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Community Opportunities: April 2023

Support groups can give survivors and caregivers a sense of community and identity.

In addition to the programs provided by Brain Injury Services for our clients and caregivers, below are groups and programs available in the community. Brain Injury Services does not host the programs below.  Please verify the information and/or RSVP by calling or emailing with the provided information.

Speaking on Purpose
First and Third Wednesday
12 PM
Many people join Toastmasters to become better speakers. Speaking on Purpose is a supportive online community for those with physical and neurological impairments, such as brain injury, to come together, practice speaking, learn new skills, and have fun!
Living With Brain Injury Support Group
Every Friday
10 AM – 12 PM
The Living with Brain Injury group is a unique and supportive community of individuals recovering from brain injury. This support group is intended to improve our recovery experience through respectful sharing and connective experiences.
Contact: Kristen Galles at
The Helping Hands Stroke Club
Every Friday
1 – 2 PM
Meeting topics vary and are comprised of open discussions, guest speakers, fitness demonstrations, cooking classes, potlucks, health expos, game days, and creative therapies such as art and music therapy.  There is also a speech therapy group that meets twice a month, as well as a caregiver’s group.  All groups meet at the Joseph Willard Health Center.
Fredericksburg Stroke Support Group
Tuesday, April 4
6:30 – 8 PM
Free monthly support group for stroke survivors and caregivers.
Attend by Zoom or in person at the John Fick Conference Center, 1301 Sam Perry Blvd, Fredericksburg, VA.
Contact Susan for the virtual link.  Meets the first Tuesday of the month.
Contact Susan Halprin at 540-741-4815 or
Inova Fairfax Stroke Survivors and Caregivers Support Group
Tuesday, April 4
7 – 8:30 PM
Share your story and help others. Learn about reducing the risk for stroke and find community services available to you. Meets the first Tuesday of the month. Caregivers welcome.
Contact: Laura Buhler at 703.776.3030 opt 2 or
Caregiver Virtual Meeting
Wednesday, April 5
6 PM
Brain Injury Association of Virginia is offering caregivers a safe place to receive support and strength and share their experiences with others. Every first Wednesday of the month.
Contact: Debra at
CliC Care
Tuesday, April 11
10:30 – 11:30 AM
Yoga with Elle Miller
CliC Care is a free online support group across Virginia for brain injury survivors, caregivers, and loved ones. Meets the second Tuesday of each month.
Trauma Survivors Network
TBI Group
Tuesday, April 11
12 – 1:30 PM
The Trauma Survivors Network (TSN) TBI Support group is a monthly support group for survivors and caregivers offering attendees support, coping skills, and education. Meets on the second Tuesday of every month at Fairfax Hospital.
* A minimum of 4 people is needed to meet. *
Please RSVP to or 703-776-4930
Stroke & Brain Injury Support Group Thursday, April 20
4 – 5 PM
A virtual support group to share personal experiences, listen to others with a stroke/brain injury history and learn about new research and information.
Meets the third Thursday of the month.
Contact: Hannah Balberde at
CLiC Knowledge Thursday, April 27
10:30 – 11:30 AM
Learn about the science behind music therapy.  Noel Anderson, Director and Founder of Anderson Music Therapy Services will discuss the science behind music therapy to address physical, emotional, and social needs and demonstrate several music therapies.
Contact Stacey Nichols at
CLiC Social
Thursday, April 27
7 – 8:00 PM
A free, online social group for adult brain injury survivors across Virginia offered by Brain Injury Services of Southwest Virginia.
Virtual Support Group
Tuesday, April 27
6:00 PM
Brain Injury Association of Virginia offers a group for people with brain injury, their families, and friends. The group is a safe place to explore the challenges of brain injury and exchange ideas and information with others who really “get it.” Meets the fourth Tuesday of the month.
Contact Christine Baggini at
Camp Bruce McCoy
Triple-R Ranch Chesapeake, VA
Camp Bruce McCoy is almost here! Mark your calendars:
Week 1: May 21- May 27
Week 2: May 28 – June 3
Learn more at

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