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

A spinal cord injury group meets at least quarterly in Kalamazoo, hosted by All American Roll Models. The group has an e-mail newsletter to help members stay informed and in touch. For more information about the group, 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.