The Next Step's mission is to improve and empower life after spinal cord injury, or any other catastrophic injury, through the means of education and recreation.
The Next Step envisions changing the perception of the newly injured, medical professionals, and general population that life ends after injury.
Peer Mentoring is at the core of what we do. Private one on one in the hospital or other setting or through electronic means all communications are held confidentiality. Group session discussions dealing with living with a spinal cord injury. Family coaching goes hand in hand with Peer Mentoring as an injury to a family member will affect the whole family.
Educating PT/OT students by talking with them about living with SCI and the daily challenges that we face. Dealing with nurses and doctors gives us the opportunity to educate them on spinal cord injury, allowing the next generation of therapists, doctors and nurses to provide best-in-care.
It's important to us as well to include the family in all education pieces, furthering the mentality of life after injury.
Recreation is one way to show the injured that they can still get out, enjoy life and have fun! Whether it be kayaking one of the many lakes in our area, or if you feel the need for speed how about trying a jetski.? Outdoors not your thing? No worries as we have target practice once a month at Shooter's World - Phoenix. Have something in mind you would like to try? Let us know so we may see about arranging it.
We have recently added to our offerings by adding The Family Outing Program. Let us join your family get together and show everyone how their disabled loved one can get out and play.
Check out Upcoming Events and come out and join us.
We do a lot to support those with disabilities and their families - we are a complete volunteer organization, and virtually 100% of our funds go directly to programmings. Which means we need your help through charitable giving. Learn the ways to give back.
$150 - LET'S 20+ INDIVIDUALS LEARN CONFIDENCE THROUGH SHOOTING EVERY MONTH.
$200- ALLOWS FOR A DAY A KAYAKING, INCLUDING TRANSPORTATION & LUNCH FOR THE WHOLE GROUP.
Make your tax deductible contribution.