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Connecting with a Peer Support Group in Your Community

It takes time to adjust to using a wheelchair, no matter why you’re using one.  Having a friend who has already rolled a mile in your shoes can help make the journey a little smoother.  That’s why Wheel:Life encourages all of our readers to get involved in a peer support group in their local community.

Hop online to find a group of friends who use wheelchairs near you!

Hop online to find a group of friends who use wheelchairs near you!

According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Association, “In a support group, members provide each other with various types of help for shared purposes. The help can take the form of providing and evaluating relevant information, relating personal experiences, listening to and accepting others’ experiences, educating and guiding, or for providing sympathetic understanding and establishing social networks. Support Groups may each have their own way of accomplishing their mission but all of them share the same goal of improving the lives of participants.”  We agree!

Find a group of friends you can roll with in your hometown!

Find a group of friends you can roll with in your hometown!

Below we are sharing a list of some spinal cord injury, spina bifida and multiple sclerosis support groups.
Have a support group you’d like to include on the list?  Share your support group details in the comments below this post and we’ll update the list with your information.

National Spina Bifida Association Chapters

Each SBA chapter is a separate entity so their programming differs. However, some examples of programs each could offer include referrals to local resources, a local Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida, online resources via their website, local support groups, local play dates, educational events, or scholarships/financial assistance.

SBA of Alabama, Inc.
PO Box 13254  Birmingham, Al 35202
Phone: 256-617-1414  Email:  Web:

SBA of Arizona
1001 East Fairmount Avenue,  Phoenix, Arizona 85014
Phone: 602-274-3323  Email:  Web:

SBA of California
3250 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500  Los Angeles, CA 90010
Phone: 310-359-9611  Email:  Web:

SBA of the Carolinas
Phone: 800-621-3141 x20  Email:  Web:

SBA of Central Florida
100 West Lucerne Circle, Suite 100-M  Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: 407-248-9210  Email:  Web:

SBA of Colorado
PO Box 22994  Denver, CO 80222
Phone: 303-797-7870  Email:  Web:

SBA of Connecticut
370 Osgood Avenue, Suite 106  New Britain, CT 06053-2744
Phone: 860-839-0115  Email:  Web:

Spina Bifida Association of Delaware Valley
P.O. Box 1235  Havertown, PA 19083-5835
Phone: (215) 300-4150  Email:

SBA of Georgia
5072 Bristol Industrial Way  Suite F  Buford, GA 30518
Phone: 770-939-1044  Fax: 770-939-1049
Email:  Web:

SBA of Greater New England (Formerly SBA of Massachusetts)
219 East Main St  Suite 100B  Milford, MA 01757
Phone: 508-482-5300  Toll Free: 888-479-1900  Fax: 508-482-5301
Email:  Web:

SBA of Indiana
PO Box 19814  Indianapolis, IN 46219-0814
Phone: 317-592-1630  Email:  Web:

Spina Bifida Association of the Intermountain Region [WEST] Phone: 202-618-4752
Email: Web:

Spina Bifida Association of Iowa
8525 Douglas Ave. Suite 39  Urbandale, IA 50322

SBA of Kentucky
Louisville Office:  Kosair Charities Centre  982 Eastern Parkway, Box 18  Louisville, KY 40217
Phone: (866) 340-SBAK (7225), (502) 637-7363  Fax: (502) 637-1010

Lexington Office:  Shriners Hospital for Children  1900 Richmond Road  Lexington, KY 40502
Phone: (859) 268-5798  Fax: (859) 268-8467 Email:  Web:

SBA of Michigan Myelomeningocele Care Center
Children’s Hospital of Michigan  3950 Beaubien Blvd.  Detroit, MI 48201
Email:  Web:

SBA of the Mid-Atlantic Region
4590 MacArthur Blvd. NW Suite 250  Washington, DC 20007
Phone: 202-618-4747  Email:  Web:

SBA of North Texas
705 W Avenue B, Suite 204  Garland, TX 75040
Phone: 972-238-8755  Email:  Web:

SBA of Northeastern New York
123 Saratoga Rd  Scotia, NY 12302
Phone: 518-399-9151  Email:  Web:

SBA of Northwest Ohio
302 Conant St., Suite C  Maumee, OH 43537
Phone: 419-794-0561  Email:  Web:

Spinal Cord Injury & Multiple Sclerosis Peer Support Groups

Group Name: Alaska Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
Street Address: 3801 Lake Otis Pkwy, Suite 100
City/State/Zip: Anchorage, AK 99508
Contact: Valerie Maeker or Jacob Johnson
Phone: 406-396-8341 (Valerie) or 907-317-8399 (Jacob)
Full Description:Groups meets 1st Wednesday of every month @ 6:00PM.

Group Name: Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living (AACIL) Multiple Sclerosis (MS) support group
Street Address: 2568 Packard Road
City/State/Zip: Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48104
Contact: Jody Burton Slowins
Phone: (734) 663-0785
Full Description: Meets every Monday, 7:00pm-8:30pm except legal holidays. Support group for people who have multiple sclerosis, caregivers, personal assistants, significant others, family members, etc.  All are welcome.

Group Name: Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation SCI group
Street Address: 61 W. Jimmie Leeds Rd
City/State/Zip:  Pomona, New Jersey, 08240
Contact: Becky McGill
Phone:  (609) 748-5411
Full Description: Group meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 4pm to 6pm. Some meetings are held at the hospital and some are held out in the community (usually recreational or social activities). The group also sends out a monthly newsletter with info and resources. They also have a Facebook page– South Jersey Spinal Cord Injury Support Group.

Location: P.O. Box 7334
Street Address: Prospect Heights
City/State/Zip: IL
Contact: Reveca Torres
Phone: 618-724-5484
Description:BACKBONES exists to provide free support for people with spinal cord injury and their families. Through our network we facilitate telephone, in-person, or web-based connections and encourage growth by the sharing of experiences and ideas. As a host to events, BACKBONES creates an inviting atmosphere where people can ask questions, learn from each other informally, and make lasting friendships. BACKBONES is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Group Name: Baton Rouge Spinal Cord Support Group
Street Address: 8595 United Plaza Blvd
City/State/Zip: Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Contact: Roxane Bingham
Phone: 225-231-3123
Description: Group meets 3rd Tuesday of every month at noon – lunch provided for SCI group  & caregivers.

Group Name: Berkeley Spinal Cord Injury Peer Support Group
Location: Ed Robert’s Campus, Room 225, Koret Foundation Boardroom
Street Address: 3075 Adeline Street
City/State/Zip:  Berkeley, CA 94703
Phone: (415) 205-3882 Email:
Full Description: Group meets the second (2nd) Thursday of each month, 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Our purpose is to assist those with SCI including their friends, family, and attendants. This group is for the newly-injured and those who have been living with SCI for years. We are here to support each other in every way possible.  This group is also about education and empowerment.  We have regular presenters covering a variety of SCI topics. This group is free and open to the public.  No reservations are required, drop in anytime.

Group Name: BMC Support/Discussion Group Meeting
Street Address: 7 West-Harrison Ave Campus
City/State/Zip: Boston, Massachusetts, 02111
Phone: (781) 933-8666
Full Description: Spinal cord injury support group and discussion held in Boston, MA. Group meets at 4:00 PM (Held the third Tuesday of the month)

Group Name: Braintree Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
Street Address: 250 Pond Street
City/State/Zip: Braintree, Massachusetts, 02184
Contact: Michelle Heath
Phone: 781-348-2250 Email:
Full Description: Provides a supportive environment for individuals who have experienced a spinal cord injury. Family members and friends are welcome. Meets the 4th Wednesday of each month, 6:00-7:30p.m. Please call Michelle Heath prior to attending the meeting.

