Peer Supporters serve as role models, as only someone with personal experience with disabilities can do. They share life experience and bring new ideas and information to facilitate independence. They work one-on-one, in small groups, and hold regular monthly Peer Support Groups for those interested—both on-site and online. Please check out our schedule below:
- In-person meets the fourth Thursday of every month from 4:00 -5:00 PM in our Upstate and Columbia office. *NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, in-person Empower Hours are cancelled until further notice. However, we have increased our opportunities for online empower hours below:
- Online typically meets the second Thursday of every month from 4:00 -5:00 PM. However, to increase our opportunities to connect with one another virtually during COVID-19, we have increase our online Empower Hours to every Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00-2:00 PM. Please email us at email@example.com for the link to the online meeting.
- Topics of discussion focus on independence and adapting. For a full schedule and list of the 2020 topics click here. The only requirement for participation is that a person must have a disability.
Youth Hangouts Our Youth Hangouts are run by our Equip Leadership Group. Topics of discussion focus on transitioning into adulthood, self-advocacy, and independent living skills. Click here to learn more about the Equip Program.
Equip Online Hangouts are the first Thursday of the month, 6-7 PM through Zoom, and In-Person Hangouts are the third Thursday of every month, from 6-7 PM.
- NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, our In-Person Hangouts have moved to Online Hangouts for the foreseeable future.