Peer Support

Peer Support is connecting with people who share similar life experiences by listening to and supporting other people with disabilities to live self-determined, fulfilling, and empowered lives of their own choosing. With peer support, you can feel less alone in your disability experience.

Peer support happens in a variety of ways to promote an inclusive community for all.

Community Resources

Staff with disabilities work alongside consumers with disabilities to connect them to community resources. In one-on-one sessions with staff, both the consumer and staff member gain strategies to promote personal independence and manage everyday challenges through supportive conversation. 

Social/Recreational Opportunities  

We have a wide variety of recreational and social opportunities, including SPIRIT Club, OREO Club, Movie Club, Tuesday Trivia and Games, and more.  

Disability-specific Support Groups  

Several disability-specific support groups include SCI meet-up, “Your World,” a support group for those who are blind or low vision, “Caring Connections,” a support group for parents with disabilities”, or our MS Support Group (from the 2022 CIL Impact Report.)

Peer Mentoring 

We offer one-on-one SCI Peer Mentoring. 

Disclaimer(s): Volunteer one-on-one matching is not something we offer. We do not offer clinical therapy individually or group. We are not a crisis intervention service or someone to call in the midst of a health emergency. However, we are mandated reporters and will report cases of suspected abuse and neglect during business hours.