Peer Mentoring

Education

Peer mentoring newly injured and those who are post injury. Educating family members, nurses and doctors, PT/OT students, and the general public that life does go on after injury.

Check out our Upcoming Events for an activity you may want to participate in - we'd be happy to have you!

Education

Recreation is one way to show the injured that they can still get out, enjoy life and have fun! Whether it be kayaking one of the many lake in our area, or if you feel the need for speed how about trying a jetski.? Outdoors not your thing? No worries as we have target practice once a month at Shooter's World - Phoenix. Have something in mind you would like to try? Let us know so we may see about arranging it.


​​We have recently added to our offerings by adding The Family Outing Program. Let us join your family get together and show everyone how their disabled loved one can get out and play.

The Next Step mission is to improve and empower life after spinal cord injury, or any other catastrophic injury, through the means of education and recreation.

Our Goals

We do a lot to support those with disabilities and their families - we are a complete volunteer organization, and virtually 100% of our funds go directly to programmings. Which means we need your help through charitable giving. Learn the ways to give back.

OUr Vision

Recreation

Educating PT/OT students by talking to them about living with SCI and the daily challenges that we face. Dealing with nurses and doctors gives us the opportunity to educate them on spinal cord injury, allowing the next generation of therapists, doctors and nurses to provide best-in-care.
It's important to us as well to include the family in all education pieces, furthering the mentality of life after injury.

$150 - LET'S 20+ INDIVIDUALS LEARN CONFIDENCE THROUGH SHOOTING EVERY MONTH 

​$200- ALLOWS FOR A DAY A KAYAKING, INCLUDING TRANSPORTATION & LUNCH FOR THE WHOLE GROUP

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OUr Mission

Improving & Empowering Life after Injury Through Education & Recreation

Recreation

Our Services

Peer Mentoring is at the core of what we do. Private one on one in the hospital or other setting or through electronic means all communications are held confidentiality. Group sessions discussions dealing  with living with spinal cord injury. Family coaching goes hand in hand with Peer Mentoring as an injury to a family member will affect the whole family.

By getting the newly injured out for recreation we are able to show them that life can still be enjoyed! From 

kayaking to jet skis, to shooting practice, we all come together for fun & friendship.


The Next Step envisions changing the perception of the newly injured, medical professionals, and general population that life ends after injury.