Founded in 1946, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is a non-profit, voluntary health organization guided by a single mission:
We mobilize people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS.
The Gateway Area Chapter, established in 1955, contributes to funding for the Society's research program and provides services to the more than 6,800 people living with MS and their families in a 90-county service area covering the eastern half of Missouri and the southern third of Illinois.
The Chapter is committed to the philosophy of wellness, offering those living with MS the encouragement, materials and skills necessary to achieve and maintain meaningful, productive lifestyles. The Chapter’s service programs include: self-help groups; a Helpline for referral services; counseling; therapeutic recreation; financial assistance for medical equipment; transportation and physical therapy assessments; educational programming and more.
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday
Gateway Area Chapter - St. Louis
1867 Lackland Hill Parkway
St. Louis, MO 63146
Directions to our office
Columbia Missouri Office
4816 Santana Circle
Columbia, MO 65203
Southeast Missouri Office
1217 N. Kingshighway Suite 116
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Metro East Office
1210 Paragon Dr., Ste. 1C
O'Fallon, IL 62269
National MS Society Diversity and Inclusion Statement
MS does not discriminate and neither do we: The National Multiple Sclerosis Society embraces and celebrates diversity and inclusion as the core of our organization. We value differences among individuals across multiple dimensions including, but not limited to race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, physical ability, religion, spiritual beliefs, and socioeconomic status. We believe that the more we include diverse perspectives and experiences in our work, the better able we are to achieve the organization’s ongoing mission of mobilizing people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS. We create and implement strategies that attract, develop, and retain the expertise, energy, and commitment of a diverse group of talented individuals. By doing so, we boldly and more effectively drive key initiatives to create a world free of MS.