We lead the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fight for those affected by diabetes. We fund research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes. We deliver services to hundreds of communities. We provide objective and credible information. We give voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes.
The American Parkinson Disease Association Information and Referral Center is part of a national network of information and referral centers throughout the United States. The Center provides information, referrals, educational programs and support services to anyone with questions or concerns about Parkinson disease. Health care providers can also utilize the Center for the latest information on research and treatment of Parkinson Disease.
The Arthritis Foundation is here to help you learn to control and better manage your arthritis and provides programs such as : medical referral list; educational seminars; literature; arthritis coping education support groups; self-management programs; exercise programs; speakers bureau; professional education. If you live with pain, stiffness, and swelling or are already diagnosed with one of 120 types of common arthritis, the arthritis foundation may be a valuable resource for you.
The urgent mission of the Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. (FFB) is to drive the research that will provide preventions, treatments, and cures for people affected by retinitis pigmentosa (RP), macular degeneration, and the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases. The Foundation has over 50 volunteer-led groups across the US. These dedicated volunteers raise funds, increase public awareness, and provide support to their communities. The Chicago Chapter provides local newsletters, support groups, and meetings with informative speakers.
Eligibility Criteria: Anyone or family member who would like to become involved.
Fee Policy: None, but donations are accepted.
Hours of Service: Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm
NAFC's objectives are to destigmatize incontinence, to promote preventive measures, to motivate individuals to seek treatment, and to provide collaborative advocacy and service for those who are affected by this problem. NAFC offers publications and services, such as: brochures detailing what every woman and man should know about bladder and bowel control, disease-specific booklets on Multiple Sclerosis, spinal cord injury, and Parkinson's Disease, the Caregiver's Desk Reference, and the Blueprint for Continence Care in an Assisted Living Setting, a guidepost of standards offering simple, cost-effective practices for the prevention, assessment, management, and treatment of bladder control problems in assisted living.
The mission of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is to end the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis. We achieve our mission through the delivery of programs and services to people with MS and their families, and through support of research into the sponsorships, and fundraising campaigns.
Eligibility Criteria: Membership is open to all.
Fee Policy: Free for individuals with MS
National Stroke Association’s mission is to reduce the incidence and impact of stroke by developing compelling education and programs focused on prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and support for all impacted by stroke.