Group Name: BrightSide
Street Address:  151 W. Galbraith Road
City/State/Zip: Cincinnati, Ohio, 45216
Contact: Leo Dunnigan
Phone: (513) 418-4382  Email:
Full Description: SCI Support Group for individuals in Cincinnati, Ohio. Group meets first Thursday of the month at 6.30 p.m

Group Name: Brooks Spinal Cord Support Group/Stroke Support Group
Location: Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital, 1st Floor Gym
Street Address: 3599 University Blvd. South
City/State/Zip: Jacksonville, Florida 32216
Contact: Kristen Ellison, Clinical Psychologist, Spinal Cord Injury Program
Phone: (904) 345-7238  Email:
Full Description: This support group provides a unique opportunity for the patient to interact and form personal connections with people facing similar challenges. Not only can our patients be inspired by others, but they themselves are in a position to be inspiring. Scheduled Meetings: Last Thursday of each month, 6:00-7:30PM

Group Name: Broward Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
Street Address: 10199 N W 44th St
City/State/Zip: Sunrise, Florida, 33351
Contact: Rob Bereolos
Phone: (754)367-8820  Email:
Full Description: Group Meets 1st Tuesday of each month at 4:30pm-7:30pm. Call or Email Rob for more information.

Group Name: C.O.R.E Centers-Life Series Mixer
Location: Center of Restorative Exercise (C.O.R.E)
Street Address: 9667 Reseda Blvd.
City/State/Zip: Northridge, CA 91324
Contact: Andrew Skinner
Phone: 661-803-3700
Full Description:  Support group meets the last Tuesday of every month at 7:00PM.

Group Name: Cape Fear Valley Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
Location: Southeastern Regional Rehabilitation Center of Cape Fear Valley Health System
Street Address: 1638 Owen Drive
City/State/Zip: Fayetteville, North Carolina, 28304
Contact: James Jones
Phone: (910) 615-4051
Full Description: The Spinal Cord Injury Support Group meets on the first Monday of each month at 3:00 p.m. in the SCI unit of Southeastern Regional Rehabilitation Center of Cape Fear Valley Health System, located directly behind Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. This group is for both inpatients and people in the community who have had spinal cord injuries. The group provides support for the patient and his or her family and allows the opportunity to discuss issues with others who have undergone the same experience.

Group Name: Caregivers Support Group
Location: Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan Novi Center
Street Address: 42005 W. 12 Mile Rd.
City/State/Zip: Novi, MI 48377
Contact: Mary Rich
Phone: (248) 305-7360
Full Description: Caregivers Support Group held in Novi, Michigan. Meets: Third Wednesday of Every Month Time: 12:30 p.m.

Group Name: Caregivers Support Group
Location: Kernan Hospital, SCI-CMR Gym-room G615
Street Address: 2200 Kernan Drive
City/State/Zip: Baltimore, MD 21207-6697
Contact: Gwen Alexander
Phone: 410-448-6311 Email:
Full Description: Open group for all caregivers and does not focus on a specific disability, disease or condition. Group Meets the 4th Tuesday of each month from 6-7:00pm.

Group Name: Central PA SCI Networking
City/State/Zip: Benton, PA 17814
Contact:  Shelly White
Phone: 717-270-1788
Full Description: We provide support and friendship for new and old injuries, their families and friends.

Group Name: Challenged Women’s Support Group
Location: Sharp Memorial Rehabilitation Center, Conference Room (#21)
Street Address: 2999 Health Center Drive
City/State/Zip: San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: 858-939-3153
Full Description: The Challenged Women’s Support Group gathers to share thoughts and feelings about current life challenges, victories, and visions. It is a great opportunity to offer support to one another in a safe environment. The group also holds social events and educational meetings. This group is for women only and is facilitated by Sharp Rehab social workers. The Challenged Women’s Support Group meets the first TUESDAY of each month at Sharp Memorial Rehabilitation Center’s Conference Room (#21). Meeting times are from 12:30-1:30pm and socializing follows from 1:30-2:00pm. We will provide snacks and beverages. In addition to the support group meetings, we regularly have social events in the community. Please call or email to be added to the email list.

Group Name: Chattanooga Adventurers and Assistance Dogs Social Group
Location: Siskin Hospital, Outpatient Main Conference Room
Street Address: One Siskin Plaza
City/State/Zip: Chattanooga, TN 37403
Contact: Amy Kerin
Phone: 423-697-0957 Email:
Full Description: This is a social group for young adults/adults with disabilities and their Assistance Dogs. This is a great way for your Assistance Dog to meet new friends and get together monthly to enjoy different activities while making some lifelong friends!  If you would like to work on some basic training touchups with your Assistance Dog, there will be a trainer at the meetings, so it’s a great way to keep your Assistance Dog working in style. This will also be a great way to advocate for people who have Assistance Dogs and educate the community on why they are a vital part of our lives! When: Third Thursday, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Group Name: Chronic Pain Management Support Group
Location: HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital
Street Address: 550 W. College Avenue
City/State/Zip: Pleasant Gap, PA 16823
Contact: Peter O’Donnell
Phone: 814 359-3421, ext 1231
Full Description: Group is  held online.  A  Web-based support and discussion group.

Group Name: Concord Area Spinal Cord Injury and/or Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group
Location: Forrest Hills United Methodist Church
Street Address: 8735 Math Road
City/State/Zip:  Stanfield, North Carolina, 28163
Contact:  Eve Roberts
Full Description: Our group serves families, friends, and individuals of all ages with injuries to the brain and/or spinal cord from motor vehicle accidents, falls, strokes, aneurysms, brain/spinal tumors, trauma, gun shot wounds, near drowning, disease, and other causes. We meet once a month and we have speakers that come out to our meetings on occasion to address areas of concern and interest, we discuss needs within our group or individual situations, and offer support. Group meets every 3rd Monday of each month at Forrest Hills United Methodist Church.

Group Name: Cross Disability Support Group
Location: The DuPage Center for Independent Living
Street Address: 739 Roosevelt Road, Bldg 8 Suite 109
City/State/Zip: Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Contact: Pat Byrne
Phone: 630-469-2300 Email:
Full Description: Group Meets The 2nd Thursday of each month. CDSG meets for two separate sessions; 10 am and 11 am. Please call Pat prior to meeting for more information.

Group Name: East Texas Neuro Support Group
City/State/Zip: Nacogdoches, TX 75964
Contact: Todd Petershagen
Phone: 936-564-1433  Email:
Full Description: Meeting locations varies month to month, contact group leader for location. Meeting are one Saturday a month.

Group Name: East Valley Support Group (COMPASS)
Location: Granite Reef Senior Center
Street Address: 1700 N Granite Reef Rd
City/State/Zip: Scottsdale, AZ 85257
Contact: Pauline Staples
Phone:  602-241-1006  Email:
Full Description: Spinal cord injury support group for people in Scottsdale, AZ. Every 3rd Friday of the month 2:00pm-4:30pm.

Group Name: Elks Rehab SCI Suppot Group
Location: Elks Rehab Hospital
Street Address: 600 North Robbins Road
City/State/Zip: Boise, Idaho 83702
Contact: Karen Gentilman, LMSW
Phone: 208-489-4961 Email:
Full Description: Support group meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 2:00PM – 4:00PM.

Group Name: Endless Possibilties
Location: Therapeutic Recreation Complex
Street Address: 2728 Lake Worth Rd.
City/State/Zip:  Lake Worth, FL 33461
Contact: Stacy Staebell
Phone: 561-966-7021
Full Description: EPFLA is a peer support group whose primary mission is to organize and lead sports and active recreational opportunities for individuals who use wheelchairs or other assistive equipment for mobility. This group wants to ensure that there are more opportunities for this population to be physically active in group settings and maintain and/or improve health. The group also provides peer support, raises money for specialized sports equipment, and promotes community awareness of disability.  Group meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 5:30-7:30pm.

Group Name: Family Peer Group
Location: Magee Rehabilitation Hospital (Spinal Cord Injury Unit)
Street Address: 1513 Race Street
City/State/Zip: Philadelphia, PA 19102
Contact: Ruth Black, LCSW
Phone: (215) 587-3030  Email:
Full Description: Family Peer Mentors are family members and/or loved ones of individuals who have sustained a SCI and have successfully transitioned to living life with a disability. They are volunteers who are specially trained to guide and provide SCI related information and experiences to families and loved ones of newly injured individuals.  Mentoring can be done in the form of participating in the family group which is held twice monthly at Magee or contacting a new family by telephone or face to face if possible. Given the geographic area Magee serves, we attempt to be creative and flexible with mentoring requests.  The SCI Family Peer Group meets two Wednesdays a month at 6 p.m. in room 537 on the Spinal Cord Injury Unit at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital.  To become a Family Peer Mentor contact Ruth Black, LCSW.

Group Name: Faulkner County Support Group
Location: Conway Regional Rehabilitation Hospital
Street Address: 2210 Robinson Avenue
City/State/Zip: Conway, Arkansas 72034
Contact: Doug Fish
Phone: (501) 296-1792  Email:
Full Description: Support for spinal cord injury patients, their families, and caregivers. Guest speakers, resource and service information, and equipment provider demonstrations. First Thursday of every month at 1:00pm. Please contact Doug for more information.

Group Name: Flagstaff Support Group
Location: Northern AZ Health Care training facility in the Fort Valley Shopping Center
City/State/Zip: Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Contact: Al White
Phone: (928) 527-8567 Email:
Full Description: The group meets in the Northern AZ Healthcare training center in the Fort Valley Shopping center  just south of the Flagstaff Medical Center and north of Columbus and Fort Vally rd. intersection.  It is next to the Hot Wok restaurant. Every 1st Tuesday of the month 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Group Name: Florence Breeze Group
Location: HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Florence
Street Address: 900 E. Cheeves Street
City/State/Zip: Florence, South Carolina 29506
Contact: Ronnie McFadden
Phone: (843) 319-2293  Email:
Full Description:  Group Meets: Call leader for meeting date and time.

Group Name: Free Wheelers-Spinal Cord Injury Club
Street Address: 303 East Vanderbilt Way
City/State/Zip: San Bernardino, CA 92408
Contact: Dennis
Phone: 909-890-3438  Email:
Full Description: Group meets the 1st Monday of every month from 5:00-7:00 P.M.

Group Name: Gay, Lesbian, Bi, Trans & Disabled Support Group
Street Address: 4115 N Mississippi Ave
City/State/Zip: Portland, OR
Contact: Dan Pierce
Phone: (503) 893-5756
Full Description: The goal is to allow everyone a chance to connect with the larger community of similar people just like you for; discussion, guest speakers, field trips, socials, and a nights out.

Group Name: Gaylord Hospital SCI Support Group
Location: Gaylord Hospital (Roncari Hall)
Street Address: Gaylord Farm Road
City/State/Zip: Wallingford, Connecticut, 06492
Contact: Erin Prastine
Phone: (203) 284-2875 Email:
Full Description: Support group for individuals with spinal cord injury. Co-coordinator: Meghan Chiaraluce  When: 2nd Monday of each month, 5-7 p.m

Group Name: Good Shepherd Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
Street Address: 850 S. Fifth Street
City/State/Zip: Allentown, PA 18103
Contact: Bonnie Kuhns
Phone: 610-776-3393 Email:
Full Description: If you are living with a spinal cord injury, Good Shepherd’s Spinal Cord Injury Support Group allows you to meet and socialize with others with similar conditions. The group meets the third Wednesday of every month from 2 to 3 p.m. at Good Shepherd Health & Technology Center, middle level,  850 S. Fifth Street, Allentown. There is no cost and no doctor prescription is required. For more information on the Good Shepherd Spinal Cord Support Group, call 610-776-3393.

Group Name: Greater Orlando Spinal Cord Injury Network
Street Address: 100 West Gore Street, Ste 104
City/State/Zip: Orlando, FL 32806
Contact: Bob Melia
Phone: 407-900-6724  Email:
Full Description: The Greater Orlando Spinal Cord Injury Network is a non-profit group for persons with SCI in the Orlando area. Their mission is to serve the needs of SCIs in employment, adaptive sports, recreation, social functions, networking, outreach, SCI prevention, and guest speakers for the group and the community. Visit their website at to join their mailing list and to find out more. Meetings are held at different locations.

Group Name: Grupo de apoyo en Español
Location: Gentiva Rehab Without Walls
Street Address: 7227 N 16th St #107
City/State/Zip: Phoenix, Arizona 85020
Contact: Diane Hendrix
Phone: 480-390-5240
Full Description:  El grupo de apoyo en Español para personas que tienen trauma cerebral y lesion a la columna. Este grupo hace actividades de diversión y actividades educacionales. Cuando: Cada segundo sabado del mes! Por favor llamar si usted quiere atender.

Group Name: Head Injury & Trauma Spinal Support Group (HITSS)
Street Address: 11406 Loma Linda Drive, Room 129A
City/State/Zip: Loma Linda, California, 92354
Contact: Cotie Williams
Phone: (909) 558-6384  Email:
Full Description: Adult & pediatrics group meeting open to any survivors and/or family members. Group meets on the 4th Monday of every month from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For more information call 1 (800) 986-HITSS or 1 (800) 986-4487.

PossAbilities is a FREE community outreach program developed by the Loma Linda University Medical Center East Campus (LLUMCEC). Its goal is to offer disabled individuals who were born with or have suffered a permanent physical injury a sense of community and provide activities and practical help to integrate them back into life-once again giving them opportunity for becoming valuable members of our communities. LLUMCEC recognizes that this disenfranchised population is often left without resources or support to deal with the many adjustments they must make physically, mentally, and emotionally in order to have fulfilling lives. Our mission is to provide new direction and hope through physical, social, educational, and spiritual interaction with peers and their community. This free membership program is tailored to persons with physical disabilities such as limb amputation, stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, and others.

We are currently offering a six week SCI seminar free to community members. You can find out more details about this free seminar at

Group Name: HeadNorth Peer Mentoring Program
Street Address: 5333 Mission Center Rd, Suite 115
City/State/Zip: San Diego, CA 92108
Contact: Renee White
Phone: 619-814-1235  Email:
Full Description: Has a dedicated peer mentoring program specifically for individuals who have just sustained an injury (within 60 days). Mentors are all volunteers, we train them, do back ground checks, and manage all of the matching of peers to mentees to ensure a good support system.

Location: Lake County Center For Independent Living
Street Address: 377 N. Seymour Avenue
City/State/Zip: Mundelein, IL 60060
Contact: Laura Mellon
Phone: 847-949-4440 Email:
Full Description: The support group meets the fourth Tuesday of every month – except December.  Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Group Name: Hispanic Peer Support Group (Spinal Cord Injury)
Hispanic spinal cord injury support group that meets as needed in Atlanta,GA.
Location: Shepherd Center
Street Address: 2020 Peachtree Road
City/State/Zip: NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309
Contact: Pete Anziano
Phone: 404-350-3089  Email:
Full Description: Hispanic spinal cord injury support group that meets as needed in Atlanta,GA. This peer support group meets on an as-needed basis. If you would like to meet with the Hispanic peer support group, contact Pete Anziano.

Group Name: Kenny Grad School Community Education Group
Location: Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
Street Address: 800 E. 28th Street
City/State/Zip: Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55407
Contact: Jennifer Theis
Phone: (612) 863-3201 Email:
Full Description: Kenny Grad School provides a bimonthly forum for exploring ongoing issues along with identifying networking opportunities in the community. Presenters come from a variety of backgrounds, including physiatry, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychology, social work, nutrition, therapeutic recreation, and even lay people in the community. Kenny Grad School courses are free. Pre-registration is required. Please call 612-863-7306. For more about session topics, call 612-863-3201.

Group Name: Kernan Hospital Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
Street Address: 2200 Kernan Drive
City/State/Zip: Baltimore, Maryland, 21207
Contact: Michael Henley
Phone: (410) 448-6307 Email:
Full Description: Group meets 2nd Tuesday of each month 6-8 p.m. in the SCI Gym. Spinal Cord Injury Patient Education Classes are offered every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday 11:30 a.m.-12 noon.

