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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
MARCH 1, 2018

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 98225

This is a group for TBI survivors.

Contact: Mary Hughes 360-548-8536 - maryh@biawa.org

*Bellingham Caregiver Support Group

MEETING WITH SURVIVORS
MARCH 1, 2018

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 - 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 at 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 at 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 at 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 Furney 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 at (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 at 425-653-2480 for more information.

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 at 425-776-7264 or Lou_Nash@Frontier.com

Swedish Website


Seattle:


Seattle Brain Injury Caregiver Alliance

Meetings 4th Thursday of every month from 6:00-8:00 pm

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 Injuries

Fridays, 4:00-5:00 pm

Aditi Studio
4206 Stone Way N
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 at 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: 206-987-2144

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

Location:

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 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 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 509-766-1907


*Quad Cities:

2nd Saturday of each month, 9:00 am

Tri State Memorial Hospital
1221 Highland Avenue
Clarkston

Contact: Deby Smith at 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, 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, nick.m@tbiwa.org

*BIAWA Spokane TBI Social Group

Monthly Activities – Place, date and time vary due to activity

Contact: Penny Wayment, 509-838-9348, 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, 509-838-9348, 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, 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, 509-838-9348, SpokaneBIAWA@gmail.com


Spokane Social Support Group

Call for more information

509 838-9348

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, 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

Contact: 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, jenn.tbi.survivor@gmail.com


Walla Walla:

Contact: Craig Sicilia at (509) 218-7982

Every Sunday: Online Chat Nights 6:00 pm


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 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, (509) 575-5068 or (509) 833-1983, 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, (509) 833-1983, 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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