National Stroke Association’s Stroke Help Line is a volunteer-staffed call center for survivors, caregivers, family members and those who have experienced stroke in their lives. This service can be accessed through 1-800-STROKES (787-6537), menu option 3. The phones are staffed Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mountain Time. Please allow 24 hours for your call to be returned.
We are here to connect you with resources and answer questions about stroke prevention, treatment and recovery.
Our volunteers can help you with:
- Basic information about stroke
- Navigating our website and education materials
- Tools and information on recovery
- Referrals to national resources and services
- Lists of accredited and certified hospitals and rehabilitation facilities, and Stroke Center Network member hospitals
- Local support group contacts
- Lending an ear and listening to your story
- And more!
National Stroke Association
does not offer medical opinions, referrals to specific healthcare providers or
treatment advice. Please consult with your personal physician. If you think you
are experiencing a stroke, call 9-1-1 and seek immediate medical attention. Learn
more about the signs and symptoms of stroke.
If We Are Closed
Leave us a message!
We are happy to return your call when we are in the office. Please leave your
name and phone number, and some details on what we may be able to help you
with. Please allow 24 hours for your call to be returned.
» Recovery pages—find information and
tools for your post-stroke recovery.
searchable StrokeSmart® Resource Directory—find local and national
businesses and services for stroke survivors, caregivers and family members.
support group registry—find a meeting near
Like you, the Stroke Help Line volunteers have experienced stroke in their lives.
Lynn Owen: Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Mountain Time
Caregiving is perhaps the first reason I decided to volunteer on the Stroke Help Line. Seeing my mother travel the journey of her disease with no guideposts was heartbreaking. I was my mom's caregiver and experienced isolation, helplessness and discouragement, not knowing quite how to help her. Finally, I called an Alzheimer's hotline and found help and hope. My wish is to be a guide for people with questions about stroke and if nothing else, a person to listen to the stories of people who just need to talk about how stroke has impacted their lives.
Charles Louis: Mondays and Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Mountain Time
I understand the un-understandable (I don't think that is a word!). When the survivor or caregiver finds out that I am a stroke survivor, the conversation changes, because even though I don't know them, I know them. I love that!
Jeff Volkerding: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 1:30-4 p.m. Mountain Time
Having survived a serious stroke myself, I know the feelings of confusion, desperation and uncertainty stroke survivors and their loved ones can face. Stroke is a journey and it can take you down some dark and confounding paths along the way. If I can shed some light on those paths from my own experience or offer a word of comfort or encouragement to a fellow survivor or their family, I'm pleased and humbled to have that opportunity.