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Community Opportunities: March 2024

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.

Brain Injury Association of Virginia’s 2024 Camp Bruce McCoy
Week 1: May 19-25 2024
Mini Camp: May 25-26, 2024
Week 2: May 26-June 1, 2024
About Camp: Camp Bruce McCoy is a nationally recognized residential summer camp and respite program for adult survivors of brain injury (18+) and their family members/caregivers. While family members and caregivers enjoy some much-deserved days “off,” campers enjoy recreational programming customized to their needs and interests in the company of their peers and professionally trained staff and volunteers.  Learn more:

Brain Injury Association of Virginia’s “Making Headway” Conference
Saturday, March 16
A limited number of conference registration scholarships and overnight room scholarships for caregivers, individuals with a brain injury, and their families are available. Learn more:

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CliC Social
Wednesday, February 28, 7 – 8 PM
Brain Injury Services of Southwest Virginia offers a free online social group for adult brain injury survivors in Virginia.

CliC Social
Wednesday, March 27, 7 – 8 PM
Brain Injury Services of Southwest Virginia offers a free online social group for adult brain injury survivors in Virginia.
Contact Stacy Nichols at             

Front Royal Stroke Support Group
Monday, March 4, 4:30 – 6 PM
Meetings are on the first Monday of the month in the Front Royal, VA area. Locations will be determined based on activity.
Contact: Juhi Vora, CCC-SLP, at 812-369-9180 or

Fredericksburg Stroke Support Group
Tuesday, March 5, 6:30 – 8 PM
Virtual or in-person, the John Fick Conference Center, 1301 Sam Perry Blvd, Fredericksburg
Free monthly support group for stroke survivors and caregivers. Meets the first Tuesday of the month.
Contact Susan Halprin at 540-741-4815 or 

Inova Fairfax Stroke Survivors and Caregivers Support Group
Tuesday, March 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. Meeting on the first Tuesday of the month. Contact: Katy Brown at 703-776-3715 or

Caregiver Virtual Meeting
Wednesday, March 6, 6 PM
BIAV offers caregivers a safe place to receive support and strength and share their experiences with others. Meeting on the first Wednesday of the month. Contact: Debra at

Trauma Survivor Network Trauma Patient Support Group
Thursday, March 7, 6 – 7:30 PM
This monthly support group for trauma survivors offers support, coping skills, and education.  VHC Health hosts a virtual meeting on the first Thursday of every month.  Contact: Courtney Caton at

CLiC Care
Tuesday, March 12, 7 – 8:30 PM
A free online support group for brain injury survivors, caregivers, and loved ones across the state of Virginia. Meeting on the second Tuesday of each month. Contact: Stacey Nichols at

VHC Health Stroke Survivor’s Group
Wednesday, March 13, 5:30 – 7 PM
1851 N. George Mason Dr, Garden Level Conference Room, Arlington — Attend in-person or virtually.
Our group provides friendship, education, and information on resources. Meeting on the second Wednesday of every month. 

Stroke & Brain Injury Support Group
Thursday, March 14, 4 – 5 PM
An in-person AND virtual support group to share personal experiences, listen to others with a stroke/brain injury history, and learn about new research and information. Meeting on the third Thursday of every month.
Contact Hannah Balberde at

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

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Virtual Support Group
Tuesday, March 26, 6 PM
BIAV 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.” Meeting on the fourth Tuesday of the month.
Contact Christine Baggini at

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!

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.

Music Therapy Support Group for Caregivers and Care Partners
Anderson Music Therapy is hosting a monthly music therapy support group for caregivers and care partners of individuals.
Contact Rachel Lofton at or 540-384-1788.

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