Group Name: Leon S. Peter’s Rehabilitation Center Support Group
Location: Leon S. Peter’s Rehabilitation Center
Street Address: P.O. Box 1232
City/State/Zip: Fresno, California 93715
Contact: Allen Roope
Phone: 559-877-3559 Email:
Full Description: Allen Roope, a spinal cord injury survivor and Peer Educator at the Leon S. Peters Rehabilitation Center,  leads the monthly Spinal Cord Injury Support Group. The support group meets on the third Wednesday of every other month. Call for more information.

Group Name: Lives in Motion
Location: Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital Wheaton Campus, First Floor Therapy Gym,
Street Address: 26W171 Roosevelt Rd.
City/State/Zip: Wheaton, IL 60187
Contact: Monica Blaauw
Phone: 630.909.8444 Email:
Full Description: Lives in Motion provides people with spinal cord injury an opportunity to learn and share experiences. Meetings include medical specialists from the spinal cord injury team who share expertise on specific topics such as home modifications, wheelchairs, exercises, nutrition, sexuality, social re-integration, and vocational rehabilitation. Meeting Place: First Floor Therapy Gym, 4th Tuesday of every month from 6:00-7:30pm

Group Name: Living in the Solution-Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
Location: Union Hospital- Toomey Front Conference Room
Street Address: 659 Boulevard St
City/State/Zip: Dover, OH 44622
Contact: Brad and Sue Shepherd
Phone: 330-340-3813 or 330-343-2860  Email:
Full Description: Group meets the second Thursday of the month at 7:00pm starting January 9, 2014. Contact Brad and Sue for more details!

Group Name: Long Beach Memorial Hospital SCI Support Group
Location: MemorialCare Rehabilitation Institute Dinning Room-Memorial West
Street Address: 2801 Atlantic Ave
City/State/Zip: Long Beach, CA 90806
Contact: Angelique
Phone: 562-933-9034  Email:
Full Description: Celebrate successes and share resources. Group is lead by a rehabilitation social worker. To register, call (562) 933-9034 one week prior to the meeting.Meets the second Monday of every month from 5:00 to 6:30 PM.

Group Name: Madison SCI Support Group
Location: Wellspring United Methodist Church
Street Address: 5702 South Hill Drive
City/State/Zip: Madison, WI 53705
Contact: Monica Kamal
Phone: (608) 444-2225 Email:
Full Description: Provide an open forum for discussion on spinal cord injury, disease, and paralysis topics including wheelchair activities and accessibility issues. Provide mentoring and awareness. Offer adaptive and accessible events & activities for the individual & family. Just have FUN! Check out our website for meeting details, Join us! We welcome anyone with an interest such as nursing students, physical therapists, doctors, and all persons with any kind of disability and their families. Our focus is primarily on paralysis, wheelchair, and adaptive recreation. Feel free to recommend a new event, topic or idea for us to experience! Our monthly member meetings are the second Monday of the month from 6 to 7:30 pm at 5702 South Hill Drive Madison Wisconsin 53705. Please see for event details and monthly topics.

Group Name: Madonna Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
Location: Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital
Street Address: 5401 South St.
City/State/Zip: Lincoln, Nebraska, 68506
Contact: Diane Ulmer
Phone: 402-413-3185
Full Description:  Madonna Spinal Cord Injury Support Group meets every third Wednesday of the month at 6 pm. The meetings provide an education topic of interest as well as time for support discussions and social time. The group occasionally travels outside of the facility for a recreational event. A mailing is sent out prior to each meeting to update the group on the education topic or recreational activity that will be held that month.

Group Name: Mahoning Valley SCI Support Group
Location: Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital
Street Address: 8747 Squires Lane NE
City/State/Zip: Warren, OH 44484
Contact: Elizabeth Shank-Treasure/Peer Contact
Phone: 330-841-3709  Email:
Full Description: SCI Support group held in Warren, OH. We meet the second Monday of each month at 5PM in the Occupational Room.

Group Name: Men’s Disability Discussion Group
Street Address: 5025 E. Washington St.
City/State/Zip: Phoenix, AZ 85034
Contact: Don Price
Phone: 602-980-3232  Email:
Full Description: Men’s disability discusssion group for men in Phoenix, AZ. Meets the third Thursday of every month from 5:30 – 7:00 pm.

Group Name: Men’s Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
Location:  Sharp Memorial Rehab Community Re-Entry Classroom (Conference Room #3).
Street Address: 7915 Frost St.
City/State/Zip: San Diego, California, 92123
Contact: Richard Green, MSW
Phone: (858) 939-3156   Email:
Full Description: Richard Green, MSW, Lead Social Worker for Sharp Rehabilitation Center, has started a Men’s Group for men who have spinal cord injuries. The support group meets on the third Mondays of each month from 5:30-7:00pm.

Group Name: Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines leads a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Support Group
Location: 4th floor of the main building
Street Address: 1111 6th Ave.
City/State/Zip: Des Moines, IA 50314
Contact: Megan Brenneman
Full Description: Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines leads a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Support Group for any person affected by SCI, including friends, family members and caregivers. This group meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month (March-November) at 6pm.

Group Name: Midlands Breeze Group
Location: HealthSouth Rehab Hospital of Columbia – Cafeteria
Street Address: 2935 Colonial Drive
City/State/Zip: Columbia, South Carolina 29203
Contact: Diane Epperly
Phone: (803) 252-2198
Full Description: Group Meets: 6:00 p.m. on last Tuesday of the month (Dinner is served)

Group Name: Moss Rehab’s Peer Support Group
Location: Moss Rehab/Einstein Healthcare Network
Street Address: 60 Township Line Rd
City/State/Zip: Elkins Park, PA 19027
Contact: Beth Jacobs
Phone: 215-663-6119   Email:
Full Description: Our peer support group meets weekly every Wednesday 4:00 – 5:00. It consists of both acute inpatient SCI individuals and community residing individuals with SCI/D. Our one on one peer support network is also an off shot of this larger group.

Group Name: MS Support Group
Location: St. Charles Medical Center – Bend
Street Address: 2500 NE Neff Rd.
City/State/Zip: Bend, Oregon, 97701
Phone: 541- 382-4321
Full Description: This support group meets monthly and is open for people affected by Multiple Sclerosis. It focuses on concerns and issues unique to multiple sclerosis. Occasionally, special speakers are scheduled to present on topics specific to Multiple Sclerosis. This is a drop-in group, no registration required. Check in with the greeter at the main front entrance of St. Charles Medical Center – Bend to confirm room location, but we usually meet in the rehab conference room on the lower level. No meeting June, July or August

Group Name: MS Support Group
Location: HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehab Hospital
Street Address:  550 W. College Ave.
City/State/Zip: Pleasant Gap, Pennsylvania 16823
Contact: Steve Uberti
Phone: 814 359-3421 Email:
Full Description: MS Support group for individuals in Pleasant Gap, PA. Date: Third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m.

Group Name: Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
Location: Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Street Address: 345 East Superior Street
City/State/Zip: Chicago, IL 60611
Contact: Reberta Winter
Phone: 312-238-5381  Email:
Full Description: This group addresses the psychosocial aspects of multiple sclerosis in a structured outpatient setting. Education, recreation and peer support are offered towards ameliorating social and emotional isolation and adjustment problems, which is the primary goal of the group. The group process provides a forum for interpersonal support while enhancing knowledge and use of leisure time. For more information, call 312-238-5381.

Group Name: Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
Location: Kernan Hospital
Street Address: 2200 Kernan Drive
City/State/Zip: Baltimore, MD 21207-6697
Contact: Janice Wilson, CTRS
Phone: 410-448-6721 Email:
Full Description: Information, education, resources and social networking for individuals with Multiple Sclerosis. Group Meets 2nd Tuesday of each Month from 6-7 p.m.

Group Name: Napa Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
Location: Queen of the Valley Medical Center: Community Outreach Department
Street Address: 3448 Villa Lane, Suite 102
City/State/Zip: Napa, CA 94558
Contact: Ryan Voss
Phone: 707-227-6542
Full Description: Meeting location: Queen of the Valley Medical Center: Community Outreach Department Group Meets last Friday of every month at 1:00pm. *Group does not usually meet in November and December due to holidays, but we have a dinner/social gathering.

