conference Center

           Conference Room #2

           8700 W. Watertown Plank Road

           Wauwatosa, WI


Drive in by entrance #4.


Contact: Mary DeFrain-Jones at 414.831.3990

               or email her at


*Milwaukee ALS Caregivers Support Group

Date:  Fourth Thursday of each month

Time: 7:00 pm

Place: Locations vary – locations are

           available on the Chapter website:



This group meets monthly at area restaurants for support and to discuss issues related to caring for people with ALS.


Contact: Robin Stanczyk at 414.831.3989
               or email her at


*Fox Valley ALS Support Group

Date: Third Tuesday of each month

Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Place: All Saints Lutheran Church

           1072 Honey Creek Rd.

           Oshkosh, WI


Contact: Diane Fergot at 920.279.4449
               or email her at


*Fox Valley ALS Caregiver Support Group

Date: First Wednesday of February, May,                       August and November

Time:  6:00 pm

Place:  Good Company Restaurant

            110 N. Richmond Street

            Appleton, WI


Contact: Diane Fergot at 920.279.4449 or

     email at​


*Central Wisconsin ALS Support Group

Date: Second Monday of each month

Time:  6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Place:  St. Luke’s Church

            2011 10th Street South

            Wisconsin Rapids, WI

Contact: Meg Posorske at 920.219.1759 or

     email at

*La Crosse Area ALS Support Group

Date:  Second Saturday of each month

Time:  10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Place: Gundersen Lutheran Hospital

           Patient Education Room –
           1st Floor Main Clinic Bldg.

           900 South Avenue

           La Crosse, WI


Contact: Carolyn Herman at 608.486.2973 
               or email her at                

*Northeast Wisconsin ALS Support Group

Date:  Second Wednesday of each month

Time:  6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Place:  Options for Independent Living

            555 Country Club Road

            Green Bay, WI


Contact: Carolynne Younk at 920.288.7095
               or email her at

*Lakeshore Area ALS Support Group

Date: Fourth Wednesday of January, April,

July and October

Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Place: Manitowoc Public Library

Address: 707 Quay St

               Manitowoc, WI 

Contact: Diane Fergot at 920.279.4449

     or email at

*Madison Area ALS Support Group

Date: Second Tuesday of each month

Time: 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Place: SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital                                   Conference Center

Address: 700 South Park Street

               Madison, Wisconsin​

Contact: Angie Pereira at 414.817.1541

               or email at


Duluth-Superior Area ALS Support Group 

Date: Second Thursday of each month 

Time: 10:30 am to 12:00 pm 

Place: Essentia Clinic 

Address: Third Street Building 

Duluth Minnesota 

Doctor’s dining room in Lower Level 


Contact: Christine Raso at 218-786-5364 or

Northwestern WI (Chippewa Falls)

ALS Support Group

Date: Second Thursday of each month

Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Place: Chippewa Valley Bible Church

           531 E. South Ave.

           Chippewa Falls, WI


Providing support for people with neurological diseases, families, friends and caregivers.


Contact: Donna Meier at 715.271.7257 or

               email at

Rockford Area ALS Support Group

Date: Fourth Tuesday of each month

Time: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Place: Our Savior Lutheran Church

           3300 Corbridge Lane

           Rockford, Illinois


Contact: Peggy at

Northwoods ALS Support Group

Date: Third Friday of each month

Time: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Place: Howard Young Medical Center

           240 Maple Street

           Woodruff, WI


Contact: Jennifer Smith at 262.510.1341 or                         Susie Bauer at 715.543.2246 

St Croix Valley ALS Support Group 

Date: First Thursday of each month 

Time: 10:00 am to 11:30 am 

Place: St. Patrick Church 

Address: 1500 Vine Street Hudson, Wisconsin Contact: Katherine Bates at


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 Our ALS Caregiver Dinner Support Group meets the fourth Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm. This is a special group for all individuals who currently are or have been in a caregiving role for a loved one, family member or friend with ALS. It is a chance to share with others, give and receive support, and find out good information and tips in a very relaxed environment.

Our next caregiver dinner outing will be:

Saz’s State House Restaurant

Thursday, February 27, 2020

5539 West State Street

Milwaukee, WI 53208

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Please contact Robin Stanczyk at 262.402.8148 or to RSVP for the dinner outing or for more information.


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