Delta Center Provides Support and Peer Mentoring To Individuals Who Have A Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

Spinal cord injuries can lead to feelings of anger, frustration, and hopelessness. Most people feel alone because those nearest to them don’t understand what life is like after a spinal cord injury. One day you’re independent, and the next, you find yourself having to rely on others for nearly everything.

Dealing with paralysis is challenging, but there is hope, and you are not alone.

Living With A Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

Our Endeavor Program will match you up with a peer mentor that has experienced some of the same transitions as you.

Here are a few common challenges people with a new spinal cord injury face. 

  • Transportation Issues
  • Housing Accessibility
  • Paying Bills
  • Transitioning Back Home 
  • Transitioning Back Into the Workforce

Services We Offer:

  •  Safe At Home Assessment
  •  Addressing Personal Care Needs
  • Financial Snapshot
  • Fall Risk Evaluation
  • Mental health and social supports
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Assistance with Access to Adaptive Equipment and Home Modifications
  • Advocacy Supports
  • Help with Transitioning Back Home

Our Independent Living Specialist, Michael Anderson, was injured in 1987 when he received a gunshot wound. He experienced everything from disbelief to anger over this life-changing injury that left him paralyzed. Michael has learned how to live an independent life on his terms and enjoys helping others overcome the obstacles they face.

For More Information Contact

Michael Anderson
Independent Living Specialist
michaelanderson@dcil.org or (636)926-8761

FAQ

The Endeavor Program provides peer-to-peer support for individuals with spinal cord injuries. The goals of the program are to promote independence, share resources, and decrease future hospitalizations.

Ideally, we’d like to have in-person group meetings. COVID has forced us to mostly do 1 on 1 peer support activities but we hope that this changes soon.

No. We invite people who have had a spinal cord injury for any length of time to participate.

 

 

DELTA CENTER INCREASES PERSONAL FREEDOM & INDEPENDENCE FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

OUR MISSION:

Delta Center partners with people with disabilities and their communities to remove barriers and promote positive changes leading to greater independence.

OUR VISION:

We envision a world of acceptance, access, independence, and self-determination for all.

DELTA CENTER SERVES THOSE WITH SPINAL CORD INJURIES IN ST. CHARLES COUNTY, WARREN COUNTY, LINCOLN COUNTY, AND ST. LOUIS COUNTY. WE ALSO SERVE ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI.