Support groups can provide a sense of community and identity for survivors and caregivers.
In addition to the programs provided by Brain Injury Services for our clients and caregivers, below are groups and programs available in the community. The programs below are not hosted by Brain Injury Services. Please verify the information and/or RSVP by calling or emailing with the provided information.
Speaking on Purpose
First and Third Wednesday
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 along the way! https://sop.toastmastersclubs.org/
Living With Brain Injury Support Group
10 AM – 12 PM
The Living with Brain Injury group
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. Meets at the Joseph Willard Speech-Language-Hearing site. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/speech-hearing/services
Fredericksburg Stroke Support Group
Tuesday, November 1
6:30 – 8 PM
Free monthly support group for stroke survivors and caregivers.
Attend in person at the John Fick Conference Center 1301 Sam Perry Blvd, Fredericksburg, VA or to attend via Zoom, contact Susan for the virtual link. Meets the first Tuesday of the month. Contact: Susan Halpin at 540-741-4815 or Susan.firstname.lastname@example.org
Inova Fairfax Stroke Survivors and Caregivers Support Group
Tuesday, November 1 7 – 8:30 P
Share your story and help others. Learn about reducing the risk for stroke and find community services available to you. Every first Tuesday of the month. Caregivers welcome. Contact: Laura Buhler at 703.776.3030 opt 2 or email@example.com
Caregiver Virtual Meeting
Wednesday, November 2
Brain Injury Association of Virginia is offering caregivers a safe place to receive support and strength and share their experiences with others in the same position. Every first Wednesday of the month. Contact: Debra at firstname.lastname@example.org
CLiC Care Virtual Support Group
Tuesday, November 8
7 – 8:30 PM
CLiC Care is a monthly online support group for brain injury survivors, caregivers, and families. Meets the second Tuesday of the month. Contact Stacey Nichols at email@example.com.
Stroke & Brain Injury Support Group
Thursday, November 17
4 – 5 PM
A support group where you can share your personal experiences, listen to others who have a history of stroke/brain injury, and learn new research and information.
Every third Thursday of the month. Contact: Hannah Balberde at 703-957-2039 or Hannah.Balberde@Encompasshealth.com
Monday, November 21
7 – 8 PM
A free, online social group for adult brain injury survivors across Virginia is offered by Brain Injury Services of Southwest Virginia. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. to sign up for each meeting. Meetings take place monthly. The December meeting is on 12/15/22.
Virtual Support Group
Tuesday, November 28
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 email@example.com
Kessler Foundation Traumatic Brain Injury Research
Traumatic brain injury research at Kessler Foundation explores potential treatments and interventions for deficits in cognition, mobility, and emotional processing. https://kesslerfoundation.org/research/studies/traumatic-brain-injury