The AZSCIA Peer Mentoring Program assists individuals who have experienced the trauma of spinal cord injury and the long process of healing and readjustment to help others in similar situations.

Our Peer Mentors are volunteers who accepted their situation, developed healthy coping strategies, and have the intense desire to help others in similar situations.

Though not a professional counselor, the Peer Mentor are trained to provide support, encouragement, and to be a vital resource during the recovery process. All of our mentors are background checked, trained and certified through the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.

For more information about the Peer Mentor Program, please contact Karen Halgren at 602-507-4209 ext #5. 

Peer Mentor Training

AZSCIA and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation would like to invite you to become a certified peer mentor. Our peer mentors help people living with paralysis and their family members/caregivers by offering them support, guidance, and information.

The training will be conducted via videoconference so that participants can attend from their homes or offices. In order to participate, you will need to have the following equipment available:

•A computer with a broadband/high-speed internet connection
•A video camera (attached to the computer)
•A microphone and speakers or a phone to connect to the videoconference’s audio

If interested, please complete this short online application: (please disregard the note on the webpage stating that applications are not being accepted). After filling out the online application, you will receive a welcome email with additional information about the training. The deadline for submission of applications is Friday, September 24th, 2021.

To learn more about the Peer & Family Support Program, please visit our website at

DATE: Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

TIME: 10 AM – 2:30 PM (MT)

Mentors can play such a vital part in someone’s recovery after SCI. Someone they can talk to who “gets it”. Please consider becoming a mentor to someone in need.