Group Name: NeuroResources OKC/Wheels Of Change Advocacy
Street Address: 6108 NW 63rd St
City/State/Zip: Oklahoma City, OK 73132
Contact: Willis Washington
Phone: 214.417.1195 (C) or 405.605.1466 (O)  Email:
Full Description: Group meets 3rd Monday of every month at 4:30PM.

Group Name: NHNSCIA Peer Support Group
Street Address: 21 Chenell Drive
City/State/Zip: Concord, N.H. 03301
Contact: Mark Race
Phone:  603-228-9680 ext 1306  Email:
Full Description: Group meets the 3rd Friday of each month from 5:30pm-7:30pm for group meetings and scheduled presentations. Contact Mark for further information.

Group Name: North Atlanta Support Group
Location: North River Baptist Church
Street Address: 12090 Hardscrabble Rd
City/State/Zip: Roswell, GA 30075
Contact: Belena Butler or Lynda DeMore
Phone: 404-835-7979
Full Description: This group is open to all those with caring needs.  We serve a community of caregivers and those they care for. We also have a community of peers living with spinal cord and brain injuries.  We meet every 3rd Thursday of each month from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. Our meeting focus rotate each month around educational speakers, learning activities, and fellowship/sharing.

Group Name: Northeast Rehabilitation Health Network Support Group
Street Address: 70 Butler St.
City/State/Zip:  Salem, NH 03079
Contact: Denise Sampson
Phone: (603) 247-1114 Email:
Full Description: Northeast Rehabilitation Health Network Support Group (Held the fourth Friday of the month) We meet from noon to 2 p.m. Contact Denise for more information.

Group Name: Northwest Spinal Injury Network
Street Address:  2901 Squalicum Parkway
City/State/Zip: Bellingham, Washington, 98225
Contact: Patrick Madsen
Phone: (360) 332-8484  Email:
Full Description:  Spinal cord injury support group in Bellingham, Washington. Group meets the first Monday of the month at 6 PM in the rehab unit meeting room.

Group Name: Northwest Women Wheelers Network
City/State: Seattle, Washington
Contact: Ann Fey
Full Description: Northwest Women Wheeler’s Network is a social and support group consisting of wheelchair using women from all “walks” of life. Ages range from 20s to 70s. Our group was formed after an SCI forum on women’s issues at the University of Washington Medical Center. Most of our members have spinal cord injuries, but we also have members with MS and other disabilities. Our members reside in the Greater Seattle/Tacoma area. We also have members in Oregon and one in California. Activities include an annual family picnic, holiday party, community action committee, and social and sporting events.

Group Name: Oklahoma City Area Support Group
Contact: Rick Lewis
Phone: (405) 321-3203 Email:
Full Description: Oklahoma City Area Support Group for individuals with SCI. Contact Rick for more information.

Group Name: Orangeburg Breeze Group
Street Address: 3000 St. Matthews Road
City/State/Zip: Orangeburg, South Carolina 29118
Contact: Rebecca Felder
Phone: (803) 829-2043 Email:
Full Description: Group Meets: 6:30 p.m. on second Thursday of the month (Dinner is served)

Group Name: Oxnard SCI Life Series Group
Location: Toppers Pizza Place
Street Address: 111 W Gonzales Road
City/State/Zip: Oxnard, CA 93036
Contact: Andrew Skinner
Phone: 661-803-3700  Email:
Full Description: Our Oxnard SCI support group meets once a month on the last Tuesday at a Topper’s Pizza located at 111 W Gonzales Rd, Oxnard, CA 93036.

Group Name: P.R.O.U.D. (People Regardless Of oUr Disabilities)
Street Address: 150 Mundy St.
City/State/Zip: Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
Contact: Lynda Williams
Phone: 570-825-9333 Email:
Full Description: Group meet 2nd Tuesday of every month.

Group Name: Placerville Mobility Support Group
Street Address:  512 Main St.
City/State/Zip: Placerville, CA 95667
Contact: Lynn Murray
Phone: 530-295-7260  Email:
Full Description: The group meetings are open to all persons with a mobility disability, friends, families, caregivers and general public. There are no membership fees, no donations requested, no expectation other than participating with us in discussions ranging from everyday issues to personal relations to personal care.Group meets 4th Monday of each Month at 6:30pm.

Group Name: Prescott Support Group
Street Address: 3700 N. Windsong Dr.
City/State/Zip: Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
Contact: Jo Crawford
Phone:  928-759-8800 Email:
Full Description: Spinal cord injury support group for individuals living in Prescott Valley, AZ. Group meets First Thursday of every month at 6:00PM. Please contact Jo for more information.

Group Name: Pushrim – Spinal cord injury Support Group
Contact: Ramon Pizarro
Phone: 562-449-6972 Email:
Full Description: Call group leader for more information 562-449-6972

Group Name: QC SCI Support Group
Street Address: 1401 W. Central Park
City/State/Zip: Davenport, Iowa 52804
Contact: Molly Muhl OTR/L, CBIS
Phone: 563-421-1480 Email:
Full Description: SCI Support Groups that meets once a month at 6:30 pm-scheduled posted on website.

Group Name: Rebuilding All Goals Efficiently Inc (RAGE) SCI Network
Location: Each meeting place very per the event for the month
Street Address: 2901 El Camino Ave Suite#102
City/State/Zip: Las Vegas NV, 89102
Contact: Reggie Bennett
Phone: 702-333-1038  Email:
Full Description: Each meeting place varies per the event for the month. SCI peers are advised to contact the RAGE office for information or by e-mail at

Group Name: Regeneration/Generation Meetings
Street Address: 801 North Broadway
City/State/Zip: Baltimore, MD 21205
Contact: Colleen Gillette, PT
Full Description: Spinal cord injury support group held in Baltimore, MD.The Regeneration Generation meetings are held on one Monday a month from 12-2. Lunch is provided for those who RSVP. Each month features a new and exciting topic presentation or discussion.Please send email for more information regarding this group.

Group Name: Rock Hill Breeze Group
Street Address: 222 S. Herlong Avenue
City/State/Zip: Rock Hill, South Carolina, 29732
Contact: Terry & Donna Shortt
Phone: (803) 524-3465  Email:
Full Description: Group Meets: 6:00 p.m. Second Tuesday of each month. (Dinner is served)

Group Name: Rolling Inspiration San Antonio
Location: South Presa Community Center
Street Address: 3721 S Presa St.
City/State/Zip: San Antonio, Texas,78210
Contact: Christopher Salas
Phone: (210) 748-8586  Email:
Full Description: We meet the second Wednesday of every month from 12:00-2:00 at South Presa Community Center. We also meet the last Friday of the month from 12:00-2:00 at Warm Springs Rehab Hospital. We provide lunch and transportation if necessary. The group provides an upbeat place for individuals with spinal cord injuries or similar neuro survivors and their caregivers to connect with other people who have experienced the same life-changing injury. The meetings are an excellent way for members to share resources, ideas and information, while enjoying fellowship in a relaxed setting. In addition to guest speakers and discussions on topics of interest, meetings also include quarterly social and recreational outings.

Group Name: Rolling Together Atlanta
Street Address: 755 Commerce Drive #105
City/State/Zip: Decatur, GA 30030
Contact: Tony Davenport
Phone: 678-580-1404 Email:
Full Description: Group meets last Friday of the month from 12:30-2:30pm.

Group Name: Round Table SCI Support Group
Location: Hospital for Special Care
Street Address: 2150 Corbin Avenue
City/State/Zip: New Britain, CT 06053
Contact: Timothy Belliveau, PhD, ABPP
Phone: 860-827-1958 Email:
Full Description: When : 3rd Tuesday of every month Time : 3:30 – 5:00pm

Group Name: Sarasota SCI Group
Street Address: 6400 Edgelake Drive
City/State/Zip: Sarasota, Florida, 34240
Contact: Anita Gerbig
Phone: 941-921-8600 Email:
Full Description: Spinal cord injury support group held in Sarasota, FL. Assistants: John Berkey 941-840-8586 Kenny Langford 941-266-5484  Meets every third Thursday of each month at 6:00pm in the dining room. Visit website  for directions.

