Spinal cord injury support groups provide information, support, and resource materials to many individuals living with SCI. Florida has numerous groups located in most larger metro areas in the state. Below is a listing of the groups we know about with contact and meeting information. Get involved and find out what's happening at your local group.
Southwest Florida SCI Group
Lee Memorial Hospital, 2776 Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33901
Gloria Ingraham, 239-343-2561 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at from 6pm-8pm in Medical Room 3
Spinal Cord Connections Support Group
Memorial Regional Hospital - South Campus, 3600 Washington Street, Hollywood, FL 33021
Lori Gonzalez, 954-518-5507 or email@example.com
Group meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 5pm-6pm in the auditorium.
Brooks Rehab Cross Disability Support Group
Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital, 3599 University Boulevard South, Jacksonville, FL 32216
Paige O'Sullivan, CTRS - 904-345-4991 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Cara Stewart, CTRS - 904-345-4846 or email@example.com
Kyle Cauble, SCI Therapy Manager - 904-345-7598 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Group meets the last Thursday of each month from 5:30pm-7:30pm. A separate support group devoted to caregivers meets at the same time in Assembly Room 1 & 2
Shands Jacksonville Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
Shands Jacksonville, 655 West Eighth Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209 - Tower II, 1st floor Blue Room
Khalisha Mitchell & Myria Mitchell - 904-244-4427 or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Group meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 12pm-1pm.
Therapeutic Recreation Complex, 2728 Lake Worth Rd. Lake Worth, FL 33461
Stacy Staebell, 561-966-7021 or email@example.com
Group meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Visit their website at www.endlesspossibilitiesflorida.com for more information.
Spinal Cord Injury Outreach Network (SCION)
HealthSouth Rehab of Largo, 901 N Clearwater Largo Rd, Largo, FL 33770
Lee Hardin, 727-787-8243 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SCION meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at 4:30pm. The group coordinates recreational outings, sports, and social gatherings in addition to their monthly meetings. Email email@example.com to be added to SCION's email mailing list.
Spinal Cord Injury Support Group - Sea Pines
HealthSouth Sea Pines Rehab Hospital, 101 E Florida Avenue, Melbourne, FL 32901
Laura Leitz, 321-984-4699 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Group meets the 4th Wednesday of each month at 4:30pm.
Spinal Cord Injury Support Group (SCISG) - Miami-Dade County Chapter
Diagnostic Treatment Center, 1080 NW 19th Street, Miami, FL 33136
Woody Beckham, 305-469-2408 or email@example.com
Group meets the 4th Wednesday of each month from 12pm-2pm. Visit their website at www.scisg.org for more information.
Spinal Cord Injury Support Group (SCISG) – Marion County Chapter
MRMC Auxiliary Conference Center, 1542 SW 1st Avenue, Ocala, FL 34471
Jeannine Anderson - (352) 425-7050 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Group meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 5:30pm-7:30pm. Visit their website at www.scisg.org for more information.
Greater Orlando Spinal Cord Injury Network
Orlando Health Rehabilitation Institute, 100 West Gore Street, Ste 104, Orlando, FL 32806
Bob Melia, 407-900-6724 or email@example.com
Meetings are held at different locations. The Greater Orlando Spinal Cord Injury Network is a non-profit group for persons with SCI in the Orlando area. Their mission is to serve the needs of SCIs in employment, adaptive sports, recreation, social functions, networking, outreach, SCI prevention, and guest speakers for the group and the community. Visit their website at www.goscin.com to join their mailing list and to find out more.
Orlando Health Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
Orlando Health Regional Medical Center, 52 W Underwood Street, Orlando, FL 32806
Bradley Daniels, Ph.D., Neuropsychologist & Group Facilitator, 321-843-7142 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Group meets on Tuesdays every month from 3pm to 4pm in the Independent Living Apartment located on the 14th floor.
West Florida SCI Support Group
West Florida Rehab Institute, 8383 N Davis Highway, Pensacola, FL 32514
Joann Massey, 850-494-6178 or email@example.com
Group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 2:30pm-3:30pm.
Sarasota SCI Group
HealthSouth Rehab Sarasota, 6400 Edgelake Drive, Sarasota, FL 34240
John Berkey, 941-661-7763 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Group meets the third Thursday of each month at 5:30pm. Visit www.healthsouthsarasota.com for directions and www.scisupportgroup.webs.com for more information online.
Spring Hill SCI Support Group
HealthSouth of Spring Hill, 12440 Cortez Blvd, Spring Hill, FL 34613
Cindy Taylor, 352-592-7232 or email@example.com
Group meets the 2nd Thursday of each month from 5pm-7pm.
Spinal Cord Injury Support Group (SCISG) - Broward County Chapter
HealthSouth Sunrise Rehabilitation Hospital, 4399 Nob Hill Rd., Sunrise, FL 33351
Luis Amaro, 786-359-3379 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Group meets in the cafeteria on the 1st Tuesday of each month from 5pm-7pm. Visit their website at www.scisg.org for more information.
North Florida SCI Association
HealthSouth Rehab of Tallahassee, 1675 Riggins Road, Tallahassee, FL 32308
Elizabeth Barranco, 850-656-4868 or email@example.com
Group meets the 2nd Monday of the month from 6pm-7:30pm in the cafeteria. Refreshments are free!
TMH Neurological Conditions Wellness Group
Goodwill Prosperity Center, 300 Mabry Street, Tallahassee, FL 32304
Amber Swords, 850-431-5170 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 11am-12pm. A unique program for people with neurological conditions and their families. Promotes wellness through networking, education, exercise and fun.
Tampa Area SCI Education & Support Group
Tampa General Rehab Center, 6 Tampa General Circle, Tampa, FL 33606
Anthony Radano, 813-844-4711 or email@example.com
Group meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 4:30pm to 6pm.
West Palm Beach
West Palm Beach SCI Group
St. Mary's Medical Center, 901 45th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Antoinette Joseph, 561-882-9100
Group meets the 4th Saturday of each month from 12pm to 2pm in the Cypress Room.