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The Huntington's Disease Society of America, Washington Metro Chapter is a group of relatives, caretakers, friends and people with HD who work together to support each other, provide hope and comfort, raise awareness about HD's effects, and work together to find a cure or treatment to alleviate HD's most ravaging effects.
The Chapter represents people from throughout the Washington DC Metro area - including Virginia and Maryland - and provides some support services, through two support groups, one-on-one counseling, and networking. Our chapter is also working to fight HD by raising funds for research. We hold several fundraising events and activities throughout the year. Finally, we are aiming to become a voice of advocacy for the greater HD community with the gracious assistance of family, friends and people with HD who can speak to their own experiences.
A social workers with specialized training is available for information and support. We also maintain a HELPLINE which responds to inquires each year from families for facts about HD and information regarding local resources.
This chapter and its Support Groups are not allied with any political entity or institution. We do not discriminate against anyone regardless of religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, height, weight, marital status, handicap, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by law.
We are self supporting through voluntary contributions, fund raisers and financial grants. We are a 501c3 not-for-profit organization.
This chapter is dependent on the good spirits, good will and participation of our larger community and people like yourself.