Request a peer mentor
The best source of knowledge is experience. That’s why we created the Peer & Family Support Program for people living with paralysis, as well as those who care for them, to come together for hope, support, and a way forward.
Ways to request a peer mentor
☏Give us a call
We’ll take your details over the phone. We’re available Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm ET. When calling, please select option 3.
✉Use our simple form
A program coordinator will respond as soon as possible.
We offer free peer mentoring to people living with paralysis, their family members, and caregivers.
What happens after I apply?
1. We contact you
We have a quick chat, to make sure we really understand your needs.
2. We match you
We find the right mentor for you, one that you can relate to.
3. You have a mentor
Your mentor reaches out and you connect in the way that suits you.
About our peer mentoring program
We offer free mentoring to anyone seeking help. Our peer mentors will provide answers and support, share what they have learned, and help you overcome challenges.
Whether you are newly paralyzed, have been living with paralysis for years, or are a family member or caregiver, we have a peer mentor who knows what you are going through.
The Reeve mentoring program is one of the best mentoring programs because they not only work with the patient, but also with the family.
Frequently asked questions
What is a peer mentor?
A peer mentor is someone just like you. They’ve asked the same questions and faced similar challenges to you. They may not have the answers to all of your questions, but they will listen and provide a perspective that only someone that lives with those challenges can provide.
What kind of mentor will I be matched with?
We work hard to match you with the right person. We consider age, gender, cause of paralysis, level of injury, ethnicity, veteran status, interests, and where you live.
What kinds of things will we talk about?
It’s up to you. If you’re living with paralysis, you might want to discover what your possibilities are, or how to reach your goals. You may have questions about things like gaining confidence, going back to school or work, starting a family or about adaptive activites, durable medical equipment, or secondary conditions.
What if there are no mentors near me?
If we do not have a peer mentor in your area that matches you well, we will utilize remote mentoring. We will match you with a peer mentor within our national network who will work with you via phone, email, or Skype.
What happens after I’m matched?
Your mentor will reach out, and you decide the type, frequency, and length of your discussions. You decide what to talk about.