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Spinal Cord Injury Paralysis Resource Center

The Peer & Family Support Program

The Peer & Family Support Program

The Peer & Family Support Program (PFSP) is the Reeve Foundation’s national peer to peer mentoring program. The goal of PFSP is to provide critical emotional support, as well as, local and national information and resources to people living with paralysis, and their families and caregivers.

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Paralysis Resource Guide

This FREE 442 page book is a comprehensive information tool for individuals living with paralysis and for their caregivers. Request or download your copy now!
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Request a Mentor

Talk to a peer mentor

Have questions?

Are you paralyzed and have questions that only someone else living with paralysis can answer? Are you a family member or caregiver that has questions that only another family member or caregiver can answer? We can help! Learn more.

What we do

Discover possibilities

PFSP matches people with certified peer mentors who are of similar age, location, gender, and level of injury or type of paralyzing condition. The program helps people discover what their possibilities are, and how to reach for them. Learn more.


PFSP Partners

Are you associated with a hospital, rehab center, non-profit, support group, institution or program working in the area of paralysis? Do you offer mentoring or do you want to start offering mentoring in your community? Either way, join our network and help spread peer mentoring across the country. Learn more..


"It's nice to have him (mentor) when I need help."
- Peer living with paralysis

This is just one of the many testimonials that have been sent in by peers and peer mentors. Read more.

Meet the Staff

Learn about the various people working within the PFSP. Read more.

- Read Steve Kenny's experience as a peer mentor.

Contact Us

Contact the PFSP

Ask our PFSP team a question!
Phone: 800-539-7309
Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM ET
Email: Peer@ChristopherReeve.org
Tell a friend!

Become a Peer Mentor

Become a Peer Mentor

We are actively seeking peer mentors. Volunteer peer mentors use their personal experiences to help support, guide and demonstrate paths forward. We need your help! Learn more.

Peer Training and Certification


PFSP has a one of a kind national training and certification program. It combines on-line training with an on-site training day that allows us to bring peer mentor candidates together to discuss peer mentoring and learn from each other. It's a step in the direction of helping your community. Learn more.

Tell a friend

Please feel free to tell other individuals who may be interested in the PFSP, whether in need of a peer mentor or would be interested in becoming a peer mentor.

Tell a friend!.

Download the Peer & Family Support Program brochure (PDF).

The Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center Information Specialists are reachable business weekdays, Monday through Friday, toll-free at 800-539-7309 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Eastern U.S. Time. International callers use 973-467-8270. You may also schedule a call or send a message online.

This project was supported, in part by grant number 90PR3001, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.