Improving the quality of life with educational and recreational opportunities for individuals with spinal cord injuries.


Mission Statement

As members of the United Spinal Association Northeast Ohio Chapter, we are committed to sustaining a supportive community offering educational and recreational opportunities for individuals with spinal cord injuries and related neurological diseases. As a whole, we strive to provide emotional support to those newly injured, including family and friends, while enhancing community awareness, education, and promoting the prevention of spinal cord injury.


We meet the 3rd Monday of every month (except in December) at MetroHealth Old Brooklyn Health Center, Room T-65. Gather at 6:30 p.m. for a light dinner and the meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Meetings usually include an educational talk by a medical provider and/or information about recreation opportunities in our area.


MetroHealth Old Brooklyn Health Center
4229 Pearl Road, Cleveland, OH 44109

The SCI Unit at MetroHealth moved to the Old Brooklyn Campus as of October 1, 2012. Old Brooklyn Campus is on the left and the Parking Garage is on the right. If you drive a traditional vehicle the parking garage is fine. If you drive a FULL SIZE VEHICLE…the parking garage roof is less than 84 inches…a full size van or a truck with a lift cap WILL NOT FIT in the parking garage. There is an open lot at the back of the facility…every spot has a Permit Parking Only sign. We have made arrangements with Security to park FULL SIZED VEHICLES in this lot. There is a nominal fee for garage parking.

Services We Provide

• Community Advocacy
• Community Support
• Trauma Prevention Programs
• Wellness
• Education
• Athletics/Recreation
• Patient & Community Education
• Peer Volunteers
• Fund-Raising
• Newsletter/Web Page
• Cutting Edge Technology

Contact Information

Jeff Schiemann

Herb Werner

Megan Hammond – President