MCS Friends Mission Statement:
- Provide social support and helpful information about MCS (multiple chemical sensitivities)
- Educate others about MCS
- Help people find ways to cope with the problems caused by MCS
Services available to the MCS public:
- Our web site, which includes book lists, pamphlets, a list of national and local groups, etc.
- The web editions of newsletters: spring 2015, summer 2015, fall 2015.
- The MCS Friends Facebook and Twitter pages.
- The E.I. Housing Initiatives conference call history.
- The MCS Friends Public Conference Calls.
- Resource and information support. (248)-301-2283 Leave a message. This is our new message phone number. Our old message phone number is still on newsletter back issues.
- Our email news list. To get on the list, send an email to email@example.com.
Services available to our members:
- Enjoy our weekly support group conference calls.
We cover your questions, share experience and socialize.
- Suggest special speakers or topics for the conference calls and receive notification of special meetings.
- Get our quarterly newsletter by email or postal mail.
- Network with other members for support, information, and friendship.
Support calls are held every Sunday and Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time. We discuss topics raised by participants, have special guests, or just chat. Topics range from how to cope emotionally with MCS to how to solve practical problems. Join MCS Friends in advance to participate.
Our last special guest was Albert Donnay of MCS Referral & Resources (mcsrr.org). Albert talked about “Do-it-yourself screening, testing and detox of Multi-Sensory Sensitivity, the hallmark of MCS, CFS, and FM cases caused by chronic carbon monoxide poisoning.”
MCS Friends hosted a public conference call about housing projects for people with chemical sensitivities on Tuesday, September 20, at 2pm Eastern Time.
To listen to a recording of the conference, call 712-770-4019 , enter 735-129# when prompted for an access code, and finally enter 3# when prompted for a reference number.
Christa gave an inspiring account of the building of her “low-tox” house in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Check her website for videos, plans, and information about her soon-to-be-released book on the subject, or read this summary.
Diana spoke about the Galisteo Basin Preserve, where she hopes to build a house. She thinks it would be a good place for people with chemical sensitivities because it’s about 30 minutes from Santa Fe and it’s surrounded by open space.
Susan suggested USDA Rural Development loans as a financing option for low-to-middle income people with MCS. A friend of hers recently was approved for a construction loan through this program.
For information about past calls please see our public conference call archive.
If you are able to use a computer, the best way to join MCS Friends is to fill out our online membership form. Otherwise, you can download our printable membership form, fill it out, and mail it in. If you are unable to join online or by mail, call (248) 301-2283 to join by phone.
Members will be given our weekly support call access information and receive periodic newsletters. The web edition of the fall newsletter is available.
An annual donation is suggested but not required. Please donate!
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