The ALS Family Support Group of Ohio,Inc. is a volunteer non-profit organization.
We hold Support Group Meetings the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM in the Dover Union Hospital’s Reeves Auditorium.
We assist in finding sources of beneficial programs and keep current on the latest data.
We are a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization
|Walt Van Horn
|Phyllis Van Horn (Director)
513 Chauncey Ave. NW
New Philadelphia, OH 44663
Phyllis’ twin brother Dennis Murphy, passed away from ALS in April 1999 at the age of 48. Her sister Maxine Rufener succumbed to the disease in April 2004 at age 65. She comes from a family of 14 children and understands the importance of Family Support.
“We learned by trial and error with Dennis. We understood more of what we needed to do and in what direction we needed to go when Maxine was diagnosed. The ALS Family Support Group of Ohio, Inc. is made up of members who have ALS, their families, friends and caregivers and people like myself who have (been there). We can’t be there to hold your hand all of the time, but we want to be that hand you can reach out and grab when you need something to hang on to.”
This is the hand of friendship and an avenue of family support extended to those who are suffering from or dealing with ALS. Reach out and meet others who care and offer their support in the trying times of this horrible disease.
Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us for more information at: 330-343-2690.