Peer Supporters serve as role models, as only someone with personal experience with disabilities can do. They share life experiences 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:

Empower Hour

Have a disability? Want to build your support network? Empower Hour is led by your peers and meets to discuss independence, share resources, make new friends, and give support to each other. Empower Hour is a great chance to connect with others.  

Empower Hour Online: Every Thursday from 1 pm to 2 pm.  

Empower Hour In-Person: Monthly from 4 pm to 5 pm in our Columbia and Greenville Offices 

If you are interested in participating in both the online or in-person support group, please RSVP by email to or by calling 1-800-681-6805, TTY: 803-779-0949 at least one day before the meeting 

To make a request for an accommodation based upon disability, for either the in-person or online Empower Hour, please call us at 800-681-6805 or email at a week before the event. 

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 Google Meet. You'll need to register in advance to attend by clicking here.

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