Our Impact in 2022
Donor generosity has made life better for people living with ALS and their families throughout 55 counties in Ohio! The number of people diagnosed with ALS continues to increase each year, and these people and families are thankful that you are there for them. In fiscal 2022, a record number of people received Chapter services—at no cost to them—because of your donations.
People with ALS Served
Care Services Successes
As we look back on 2022, The ALS Association Central & Southern Ohio Chapter continued the hybrid programs and services that fit our patient community during the pandemic while also exploring opportunities to expand. Not only did our programmatic options increase, offering a rich and robust selection of educational workshops and support groups, but our team continued working around the clock through virtual platforms to keep the lines of communication open. We provided continuity of care to 572 people with ALS through ongoing virtual support, equipment training, multidisciplinary treatment options, and financial reimbursement grants.
Chapter Grant Program
More than $208,653 was distributed in Quality of Life reimbursement grants to people living with ALS, for a wide array of disease-related expenses.
Distributed in grants
Pieces of Durable Medical Equipment Loaned
The Central & Southern Ohio Chapter provides short-term and extended loans of recommended Durable Medical equipment and Assistive Technology to individuals with ALS. Access to loaned equipment may be necessary because of delays in the acquisition, or some items may not be covered by insurance. In either circumstance, the Equipment Loan Program provides equipment at no cost to the recipient or family. Last year, we loaned more than 700 pieces of Durable Medical Equipment and Assistive Technology devices.
Support Groups and Education & Exchange
Last year, a thousand members of the ALS community gathered online and in-person for group education and support opportunities.
Support Group and Education & Exchange Participants
Where Are Your Donations Going?
.76 Cents of Every Dollar Raised Goes to Our Programs
Convenience items purchased for people with ALS
Active research projects worldwide
Patients received care and clinical management of ALS through one of our two multidisciplinary centers
Children received a backpack with age-appropriate resources
Bereavement contacts made
People received the monthly Chapter email or print newsletters