Support Groups

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.

Spinal Cord Injury

 

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 Institute for 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.

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Brain Injury

 

Traumatic Brain Injury Support Groups
Join us as we aim to provide ongoing support and education to individuals living with traumatic brain injury. Facilitated by our own therapists who are certified brain injury specialists. These discussions will address a variety of topics relating to recovery following a brain injury. These groups are open to the public and we encourage caregivers to attend.
Dallas

When
6pm | 1st Wednesday of Each Month

Where
BSWIR - Day Neuro Dallas

Contact
[email protected] | 214.820.5967

Fort Worth

When
6pm | 3rd Tuesday of Each Month

Where
BSWIR - Fort Worth (Cafeteria)

Contact
[email protected] | 817.738.9866


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.

Learn More About Mountain High Camp

 

Stoke & Neuro

 

Stoke & Neuro Support Groups

Organized by staff and often former patients, our neuro support groups provide free education and support for stroke survivors and caregivers. We encourage survivors, friends and family to attend these monthly gatherings to share stories, make meaningful community connections and attend educational programming.

 

Fort Worth
When
6pm | 2nd Tuesday of Each Month

Where
BSWIR - Fort Worth (Cafeteria)

Contact
[email protected] | 817.738.9866

 

Frisco

When
6 pm | 2nd Tuesday of Each Month

Where
BSWIR - Frisco

Contact
[email protected] | 469.888.5100

Learn More
Lakeway

When
2pm | 2nd Thursday of Each Month

Where
BSWIR - Lakeway (2nd Floor Visitors Room)

Contact
[email protected] | 512.263.4500

Voice & Communication

SPOHNC
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].

Community-Based Programs

 

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.

Download Community Fitness Form

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Brain Health Group

This is a 12-month, 22 session, group-based educational support group for adults living with TBI and developed within the North Texas TBI Model System. The Brain Health Group (BHG) aims to provide education regarding traumatic brain injuries and overall brain health through instructional sessions, group discussion, and structured tasks geared towards improving mental and physical well-being. Our goal is elevate our neuro-continuum of care by providing superior support and resources to individuals living with brain injury across the lifespan and well after they've completed traditional treatment.