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.

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North Los Angeles County

  • Casa Colina Spinal Cord Injury Support Group

    255 East Bonita Ave. Pomona, CA 91767
    Meets every Friday at 10:30 AM

  • C.O.R.E. SCI Life Series Group

    Center of Restorative Exercise (C.O.R.E.)
    9667 Reseda Blvd. Northridge, CA 91324
    818-718-2673 / 661-803-3700 Triumph Foundation
    Last Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM

  • New Start SCI Life Series Group for high level impairment

    San Fernando Valley- location varies
    Last Tuesday of every month at 1:00PM

  • Northridge Hospital Spinal Cord Injury Support Group

    Meets on 5th floor of the IFL tower
    18300 Roscoe Blvd. Northridge, CA 91328
    818-885-8500
    Meets every Thursday from 3:00-4:15 PM

  • Palmdale/Lancaster SCI Life Series Group

    Contact Walter Escamilla for details 661-350-1982
    3rd Wednesday of every month at 12:00PM

  • Rancho Los Amigos Rehabilitation

    RANCHO Wellness Center
    7601 East Imperial Hwy Downey, CA 90242
    562-401-6847

    • Spinal Cord Injury Support Group Meets every Monday at 12:00-1:00 PM
    • Women’s SCI Support Group 1st Friday of every month 12:00-1:30 PM
    • Spanish Speaking SCI Support Group 3rd Wednesday of every month 12:00-1:30 PM
    • Caregiver Support Group 1st & 3rd Fridays of every month 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
  • Women's SCI Life Series Group

    9631 Reseda Blvd, Northridge, CA 91324 (C.O.R.E) Contact Michele Altamirano for details 818-335-1279
    3rd Wednesday of every month 7-8:30PM

  • Triumph Wives & Girlfriends of Men with Spinal Cord Injuries

    Contact Kirsten for schedule [email protected]


South Los Angeles County

  • Casa Colina Spinal Cord Injury Support Group

    255 East Bonita Ave. Pomona, CA 91767
    Meets every Friday at 10:30 AM

  • Long Beach Memorial Hospital

    MemorialCare Rehabilitation Institute dining room, Memorial West
    2801 Atlantic Avenue Long Beach, CA 90806
    562-933-9034
    2nd Monday of every month 5:00-6:30 PM

  • Long Beach VA Hospital

    SCI Veteran Social Hour
    VA Long Beach Healthcare System
    Sarah S. Brindle, Ph.D. 562-826-8000, ext. 3837
    Last Monday of every month 11:00AM-1:00PM

  • Palmdale/Lancaster SCI Life Series Group

    Contact Walter Escamilla for details 661-350-1982
    3rd Wednesday of every month at 12:00PM

  • Pushrim SCI Group

    Precision Rehabilitation
    3294 East Spring Street Long Beach, CA 90806
    3rd Wednesday of every month at 3:00 PM

  • Rancho Los Amigos Rehabilitation

    RANCHO Wellness Center
    7601 East Imperial Hwy Downey, CA 90242
    562-401-6847

    • Spinal Cord Injury Support Group Meets every Monday at 12:00-1:00 PM
    • Women’s SCI Support Group 1st Friday of every month 12:00-1:30 PM
    • Spanish Speaking SCI Support Group 3rd Wednesday of every month 12:00-1:30 PM
    • Caregiver Support Group 1st & 3rd Fridays of every month 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
  • Triumph Wives & Girlfriends of Men with Spinal Cord Injuries

    Contact Kirsten for schedule [email protected]


Orange County

  • St. Jude SCI Life Series Group

    Center for Rehab and Wellness
    2767 E. Imperial Highway Brea, CA 92821
    661-803-3700 / 949-370-5049
    2nd Tuesday of every month at 3:00PM

  • Strides - Further SCI Life Series Group

    Strides SCI Functional Fitness
    31371 Rancho Viejo Rd. Suite 103 San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
    949-453-5655
    Last Thursday of every month 4:30-6:00PM


San Diego County

  • Scripps Memorial Hospital SCI Life Series Group

    354 Santa Fe Dr., Encinitas, CA 92024
    760-753-6501
    3rd Tuesday of every month from 5:30-7:00PM

  • Sharp Rehabilitation- Men’s Spinal Cord Injury Group

    Sharp Memorial Rehabilitation Center, Community Re-Entry Classroom
    2999 Health Center Dr. San Diego, CA 92123
    858-939-3156
    3rd Monday of every month 4:00-5:30 PM

  • Sharp Rehabilitation- Women on Wheels Support Group

    Sharp Memorial Rehabilitation Center, Conference Room 4 (Room 21)
    2999 Health Center Dr. San Diego, CA 92123
    858-939-3153
    1st Tuesday of every month 12:30-2:00 PM

  • Sharp Rehabilitation- SCI Wives and Girlfriends Peer Support Group

    Sharp Memorial Rehabilitation Center, Conference Room 4 (Room 21)
    2999 Health Center Dr. San Diego, CA 92123
    619-384-1109
    2nd Tuesday of every month 4:00-6:00 PM


San Bernardino / Riverside County

  • Ballard Rehab SCI Life Series Group

    1760 West 16th St. San Bernardino, CA. 92411
    661-803-3700
    2nd Wednesday of every month is a community outing, contact Triumph for location.
    4th Wednesday of every month at Ballard 3:30pm-5:00pm

  • PossAbilities - Head Injury & Trauma Spinal Support Group (HITSS)

    PossAbilities - Head Injury & Trauma Spinal Support Group (HITSS)
    Loma Linda University Outpatient Rehabilitation Center, Conference #129A
    11406 Loma Linda Drive Loma Linda, CA 92354
    800-986-HITSS / 909-558-4000 ext 42401
    4th Monday of every month 6:00-7:30 PM


Ventura / Santa Barbara County

  • Cottage Rehab SCI Life Series Group

    2415 De la Vina Santa Barbara, CA 93105
    661-803-3700 / 805-687-7444
    3rd Thursday of every month at 5:30PM

  • Oxnard SCI Life Series Group

    Toppers Pizza Place
    Domonic
    111 East Gonzales Road Oxnard, CA 93036
    1st Tuesday of every month at 5:00 PM