Paraquad’s Peer Mentorship Program pairs participants with well-adjusted peers who have similar disabilities. The participants and peer mentors share their personal experiences on a regular basis.
Peer mentorship plays a significant role in the lives of people with disabilities as it introduces them to various community resources and skills training. A peer mentorship relationship can help participants build the right attitudes and skills and learn how to access the resources to live independently.
Additionally, Paraquad recruits and trains peer community group leaders who are interested in organizing groups related to support or social topics. Paraquad assists leaders in developing and publicizing these self-sufficient groups.
Groups meet regular in St. Louis (near Grand Center) and in St. Louis County (Dellwood, Maplewood and Pagedale).