The Henry B. Betts LIFE Center has developed a peer mentor program that is directed by the LIFE Center with additional advocacy consultation from Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago, a non-residential independent living center.
A peer mentor is a person with a disability, family member or caregiver who has successfully transitioned back to the community and illustrates the possibilities of ability. A peer mentor shares their story, insights and supports continued engagement in life-long learning.
Peer mentors are available to patients and their families at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab flagship hospital, Outpatient, and Day Rehabilitation sites.
A Peer Mentor is someone who can talk with you about:
Managing your care
Transitioning to the community
Strategies that support goal achievement and community integration
Identifying and accessing resources
To arrange a visit, contact:
Cris Mix, OTR/L, Education Program Manager, Henry B. Betts LIFE Center
312.238.5433 or email: email@example.com,
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