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Community Opportunities: February 2022

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.

Living With Brain Injury Support Group
Every Monday
2-4 PM
The Living with Brain Injury group is a unique and supportive community of individuals recovering from BI. This support group is intended to improve our recovery experience through respectful sharing and connective experiences. We plan to explore topics relevant to our challenges and successes in all phases of recovery.  Eligibility: current Brain Injury Service clients. Contact: Rachelle Price at

The Stroke Group
Every Friday
1 – 2 PM
Fairfax County hosts The Stroke Group which brings together stroke survivors and their caregivers to enjoy an afternoon of comradery as they rebuild and expand their lives. The Stroke Group meets at the Joseph Willard Speech-Language-Hearing site.  More information:

Inova Fairfax Stroke Survivors and Caregivers Support Group | Falls Church
Tuesday, February 1
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 or 703-776-3030 opt 2

Caregiver Virtual Meeting
Wednesday, February 2
6 PM
Brain Injury Association of Virginia is offering caregivers a safe, virtual place to receive support, strength, and share their experiences with others in the same position. Meets the first Wednesday of the month. Contact: Debra Holloway at

Fredericksburg Stroke Support Group
Monday, February 7
6:30 – 8 PM
Free monthly support group for stroke survivors and caregivers. Meets the first Tuesday of the month on Zoom. Contact Susan Halprin at or 540-741-4815

Trauma Survivors Network TBI Support Group
Tuesday, February 15
12 – 1:30 PM
The Trauma Survivors Network (TSN) TBI Support group is a monthly support group for survivors and caregivers offering support, coping skills, and education to attendees. The TBI Support Group is facilitated by Trauma Survivors Network. Meets on the third Tuesday of the month. Contact Shira Rothberg at or 703-776-4930

Stroke and Brain Injury Support Group | Aldie
Thursday, February 17
4 – 5  PM
A support group where you can share your personal experiences, listen to others who have a history of stroke or brain injury and learn new research and information regarding stroke. Meets on the third Thursday of the month. Contact Hannah Balberde at or 703-957-2039

Virtual Support Group
Tuesday, February 22
6:00 PM
Brain Injury Association of Virginia offers a group for adults living with brain injury, their family, 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 or 804-355-5748.

Peer Run What’s Cooking Text Group
What’s Cooking crockpot text group through WhatsApp for sharing recipes and crockpot support.
Contact Melinda Reed at or 703-242-3628

Peer Run Bible Study Group
2 – 4 PM
Contact Samson Abebe at (571) 201-4275 or

Young Adult Knights (ages 18-30)
If you are between the ages of 18-30 and want to make connections and friends in a relaxed fun atmosphere then please join us. The group meets once a month via Zoom. So far we have had so much fun playing online games and having virtual movie nights. Young Adult Knights is facilitated by the ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia.  Contact Michelle Williams at or 703-719-1379.

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