Find a Support Group

How to Find Support

Whether you, a friend, or family member is facing amputation/limb loss, the Amputee Coalition offers several ways to find useful information, support and encouragement when you need it most.

Request a peer visit

Receiving support from someone who has successfully gone through a similar life event can be a turning point in the recovery process. The Amputee Coalition has trained over 1,000 volunteers with limb loss and their family members to meet with amputees/family in times of need. Peer visits take place everyday across the county, in person, on the phone, and via email. If you would like to request a visit from one of our certified peer visitors, please complete the request form and we will have someone contact you as soon as possible.

Click here to submit a request for a peer visit

Find a support group

Amputee support groups are a vital part of the recovery process and provide an invaluable place for new amputees/family to connect with others who have overcome similar challenges. The Amputee Coalition has over 260 registered support groups throughout the county.

Click here to find a registered support group near you

Find support on our Facebook page

Find us on FacebookHave questions? Need support? Want to share your story? Check out our Facebook page! It is a great place to instantaneously find and connect with thousands of individuals with similar experiences.

Click here to visit our Facebook page

Talk with a resource specialist

Our knowledgeable resource team is the place to turn when you have questions about your rights, resources, etc. You can reach them by phone or by completing a request form.

Phone: 888-267-5669
Online: Ask an Information Specialist
(También está disponible en español / Also available in Spanish)

Peer Support Facts

  • Did you know that the Amputee Coalition held its first peer visitor training in1993?
  • There are over 260 amputee support groups registered with the Amputee Coalition across the nation.
  • The Amputee Coalition has trained over 1,000 certified peer visitors to meet with amputees and family members in times of need.

 

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For more information about our peer support network, contact Jessie Cantrell at jcantrell@amputee-coaltion.org

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