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Community Opportunities: August 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.

Trauma Survivors Network TBI Group
Tuesday, September 12
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. Meetings are 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

Inova Fairfax Stroke Survivors and Caregivers Support Group
Tuesday, September 5
7 – 8:30 PM
Share your story and help others. Learn about reducing the risk for stroke and find community services available to you. Meetings are on the first Tuesday of the month. Caregivers welcome.
Contact: Katy Brown at 703-776-3715 or

Virtual Meeting
Wednesday, September 4
6 PM
Brain Injury Association of Virginia offers caregivers a safe place to receive support and strength and share their experiences with others. Meetings are on the first Wednesday of the month.
Contact: Debra at

Front Royal Stroke Support Group
Monday, September 4
4:30 – 6 PM
Meetings are in the Front Royal, VA area. Locations will be determined based on activity.
For more information, contact Juhi Vora, CCC-SLP, at 812-369-9180 or 

Fredericksburg Stroke Support Group
Tuesday, September 5
6:30 – 8 PM
Free monthly support group for stroke survivors and caregivers.
In person at the John Fick Conference Center, 1301 Sam Perry Blvd, Fredericksburg.
Attending via Zoom, contact Susan for the virtual link. Meetings are on the first Tuesday of the month.
Contact Susan Halprin at 540-741-4815 or 

CLiC Care: Casie Martinez, Horticulture Therapy
Tuesday, September 12
7 – 8:30 PM
A free online support group across Virginia for brain injury survivors, caregivers, and loved ones. Meetings are on the second Tuesday of each month from 7 – 8:30 PM.
Contact Stacey Nichols at to sign up.

VHC Health Stroke Survivor’s Group
Wednesday, September 13
5:30 – 7 PM
1701 N. George Mason Dr, Arlington
Attend in-person or virtually.
We encourage you to join us in navigating this journey alongside others facing similar experiences.  Our group provides friendship, education, and information on resources.  Meetings are on the second Wednesday of every month.   Please email for more information, including monthly topics and access to virtual options.

Stroke & Brain Injury Support Group
Thursday, September 21
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. Meetings are on the third Thursday of every month. Contact: Hannah Balberde at

Virtual Support Group
Tuesday, September 26
6:00 PM
Brain Injury Association of Virginia offers a group for people living 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

CLiC Social
Thursday, September 28
7 – 8 PM
A free, online social group for adult brain injury survivors across Virginia offered by Brain Injury Services of Southwest Virginia.
Contact: Stacey Nichols at

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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 include 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 and a caregiver’s group. All groups meet at the Joseph Willard Health Center.

Love Your Brain Mindset
Free online yoga, mindfulness & education to build resilience for the brain injury community. Choose between two types of six-week programs to connect with the TBI community. You’ll also receive weekly tools: a brief video, yoga class, meditation, and yoga nidra. You must have Zoom, reliable internet, and a device with audio/webcam.

CLiC Foundation
September 2023, dates & times to be announced.
A cognitive compensatory curriculum designed to improve day-to-day life; focuses on memory, planning, executive function, and improving social connections.
Contact: Stacey Nichols at

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