Peer Support and Self-Advocacy- Independence Center
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Pikes Peak United Way - PPUW
Description of Service
The Independence Center offers peer support groups, facilitated workshops, advocacy coaching, and individual mentoring; all of which are intended to help you achieve your goals. Support Groups at The IC are designed to be all-inclusive so that no matter what your disability, you should be able to find a group that will fit you well. Go online for full list of support groups.
Our new formal mentoring program at The IC is called LIFT UP and allows you the opportunity to connect with another person with a similar disability in order to share life experiences and information. Consumers who desire to mentor others will go through an application process that includes an interview, meetings with The IC staff, a background check, and educational training. Once approved, mentors will be paired with those they’ll mentor.
El Paso County
R5, El Paso County, Teller County, Park County, Lincoln County, Cheyenne County, Kit Carson County
For more information about support groups and the mentor program, contact the Peer Mentor Coordinator at (719) 471-8181.
Examples of some of the Peer Support Groups at The IC:
Traumatic Brain Injury
Living Well With a Disability
In addition to support groups, we often offer recreational activities such as horseback riding, glow golf, and bowling. Workshops are also often facilitated with topics that consumers have suggested.
Examples of some of the facilitated workshops we’ve hosted are: