Support groups

Down East ALS Support Group

For people with Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS), their families and caregivers. Meets the third Wednesday of each month from 5:30 – 7:00 pm in the Vidant Rehabilitation Classroom, 2100 Stantonsburg Road. For more information, call 877-257-7401, ext. 709 or email phazel@alsnc.org.

Disability Advocates and Resource Center

Provides independent living skills training, advocacy, information, referral and peer mentoring. Helps people apply for social security, SSI, SSDI and Medicaid. The center also operates a medical locker. You can donate or borrow gently used wheelchairs, canes, crutches and other medical equipment. Call 252-355-6215.

Support Team For Active Recreation (STAR)

Formerly Spinal Cord Injury Association Provides social, recreational and educational opportunities for individuals with physical disabilities. Meets fourth Monday of the month at 5:30 pm at the Rehabilitation Center library at Vidant Medical Center. Call 252-847-4400.

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