Thriving in community
Oregon Spinal Cord Injury Connection promotes health, builds community and creates opportunity for people affected by spinal cord injury. Our goal is to ensure everyone who sustains a spinal cord injury has the care and community they need to thrive.
Our work spans the full spectrum of life after a spinal cord injury, from supporting newly injured people in the hospital, collaborating with health providers and social service providers to ensure coordination of care and a seamless discharge plan, to building a thriving and supportive community of individuals with spinal cord injuries.
Community Health Workers
Oregon Spinal Cord Injury Connection Community Health Workers (CHW) are trusted members of the SCI community. A CHW is a peer who has similar lived-experienced of spinal cord injury trauma and can offer emotional support in the form of empathy, empowerment, trust, and care. They understand the challenges faced by individuals with SCI and can help to connect those individuals to programs, resources, and a community of support.
Stories of how we thrive
Whether it’s through our adaptive camping program, wheelchair maintenance workshop, or a meet-up, a “frequent dose of community” will make the transition after a spinal cord injury easier.