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 mary@alsawi.org

 

*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:

           www.alsawi.org

 

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 robin@alsawi.org

 

*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 diane@alsawi.org

 

*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 diane@alsawi.org​

 

*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 posorske@sbcglobal.net

*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: Connie Troyanek at 608.788.0670
               or email her at cltroyanek@gmail.com                   or contact Carolyn Herman at                                 608.486.2973 or email her at                                  gerlyn5558@gmail.com

*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 cyounk@alsawi.org

*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 diane@alsawi.org

*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: Shannan Morgan at 608.504.6815

     or email at shannan@alsawi.org

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT GROUPS & MEETINGS

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 christine.raso@essentiahealth.org

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 alsnwwi@gmail.com

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 peggy@alsachicago.org

Northwoods ALS Support Group

Date: Third Friday of each month

Time: 12:30 am to 2:30 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 skrpbates@hotmail.com

MILWAUKEE AREA ALS CAREGIVER DINNER OUTINGS

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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:

Thursday, October 24th, 2019

Saz’s State House Restaurant

5539 West State Street

Milwaukee, WI 53208

414.453.2410

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

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