Find the Support You Need

A male patient being secured in a harness by a therapist.Compassion and support beyond our hospitals

Our commitment to you goes beyond our hospital and clinic walls.

Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation works with current and former patients, family members and caregivers to create support groups that provide the compassionate conversation you may need.

Many of these groups are organized by our former patients who are now mentors.

They offer hope, learning, shared experience and valuable insight from others dealing with similar challenges.

Take the first step by reviewing our offerings below.

Peer mentor groups

Christopher and Dana Reeve Peer Mentorship Program

The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation awarded Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation a Quality of Life grant to fund its Peer Mentoring Program which is dedicated to improving quality of life for people living with paralysis. The 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 medical rehabilitation. Even after discharge from the hospital, the program provides ongoing support to help navigate challenges when people are reintegrating to home and the community.

Reeve Foundation

Lea GoadFor more information, contact Lea Goad:

[email protected]
(214) 820-9396

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Peer Mentor Program

The TBI Peer Mentor Program offers support, education and one-to-one peer mentorship to persons with TBI, family members and caregivers.

This free program provides information essential to understanding, supporting and caring for those impacted by TBI. These weekly peer-led discussions focus on a range of important topics, including: changing roles, behavior, communication and care needs, helping TBI survivors and their care partners adapt to life ahead. Meetings are hosted virtually by Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation - Dallas.

For more information or to register, contact Audrey Self:
[email protected]


A group of patients sitting together in wheelchairs.Support. Challenge. Inspire. (S.C.I) support group

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, and recreational activities.  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. Meeting times and locations are subject to change depending on topic or activity.

For more details about these meetings, to receive notifications about gatherings and events or for questions, contact Lea Goad.

[email protected] | (214) 820-9396

Download the Waiver Form

Support groups

An elderly female patient using Legos as part of her neuro therapy.Stroke and neuro support groups

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

Stroke support group - Dallas

When:
9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. | First Wednesday of every month

Where:
In-person or virtual
In-person: Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation - Dallas,  909 N. Washington Avenue, First Floor Lobby, Dallas, Texas 45246

Virtual:
Zoom

Contact stroke support: 
[email protected]

TBI and Stroke Support Group – Fort Worth

When:
6 p.m. | second Tuesday of each month

Where:
In Person:  Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation - Fort Worth (day neuro gym) 
6601 Harris Pkwy
Fort Worth, TX 76132

Zoom: Meeting ID: 992 5773 5737

Contact:
Heather Knight
[email protected] | (817) 738-9866

Stroke and Neuro Support group - Frisco

When:
6 p.m. | Second Monday of every other month beginning in July

Where:
Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation - Frisco
2990 Legacy Dr
Frisco, TX 75034

Contact:
Lauren Hinds
[email protected] | (469) 888-5100

Stroke and Neuro Support Group - Lakeway

When:
2 p.m. | Second Thursday of each month

Where:
Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation - Lakeway (second floor visitors room)
2000 Medical Drive
Lakeway, TX 78734

Contact:
Tereasa Ford
[email protected] | (512) 263-4500

Mountain High Camp

Mountain High Camp is an annual five-day camp in Red River, New Mexico. It’s geared toward young adults with traumatic brain injury and is co-sponsored by Baylor Scott & White Rehabilitation and Faith Mountain Church in Red River.

Learn More About Mountain High Camp

Voice and communication support groups

Support for people with oral and head and neck cancer

This support group is geared to head and neck cancer patients (does not include laryngectomies). The group meets the second Tuesday of each month, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the CVETKO Center on the Second floor of the Baylor Scott & White Sammons Cancer Center. For more information, contact:

Jack Mitchell
[email protected]

New voice club

For patients regaining their voice through speech therapy. This group meets every Second Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the CVETKO Center on the second floor of the Baylor Scott & White Sammons Cancer Center. For more information, contact:

Bradley Smith
[email protected]

Community-based programs

Fitness programs

Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation – Dallas offers an open gym for disabled community members, providing free aerobic and resistance training supervised by therapy staff. All participants must provide a permission and release form signed by their physician.

Gym hours are Mon. – Wed., 4:30 p.m. - 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

Find the Support You Need