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 West Virginia as complete as possible, but there are few groups specifically for SCI in West Virginia. 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.
If you cannot find an SCI group in your area, you may want to consider establishing one. The National Spinal Cord Injury Association offers helpful information on starting your own support group: https://unitedspinal.org/
West Virginia Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
Call for more information on this group.
Judy Neal 304-766-4880 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
West Virginia Office of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Not a support group, but a helpful resource for West Virginia citizens with disabilities.
HealthSouth MountainView Regional Rehabilitation Hospital Support Group
Call for information.
HealthSouth MountainView Regional Rehabilitation Hospital
1160 Van Voorhis Rd
Morgantown, West Virginia, 26505
Karl Hursey 304-598-1100
West Virginia Caregiver Support Groups
Challenged Athletes of West Virginia
This organization is dedicated to providing adaptive sports activities for people with any type of physical challenge.