At our monthly meetings, you will receive information about programs and services available to the brain and spinal cord injured community. We offer education to attendees about the consequences of injury as well as available services and resources. Members offer insight and encouragement as you move down the road to recovery from this life changing event. Survivors, Families and Community Professionals work together to provide support and education at a time of need.
Meetings are held each month to provide Survivors, their Families and Friends education and support. Medical Professionals and other Support Partners are trusted and encouraged to attend.
Group Members can be available to visit area hospitals to meet with the families of individuals who have sustained a brain or spinal cord injury, offering support and encouragement.
Meetings are usually held the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM at:
Shreveport Rehabilitation Hospital
1451 Fern Circle
Shreveport, Louisiana 71105
Our support group is a part of the Brain Injury Association of Louisiana. For more information, go to: https://www.biala.org
Survivors, Caregivers and Medical Professionals meet together monthly to offer education and support to aid in recovery.
Picnics, Parties, Bowling, Crafting, Movie and Game Night’s through our Support Group offer attendees respite and an avenue for more social interactions.
Peer Mentor Program
· FOR PEERS – Expanded Support System, Goal Setting, Education/Resources
· FOR CAREGIVERS – Source of Information, Understanding/Compassion, Emotional Support
· FOR MENTORS – “Get by Giving,” Acquire/Develop New Skills, Expand Support System
Peer mentoring provides individuals and caregivers the opportunity to learn from those who have successfully adapted to and/or navigated similar experiences. Peer mentors provide education, guidance, support and opportunities to these individual while exposing them to strategies that are new and beneficial. Peer mentors can assist peers in setting and achieving SMART (Specific, Manageable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timely) Goals. Peer mentoring can empower others going through challenging times by assisting them in adapting to life with a disability while bringing them hope.
Mentors are individuals who have experienced brain or spinal cord injuries themselves or are caregivers who have loved ones who have sustained brain or spinal cord injuries. All mentors are required to participate in an interview process and complete training with a Mentor Coordinator.
To APPLY to become a Peer Mentor or to REQUEST a Peer Mentor: