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About Support Groups

Washington State boasts a colorful variety of Support Groups! Each group has developed its own unique style based on the needs and interests of its participants.

Support Groups provide the opportunity to:

  • Gather information and news
  • Share common needs and strengths
  • Express any type of view without being judged
  • Develop and foster a community mindset 
  • Socialize with people who have common experiences
  • Meet new friends and find new connections in the community
  • Find courage and take risks in a safe place

For more information about Brain Injury Support Groups or assistance in locating a Support Group that will best fit your needs, call the Washington Brain Injury Resource Center at BIAWA 877-982-4292, or visit the Brain Energy Support Team Website.

Support Groups with a * are affiliated with the BIAWA

Bellingham:

*Bellingham Brain Injury Support Group
MEETING WITH CAREGIVERS
Beginning January 4, 2018, meetings will be first Thursday of the Month 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Health Education Center - Conference Room E
Peace Health/St. Joseph Hospital
3333 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham, WA 9822
This is a group for TBI survivors.
Contact: Mary Hughes 360-548-8536
Email: maryh@biawa.org

*Bellingham Caregiver Support Group
MEETING WITH SURVIVORS
Beginning January 4, 2018,  meetings will be First Thursday of the Month 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Peace Health/St. Joseph Hospital
Health Education Center - Conference Room E
3333 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham, WA 98225
This is a group for Caregivers and Family Members.
Contact: Janet Mott 206-972-9305
Email: janetm@biawa.org

*Bremerton:

4th Wednesday of each month 4:30–6:00pm
St Paul's Episcopal Church at 700 Callahan Drive, Bremerton.
The group meets in the main level meeting room.
Contact: Janice Worman OTR/L
Phone: 360-744-8980


*Evertt:

Snohomish Brain Injury Support Group
3rd Thursday of each month; 6:30-8:00 pm
Providence Medical Center: Pacific Campus
Padovan Room (main floor- near Cafeteria)
916 Pacific Avenue
Everett, WA 98201
Contact: Janet Mott
Phone: 206-972-9305
Email: Janetm@biawa.org

*Sequim/Port Angeles:

Contacts are available for phone or e-mail support.
Contacts: Lloyd and Luanne Huff
Phone: 360-928-2071
Email: lloyd-huff@Q.com

San Juan County:

Telephone Support only, 8:00am – 6:00pm.
Contact: Andrea Simmons
Phone: 360-378-9541

*Silverdale:

2nd Thursday of each month 3:00–4:30pm
Harlow Medical Center at 1780 NW Myhre Road, Silverdale. Use the flagpole entrance, the group meets in the Iris Room.
Contact: Janice Worman OTR/L
Phone: 360-744-8980

Skagit Valley:

No Meetings in June, July, and August. Meetings will begin again in September on 2nd Tuesday of each month, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Contact: Karen Furne
Phone: 425-268-2934


*Stanwood:

Camano Island-North Snohomish County
3rd Monday of each month, 6:30–8:00pm
Stanwood Community and Senior Center Library
7430 276th Street NW, Stanwood
Contact: Karen Furney
Phone: 425-268-2934

Support Groups with a * are affiliated with the BIAWA


Bainbridge:

Phone Support Available
Contact: Roberta Dueno
Phone: 206-842-8005

Bellevue/Eastside:

*1st and 3rd Mondays of each month, 1:00-2:30 pm
Highland Community Center
14224 Bel Red Road, Bellevue, WA
Contact: Karen Ljunggren
Phone: 425-653-2480

Edmonds:

Swedish Brain Support Group
1st Tuesday of each month, 6:30-8:30 pm
2nd Floor cafeteria at Swedish/Edmonds (formerly Stevens) Hospital
21601 76th Avenue W
Edmonds, WA
Contact: Lou Nash
Phone: 425-776-7264
Email: Lou_Nash@Frontier.com
Swedish Website


Seattle:

Seattle Brain Injury Caregiver Alliance
Meetings 4th Thursday of every month from 6:00-8:00 p
Horizon House
Robert Durham Room
900 University St., Seattle
Check blog for current information: nwbicablog.wordpress.com
Contact: Patty Concannon
Phone: 206-386-2600 or 206-604-8265
Email: pattyconcannon@me.com


*Seattle Free Gentle Yoga for People with Traumatic Brain Injurie
Fridays, 4:00-5:00 p
Aditi Studio
4206 Stone Way , Seattle, WA 98103
Class is held in the ground floor studio, with the entrance on 42nd St
Sponsored by the Seattle Wallingford Support Group for People with Mild Brain Injuries
Contact: Janet Novinger
Phone: 206-547-2526
Email: janet@explorationsconsulting.com

Seattle Buckley’s in Belltown (was Two Bells Tavern)
2331 2nd Ave, Seattle WA 98121
Description: Meets 2nd Thursday of the month 1:00-3:00 pm
Contact: BIAWA at 877-824-1766
Seattle - Pediatric Brain Injury Support Group - King County
A two-part support group with social interaction and activities for children ages 5-17 and a separate group for caregivers
Occurs three times per year.
Contact: Sharon Ashman
Phone: 206-987-214
Email: sharon.ashman@seattlechildrens.org

*Seattle - Swedish Cerebrovascular Support Group
For patients that have been diagnosed and treated for AVM: open to patients, families, and caregivers.
3rd Monday of each month, 6:30-8:00 pm
Swedish Medical Center/Cherry Hill Campus
James Tower, 1st Floor
Education and Conference Center, Room D
500 17th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122
Website: www.swedish.org/cerebrovascula..
Email: swedishaneurysmsupport@swedish.org
Phone: 206-320-4985

Seattle - Swedish Medical Center/Cherry Hill Campus
Meets the 4th Thursday of the month from 1:00-2:30 pm
Swedish Medical Center/Cherry Hill Campus, East Tower Building
Dining Room/Cafeteria area; Mother Joseph Room
500 17th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122
Website:www.swedish.org/locations/cher...
Contact: Joel Laguatan
Phone: 206-948-8552
Email: joelvl62062@yahoo.com

Seattle - HeadStrong Supports Youth and Families recovering from TBI
Come meet other youth, young adults, and families for social events, sharing resources, and caregiver support dinners.Please see our calendar for more information on event dates, times, and locations.
Website: www.headstrongforlife.org
Contact: Desiree Douglass at dld@headstrongforlife.org or 360-220-1422 or
Becky Prichard at serioussoccer@msn.com or 360-621-0109.

*Seattle - Harborview Medical Center
For people who have had a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Family, friends and caregivers are invited to attend.
First Thursday of every month.
UWHarborview
Maleng Building, MB#118, 12-1:30 pm.
Contact: Joel Laguatan
Phone: 206-948-8552
Email:joelvl62062@yahoo.com

*West Seattle/Alaska Junction Brain Injury Support Group
3rd Thursday of the month, 1-2:30 pm
Senior Center of West Seattle (2nd Flr Café)
California Ave/Oregon St, 4217 SW Oregon St., Seattle, WA 98116
Contact: Joel Laguatan
Phone: 206-948-8552
Email:joelvl62062@yahoo.com

*Seattle Wallingford TBI Survivors
Mild TBI Survivor Group
3rd Tuesday of every month, 4:00-5:30 pm
Good Shepherd Center, Room 221
4649 Sunnyside N. Seattle
Contact: Janet Novinger at (206) 547-2526
Email: janet@explorationsconsulting.com

*Seattle - Young Adults Stroke Survivors
Saturdays - 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Seattle BrainWorks/Provail
12700 Aurora Ave N., Seattle, WA 98133
Young Adult Stroke Survivors Support Group meets the 3rd Saturday of each month (except for special events in July, August and December). The group hosts guest speakers and focuses on a topic related to stroke.
All ages are welcome.
A UW-sponsored caregivers group meets at 1:30 in the next room, so caregivers are welcome to attend either meeting (or both)
The group provides coffee, beverages, and a variety of snacks.
http://seattleyass.weebly.com/

Seattle - Young Adults With TBI
On Hold - Contact BIAWA for more information.
877-982-4292

Support Groups with a * are affiliated with the BIAWA


Colville:

Colville - Stevens County
3rd Tuesday; 4:00 pm-6:00 pm (Survivors)
The Meeting Place
887 South Walnut, Colville, WA
Contact: Danny Holmes
Phone: 509-680-4634

