Life changing injuries such as brain injury, spinal cord injury, or stroke can be very difficult to accept, adapt, or understand. These injuries can alter one’s roles in life and responsibilities. Sometimes individuals and their families feel alone in what they are feeling or experiencing. Peer and family support are crucial for successful acceptance and transition in returning to life.
The Peer Mentor Program at INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation brings together former patients or survivors with current patients who are new to their situation. This unique pairing creates opportunities for insight and understanding for new experiences as they deal with “a new normal” and figure out how to move forward through their rehab process, and integrate back home and into their community.
How do I become a mentor?
- Mentor candidates contact Karen Bryan to obtain an application for.
4219 South Western Avenue
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73109
- When initial contact is received, further instructions will be sent regarding application process.
- Once application is accepted, the mentor will attend a volunteer orientation.
- Mentors will be matched with a survivor based on availability.