My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for American Myalgic Encephalomyelitis & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Society, Whately, MA, USA
I’ve been sick with ME/CFS since 1985. In the past 34 years I’ve gone from being 50% functional to not being able to work or manage at home. Throughout this time I’ve been mostly alone since, as a transgender person, my family has not been in my life; the isolation brought by this illness is compounded by familial rejection. Without family and friends, I didn’t know where to turn until a local ME group put me in touch with AMMES. I am grateful that they did.
AMMES offered me understanding and peer support, as well as tangible economic assistance that helped to avoid financial disaster and likely homelessness.
We need more of the crisis intervention that AMMES provides since so many people with ME have no resources or personal support. Many rely on government programs that force us into poverty. AMMES addresses poverty and its consequences through informed, direct services.
Above all, AMMES has given me a lifeline when this world has otherwise felt unlivable. I can't rate this organization highly enough!