Life after a spinal cord injury is challenging and confusing. There are a lot of questions that surface and not many people have the answers. Who better to answer those questions than someone who lives successfully, day to day, with a spinal cord injury. That’s where the SCSCIA’s Peer Mentor program comes in. Our program pairs you with a trained mentor who will meet with you 3-4 times over the course of a month or so. The association will do our best to match you with someone who is as close to your injury level as possible.
These meetings will take place by phone, or on a virtual platform that works best for you. All of your discussions are completely confidential, and mentors will only share information about resources you need with association staff, when necessary. This program is a great opportunity to gain some knowledge, and heck, you may even get a new friend out of it! Also, the association is currently recruiting mentors from around the state.
If you’re interested contact Brian at brian [at] scspinalcord.org or (803) 252-2198 ext 1001
The South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association had the pleasure of working with the PHOENIX project at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). The project created a series of videos to accompany Peer Navagators in opening communication, common secondary conditions, and helping the peer to learn how to advocate for themselves. To see the videos click on PHOENIX PROJECT VIDEOS. Hint: you might see some people you know.