Maintaining a Support Group

Posted by Reeve Staff in Life After Paralysis on June 26, 2020 # Peer & Family Support Program Spotlight

Managing a support group can be incredibly rewarding: watching a person find the relief of being able to share the difficulty of caregiving; seeing a person learn about a resource that is going to make his or her life easier; and observing participants lifting each other up.

However, managing a support group can also have its challenges: leading a group of diverse people; finding subject matter to cover and information to develop talking points; having the materials to reinforce meeting topics or respond to questions; and conducting virtual support groups during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is here to help. We have launched the Support Group Initiative. This initiative is meant to help individuals and organizations maintain and, if needed, reinvigorate existing support groups.

We encourage you or your support group team to click the link below to see how we can help. Some of the things you will find:

  • Tips on leading a virtual support group meeting
  • Ideas for discussion topics
  • How to locate materials and resources for your meetings

If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected]

Peer & Family Support Program Logo

The National Paralysis Resource Center website is supported by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $8,700,000 with 100 percent funding by ACL/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by ACL/HHS, or the U.S. Government.