Peer Mentoring Service

The Peer Mentoring Program at Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (RIM) is a consumer-to-consumer service that provides a way for persons who are recovering from a disability to learn, gain increased independence and become empowered.

RIM provides these services in collaboration with Michigan Paralyzed Veterans of America.

Peer Mentoring Services

Peer mentors and volunteers are trained to help disabled persons recover their independence and confidence.

Peer Mentors:

  • Work with individuals to provide coping strategies
  • Share information and awareness about the disability community and culture
  • Help promote personal growth by sharing their own experiences and explaining how they have coped with the "ups and downs" of living with a disability
  • Help people with disabilities achieve a level of empowerment where they, too, will become peer mentors

Discussion topics may include:

  • Disability awareness
  • Advocacy
  • Stress management
  • Communication skills
  • Personal growth
  • Self determination
  • Independent living
  • Employment skills
  • Community resources

For more information about the program, please call (800) 638-6782