Patty Letters and Lindsay Litterini Share How Chapter Support Groups Help Families Cope

Caregiver Support Group

What is the Caregiver Support Group?

The caregiver support group is available to provide encouragement and comfort to those who are caring for someone living with ALS. Please join us for an opportunity to share your feelings, develop relationships, receive emotional support, and discuss common caregiving issues with other caregivers. 

This support group is open to all current caregivers.

I am thankful for The ALS Association’s support groups. It is so nice to be able to talk to people that understand our journey. Unless you lived it, you don’t fully understand the stress, heartbreak, and cruelty of this disease. I have formed so many friendships and now have a strong network to rely on when I need the support.

Patty Letters

To register/ learn more about the Caregiver Support Group, please contact Sandra Thompson at 412.821.3254 or

What is Powerful Tools for Caregivers?

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a 6-week comprehensive course that helps caregivers take better care of themselves while caring for a friend or relative with ALS. In six classes, held once a week, you’ll learn self-care tools to reduce stress, improve self-confidence, better communicate your emotions, make tough decisions, manage time, set goals, solve problems, and locate helpful resources. 

When you’re caring for a loved one with ALS, you will want to do anything and everything to make their lives better, and to take care of them.

Lindsay Litterini, ALS Caregiver

By taking care of your own health and well-being, you become a better caregiver to those you love. Whether you provide care for a spouse, partner, parent, child, or friend; at home or in a care facility; whether you are down the block or miles away, our Chapter strongly encourages you to take advantage of our free 6-week Powerful Tools For Caregivers course starting Saturday, April 3rd – Saturday, May 8th.

To register/ learn more about the next Powerful Tools for Caregivers Class, please contact Sandra Thompson at 412.821.3254 or

Our Chapter offers a full range of services to guide and assist those living with ALS and their families. The pages within the Patient & Family Services section of our website offer a wide range of information for patients, caregivers, family members, friends, and healthcare workers. To register with our Chapter for services, support, and to ensure you receive updates on our educational programs, please call 412-821-3254 or 1-800-967-9296, or click here fill out the Chapter registration survey online.

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