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We are a non-profit organization offering low-cost online self-help courses and other resources for people affected by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and fibromyalgia (FM). Founded in 1998, we have conducted hundreds of self-help groups teaching thousands of people how to manage their illness. We also provide articles, forms, worksheets and online books in our Library.

Our program was created by Bruce Campbell, PhD, who was the program's first Executive Director (1998-2014). Dr. Campbell is a recovered CFS patient who, before becoming ill, was a consultant to self-help programs for chronic illness at the Stanford University Medical School. The current xecutive Director is Kathy Gamble, a person with fibromyalgia. Kathy has been with us since 2001 and is a long-time coursde moderator and trainer of other moderators. The Associate Director of the program is Jan Wolski, a licensed occupational therapist. Our classes are led by volunteer moderators, all of whom are people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or fibromyalgia.

Mission and Programs
Our mission is to improve the quality of life for people touched by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and fibromyalgia. We pursue this aim through offering a sequence of self-help classes and information about the two conditions. Since we are a non-profit staffed largely by volunteers, we can offer our courses and resources at low cost.

Our Approach
Our program is based on three key ideas: self-management, the use of multiple coping strategies and support.

Articles About Our Program
Four articles giving an overview of our classes.

Quick Facts
A summary of our mission, programs, leadership, tax status and contact information.