Peer Support and Counseling

Contact: Ranita Wilks
(rwilks@independenceinc.org)
Independent Living Skills/Peer Counseling Specialist
841-0333 ext. 115

Peer Counseling

Individuals with disabilities who have gained knowledge and coping skills assist others in coping with their disability-related experiences. Trained volunteer counselors provide information, resource referral, emotional support and training.

Peer Support Groups

The Center hosts or sponsors several support groups for people with disabilities for educational and/or social enjoyment. Please see the Calendar for meeting dates and times.

  • M.A.G.N.E.T (Music Appreciation Group Not Especially Talented)
  • Cooking Club
  • Peer Support Group
  • Science Fiction & Fantasy Club
  • The Writers’ Corner
  • The Arts & Crafts Group
  • The Accessible Gardening Group
  • The Movie Club
  • Living Well with a Disability

Upcoming events!

We have new and fun events every month for our Peer Groups! Click here to visit our Peer Groups Activities Page for a complete list of upcoming events

To RSVP or for more information on any of these events, please contact Ranita 785-841-0333 ext. 115