Learning to cope with a spinal cord injury may be the biggest challenge ever faced by an SCI patient and his or her family. It is good to know that you are not alone in such a difficult situation. SCI support groups provide the opportunity to make friends with people undergoing similar challenges and also offer the opportunity to learn more about SCI and how to deal with it.
Different SCI groups have different focuses. For example, some groups focus on helping people recently injured cope with their altered lifestyle, while other groups focus on providing recreational activities for people with SCI. If you have the opportunity, investigate several SCI groups before deciding which you want to join. Some people may find that they benefit from belonging to more than one group.
We have endeavored to make the following list of SCI groups in Minnesota as complete as possible. Because support groups change or disband without notice, please call ahead to get the group’s latest information before you make a trip to their meeting place. Some groups like for you to call and register before you attend.
If you cannot find an SCI group in your area, you may want to consider establishing one. The National Spinal Cord Injury Association can help you start your own group:https://unitedspinal.org/
Southeastern Minnesota Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
Phone: 507- 285-3932
Unfortunately, this group is not currently meeting due to sporadic attendance. If interested in helping to revive the group please contact Jeff. A one-on-one Peer Mentoring program is available. Please contact Ann for more information.