Contact Information
Office Phone 519‑351‑2008
Toll Free Phone 1-800-268-7582
After Hours Phone 519-676-7420
E-Mail jackie.putterman@mssociety.ca
Website www.mssociety.ca
Primary Contact Nelda Renkema, Program & Services Coordinator, MS Society-Chatham-Kent Chapter; Phone: 519 676-7420; Email: nelda.renkema@mssociety.ca
Alternate Contact David Bishop, Chairperson
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Provides information, referral services and emotional support, and oversee local self-help groups. 
 
Quality of Life Grants 
The MS Society offers individuals living with MS a wide variety of programs that promote personal independence and contribute to an enhanced quality of life. The Quality of Life Grants are designed to provide financial assistance to those requiring support with the purchase of mobility equipment, and safety devices. 
Eligibility Criteria for Grants 
A written confirmation of diagnosis of MS from a medical doctor 
Residence within the regional/chapter catchment area 
Health care professional assessment of need 
Completed application form 
Funding availability 
 
Equipment Program 
The equipment program offers financial assistance with the purchase, repair and/or permanent loan of mobility equipment or safety devices for the home that may include: 
Wheelchairs and wheelchair supplies (both power and manual) 
Wheeled Walkers 
Scooters 
Hospital Beds 
Lifts (i.e. stair glides, ceiling tracks, portable) 
Vehicle Modification 
Incontinence Supplies 
Air Conditioners 
Bathroom Modification Equipment 
Other Assistive Devices
Hours Hours: Can call or email anytime or leave a message 
 
meeting times vary, so please call for dates and times
Meetings Chatham - call Nelda 519-676-7420 for dates and times of support group meetings
Areas Served Chatham-Kent
Eligibility Male; Female; Infants; Toddlers; Children; Youth; Adults; Seniors
Application By phone; Arrange home visit/assessment; No referral needed; No waiting list
Languages English
Fees Membership - Membership fee of $10 per year which can be waived for low income clients who request it
Agency Information
Established Chatham-Kent Chapter 1968; MS Society of Canada was founded in 1948
Primary Executive David Bishop, Chapter Chair
Funding Fundraising ; Donations ; MS WALK, bingos
Elections At the Annual General Meeting in May
Site Information
Site Location Chatham-Kent Chapter - Mailing Address
Located In Community Chatham-Kent
Mailing Address c/o Chatham-Kent MS Chapter 
PO Box 365 
Chatham, ON N7M 5K5
Physical Access Not Applicable - No physical location - staff and volunteers work from their own homes
Other Details
Resources pamphlets; free local Chatham Kent newsletter produced for members 6 times/year as well as MS Ontario and MS Canada.

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