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. We currently facilitate or support the following peer-led groups.

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. Follow this link to contact Anne Kooy for more information or call (269) 345-1516 x109.

Phenomenal Women

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. Currently the group is meeting virtually through video conferencing and phone connections. Follow this link to contact Sarah Powless at (269) 345-1516 x116.

Autistic Adult Peer Support Group

This group provides an opportunity for Autistic adults to enjoy authentic social interactions and build genuine friendships in a safe and non-judgmental space. All Autistic adults are welcome to attend, including self-diagnosed Autistics and those who were previously diagnosed with Asperger’s or PDD.

Meetings will be held on Zoom. Follow this link for more information about Autistic Adult Peer Support Group and a link to register.

For more information email Max or call them at 269-345-1516 x 126.

Divine Divas

This is a support group is open to women with developmental disabilities. This group is not currently meeting in person, contact Cindy Gray for more information (269) 985-0111.

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

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