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The SCI-Peer Consultant Group provides individuals who have suffered a SCI the chance to learn from those who have rehabilitated following such an injury.  Magee Rehabilitation Hospital's Spinal Cord Injury Peer Mentor Program Began a partnership with The Christopher&Dana Reeve Foundation's Peer & Family Support Program.  

Peers can be matched based on injury level, social situations, age, gender, marital status, recreational interests and vocational experience. 

To request a peer consultation, or to volunteer as a mentor, contact Marie Protesto, RN, BSN at peers@mageerehab.org or (215) 587-3174 or Ruth Black, LCSW, Reeve Liaison at (215) 587-3030 or rblack@mageerehab.org.


This group provides education, recreation and support opportunities to individuals with spinal cord injuries.  Meetings are held at Magee on the second Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. in the Second Floor Conference Room.  

If you would like more information, please call Marie Protesto, RN, BSN at (215) 587-3174 or e-mail peers@mageerehab.org.


Family Peer Mentors are family members and/or loved ones of individuals who have sustained a SCI and have successfully transitioned to living life with a disability. They are volunteers who are specially trained to guide and provide SCI related information and experiences to families and loved ones of newly injured individuals.

Mentoring can be done in the form of participating in the family group which is held twice monthly at Magee or contacting a new family by telephone or face to face if possible. Given the geographic area Magee serves, we attempt to be creative and flexible with mentoring requests.

The SCI Family PEER Group meets two Wednesdays a month at 6 p.m. in room 538 on the Spinal Cord Injury Unit at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital.

For more information or to become a Family Peer Mentor, please contact Ruth Black, LCSW at (215) 587-3030 or rblack@mageerehab.org


Couples or Indivdual Groups
Meets every other Tuesday from 6-7:15
Groups are held in Room 220
YOU pick the topics.
Topics covered may include:  dating, relationships, body image, assistive devices, sex&medicine, relationship roles, contraception, sexual values, intimacy, sexual health, partners as caregivers, sex with ourselves, sex with others, communication, anatomy and physiology...

For more information, please contact Trisha Kozlowski at (215) 587-3031.



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