Colville - Stevens County
3rd Tuesday; 6:00 pm-7:30 pm (Caregivers)
Hecht Building near Providence Mt. Carmel Hospital
Contact: Danny Holmes 
Phone: 509-680-4634

Stevens County TBI Support Group
3rd Tuesday of each month 4:00-6:00 pm
8875 S. Walnut St., Colville, WA 99114
Contact: Danny Holmes 509-680-4634 or Craig Sicilia 509-218-7982 craig@tbiwa.org


Moses Lake:

3rd Monday of each month; 11:30-1:30 pm
Big Bend Community College - ATEC Building
7762 Chanute St. NE
Moses Lake, WA 98837
Contact: Jennifer McCarthy
Phone: 509-766-1907


*Quad Cities:

2nd Saturday of each month, 9:00 am
Tri State Memorial Hospital
1221 Highland Avenue, Clarkston
Contact: Deby Smith
Phone: 208-305-4789
Email: msdebys@yahoo.com


Spokane:

Brain Injury Coffee Club
1st Wednesday of the month, 6:30 PM till 8 PM
Denny’s Restaurant
2022 N Argonne Rd, Spokane, WA 99212
Contacts: Barbara Ann Bonner/Carolyn Doyle or Craig Sicilia
Email: craig@tbisn.org

Spokane Brain Injury Breakfast Club
2nd Saturday of the month, 10:30 AM till 12 PM
Frankie Doodles Restaurant - Conference Room
30 E 3rd Ave, Spokane, WA 99202
Contact: Nicholas Mehrnoosh
Email: nick.m@tbiwa.org

*BIAWA Spokane TBI Social Group
Monthly Activities – Place, date and time vary due to activity
Contact: Penny Wayment
Phone: 509-838-9348
Email: SpokaneBIAWA@gmail.com

*Spokane TBI Survivor Support Group
2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute - Room 200
711 S Cowley Street, Spokane 
Contact: Penny Wayment
Phone: 509-838-9348
Email: SpokaneBIAWA@gmail.com

TBI Survivor Support Group
4th Wednesday of the month, 6:30 PM till 8 PM
St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute - Room: 200
711 S Cowley St, Spokane, WA 99202
Contact: Kristina Anderson
Email: andersonkristina03@gmail.com

*Spokane Family & Care Giver Brain Injury Support Group
2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30–8:00 pm
St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute -  Room LL2 
711 S Cowley Street, Spokane
Contact: Penny Wayment
Phone: 509-838-9348
Email: SpokaneBIAWA@gmail.com

Spokane Social Support Group
Call for more information
Phone: 509 838-9348
Web: www.biawaspokanechapter.org

TBISN Planning Meeting
1st Monday of the month, 6:30 PM till 7:30 PM
Multi-Care Valley Hospital - Education Center, RM 39
12606 E Mission Ave, Spokane, WA 99216
Contact: Nicholas Mehrnoosh
Email: nick.m@tbiwa.org


*TriCities:

Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group
1st Wednesday of each month, 3:00 to 4:00 pm
Kadlec Neurological Resource Center
1268 Lee Blvd, Richland, WA 99352
Phone: 509-943-8455
Web: Kadlec Neurological Resource Center Website

Tri-Cities Brain Injury Breakfast Club
2nd Saturday of the month, 10:30 AM till 12 PM
Contact: Jennifer Nice
Email: jenn.tbi.survivor@gmail.com


Walla Walla:

Every Sunday: Online Chat Nights 6:00 pm
Contact: Craig Sicilia
Phone: 509-218-7982

Wenatchee:

Wenatchee Stroke and Brain Injury Group
4th Monday of each month, 4:00-5:00 pm
Wellness Place
609 Okanogan Ave, Wenatchee
Contact: Tristin Brown
Phone: 509-664-4868 x5407


Whidbey Island – Coupeville:

3rd Monday, 6:30-8:00 PM.
Whidbey General Hospital
101 N Main Street, Coupeville WA
Enter at rear of building, lower level, held in either conference room A or B.
Hospital telephone: 360-678-7656 Ext. 4001
Contact: Kelly or Kathy Thompson 360-222-4122


Yakima Valley:

Yakima – Adaptive Recreation for Community Integration
Activity-based support group that meets in the community depending on the activity. This group is for survivors, friends, family, and caregivers.
Once per month, dates and times vary.
Facebook: Adaptive Recreation for Community Integration
Contact: Emily Lowndes, (931) 308-8189, Emily.lowndes@gmail.com
Info: PDF

