DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (RIM) in collaboration with Michigan Paralyzed Veterans of America, is pleased to provide peer mentoring services. The Peer Mentoring Program is a consumer-to-consumer for people living with disabilities. It provides a way for persons with disabilities who are currently in the process of recovering to gain increased independence and become empowered.
Our trained Peer Mentor volunteers work with individuals to provide coping strategies, share information and awareness about the disability community and culture. The peer mentor helps promote personal growth by sharing their own experiences and explaining how they have coped with the "ups and downs" living with a disability. Topics may include:
- Disability Awareness
- Stress Management
- Communication Skills
- Personal Growth
- Independent Living
- Employment Skills
- Community Resources
The goal of the program is to help people with disabilities achieve a level of empowerment where they too will become peer mentors.
If you are interested in peer support services contact the Peer Mentoring Program at Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan at 313-745-5765. Or for more information click here.