North Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association




North Carolina SCI/D Support Groups


Spinal Cord Injury Support Group (patients and caregivers) - Asheville
Third Thursday of every month, 11:00 - 12:00 pm
CarePartners Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital Family Room - 68 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28803
Contact: Debbie Johnson, PT, 1-828-274-2400 ext. 4318


WakeMed Rehab SCI/D Group - Raleigh
WakeMed Health and Hospital - 3000 New Bern Ave, Raleigh, NC
Meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month
It's an open forum and the group provides an opportunity to socialize,support one another and share resource information.
For individuals with SCI/D only.
Contact: Karen Vasquez, WakeMed, 1-919-350-8137 or for more information.


SpiNet, Spinal Cord Injury Support Group - Winston Salem
Meetings are the third Thursday of the month
Meeting location varies
Meetings range from social, recreational, and educational!
Contact: Melissa MB Wilkins, President, SpiNet,
Check us out on facebook! SpiNet: Spinal Cord Injury Support Group


Men's Support Group and Bible Study - Charlotte
Last Wednesday of every month
Carmel Baptist Church, Charlotte NC
Contact: Pete Russell, 1-704-544-2366 for more information


TBI/SCI Support Group - Concord Area
Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group- Concord Area
Location: Carolinas Rehabilitation-NorthEast (down the hill from the hospital-NorthEast, below Belk)
487 Lake Concord Road NE, Concord
Cafeteria-adjacent to lobby, near entrance
Meet 3rd Monday of each month @ 7pm
For more information contact Todd Bennett at 704-403-0104 or
Sally Rickard @ 704-355-2620 or


TBI Support Group - Raleigh
For individuals with brain injuries and families
Meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7pm in WakeMed Conference Dining on the WakeMed Campus.
For more information call the BIANC at 919.833.9634.
Sponsored by the Brain Injury Association of NC and WakeMed


Cary Brain Injury Support Group - Cary
For individuals with brain injuries and families
First Monday of every month, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
WakeMed Cary Hospital Conference Room A
For more information call 919.460.9094
Sponsored by the Brain Injury Association of NC and WakeMed


Support Team for Active Recreation (STAR) - Greenville area
Independence Through Social and Adaptive Recreational Activities
STAR's Mission is to Enhance the Quality of Life for Individuals with Disabilities through Socialization, Education and Adaptive Recreation
Contact: Jim Barrett at Pitt County Memorial Hospital Regional Rehabilitation Center, 1-252-847-4445 for more information


Adaptive Sports and Adventures Program (ASAP) - Charlotte
Community Program at Carolinas Rehabilitation, Charlotte, NC, the southeast largest rehabilitation hospital.
The Adaptive Sports and Adventures Program is designed to challenge youth and adults with physical disabilities to develop skills that will lead to and enhance an active and productive lifestyle-one without barriers or limits.  or!/group.php?gid=113233468479
Contact: Jennifer Moore LRT/CTRS, Coordinator, Recreation Therapy/Adaptive Sports and Adventures Program, Carolinas Rehabilitation, 1-704-355-1064
Click for ASAP brochure


Carolinas Rehab - Charlotte
Monthly support group, Virtual Options available
First Wednesday of the month, 4:30-6pm
Location: Carolinas Rehab - Main, 1100 Blythe Blvd, Charlotte
Contact Info: or Allie Wilder,
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Paralysis Peer Support Gatherings
Third Thursday of the month, 12-1pm
Location: Back to Independence Rehab
4801 Chastain Ave, Suite 194, Charlotte
Contact Info:, ph: 980.272.7105
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UNC Team Cord Strength
Fourth Wednesday of the month, 1-2pm
UNC Center for Rehabilitation Care (CRC)
Chapel Hill, NC
Contact Blaise Morrison, UNC, Ph.D, LP, CRC, LPC(OH
or Debbie Myers, NCSCIA,, 919.234.4171


SCI/D Facebook Support Groups


Managed by Jay Erwin,  creator of SPINAL CORD PEER SUPPORT USA (SCPS USA). They have an amazing world wide group which has grown to over 3,500 members.

Monthly meetings also held at the Boone Wellness Center - Boone
First Thursday of the month
Facilitated by Jay Erwin, contact him through the facebook group



If someone is looking for spiritual help, encouragement, motivation, inspiration and want to learn spiritually, Jay Erwin  also manages “FAITH PAGE.” Many times the spinal cord injured or their Caregivers give up on hope and Faith Page helps to restore that Hope!



Disability flea market on Facebook, managed by Jay Erwin.  It is called the Disability Trading Zone and it has grown to over 5,500 members. DTS is a great place for the disabled to Buy, Sell or Trade the things that make their lives easier. Check them out!


Spinal Cord Injury USA Group
Admin Clint Cook


United Spinal Association Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
Admin Lindsey Elliot


United Spinal Association Advocacy Network
Admin Annie Streit


Adaptive Sports Connection and Resources




Please call or email the NCSCIA with information or additional support groups in your area.  We would be happy to display information about new and/or established support groups in your area.  1-919-234-4171 or


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