Our ALS Care Services

ALS United Greater Chicago provides exceptional care services, the latest resources and information, and premier programming for Persons Living with ALS, their families and caregivers. We are proud to currently serve the Chicagoland area, Northern and Central Illinois, and part of Northwest Indiana.

There is no cost to Persons Living with ALS and their families for any of the services we provide.

A sampling of services provided free of charge:

Care Services Coord

On-Staff Care Services Coordinators

Offering individual support and home visits to assess needs, suggest equipment, connect with local resources and help families plan.

Call Us to Get Started: 312.932.0000

ALS Clinic

ALS Certified Centers & Clinics

ALS United Greater Chicago supports six ALS Multidisciplinary Clinics including two Certified Treatment Centers of Excellence. 

Adaptive Equipment Lending Program

Adaptive Equipment Lending Program

ALS United Greater Chicago is proud to offer loan equipment to aid in daily living activities and with mobility.

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Respite Grant Program

Our caregiver respite grant helps reimburse some of the high cost of additional help at home or can allow a caregiver time away to recharge.


Caregiver Support

From Caregiver Boot Camp to Caregiver specific support groups and programs in-between, we are here to support all ALS Caregivers!

Support Group

Support Groups

We host a plethora of support groups for individuals living with ALS, family members, and friends.

VanTress Family

Support and Resources for Children

Kids Need Support Too!

Help, support, advice, guidance signpost

Support and Resources for Persons with ALS

Explore reliable information, practical tips, educational videos, expert advice, valuable resources.

Living Well With ALS

Living Well with ALS

Living Well with ALS is an educational program covering a variety of ALS-related topics ranging from the latest in worldwide research, to advice and updates from ALS care experts.

ALS United Greater Chicago Care Services Team

Joumana Fawaz Baroody

Joumana Baroody, RN, BSN

Vice President of Care Services
Gema Ramos

Gema Ramos, RN

Care Services Coordinator
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Sue Bowes, MSW, LCSW

Care Services Coordinator | Social Worker
Jennifer Beckman

Jennifer Beckman, LCSW, CSW-G, CCM

Care Services Coordinator | Social Worker
Peggy O'Connor

Peggy O'Connor, RN, BSN

Director of Care Services
Brianna Neal

Brianna Neal, MSW, LSW

Care Services Coordinator
Elizabeth Wu

Elizabeth Wu, MS/CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist
Kellie Branch Dircks

Kellie Branch Dircks, MSW, LCSW

Care Services Coordinator | Social Worker
Audrey Headshot

Audrey Scafidi, LPN

Care Services Coordinator
Stephanie Barb

Stephanie Barb, MS/CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

We can only offer free services with the help of donors and fundraisers like you!

ALS United Greater Chicago is dedicated to providing unparalleled care and support services for Persons Living with ALS, their families, and caregivers. With a focus on serving the Chicagoland area, Northern and Central Illinois, and Northwest Indiana, we offer a broad range of services tailored to meet the unique needs of those affected by ALS. Our services, which are offered at no cost, include individual support from On-Staff Care Services Coordinators who assist with assessing needs, suggesting equipment, and connecting with local resources. Additionally, we support Certified ALS Multidisciplinary Clinics and offer adaptive equipment through our lending program. Our caregiver respite grant addresses the high costs of additional help at home, providing essential support to caregivers. Through support groups, educational programs, and advocacy, we strive to empower individuals and families, making their ALS journey more manageable. Our mission is underpinned by the generous support of our donors and fundraisers, enabling us to offer these vital services for free. Whether you're seeking information, care, or ways to get involved, ALS United Greater Chicago is here to support and guide you every step of the way.