Project Helping Hands

Project Helping Hands

To provide comfort and stress reduction

Now you can receive up to four discounted 60-minute sessions with a licensed massage therapist (LMT) either at their office or at your home for just $10 per visit! The MSSP pays $20 towards your session. Project Helping Hands is meant to provide comfort and stress reduction - it is not meant to represent or replace physical therapy. These sessions (visits) may occur weekly, bi-weekly or monthly depending upon your needs and the volunteer LMT’s schedule.

To be considered for the program, you must complete steps 1, 2, 3, and 4 and return all required documents to MSSP by the application date listed.

Step 1: Provide documentation of your MS diagnosis. This can be either a medical chart note that includes your name and diagnosis, SSI/SSDI verification or the card board cover off of one of the following medications.

Injectable medications

    Avonex (interferon beta-1a)
    Betaseron (interferon beta-1b)
    Copaxone (glatiramer acetate)
    Extavia (interferon beta-1b)
    Glatopa (glatiramer acetate -- generic of Copaxone)
    Plegridy (peginterferon beta-1a)
    Rebif (interferon beta-1a)
    Zinbryta (daclizumab)
Oral medications
    Aubagio (teriflunomide)
    Gilenya (fingolimod)
    Tecfidera (dimethyl fumarate)
Infused medications
    Lemtrada (alemtuzumab)
    Novantrone (mitoxantrone)
    Tysabri (natalizumab)

Step 2: Click HERE to print and complete the Client Application

Step 3: Click HERE to print, read and sign the Client Agreement

Step 4: Mail all documents to the MSSP office at:
2901 SE 122nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97236

No Application Deadline

Once your paperwork has arrived an MSSP staff person will notify you that you have been placed on a waiting list for services. As you might imagine we have many more requests for services than volunteers and for this reason we cannot guarantee when your services will start. If you have any questions do not hesitate to call the office at (503) 297-9544. Thank you for your interest in “Project Helping Hands.”

PS To keep you updated about the MSSP’s programs we have added you to our mailing list. If you would like to be removed please contact our office at 503 297-9544 or email

Candyce Hayes
Executive Director

Click HERE to print this page.

Client Service Application

Thank you for your interest in our services. Some of our programs are on a sliding base scale. Simply fill out the form below and click on submit. Rest assured, this information is held in the strictest confidence. MSSP does not sell or rent its list. Upon receipt and review of this information, an MSSP representative will contact you.

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