Disability Network Southwest Michigan
Peer Support Groups

3 people conversingPeer support is one of the core services of a center for independent living. Educational topics, social time, and sharing feelings are all part of the peer support experience. Currently we facilitate or support four peer-led groups.

Divine Divas

This is a support group is open to women with developmental disabilities. The group meets the 2nd Friday of every month from 11:00 – 1:30 at Riverview Park Christian Church at 2929 Niles Rd, St. Joseph, MI. Facilitated by Disability Network Southwest Michigan; contact Cindy Gray for more information (269) 985-0111.

Brain Injury Survivors Group

This support group is open to adults with a brain injury. This group is a chapter of the Brain Injury Association of Michigan and is very active. The group meets weekly to discuss a variety of topics, host speakers, and attend outings. The group meets every Thursday from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the Community Building at Disability Network’s Kalamazoo office at 517 E. Crosstown Parkway. Contact Miranda Grunwell for more information at (269) 345-1516 x120.

Women with Disabilities Group

This group is open to women with any type of disability. Women are welcome to come share experiences of living with a disability, support other women living with a disability and discuss a variety of topics of interest in a safe, nonjudgmental environment. The group meets every Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Community Building at Disability Network’s Kalamazoo office, 517 E. Crosstown Parkway. Call or e-mail Leatrice Fullerton for more information at (269) 345-1516 x118.

Spinal Cord Injury Support Group

This group does not meet regularly. They host occasional adapted recreational events and other seasonal events hosted by All American Roll Models. Members of this group are available for 1:1 support via phone or in person.  For more information about SCI support, e-mail Brian at BrianLCulver@yahoo.com or contact Karen Halsted at Disability Network at (269) 345-1516 x115.

For a list of other disability-related support groups in the area, go to other Area Support Groups.