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Support Groups

Government Agencies, Support Groups, Clinicians & More in South Carolina

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The purpose of a support group is to learn more about brain injury and available services by meeting with others who are facing or have faced similar challenges. The essential elements of a support group are:

  • Gather information
  • Share common needs and strengths
  • Provide a place to meet new friends and find new connections in the community
  • Provide a safe place to find courage and take risks
  • Provide an opportunity to socialize
  • Provide and environment where positive and negative views can be expressed without being judged

Support Groups in South Carolina

"Aiken Support Group"

Support Group Meeting Place: Aiken County Disabilities and Special Needs Board 1016 Vaucluse Road, Aiken, SC

Meeting Time: 1stTuesday of each month, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Contact Person: Shonda Nickerson; Email: SNickerson@aikenboard.org

Phone: 803-642-8827

"Central Savannah River Area"

SupportGroupMeetingPlace:VincentVillageinNorthAugustaintheClubHouse 218WestFiveNotchRoad,NorthAugusta,SC

Meeting Time: 1st Monday of each month, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. ContactPerson:LesPaulMorgan; Email: mycometpatrol@bellsouth.net

Phone: 866-793-3407 or803-279-9611

Anderson, Oconee, Pickens (AOP) Brain Injury Support Group and Recreation Group

Support Group Meeting Place: AnMed Rehab Hospital 1 Springback Way, Anderson, SC

Meeting Time: 2nd Monday of each month, 12 noon

Quarterly Support Group Meeting Place: Anderson County Disabilities and Special Needs Board 214 McGee Road, Anderson, SC

Meeting Time: 2nd Monday in March, June, September, December, 5:30 p.m.

Recreational Group Meeting Place: AnMed Rehab Hospital
1 Springback Way, Anderson, SC

Meeting Time: Every Monday, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
ContactPerson
:CandyJones;Email:candyjones@acdsnb.org

Phone:864-260-4529

Chapin Brain Injury Support Group

Meeting Place: Brook Healthcare, 200 Clark St., Chapin, SC

Meeting Time: 3rd Thursday of each month, 6:00 p.m.

Contact Person: Erin Clark Email: erin.clark198006@gmail.com

Phone: 803-203-494-7549

Charleston Area-Trident Head Injury Support Group

Support Group Meeting Place: The Trident Support Group is moving in January 2018 to Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital in West Ashely in Mall Classroom #1. 2095 Henry Tecklenberg Drive Charleston, SC 29414

Meeting Time: 1st Tuesday of each month, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Contact Person: Robert Durland Sr Phone: 843-822-1967; Email: thisgsc@gmail.com 
Anthony Macchio Email: scthisg@gmail.com
Richard Aust Phone: 843-792-2605; Email: aust@musc.edu

Conway/Myrtle Beach-Brain Injury Support Group of the Grand Strand

Support Group Meeting Place: New Horizons Center 150 Waccamaw Medical Park Court, Conway, SC

Meeting Time: 3rd. Thursday of each month, 12 noon (potluck lunch & meeting)
Contact Person: Ellen Leftwich; Email: leftwich@sccoast.net

Phone: 843-349-7250

Columbia Brain Injury Support Group

Support Group Meeting Place: HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital
2935 Colonial Drive, Columbia, SC

Thomas Norris Educational Conference Center (across from the cafeteria)

Meeting Time: 1st Thursday of each month, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Contact Person: Janet Hinson; Email: jhinson789@aol.com

Phone: 803-788-5696

Greenville Brain Injury Support Group

Support Group Meeting Place: HASCI (Head and Spinal Cord Injury) Resource Center Greenville County Disabilities and Special Needs Board

McAlister Square, Suite B-6, 225 S. Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville, SC

Meeting #1: Survivor, Family, and Friends

MeetingTime:1st Tuesday ofmostmonths,7:00p.m.-8:30p.m.

Meeting #2: Caregivers/Parents Group

Meeting Time: TBD- please contact one of the contact names below for more information. Contact Person: Anne Medlock; Email: greenvilletbi@ gmail.com

Phone: 864 -230- 7821 and 864-230-7820

Greenwood Brain Injury Support Group

SupportGroupMeetingPlace:GreenwoodRegionalRehabilitationHospital,GardeniaRoom 1530Parkway,Greenwood, SC 29646

Meeting Time: 3rd Thursday of each month, 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Contact Person:Alpana Pednekar; Email: alpanapednekar@ernestheaith.com

Phone: 864-330 -1819; 864-330-1800

Hartsville Brain Injury Support Group

Support Group Meeting Place: Hartsville Memorial Library 147 W. College Avenue, Hartsville, SC

Meeting Time: 2nd Tuesday of each month, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Contact Person: Danny Weaver; Email: weav2206@bellsouth.net Phone: 843-861-5413

Rock Hill Brain Injury Support Group

Support Group Meeting Place: HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital 1795 Frank Gaston Blvd., Room 200, Rock Hill, SC

Meeting Time: 1st Thursday of each month, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Contact Person: Susan Mace; Email:smace94@aol.com

Phone: 803-802-8774

Spartanburg/Lyman Brain Injury Support Group

Support Group Meeting Place: Bryant Center SC Vocational Rehabilitation Department

180 Groce Road, Lyman, SC

Meeting Time: 2nd Tuesday of each month, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ContactPerson:TanyaLambert;Email: tlambertl@scvrd.net

Phone:864-249-8048or864-249-8030


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