Find the Support You Need
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.
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:
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.
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
9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. | First Wednesday of every month
In-person or virtual
In-person: Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation - Dallas, 909 N. Washington Avenue, First Floor Lobby, Dallas, Texas 45246
Contact stroke support:
TBI and Stroke Support Group – Fort Worth
6 p.m. | second Tuesday of each month
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
[email protected] | (817) 738-9866
Stroke and Neuro Support group - Frisco
6 p.m. | Second Monday of every other month beginning in July
Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation - Frisco
2990 Legacy Dr
Frisco, TX 75034
[email protected] | (469) 888-5100
Stroke and Neuro Support Group - Lakeway
2 p.m. | Second Thursday of each month
Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation - Lakeway (second floor visitors room)
2000 Medical Drive
Lakeway, TX 78734
[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.
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:
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:
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.