Support Groups

Triumph Foundation provides leadership at SCI Support Groups that meet throughout Southern California. The meetings address both practical and emotional needs of people living with SCI to enable the injured person, and their families, to network, get candid advice and guidance from others who have faced similar circumstances, and stay updated on current events.

After being discharged from the hospital, many people with SCI feel alone and isolated, and are faced with the reality of their injury and have many questions. Triumph understands that this injury goes beyond the acute phase, and has lifelong implications.

Triumph Foundation’s Ambassadors provide peer counseling, mentorship, and advocacy to help people successfully adjust to life at home and reintegrate back into the community. Having a spinal cord injury may be a detour in life, but it is not a roadblock. We have created a network of people who have triumphed over their SCI.

The SCI Groups are open to people with spinal cord injury and other causes of paralysis or mobility impairments, and their friends, family, caregivers and others affected by their disability.

Each meeting has its own personality that is created by its participant’s interests and needs. Some of our groups form a circle in a meeting room where attendees participate in a group discussion, others feature guest speakers and discuss topics of interest, many go on outings and enjoy fun activities, and others are simply mixers where people can just hang out in a group setting. Triumph calls our meetings Life Series Groups because of the variety of structures.

In light of the pandemic, several of our support groups now meet on Zoom web conferences.  Sign up below for meeting details.

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Los Angeles County

  • The Perfect Step SCI Life Series Group

    The Perfect Step
    764 Indigo Ct. Pomona, CA 91767
    Contact Jose for details
    2nd Wednesday of every month at 1:00 PM

  • Rancho Los Amigos Rehabilitation- Spinal Cord Injury Support Group

    Contact Jaqueline Mancilla
    Meets virtually every Tuesday at 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    Spanish Speaking group every Thursday at 12:00PM-1:00 PM

  • Northridge Spinal Cord Injury Life Series Group

    Northridge Hospital
    (IFL Tower 5th Floor)
    18300 Roscoe Blvd, Northridge, CA 91328
    Contact Triumph for more details
    Meets every Thursday at 3:00 PM-4:15 PM

  • Palmdale/Lancaster SCI Life Series Group

    Palmdale Regional Medical Center
    38600 Medical Center Dr. Palmdale, CA 93551.
    Meet at Palmdale Regional, community outing, or virtually.
    Contact Walter Escamilla for details 661-350-1982
    2nd Wednesday of every month at 3:30PM


Virtual

  • Women's SCI Life Series Group

    Contact Michele Altamirano for details 818-335-1279
    Meets virtually the 3rd Wednesday of every month 7:00PM-8:30PM

  • Spinal Cord Injury Life Series Group

    Contact Triumph for details
    Meets virtually every Wednesday at 3:00 PM

  • Casa Colina Spinal Cord Injury Life Series Group

    Contact Triumph for details
    Meets virtually every Friday at 10:30 AM

  • Pushrim SCI Group

    Precision Rehabilitation
    Meets virtually  Contact Ray Pizarro
    1st Wednesday of every month at 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    Last Friday of every month at 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

  • Take Control Mental Health Forum

    Contact Jessica Brito for details.
    Meets quarterly on second Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM

  • NorCal SCI Caregivers Meet Up

    Meets Virtually the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month at 4:00 PM
    Register Here

  • Empowering Parental Caregivers Support Group

    United Spinal Association
    Meets Virtually every other Tuesday at 4:00 PM
    Register Here

  • Rolling Start- Coed Support Group

    1955 Hunts Lane, San Bernardino, CA 92408
    Meets in person and virtually 4thThursday of every month from 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
    Register Here  for SB Group with Eddie
    Register Here for Victorville/SB hybrid with Cynthia


Orange County

  • St. Jude SCI Life Series Group

    St. Jude Center for Rehab and Wellness
    2767 E. Imperial Highway Brea, CA 92821
    Meet at St. Jude Wellness, community outing, or virtually
    Contact Mark Jones for details
    2nd Tuesday of every month at 3:00 pm

  • Push to the Pier Wheelchair Fitness Group

    Long Beach
    Contact Bobby Rohan for details
    Meets every other month


San Bernardino / Riverside County

  • Inland Empire SCI Life Series Group

    Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital
    1760 West 16th St. San Bernardino, CA. 92411
    Meet at Ballard Rehab, community outing, or virtually
    Contact Shawn Fluke for details
    4th Wednesday of every month at 4:30 PM-6:00 PM

  • Rolling Start - Coed Support Group

    1955 Hunts Lane, San Bernardino, CA 92408
    Register Here for SB Group with Eddie
    Register Here for Victorville/SB hybrid with Cynthia
    Meets in person and virtually 4th Thursday of every month from 1:00 PM-2:00 PM


San Diego County

  • Spinal Network
    Contact Rick Hayden for details

    • Walk, Roll & Stroll
      Mission Bay South Shores Park San Diego at the Boat Launch
      Meets 1st Saturday of every month 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    • Monday Hang Out on Zoom
      Meets Virtually 1st Monday of every month 4:00 PM-5:30 PM
    • Family Caregiver Support Group
      Meets Virtually 2nd Monday of every month 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

Ventura / Santa Barbara County

  • Oxnard SCI Life Series Group

    Location will vary
    Contact Michele Altamirano for details 818-335-1279
    1st Tuesday of every month at 5:00 PM

  • Santa Barbara North County SCI Life Series Group

    Location will vary
    Contact David Magallanes for details
    2nd Tuesday of every month at 5:00 PM


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