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 a the current Autistic Adult Peer Support meeting schedule, 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.