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About Our Chapter

Established in 1982, The ALS Association Western Pennsylvania Chapter has worked for more than 30 years to improve the quality of life for those living with ALS and their families in western PA. Each year, the Chapter serves over 300 people living with ALS. Through the highest quality patient care services, international research programs, and fearless advocacy efforts, we are working to provide help and hope to people living with ALS and their families. The Chapter provides a range of services such as equipment loans, home visits from social workers, transportation services, support group meetings, and multidisciplinary clinics.

Our Service area includes 31 counties in western and central Pennsylvania including:

Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Potter, Somerset, Venango, Warren, Washington, and Westmoreland.

Multi-Disciplinary Care:

We partner with four clinics in the western Pennsylvania region including The ALS Certified Center of Excellence at AHN, University of Pittsburgh ALS Clinic, the John P. Murtha Neuroscience and Pain Institute in Johnstown, and the UPMC Hammot ALS Clinic in Erie. To inquire about attending a clinic or to register as a patient, please contact the Chapter directly at 412-821-3254. You may also find a list of our clinics here.

Public Policy & Education: 

ALS Advocates advocate for those living with ALS by meeting with elected officials and creating awareness of the disease by educating the community. To request more information or to become an ALS Advocate, please contact the Chapter directly at 412-821-3254.


As part of the National ALS Association, The Western Pennsylvania Chapter contributes to the vision of a world without ALS by funding global research working on advanced new treatments. 

Our accomplishments are made possible by the generosity of others. From the smallest donation to the largest gift, donors touch the ALS community with hope for the future.

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