We provide support and friendship for new and old injuries, their families and friends.
Ruth Black, LCSW
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.
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.
Our peer support group meets weekly every Wednesday 4:00 – 5:00. It consists of both acute inpatient SCI individuals and
Our one on one peer support network is also an off shot of this larger group.
MS Support group for individuals in Pleasant Gap, PA.
When: third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m.
Group meet 2nd Tuesday of every month.
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
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.
SCI Support group for individuals living in Reading, Pennsylvania.
Date: Second Saturday of every month
Time: 6 – 8 p.m.
Lindsay Furlong MOT OTR/L
Spinal cord injury support group for individuals living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Date: Second Tuesday of each month
Time: 5:30 p.m.
The Spinal Cord Injury Support Group at Reading Rehabilitation Hospital is designed to offer support to people living with a spinal cord injury, along with their family and friends. It is focused on providing education, emotional support, and opportunities for socialization and peer support.
Date: Fourth Thursday of every month
Time: 4:30-5:30 pm
Location: Classroom at Reading Health Rehabilitation Hospital
Everyone is welcomed! Bring your questions or just come and hang out. We can’t wait to meet you.
Group meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Penn State Hershey Rehab Hospital Cafeteria from 7-9pm.
See Calendar of Events on our website for meeting schedule.
Get support from peers who know where you are and now lead successful lives in the community at this unstructured, nonclinical social group for people with spinal cord injury.
Please plan ahead for the 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month at 4:30 PM in the 7E dining room. There will always be a space for you. Parking is available in the parking garage directly across from the hospital between Forbes Avenue and Locust Street.