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Patient Experience at ELC

patient resources


The ELC Foundation

The ELC Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation founded to meet the many unmet needs of multiple sclerosis patients, their families and caregivers. The Foundation also supports educational programs for patients and MS professionals.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

MS Navigators provide people affected by multiple sclerosis with information, resources and support to address the challenges of MS, including financial support. Call 800-344-4867 during normal business hours or complete the contact form.

MSAA MRI Access Program

MSAA will provide qualified individuals who have MS or are suspected of having an MS diagnosis financial assistance with either New MRI(s) or Payment for Past MRI(s).

MS Foundation

The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, known in the MS community as MS Focus, is a nonprofit organization focused on providing free services that address the critical needs of people with MS and their families, helping them maintain the best quality of life.

In My Running Shoes

In My Running Shoes is a 501(c)3 charity with the sole purpose of helping people with chronic diseases live their best lives and fill the gaps where there is no support from health insurance and advocacy groups.


Exception from Motor Vehicle Sales and Use Tax

Applicable when an individual who has permanently lost the use of both legs, both arms, or one leg and one arm buys a vehicle.

Disabled Parking Plates and Placards Massachusetts

Vendors that sell wheelchair accessible vans

Driving Assessments

Accessible Housing

Harmon Apartments

Accessible supportive housing located in Dorchester, MA. This complex is associated with The Boston Home. Applications for open apartments can be found on their website and are apartment specific. They are listed at market rent, but they do offer some income-based units.

The Boston Home

Long term care facility for individuals with primary diagnosis of a neurological disease. Applicants much be 21 or older, wheelchair dependent and non-smoking. Location: 2049 Dorchester Ave., Boston, MA 02124-4799 Telephone: 617.825.3905

Service Dogs

Canine Companions for Independence

Provides service dogs to individuals with physical disabilities free of charge.  Contact: 1-800-572-BARK (2275)

NEADS® World Class Service Dogs

Matches individuals with service dogs. Requires matches to raise money to help support the program. Contact: (978) 422-9064

Case Management

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Navigators

The MS Navigators can help answer specific questions. If it is a bit more complex of a challenge they can refer you to short term case management.

MRC Supported Living Program

Provides ongoing case management for individuals with physical disability and other needs in support of their ability to continue to live independently.


MRC Independent Living- Assistive Technology Program

Program helps to assess what types of assistive technology would improve a person's quality of life and provide these technologies (cost may vary depending on financial need).

MRC Home Care Assistance Program

Helps provide low income adults who live alone with homemaking services that support them continuing to live at home.

MRC Home Modification Loan Program

Provides loans for home modification at 0% interest to eligible individuals.

Support Groups

National MS Society self-help groups focus on support, advocacy, education, wellness or may be more social in nature.  Some groups also serve specific populations, such as young adults, parents with MS or care partners.  Other groups may have a specific focus, such as physical activity, wellness or healthy living.