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Categories: Being a Caregiver, COVID-19 Resources, Living with Brain Injury

Seeking support online can be very helpful. Whether you are an individual living with a brain injury or a caregiver, it helps to know you are not alone. Scroll down to find virtual support groups for you and your family.

Alabama

Arizona

  • A monthly online meeting for male survivors of brain injury is available. To register click here.
  • A monthly online meeting for female survivors of brain injury is available. To register click here.
  • Family Caregiver virtual support group is available. To register click here.
  • Several other virtual support groups are available. For more information about times and how to register click here.

Arkansas

  • Caregiver Support Group: First Monday of the month 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. 
  • Support group for people with brain injury Every Tuesday from 1 – 2 p.m.
  • For information on how to access the group click here. 

California

  • The TBI Bridge offers virtual support groups for people with brain injury and caregivers on several days each month. Click here to check the website for specific meeting times and to sign up for the meeting.
  • In Southern California, the St. Jude Brain Injury Network offers a virtual support group. To get more information about the group visit their website
  • San Diego Brain Injury Foundation offers a Saturday morning speaker series. It is not a support group. Visit their website to learn more about the speakers and how to join the meeting.
  • The Brain Injury Center in Ventura county offers an online support group on Wednesdays. Visit their calendar to view upcoming meeting times and to register for the meeting
  • Kaiser Caregiver Support Group Meets: Monthly, 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. PST, please EmailTBIVallejo@gmail.com to get information on accessing the group.

Connecticut

  • There are several virtual brain injury support groups available in Connecticut. To find a current list click here.

Delaware

  • The Brain Injury Association of Delaware offers a virtual support group that meets the fourth Thursday of each month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. ET. The virtual support group is facilitated by Amy Kratz for people living with brain injury, caregivers, and anyone who needs a brain injury support network. For more information, email admin@biade.org or call 302-346-2083. If there is no answer, please leave a voicemail with your phone number and email address to receive the link to participate in support group meetings and important updates as needed.

Florida

  • A brain injury support group for young adults (18-38) meets online Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (with a break). For more information and to register for the group contact Dr. Stephanie Karidas email: karidas001@gannon.edu This group is scheduled to meet January 18 – April 26, 2023.
  • Lee Health offers a virtual brain injury support group. To see more information click here.
  • Memorial Rehabilitation Institute offers a monthly virtual support group. The group takes place the last Monday of the month from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. To get information about joining call 954-518-5542 or email VSandoval@mhs.net 

Georgia

Hawaii

  • Stroke Survivor online support group. For information about the group and to register click here.

Indiana

Louisiana

  • The Brain Injury Association of Louisiana offers a virtual support group that meets the first Wednesday of each month from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. CST. Additional virtual groups are offered at various times. For more information and/or to be added to the support group list, please email kim@biala.org.

Maryland

  • The Brain Injury Association of Maryland offers the following support group options:
    • Check-in chats every Friday at noon. To register, click here
    • Young Stroke Group meets the first and third Fridays of the month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET. Contact Susan Emery to learn more.
    • The severe brain injury caregiver support group meets online from 7:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. ET on the second and fourth Sunday of each month using Zoom. Call 301-502-8420 or contact Tom Gallup for more information. Or visit the website.

Massachusetts

Michigan

Missouri

New Mexico

  • There are several online brain injury support groups available in New Mexico. To learn more click here.
  • The Brain Injury Resource Center in NM lists online 

New York

North Dakota

  • There is a Support Group that meets the last Monday of the month at 2 p.m. 
  • Some support groups in North Dakota are offering in person and online groups. For more information click here.

Oregon

  • Brain Injury Connections Northwest offers a virtual group every other Saturday. Click here for more details.
  • Information for an online support group for parents of a child with a brain injury can be found here.

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

Tennessee

Texas

  • The Optometry Center for Vision Therapy offers an online educational brain injury support group. For more information and to RSVP click here. 
  • Austin Brain Injury Association offers a monthly support group online. Click here for more details.
  • OLMEC Dinner – Every second Wednesday 6 – 7 p.m. Central time. Bi-lingual support group. Visit https://www.olmectexas.com/copy-of-nuestros-eventos-1 for more information and meeting information.

Vermont

  • Online support group that meets on the Third Monday of the month, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. For more information visit

Virginia

  • The Brain Injury Association of Virginia offers the following support group options:
    • A monthly online caregiver support group. If you are interested in joining, click here to contact Debra.
    • An online survivor and family support group that meets from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET on the third Monday of each month. If you are interested in joining, click here to contact Christine.

Washington

West Virginia

  • There are several brain injury support groups offered virtually. For more information about the groups click here.

Wisconsin

  • The Traumatic Brain Injury Support Program is meeting virtually from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month. Click on the link to see the meeting schedule to get more information about the group.

Wyoming

  • The Wyoming stroke/brain injury support group is meeting virtually from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. Click here for more details.
  • There is a virtual support group based in Wyoming that meets online Tuesday evening from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Mountain time. Visit https://www.servantleadershipllc.net or email servantleadershipllc@gmail.com to register for the group. 

National Support Groups

  • Severe BI Caregivers  is a nationwide online support group that meets virtually twice per month on Sunday evenings.  Its goal is to provide support to individuals and families who care for those suffering from any type of serious brain injury. Through an online community of other caregivers, the group shares stories, ideas, suggestions, and words of encouragement.  The login can be found on their website: www.severebicaregivers.com .  Or you may contact Tom Gallup at 301-502-8420.

  • TryMunity is a non-profit organization increasing awareness and providing support to individuals and families suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI) through an online social community for survivors and supporters of shared stories, ideas, suggestions, and words of encouragement. TryMunity gives you the opportunity to meet others and create a supportive network, share your story, join a discussion, post a blog, upload photos, and learn from others.
  • PINK Concussions’ Women’s Group is a private group for women over 25 who live with brain injury.
  • The Smart Patients Brain Injury Discussion Forum is an online support group for patients and caregivers dealing with traumatic brain injury. Members share help, advice and information about treatments, symptoms and side effects.
  • The Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group is a place where you can share your frustration, joy, fears, and anything else that pertains to TBIs.
  • Hope After Head Injury has monthly online support groups. Visit their site to see the schedule and register.
  • The Reinventors is a virtual support group that meets monthly. The group is for people who are 30 or younger who have sustained a brain injury. The group meets the third Tuesday of the month from 4-5 p.m. PST. To get more information contact the facilitator: Vicky Fukuhara, MS, CCC-SP, CCM at vfukuhar@comcast.net

 

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