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Multiple Sclerosis Caregivers/Partners

Caregivers and Care Partners are very important to our Veterans with MS! It's important to take care of yourself as you care for your loved one with MS. If you aren’t healthy, it's harder to provide good care.

VA Caregiver Support Resources

The VA Caregiver Support website has a wealth of resources for you, including self-care and caring for your Veteran. Caregiver Support Line: 1-855-260-3274.

The National Resource Directory (NRD) is a great resource that connects wounded warriors, Service Members, Veterans, their families, and caregivers to programs and services that support them. 

VA and PsychArmor Institute are offering a FREE course about Understanding the VA for Caregivers.  

The VA Office of Rural Health has a great website with resources for Veterans and a Caregivers Video Series. 

The VA National Center for PTSD is the world's leading research and educational center of excellence on PTSD and traumatic stress.

VA Geriatrics and Extended Care has worksheets and handouts for Caregivers and Veterans on shared decision-making, well-being and advance care planning, home and community based services, residential settings, and nursing homes.

VA Coaching Into Care is a VA national telephone service family members and friends can call for support and resources for a Veteran. Call: 1-888-823-7458.

Non-VA Caregiver Support Resources

Military/Veterans Organizations

MS Organizations

REACH VA - MS

 Cover of Caregiver Notebook MS for REACH VA MS program. Images of 4 different couples and families to reflect the MS population.

REACH VA - MS stands for "Resources for Enhancing all Caregivers Health of Veterans for Multiple Sclerosis."

Ask your VA MS Care Team or VA Caregiver Coordinator about REACH VA - MS. Certified REACH VA Program Coaches help Caregivers develop skills in stress management, disease-specific knowledge, and coping strategies to reduce Caregiver stress and burden.


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MSCoE Social Workers

Maggie Kazmierski photo

Maggie Kazmierski
MSW, LCSW-C, MSCS
MSCoE-East
VA Greater Maryland
Baltimore, MD

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Alicia Sloan
MPH, MSW, LICSW
MSCoE-West
VA Puget Sound
Seattle, WA

Jan Spencer Photo

Jan Spencer
MSW, LCSW
MSCoE-West
VA Portland
Portland, OR