Thriving in community

Our Mission

Oregon Spinal Cord Injury Connection promotes health, builds community and creates opportunity for people affected by spinal cord injury. Our goal is to ensure everyone who sustains a spinal cord injury has the care and community they need to thrive.

Connection

Our work spans the full spectrum of life after a spinal cord injury, from supporting newly injured people in the hospital, collaborating with health providers and social service providers to ensure coordination of care and a seamless discharge plan, to building a thriving and supportive community of individuals with spinal cord injuries.

Equity

Our team and our work are committed to creating attitudinal and systemic changes that remove ableism, racism, and other forms of oppression against the disability community, including those who live at the intersection of multiple marginalizing identities with disability.

Stories of how we thrive

Whether it’s through our adaptive camping program, wheelchair maintenance workshop, or a meet-up, a “frequent dose of community” will make the transition after a spinal cord injury easier.

Our Stories

COVID-19 Resources

Find information on testing sites, free at-home tests, vaccine appointments and more.

COVID-19 Resources
Find a Vaccine Appointment
www.covid.govtests (1)
Join Our Team (1)

Join our team

OSCI is hiring a new Community Health Worker (CHW) based in Portland, Oregon to provide client support and community outreach services in the tri-county area with particular outreach to marginalized communities. This position REQUIRES candidates who have at least THREE (3) years of lived experience with paralysis. Training is provided.

Learn more about our Community Health Worker program.

Job Description and Application

Become a monthly donor!

Our community health workers have identified significant needs in the spinal cord injury community that are not being met through traditional support avenues like government programs and health insurance. Items needed for success in daily life like ramps, shower chairs, mobility aids, and more are not covered by traditional programs.

Please consider becoming a monthly donor! As little as $5/month can help address the unmet needs of individuals with spinal cord injuries. 


Become a peer fundraiser and help raise money for our important work!

Become a Peer Fundraiser

Our Partners

Craig H Neilsen Foundation
QUAD Inc Logo
Oregon Health Authority
AllCare Health
Rogue Action Center
Numotion Foundation
REI
Oregon State Parks
Talent Maker City
The Roundhouse Foundation
Washington County
Care Oregon
Marie Lamfrom Chairtable Foundation

Plus many generous donors in our community!

Contact us

Oregon Spinal Cord Injury Connection

PO BOX 17516
Portland, OR 97217

Email: contact@oregonsci.org