Support Groups

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.


Fort Myers

Southwest Florida SCI Group
Lee Memorial Hospital, 2776 Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers, 33901
Kathleen Wecher, 239-343-2561 or
Group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm



Spinal Cord Connections Support Group
Memorial Regional Hospital - South Campus, 3600 Washington Street, Hollywood, 33021
Debbie Rice, 954-518-5546 or
Group meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 5:30pm-7:00pm.



Brooks Rehab Cross Disability Support Group
Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital, 3599 University Boulevard South, Jacksonville, 32216
Paige O'Sullivan, CTRS - 904-345-4991 or
Cara Stewart, CTRS - 904-345-4846 or
Kyle Cauble, SCI Therapy Manager - 904-345-7598 or
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, 32209 - Tower II, 1st floor Blue Room
Khalisha Mitchell & Myria Mitchell - 904-244-4427 or or
Group meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 12pm-1pm.


Lake Worth

Endless Possiblities
Therapeutic Recreation Complex, 2728 Lake Worth Rd. Lake Worth, FL 33461
Stacy Staebell, 561-966-7021 or
Group meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 5:30pm-7:30pm.  Visit their website at for more information.



Spinal Cord Injury Outreach Network (SCION)
HealthSouth Rehab of Largo, 901 N Clearwater Largo Rd, Largo, 33770
Lee Hardin, 727-787-8243 or
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 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
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
Alex Lutin, 954-397-2000 or
Group meets the 4th Wednesday of each month from 12:00pm-2:00pm.  Visit their website at for more information.



Spinal Cord Injury Support Group (SCISG) – Marion County Chapter
MRMC Auxiliary Conference Center, 1542 SW 1st Avenue, Ocala, 34471
Jeannine Anderson - (352) 425-7050 or
Group meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 5:30pm-7:30pm.  Visit their website at 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
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 to join their mailing list and to find out more.

Orlando Lucerne SCI Support Group
Orlando Regional Lucerne Hospital (Annex), 818 S Main Lane, Orlando, 32801
Bradley Daniels, Ph.D., Neuropsychologist & Group Facilitator, 321-843-7142 or
Group meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month in the 2nd Floor Rehab Gym from 3pm-4pm. 



West Florida SCI Support Group
West Florida Rehab Institute, 8383 N Davis Highway, Pensacola, 32514
Joann Massey, 850-494-6178 or
Group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 2:30pm-3:30pm.



Sarasota SCI Group
HealthSouth Rehab Sarasota, 6400 Edgelake Drive, Sarasota, 34240
John Berkey, 941-661-7763 or
Group meets the third Thursday of each month at 5:30pm. Visit for directions and for more information online.


Spring Hill

Spring Hill SCI Support Group
HealthSouth of Spring Hill, 12440 Cortez Blvd, Spring Hill, 34613
Cindy Taylor, 352-592-7232 or
Group meets the 2nd Thursday of the month from 5pm-7pm.



Spinal Cord Injury Support Group (SCISG) - Broward County Chapter
HealthSouth Sunrise Rehabilitation Hospital located at 4399 Nob Hill Rd., Sunrise, FL 33351
Peggy Domitz, 954-471-8844 or
Group meets the 1st Tuesday of each month from 5pm-7pm.  Visit their website at for more information.



North Florida SCI Association
HealthSouth Rehab of Tallahassee, 1675 Riggins Road, Tallahassee, 32308
Elizabeth Barranco, 850-656-4868 or
Group meets the 2nd Monday of the month from 6pm-7:30pm in the cafeteria.  Refreshments are free!

TMH Spinal Cord Injury Wellness Group
Tallahassee Memorial Rehab Center, 1609 Medical Drive, Tallahassee, 32308
Sheree Porter, 850-431-1199
Group meets the 4th Wednesday of each month at 4:30pm at the rehab center, unless otherwise noted.
This group promotes wellness for SCI survivors through networking, education, exercise and opportunities for collaboration in the community.  Snacks provided.



Tampa Area SCI Education & Support Group
Tampa General Rehab Center, 6 Tampa General Circle, Tampa, 33606
Anthony Radano, 813-844-4711 or
Group meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 4:30pm.