Group Name: SCI & Caregiver Support Group
Street Address: 200 Belle Terre Road
City/State/Zip: Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Contact: Lorraine Sawyer
Phone: 631-474-6489 Email:
Full Description: A support group for individuals with Spinal Cord Injuries and/or Disorders and their caregivers. There will be food and refreshments. Please RSVP. Meetings are held in the board room on the 1st floor from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Please call to reserve your spot.

Group Name: SCI & Sexuality: Education Support Group
Location: Magee Rehabilitation, 2nd Floor Conference Rooms
Street Address: 1513 Race Street
City/State/Zip: Philadelphia, PA 19102
Contact: Trisha Hicks
Phone: (215) 587-3031  Email:
Full Description: Individuals and Couples welcome! Groups will be held every other Tuesday from 6-7pm. Please contact Trisha Hicks to ask about upcoming dates. YOU pick the topics. Topics covered may include: dating, relationships, body image, assistive devices, sex and medicine, relationship roles, contraception, sexual values, intimacy, sexual health, partners as caregivers, sex with ourselves, sex with others, communication, anatomy and physiology.

Group Name: SCI Community Transition Group
Street Address: One Bernard Baruch Way, Box 2-271
City/State/Zip: New York, NY 10010
Contact: Dr. Raymond Perez
Phone: 646-450-0077 Email:
Full Description:  Contact group leader for details.

Group Name: SCI Connections
Location: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Camden Community Center. Room #120
Street Address: 3369 Union Avenue
City/State/Zip: San Jose, CA 95124
Contact: Robert Medel
Phone: 408 885-2397 Email:
Full Description: Group meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 6:30-8:30pm. Family/caregivers are also welcomed. Always has a speaker to address topic of interest and dinner is served.

Group Name: SCI Family/Client Support Group
Short Description: Spinal cord injury family and client support group in Novi, MI.
Location: Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan Novi Center
Street Address: 42005 W. 12 Mile Rd.
City/State/Zip: Novi, MI 48377
Contact: Helene Rimer
Phone: 248-305-7373  Email:
Full Description: Spinal cord injury family and client support group in Novi, MI. Meets every wednesday 12:30-1:30.

Group Name: SCI Forum
Location: Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Street Address: University of Washington
City/State/Zip: Seattle, WA 98195
Contact: Cynthia Salzman
Phone: 206-685-3999 Email:
Full Description: Monthly evening presentation and discussion series on SCI-related topics.

Group Name: SCI Life Enrichment Group
Location: St. Jude Medical Center- Outpatient Center for Rehab and Wellness
Street Address: 2767 E. Imperial Highway
City/State/Zip: Brea, CA 92821
Contact: Andrew Skinner
Phone: 661-803-3700 Email:
Full Description: We host our SCI Life Enrichment Group meeting free of charge at St. Jude Medical Center at the outpatient Center for Rehab and Wellness located at 2767 E. Imperial Highway Brea, CA 92821.

Group Name: SCI Resource & Support Group
Location: Magee Rehabilitation (Second Floor Conference Room)
Street Address: 1513 Race Street
City/State/Zip: Philadelphia, PA 19102
Contact: Marie Protesto
Phone:  (215) 587-3174 Email:
Full Description: This group provides education, recreation and support opportunities to individuals with spinal cord injuries. Traditionally, meetings are held at Magee on the second Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. in the Second Floor Conference Room. However, social outings are scheduled based on availability and pricing. We are always looking for new topics. If you have an idea for a topic or would like more information, please call Marie Protesto or Sonya Dibeler at (215) 587-3174.

Group Name: SCI Resource and Support Group
Street Address: 2580 Hilyard St.
City/State/Zip: Eugene, OR 97405
Contact: Tim Shearer
Phone: 541-683-7921  Email:
Full Description: Second Tuesday of every month from 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the Hilyard Community Center.

Group Name: SCI Roundtable
Street Address: 261 Mack St.
City/State/Zip: Detroit, MI 48201
Contact: Kerri Macudzinski
Phone: (313) 745-1055  Email:
Full Description: Spinal cord injury round-table discussion held in Detroit, MI. Meets: First and Third Wednesday of the Month Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Group Name: SCI Social Support Group
Location: SSM Rehabilitation Hospital
Street Address: 12380 DePaul Dr
City/State/Zip: Bridgeton, MO 63044
Contact: Christie Henson
Phone: 314-447-9643 Email:
Full Description: SCI Support Group. Contact group leader for meeting dates and times.

Group Name: SCI support group
Location: Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana (main conference room)
Street Address: 4141 Shore Drive
City/State/Zip: Indianapolis, IN 46254
Contact: Douglas Woodwell
Phone: 317-966-2423   Email:
Full Description: SCI Support group for individuals in Indianapolis, IN. Group meets 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6:30-8:00, main conference room

Group Name: SCI Support Group
Location: HealthSouth Sea Pines Rehab Hospital
Street Address: 101 E. Florida Ave
City/State/Zip: Melbourne, FL 32901
Contact: Laura Leitz MS, MPT
Phone: 2321-984-4600, ext 588 Email:
Full Description: Group normally meet once a month on the 4th Wednesday of the month at Sea Pines at 4:30pm. Anyone who needs further information please contact Laura.

Group Name: SCI Support Group
Location: Healthsouth Reading Rehabilitation Hospital
Street Address: 1623 Morgantown Road
City/State/Zip:  Reading, Pennsylvania, 19607
Contact:  Robin Goodman
Phone: 610 775-2466
Full Description: SCI Support group for individuals living in Reading, Pennsylvania. Date: Second Saturday of every month Time: 6 – 8 p.m. Location: Life Center Call for more information

Group Name: SCI Support Group, UCDMC (UC Davis)
Street Address: 4860 Y St.,
City/State/Zip: Sacramento, California, 95817
Contact: Kevin Wheeler
Phone: (916) 734-3467  Email:
Full Description: Group meets every Wed., 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM. Support group for SCI persons and their caregivers; includes peer support, guest speakers, educational topics, community resources; Free child care upon request. Call 734-5522 for reservations. UCDMC, Ambulatory Care Center, Rm. 3030C

Group Name: SCI Support Network in Northern Central Valley
Street Address: PO Box 720327
City/State/Zip: Redding, CA 96001
Contact: Joy Wade, RNFNP and Physicians Assistant.
Phone: 530-241-1007
Full Description:  Joy Wade, RNFNP and Physicians Assistant. Willing to discuss SCI related issues and local resources.

Group Name: SCI Women Support Group
Street Address: 5025 E. Washington St. STE#110
City/State/Zip: Phoenix, AZ 85034-7437
Contact: Donna Powers
Phone: 602-507-4209 Email:
Full Description: Spinal cord injury support group for women in Phoenix, AZ. Every 3rd Wednesday of the month 5:30pm- 7:00pm at the DEC-Disability Empowerment Center

Group Name: SCI/Amputee Support Groups
Location: Helen Hayes Hospital on 2nd Floor In-patient Dining Room
Street Address: Route 9W
City/State/Zip: West Haverstraw, New York, 10993
Contact: Matthew Castelluccio
Phone: 845-786-4950 Email:
Full Description: SCI/Amputee Support Group meets on Wednesday Evenings from 6:00pm-7:30pm on the 3rd Weds of Every month.  For more information please contact Matthew Castelluccio .Open to individuals living with SCI and amputation, their families and friends. Guest speakers and open discussions. Available via web cast.

Group Name: SCI/D Social Group – Charlotte
Street Address: 5007 Providence Road
City/State/Zip: Charlotte, NC 28226
Contact: Courtney Merchant
Phone: 1-704-355-5069  Email:
Full Description: Group meets every Third Saturday of every month, 12:30 – 2:30 pm.

Group Name: Shands Jacksonville Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
Location: Shands Jacksonville (Tower II, 1st floor Blue Room)
Street Address:  655 West Eigth Street
City/State/Zip: Jacksonville, FL 32209
Contact: Vitaliana Griffen
Phone: 904-244-4427  Email:
Full Description: Spinal Cord Injury support group for people in Jacksonville, FL. Group meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 12noon-1pm.

Group Name: Shepherd Center’s Spinal Cord Injury Peer Group
Location: Shepherd Center (Marcus Building, 2nd Floor Classroom)
Street Address: 2020 Peachtree Road, NW
City/State/Zip: Atlanta, GA 30309-1465
Contact: Minna Hong
Phone: 404-350-7373 Email:
Full Description: Spinal cord injury peer group that meets in Atlanta, GA.Meets the fourth Thursday of every month  from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Except NOV and DEC due to holidays  (the dates are announced that month).

Group Name: Sibling Support Group Program
Location: Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center (Pediatric Developmental Center)
Street Address: 3040 N Wilton, 2nd Floor
City/State/Zip: Chicago, IL 60657
Contact: Ahren Hoffman
Phone: 773-296-8127 Email:
Full Description: Group runs on a seasonal basis. The typical breakdown of our groups are every other Wednesday, 1 Friday and 1 Saturday per month during a season. Please contact Ahren for more information.

Group Name: Southeastern Iowa Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
Street Address: 1221 S. Gear Ave.
City/State/Zip: West Burlington, Iowa, 52655
Contact: Chris McBride
Phone:  319-878-3536
Full Description: Meet others who have spinal-cord injuries. Come for conversation, encouragement and new friendships. 6:30-8:30 p.m. the third Thursday of every month.

Group Name: Southern New England Rehab Center Support Group
Location: Southern New England Rehab. Center – 3 West outpatient gym
Street Address: 21 Peace St
City/State/Zip: Providence, RI 02907
Contact: Stacey Johnson OTR/L ATP
Phone: 401-456-4177  Email:
Full Description: (Held the third Wednesday every other month) from 4:30-6:00 pm For information contact Stacey Johnson OTR/L ATP

Group Name: Southwest Florida SCI Peer Support
City/State/Zip: Fort Myers, FL 33901
Contact: Tony Almeida
Phone: 239-834-0323 Email:
Full Description: Spinal cord injury support in Fort Myers, FL. Peer to peer support for individuals, friends and family members. Contact Tony for more information.

Group Name: Spartanburg Breeze Group
Street Address: 101 St. Matthews Lane
City/State/Zip: Spartanburg, South Carolina, 29301
Contact: Dot Colson
Phone: (864) 595-1947  Email:
Full Description: Group Meets: 6:30 p.m.Fourth Tuesday of the month (Dinner is served)

Group Name: Spinal Cord Connections Support Group
Street Address: 3600 Washington St.
City/State/Zip:  Hollywood, FL 33021
Contact: Debbie Rice
Phone: (954) 987-2020 Ext. 2181  Email:
Full Description: Survivors of spinal cord injury, as well as family members, are welcome to these meetings, which include group discussions, information about spinal cord injury and general support. Meets the third Wednesday of each month at 5:30pm.

Group Name: Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
Street Address: 2776 Cleveland Ave
City/State/Zip: Ft. Myers, Florida 33901
Contact: Kathy Wecher
Phone: 239-343-2561 Email:
Full Description: Spinal cord injury support group held in Ft. Myers, FL. Peer support group and informational meeting for people with a spinal cord injury. Group hopes to become an internet support group that will meet in person a few times a year and also over the internet. Meets every first Tuesday of each month at 3:00 PM and every third Sunday at 1:00 PM.

Group Name: Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Support Group- Burlington – Mebane area
Street Address: 633 Corregidor St
City/State/Zip: St Mebane, NC 27302-7138
Contact: Debbie Myers
Phone: 336.578.6788  Email:
Full Description:Monthly meeting for people with spinal cord injuries or disease, their families and friends  – Third Monday of every month, 6:30-8:00pm.

Group Name: Spinal Cord Injury Caregivers Support Group
Location: Shepherd Center (Shepherd Building, 1st Floor Callaway Room)
Street Address: 2020 Peachtree Road, NW
City/State/Zip: Atlanta, GA 30309-1465
Contact: Minna Hong
Phone: (404) 350-7373  Email:
Full Description: Spinal cord injury support group for caregivers in Atlanta, GA. Meets the fourth Thursday of every month at  from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Group Name: Spinal Cord Injury Group
Street Address: 3351 Northside Drive
City/State/Zip: Macon, Georgia 31210
Contact: Kathy Combs
Phone: 478-201-6500
Full Description: Group meet in the cafeteria of Central Georgia Rehabilitation Hospital.  Meets 1st Tuesday monthly at 6:30 p.m. Call Kathy for details.

Group Name: Spinal Cord Injury Group
Street Address: 3351 Northside Drive
City/State/Zip: Macon, GA 31210
Contact: Sara Tamboli
Phone: (478) 201-6500   Email:
Full Description: Spinal cord injury support group for individuals in Macon, GA. Meets 1st Tuesday monthly at 6:30 p.m.

Group Name: Spinal Cord Injury Information Group
Location: Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital in Hartford, CT
Street Address: 490 Blue Hills Ave
City/State/Zip: Hartford, CT 06112
Contact: Paige McCullough-Casciano
Phone: 860-714-2421  Email:
Full Description: Spinal cord injury information group for individuals in Hartford, CT. When : 3rd Wednesday of every month  – Time : 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Group Name: Spinal Cord Injury Network of Central New York
Contact: Tammy Bartoszek
Phone:  (315) 464-2337 Email:
Full Description: This support group is currently not meeting, but you can contact the group leader for information and resources.

Group Name: Spinal Cord Injury Outreach Network (SCION)
Street Address: 901 N Clearwater Largo Rd
City/State/Zip: Largo, FL 33770
Contact: Lee Hardin
Phone: 727-787-8243  Email:
Full Description: SCION meets the third Thursday of each month at 6:00pm. The group coordinates recreational outings, sports, and social gatherings in addition to their monthly meetings. Email to be added to SCION’s email mailing list.

Group Name: Spinal Cord Injury Peer and Resource Group
Street Address: 1199 Pleasant Valley Way
City/State/Zip: West Orange, New Jersey, 07052
Contact: Ronald Moore
Phone: 973-243-6884  Email:
Full Description: Meetings Held in the Second Floor Day Room from 6 pm to 8 pm on the last Thursday of each month. Consumer Panel Discussion Care Takers Welcome Any Level SCI ALL QUESTIONS WELCOME Please RSVP Ronnie Moore at 973-243-6927 if you would like to attend a meeting. Pizza & Refreshments will be served!!!

Group Name: Spinal Cord Injury Peer Support Group
Location: Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation
Street Address: 2201 Children’s Way (across from Vanderbilt Childrens Hospital)
City/State/Zip: Nashville, Tennessee, 37212
Contact: Carrie Redmon
Phone: (615) 963-4051
Full Description: Meets every third Tuesday of each month from 6 to 7:30pm (Belmont Classroom, 3rd floor) We typically have a guest speaker at each meeting. Refreshments will be served.

Group Name: Spinal Cord Injury Peer Support Group
Street Address: 1005 East 32nd St.
City/State/Zip: Austin, TX 78705
Contact: Pam Fletcher
Phone: 512-826-0813  Email:
Full Description: Group meets 2nd Thursday of each month at 4:30pm (may differ in Nov and/or Dec)

Group Name: Spinal Cord Injury Resource and Support Group
Location: Tampa General Hospital Rehabilitation Center, 2nd Floor, Rehab Activity Room
Street Address: 6 Tampa General Circle
City/State/Zip: Tampa, FL 33606
Contact: Anthony Radano
Phone: (813) 844-4711  Email:
Full Description: This forum provides an opportunity for survivors and their families to learn about and discuss issues specific to SCI.Dates: Meets 2nd Wednesday of each month Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Refreshments provided

Group Name: Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
Street Address: 1350 East Woodrow Wilson
City/State/Zip: Jackson, MS 39216
Contact: Merry Claire or Jennifer
Phone: 601-936-8889
Full Description: The SCI support group meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the BankPlus Conference Center on the second floor of Methodist Rehabilitation Center in Jackson. This support group is open to all spinal cord injury survivors, their families and caregivers. For more information, call Merry Claire or Jennifer at 601-936-8889.

