We're Here for You
Our commitment to you goes beyond the walls of our hospitals and clinics. We provide former and current patients the support they need long after they are discharged. Many of these groups are organized by our dedicated staff and former patients who are now mentors.
Christopher and Dana Reeve Peer Mentorship Program
Dedicated to improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis, the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation awarded Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation a Quality of Life grant to fund its Peer Mentoring Program. This program provides people living with paralysis, their family members and caregivers a connection for hope, support and a way of moving forward with life. Individual peer visits and group sessions are provided to patients in rehab. Even after discharge from the hospital, the program provides ongoing support to navigate challenges when integrating back home and into the community. For more information, contact Lea Goad at [email protected] or call 214.820.9578.
Support. Challenge. Inspire.
Support. Challenge. Inspire. (S.C.I.) is a community outreach support program for spinal cord injury patients that meets monthly and covers a range of topics from returning to work and school, traveling, health awareness, recreational activities and much more. S.C.I. is open to anyone impacted by spinal cord injury. S.C.I. meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month at Baylor Scott & White Rehabilitation – Dallas. However, the meeting time and location may change depending on topic or activity.
For more details about SCI meetings, to receive notifications about gatherings and events, or if you have any questions, please contact Lea Goad at [email protected] or call 214.820.9578.
Community Aquatics Program
Baylor Scott & White Rehab – Dallas offers its heated pool to disabled community members who provide both a permission form and a release form signed by their physician. Passes are $30 for 10 visits and can be bought onsite. Pool hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily with extended hours to 6:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. Parking vouchers are provided. For more information call 214.820.9396.
Frisco Brain Waves Neuro Support Group
Organized by staff and former patients, our Neuro Support Group meets at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month at Baylor Scott & White Rehabilitation – Frisco. It is open to the public and we would love to see you there. For more information call 469.888.5100.
Mountain High Camp
For young adults with traumatic brain injury, Mountain High Camp is an annual five-day camp in Red River, New Mexico. It is co-sponsored by Baylor Scott & White Rehabilitation and Faith Mountain Church in Red River.
Community Fitness Program
Baylor Scott & White Rehabilitation – Dallas offers an open gym for disabled community members, providing free aerobic and resistance training supervised by therapy staff. A permission form and a release form signed by their physician are required to participate. Gym hours are Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. (the gym closes early if no participants arrive by 5:30 p.m.). Parking vouchers are provided. For more information, call 214.820.9396.
Walk and Roll with Walk With a Doc
This program is designed to encourage mobility-impaired patients to exercise regularly. Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation was one of the first chapters to incorporate wheelchair accessibility for each walk. The group meets on the first Tuesday of every month – rain or shine – at the Baylor Tom Landry Health and Wellness Center.
Learn More about Walk With A Doc
Voice & Communication Support Groups
This group is for head and neck cancer patients (not including laryngectomies). We meet every second Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the CVETKO Center on the 2nd floor of the Baylor Scott & White Sammons Cancer Center. For more information, contact Jack Mitchell at [email protected].
New Voice Club
For patients regaining their voice through speech therapy. This group meets every 2nd Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the CVETKO Center on the 2nd floor of the Baylor Scott & White Sammons Cancer Center. For more information, Contact Bradley Smith at [email protected].
TBI Support Group
Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation hosts a support group for people who have experienced a traumatic brain injury. The group meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 6-7 p.m. at our Day Neuro Dallas location. For more information, contact Donna Noorbakhsh at [email protected] or call 214.820.5967.
Partners & Local Groups
RISE Adaptive Sports
RISE Adaptive Sports is a non-profit organization that assists persons with physical challenges to Recover, Inspire, Succeed and Empower themselves and others by providing inclusive adaptive recreational sports programs. RISE serves both children and adults with a primary diagnosis of a physical disability.
Adaptive Sports offered By RISE:
- Children’s camping
- Hand cycling
- Indoor soccer
- Knee boarding
Group activities, advocacy and special events are also provided throughout the year. For more information, go to www.riseadaptivesports.org or call 469.762.5075.
Baylor Scott & White Rehabilitation is a member of ThinkFirst®, a national injury prevention foundation that provides educational programs aimed at helping people – especially children, teens and young adults – learn to reduce their risk for injury. Their mission is to prevent brain, spinal cord and other traumatic injuries through education, research and advocacy.
Friends of Hope
Friends of Hope, also established by Baylor Scott & White Rehabilitation, is a day camp for traumatic brain injury survivors held two to four times a year and sponsored by Dallas area churches and synagogues.