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United Spinal Chapters in California

United Spinal Chapters in California provide services to the Spinal Cord Injury & Disability Community by promoting health and well being, promoting inclusion and independence, organizing events and projects, advocating for rights and accessibility, and offering guidance and support to their communities.

Chapters in California are self-dependent organizations that share the goals of United Spinal Association and support them within the State of California.

United Spinal San Francisco Bay Area Chapter

The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of United Spinal supports the community of individuals whose lives have been affected by spinal cord injury and disease. We serve the community by providing education, mentoring, peer support, and networking. We connect people with disability resources.

Triumph Foundation – Golden State Chapter of United Spinal Association

Triumph Foundation programs assists people with a spinal cord injury with our Care Basket Outreach; with our Keep Moving Forward Grant and Exchange program; and then assist a person with SCI to reintegrate into the community through our Support Groups.

Southern California Chapter of the United Spinal Association

Southern California Chapter of United Spinal offers individuals with SCI or spinal disorders with resources for employment training, accessible affordable housing, accessible public transportation, peer support and socialization, and issues related to health and wellness.

SCI Active Network – A California Based United Spinal Chapter

SCI Active Network is a positive network that connects Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) survivors and their families through peer mentoring; and empowers an active lifestyle towards mobility, independence, and a higher quality of life.

Sacramento Spinal Foundation – Chapter of United Spinal Association

Sacramento Spinal Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the life of individuals with spinal cord injuries and their families in Sacramento & Yolo County. Our goal is to raise awareness of this disability, provide resources and financial assistance to SCI individuals.

First California Chapter of United Spinal

Placerville Mobility Support Group assists persons with ambulation challenges, PMSG cooperates with other organizations like Access Leisure of the City of Sacramento, Reno Parks, Recreation & Community Services, the Bay Area Outreach Program, No Limits, Achieve Tahoe – Far West, and with the United Spinal Association.

NorCal SCI – Northern California Chapter of United Spinal

NorCal SCI provides information and resources allowing people affected by or living with a Spinal Cord Injury/Disorder in Northern California to thrive and live productively.

Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injury can result in paralysis of the muscles used for breathing; paralysis and/or loss of feeling in all or some of the trunk, arms, and legs; weakness; numbness; loss of bowel and bladder control; and numerous secondary conditions including respiratory problems, pressure sores, and sometimes fatal spikes in blood pressure. Approximately 12,000 new spinal cord injuries occur in the U.S. each year. A majority of injuries occur from motor vehicle accidents, falls, work-related accidents, sports injuries, and penetrations such as stab or gunshot wounds.

Our Membership Community

Our membership community provides a lifeline for many individuals that are focused on regaining their independence and improving their quality of life––whether they are leaving rehab after sustaining a spinal cord injury, learning to live with symptoms of a spinal cord disorder, or have spent years of frustration coping with disability. We provide members guidance and resources on a variety of topics they are passionate about, such as employment, affordable housing, transportation, health care, home- and community-based independent living, education, peer support, and leisure and recreation.
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