Support Groups

In light of social distancing efforts, we’ve revised our tactics to continue making connections with injured people and keep the community connected by holding several of our support groups on Zoom web conferences.

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 virtually every Friday at 10:30 AM

  • 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 virtually every Thursday from 3:00-5:00 PM

  • Palmdale/Lancaster SCI Life Series Group

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

  • Rancho Los Amigos Rehabilitation

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

    • Spinal Cord Injury Support Group Meets every Tuesday 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 Meets every Thursday at 12:00-1:00PM
    • Caregiver Support Group 1st & 3rd Fridays of every month 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
  • Women's SCI Life Series Group

    Contact Michele Altamirano for details 818-335-1279
    Ventura County – meeting virtually
    3rd Wednesday of every month 7-8:30PM

  • Triumph Wives & Girlfriends of Men with Spinal Cord Injuries

    Contact Kirsten Skinner for schedule.


South Los Angeles County

  • Casa Colina Spinal Cord Injury Support Group

    255 East Bonita Ave. Pomona, CA 91767
    Meets virtually 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

  • 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 Tuesday 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 Meets every Thursday at 12:00-1:00PM
    • 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

    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 location details 714-231-4996
    2nd Tuesday of every month at 3:00pm

  • Take Control Orange County SCI Life Series Group

    Take Control Orange County SCI Life Series Group
    Contact Jessica Brito for details. Meeting virtually.
    First Thursday of every month at 6:30PM


San Bernardino / Riverside County

  • Ballard Rehab SCI Life Series Group

    Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital
    1760 West 16th St. San Bernardino, CA. 92411
    Meet at Ballard Rehab, community outing, or virtually
    Contact Terina Sprague for details 909-855-9131
    4th Wednesday of every month at 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


San Diego County

  • Scripps Memorial Hospital SCI Life Series Group

    354 Santa Fe Dr., Encinitas, CA 92024
    Contact: [email protected]

  • Sharp Rehabilitation- Men with Spinal Cord Injuries Support Group

    Sharp Memorial Rehabilitation Center – Virtually via Zoom
    Contact Richard Green for details.
    858-939-3156
    1st and 3rd Monday 4-5:30pm AND 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 12-1:30pm


Ventura / Santa Barbara County

  • Cottage Rehab SCI Life Series Group

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

  • 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