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WA Brain Injury Support Groups

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, Washington State DSHS has cancelled in-person Support Groups & Brain Health & Wellness Classes.  Some Support Groups and Classes are available virtually and are featured below in our Virtual Support Groups section.  We will continue to update our listings as more become available.   Please visit our WA Brain Injury Resource Center if you need assistance.  

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.

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, Washington State DSHS has cancelled all in-person support groups but some groups have found ways to connect over phone and computer. Those classes will say VIRTUAL in their title and we will update our support group listings as they become available.

Thank you for your support and please visit our WA Brain Injury Resource Center if you need assistance.

Support Groups with a * are affiliated with the BIAWA


*Bellingham Brain Injury Support Group
1st Thursday of the month - 6:30 - 8:00 P.M.
Peace Health/St. Joseph Hospital - Health Education Center
3333 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham, WA 98225
Contact: Mary Hughes 360-631-2054

*Bellingham Caregiver Support Group

1st Thursday of the month - 6:30 - 8:00 P.M.
Peace Health/St. Joseph Hospital - Health Education Center
3333 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham, WA 98225
Contact: Janet Mott 206-972-9305


4th Wednesday of each month 4:30–6:00pm
St Paul's Episcopal Church
700 Callahan Drive, Bremerton, WA 98310
The group meets in the main level meeting room.
Contact: Janice Worman OTR/L
Phone: 360-744-8980


Everett/Greater Snohomish Brain Injury Support Group
Meets 3rd Thursday of the Month, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Place: Providence – Pacific Campus 916 Pacific Avenue, Everett Monte Christos Room near the Cafeteria
Parking: Push the Blue Button for Entry No Charge
Contact: Janet Mott
Phone: 206-972-9305 or 360-982-2915

*Port Angeles:

Port Angeles Brain Injury Support Group
Meetings First Wednesday of each month from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Olympic Medical Center - Wendel Room
939 Caroline Street, Port Angeles, WA 98362
Contact: Diana Bluthenthal 

San Juan County:

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


Yoga Class

Mondays 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Shoreline Lake Forest Park Senior Center
Wellness Studio – Suite 1
18560 1st Ave NE
Shoreline, WA 98155
The only Mondays we won’t have class are Memorial Day and Labor Day and Christmas or New Year’s if they fall on a Monday.
Contact: Janet Novinger
Phone: 206-547-2526


2nd Thursday of each month 3:00–4:30pm
Harrison Medical Center - Silverdale Harlow Medical Building
1780 NW Myhre Road, Silverdale, WA 98383
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 
2nd Tuesday of each month, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Creekside Retirement Community - Puzzle Room
400 Gilkey Rd, Burlington, WA 98233
Contact: Karen Furney
Phone: 425-268-2934


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, WA 98292
Contact: Karen Furney
Phone: 425-268-2934

Whidbey Island – Coupeville:

3rd Monday, 6:30-8:00 PM.
Whidbey General Hospital
101 N Main Street, Coupeville, WA 98239
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

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