Group Name: Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
Location: Burke Rehabilitation Center Wood Pavilion, Building 7, Room G-41
Street Address: 785 Mamaroneck Avenue
City/State/Zip: White Plains, New York 10605
Contact: Stella Marino, LMSW
Phone: 914-597-2321  Email:
Full Description: Contact group leader for group meeting dates and times.

Group Name: Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
Street Address: 1401 Foucher St.
City/State/Zip: New Orleans, LA 70115
Contact: Jim Ghere, Case Manager
Phone: (504) 897-8419  Email:
Full Description: Out patient spinal cord injury support group the meets every second Saturday of each month from 11:30-1:00pm. If you would like to join the support group, please call or email Jim.

Group Name: Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
Street Address: 950 S. Mulford Road
City/State/Zip: Rockford, IL 61108
Contact: Gemma Fletcher, PT
Phone: 815 381-8532  Email:
Full Description: Spinal cord injury support group for individuals in Rockford, IL.Date: Second Wednesday of each month Time: 6 – 7:30 p.m. On Facebook at Rockford SCI Support Group

Group Name: Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
Street Address: 7601 East Imperial Hwy
City/State/Zip: Downey, CA 90242
Contact: Amy McKnight
Phone: 562-401-6847 Email:
Full Description: Spinal Cord Injury Support Group Peer counselors and licensed psychologist provide support for persons with SCI. Suppot Group meets every Tuesday of every week at 12:00-1:00 P.M.

Group Name: Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
Street Address: 226 North Kuakini Street
City/State/Zip: Honolulu, Hawaii, 96817
Contact: Catherine Church, Certified Recreational Therapist
Phone: (808) 531-3511 Ext. 3791 Email:
Full Description: Meetings are the First Thursday of every month from 12:30-1:30 pm on the Lanai area 1st Floor. Parking available on site. SCI Survivors, Caregivers, Family and Friends are all welcome. Refreshments will be served

Group Name: Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
Street Address: 320 Guys Run Road
City/State/Zip: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15238
Contact: Michelle McCracken
Phone:  412 828-1300 ext. 7200 Email:
Full Description: Spinal cord injury support group for individuals living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.Date: Second Tuesday of each month Time: 5:30 p.m.

Group Name: Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
Street Address: 480 Medical Center Drive, Purple Room-1st Floor
City/State/Zip: Columbus, OH 43210
Contact: Juanita Ash
Phone: 614-366-4270
Full Description: This group is for new and old injuries and is facilitated by individuals who have experienced life with a spinal cord injury. We are interested in helping others share their successes and manage the day-to-day challenges of living with a spinal cord injury.

Group Name: Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
Street Address: 255 East Bonita Ave
City/State/Zip: Pomona, CA 91767
Contact: Andrew Skinner
Phone: (661) 803-3700  Email:
Full Description: SCI Support Group that meets every Friday at 11:00 A.M.

Group Name: Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
Street Address: 18300 Roscoe Blvd
City/State/Zip: Northridge, California, 91328
Contact: Laura Weiss, M.S., O.T.R./L
Phone: (818) 885-8500 Ext. 3656  Email:
Full Description: Spinal cord injury support group that meets in Northridge, CA.Meets Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Please call first to assure space in the group.

Group Name: Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
Street Address: 1160 Van Voorhis Road
City/State/Zip: Morgantown, WV 26505
Contact: Sue Bolyard
Phone: 304 598-1100   Email:
Full Description: Spinal cord injury support group held in Morgantown, WV. Date: Third Monday of each month Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Alternative phone: 800 388-2451

Group Name: Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
street Address: 405 Tallmadge Rd.
City/State/Zip: Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
Contact: Stephanie Adamov
Phone: 330-436-0966   Email:
Full Description: Spinal Cord Injury Support Group Provides education and support to people with spinal cord injuries, and their families. Free parking. Light refreshments will be provided. When: Second Monday of each month Time: 7 – 8:30 p.m Cost: FREE

Group Name: Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
Street Address: 6901 N. 72nd Street
City/State/Zip: Omaha, NE 68122
Contact: Diana Palm, PT, DPT
Phone: (402) 572-2327   Email:
Full Description: Join us every Wednesday   12 p.m. – 1 p.m.. Immanuel Medical Center  8th Floor East Dining Room

Group Name: Trauma Survivor Support Group / Spinal Cord Injury
Support Organization: The Trauma Center at Lee Health
Stress Address: 2776 S. Cleveland Ave City/State/Zip: Fort Myers, FL 33901
County: Lee Contact: Shannon Bradley, LCSW Phone: 239-343-2561
Full Description: This peer support group for Survivors of traumatic injury welcomes individuals with spinal cord injury. We meet the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm in the Lee Memorial Hospital Auditorium.

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Accessible Hiking, Camping and Fishing? WOW!  

Editor’s Note: Wilderness on Wheels (WOW) is a foundation and a ...


Comfort Conversations: Events, Free Packs, and More with James “Woody” Beckham

Editor’s Note: The Woody Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit ...


Jenn Sexton Shares Her Secret for Independence: An Extra Long Cure Catheter

Jenn Sexton was five weeks pregnant when she and her husband, Thomas, ...


Glen Schlotterbeck: Reinvent Yourself!

Editors note: As a graduate of the US Air Force Academy, Glen ...


Educate, Energize, and Enlighten at Abilities Expo Los Angeles

The Abilities Expo is back in Los Angeles and gearing up to show you ...


Juan Sebastian Betancourt: Changing the Way Businesses Serve People with Disabilities

Editor’s Note: Juan Betancourt is on a path to change the world for ...


AccessibleIndonesia: Making Travel Accessible in a Non-Accessible Country

Editor’s note: Kerstin Beise, a German physiotherapist, who also ...


A Lesson on Living Life to the Fullest with Hydred Makabali

Editor’s note: Hydred Makabali, born and raised in England and now ...


Knocking Down The Pins of Life with Wheelchair Bowling Champion Kenneth Hill

Editor’s Note: Fifty-year-old Kenneth Hill from Plainfield, ...


Take Your Wings and Fly with Denise Horn

Editor’s Note: Fifty-six-year-old Denise Horn of Janesville, ...


Ashley Hutson Wilson Beat a Small Chance of Survival to Live a Full Life

Editor’s Note: Thirty-one year old Ashley Hutson Wilson from Kyle, ...


Jam with Mel Bergman: Creator of Wheely Guitars

Editor’s Note: Mel Bergman of Camarillo, California, is the ...


Gary “Tiger” Balletto: Champion Prize Fighter Who Rolls with the Punches

Editor’s Note: You can capture a ferocious wild tiger and put him ...


Meet Robby Heisner: Creative Entrepreneur on Wheels

Editor’s Note: Robby Heisner of Smyrna, Georgia ...


The National Rifle Association’s Adaptive Shooting Program with Dr. Joseph Logar

Dr. Joseph Logar Editor’s Note: Dr. Joseph Logar has his doctorate ...


The Rollettes Take On an E.P.I.C. Project to Empower Others

Editor’s Note: Chances are, you’ve seen these ladies ...


Speak Up Now to Save Your Wheelchair: Fight Medicare Cuts

Your window is narrowing to preserve access to mobility equipment – ...

engineered for adventure GRIT

Go Further Together with GRIT: Stories of Community Support

Our friends at GRIT, the makers of the revolutionary Freedom Chair, ...


Paralyzed Veteran’s Mom Awarded Dream Trip by ElDorado Mobility

Editor’s Note: Serving our country as a military service member is ...


Wheelchair Karate: Attack the Attacker with Kenneth Perry

Editor’s Note: Kenneth Perry from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, ...


Ditch Your Chair to Sit-Ski the Slopes with Tom Cannalonga 

Editor’s Note: Fifty-two-year-old Tom Cannalonga lives in Edison, ...


Welcome to Wheel:Life

We are so glad you’re here! Wheel:Life is a global initiative ...