Yakima – Aphasia Support Group
Twice per month, dates vary, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Yakima Regional Outpatient Clinic
111 S. 11th Ave, Yakima, WA 98902
Contact: Bethany Davis, MA, CCC-SLP,
Phone: 509-575-5068 or 509-833-1983
Email: brainstormrehab@hotmail.com
Info: PDF

Yakima – Brainstorm Rehab Support Group
Once per month, dates, times and locations vary.
Facebook: Brainstorm Rehab
Contact: Bethany Davis, MA, CCC-SLP
Phone: 509-833-1983
Email: brainstormrehab@hotmail.com
Info: PDF

Support Groups with a * are affiliated with the BIAWA

Cowlitz County:

Cowlitz Brain Injury Support Group

Second Thursday of each month 11:30 am–12:30 pm

DSHS Office
305 Pacific Avenue
Suite B
Kelso, WA

Contact: Carla Whitson carlajow@biawa.org or 360-991-4928


Gig Harbor:

*Brain Injury Networking Group

2nd Thursday of each month 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Location: Inn at Gig Harbor in the Cascade Room
3211 56th St NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Contact: Channa Beckman at 253-851-0007

Email: gigharbor.bing@gmail.com


Grays Harbor:

Grays Harbor Brain Injury Support Group

Meets 1st and 3rd Thursdays from 12:00-2:00 pm

Emerson Manor (Conference Room)
703 Simpson Ave
Hoquiam, WA 98550

Contact: Barb George 360.281.5332, barbmgeorge@gmail.com


Lewis County:

1st Tuesday, 5:00 pm – game night

2nd Tuesday, 5:00 pm – social group

3rd Tuesday, 5:00 pm – study group

4th Tuesday, 5:00 pm – social group

For meeting location, please contact:

Larry Carroll at 360-864-4341 or Ann Grabhorn at 360-983-3166


Olympia/Puyallup:

Olympia Brain Injury Support Group

Second Tuesday of every month - 6:00-8:00 pm

Providence St Peter Hospital
413 Lily Rd NE
Olympia, WA 98506

Main Hospital building, 2nd Floor, Room 200 (Just past the cafeteria)

Click for Driving Instructions

Contact Edie: 855-473-3711ext. 715

ediew@brainenergysupportteam.org

Puyallup Caregiver Support Group

1st Tuesday of every month, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital
Mt. Tahoma Room, Meadow Pavilion
401 15th Ave SE
Puyallup, WA 98372

Contact: Jackie or Jeanne - jakpope76@aol.com or Jesalvini@hotmail.com

Puyallup:

1st and 3rd Thursdays from 6-7:30 pm

Good Samaritan Hospital in the Baker Room, Puyallup

Contact: Jeff Hartson 253-213-2833 or jffhrtsn53@gmail.com

Tacoma:

*Cascade Park Active Day Adult Day Health - TBI Support Group

Meets every third Tuesday of each month - 6:00–7:30 pm

Location: 232 St. Helens Avenue
Tacoma, WA

Contact: Tim Renn 253-627-9990

Tacoma - HeadStrong supports Youth and Families recovering from TBI

Come meet other youth, young adults, and families for social events, sharing resources, and caregiver support dinners. Please see our calendar for more information on event dates, times, and locations.

Website: http://www.headstrong4life.org...

Contact: Desiree Douglass at dld@headstrongforlife.org or 360-220-1422 or Becky Prichard at serioussoccer@msn.com or 360-621-0109.

Tacoma Brain Injury Support Group

2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

TACID
6315 South 19th Street
Tacoma, WA

Contact: Jeff Hartson 253-213-2833 or jffhrtsn53@gmail.com

Tacoma Caregiver Matters

3rd Saturday of the month 2:00 - 4:00 pm

BEST Space
2607 Bridgeport Way W
2G
University Place, WA 98466

Contact: For more information call 877-719-2378 x 104


Vancouver:

2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center
Third floor, conference room “A”
2211 NE 139th Street
Vancouver, WA 98686 (near I-5 & I-205 interchange)

Contact: Carla Jo Whitson at 1-360-991-4928

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