Local Care Services for Oregon and SW Washington

Since its inception in 2002, our local chapter of The ALS Association is the central source for services and education for people with ALS, their families, caregivers, and health care professionals in all of Oregon and the six counties of SW Washington. The progression of ALS varies significantly from one person to another. Responding to each person’s individual needs, our local chapter is available to provide vital services and reliable information.

A sampling of services provided free of charge: 

  • On-staff Care Services Coordinators who offer individual support and home visits to assess the needs of those living with ALS, suggest equipment, connection with local resources and help families plan for the future.
  • Partnerships in ALS multidisciplinary centers and clinics.
  • Medical Equipment Loan Program that shares equipment to aid in daily living activities and with mobility.
  • Augmentative Communication and Assistive Technology Program to support people living with ALS in their communication, access and technology needs.
  • Caregiver Support Program to provide help and support including family caregiver support groups, Care Connections guidance, In-Home Caregiving financial support and Respite Care grants.
  • Monthly Support Group Program for people living with ALS, family members, caregivers and friends.
  • Support and resources for children who have ALS in their families.
  • Counseling Program with financial grants and referrals to community resources to benefit families who are interested in accessing professional mental health services. 
  • Bereavement Support for family members and friends who have lost a loved one to ALS.
  • Education and Outreach to the health care community, home health care agencies and the community with updates on current ALS needs and solutions.

The information provided on this website is only a small fraction of the resources, ideas, and support that we can offer and make available to you. 

For all people living with ALS in Oregon and SW Washington, we hope that you contact us directly so that we can marshal our resources to support you as an individual. There is a strong community of people who care about those affected by ALS, are passionate about providing support and funding research, and want to offer help and hope.

You are not alone.

We are here to help. Please contact us.

Karen Galloway
Care Services Director
Karen Galloway, KarenGalloway@alsa-or.org or 800.681.9851 ext 100

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Care Services Coordinator
Cindy Tanner, MSW, CynthiaTanner@alsa-or.org or 800.681.9851 ext 110

Kendra McInturf
Assistive Technology Services Coordinator
Kendra McInturf, M.S., CCC-SLP, KendraMcInturf@alsa-or.org or 800.681.9851 ext 104 

Karen Galloway
Regional Care Services - Central Oregon
Karen Galloway, KarenGalloway@alsa-or.org or 800.681.9851 ext 100

Mary Rebar
Regional Care Services - Willamette Valley
Mary Rebar, MaryRebar@alsa-or.org or 541-990-1246

Leah Saturen
Regional Care Services - Southern Oregon
Leah Saturen, MSW  LeahSaturen@alsa-or.org or 541-292-8775