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).
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.
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
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
Housing Modification Companies
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
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.
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.