We believe that with the help of family and a caring community people with ALS can live with purpose, with joy, and with hope. This philosophy drives us to empower families with knowledge and tools to navigate this progressive disease.
How We Can Help
Providing families with knowledge to care for their loved one is empowering. The best caregiving techniques, medical equipment, and harnessing the power of community can greatly improve the quality of life for people with ALS and their family.
Home Care for Active Living
Homecare aides and nurses provide independence and possibility for people living with ALS. Independence for people with ALS(PALS), in turn, enables their families to have a large measure of freedom and independence as well.
Caregiver Assistance & Coaching
Our staff is available to help train those that would like to learn how to be a caregiver for someone with ALS. These training and coaching sessions can be done in the home, so they are customized and tailored to the person with ALS and their needs.
ALS Resources & Information
We share resources and information with ALS (PALS) patients and their caregivers (CALS), including information on the latest assistive technology, caregiver support groups, accessible travel, accessible home assessments and more.
Our Mission & Vision
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About Joe Martin
“This is the day the Lord has made. Get up, go to the ballpark and do your very best.” – Joe Martin
After being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease, Joe Martin decided if he could not recover from the disease, he would recover from the diagnosis. He resolved to live life as actively as possible and he wanted to help others do the same.
The foundation that bears his name turned his vision to reality. Read more about Joe Martin.
The Joe Martin ALS Foundation's mission is to empower families as they face the challenge of living actively with ALS by providing home care and other services at no cost.
We believe a strong support net can help people living with ALS (PALS) and their families obtain the best caregiving techniques, equipment, and bolster their will to fight this disease.