Support Groups

Brain Injury Support Groups in the State of Oregon

Support groups are an excellent way to connect with other individuals with brain injuries and their families. These groups provide opportunities to learn from others who have gone through similar situations, share personal experiences and make new friends. Please contact support group to verify time and place are correct.

Astoria

Pacific Northwest Head Injury Support Group

Please call for meeting times
Kendra Bratherton 209-791-3092 | pnwhigroup@gmail.com

Bend (2)

Abilitree Cross-Disability Support Group

A support group for individuals experiencing any kind of disability.
When: Thursdays | 10:30 am – Noon
Where: Abilitree | 2680 NE Twin Knolls Dr., Bend OR 97701
Francine Marsh 541-388-8103 x 205 | francinem@abilitree.org

Abilitree Moving A Head Support Group

Survivors of Traumatic Brain Injuries (Family Members & Caregivers Invited)
When: Every 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month | 5:30-7:00 pm for Summer & Fall.
Starting Nov. 15th (4 or 4:30 depending on attendees preference)
Where: Abilitree |2​680 NE Twin Knolls Drive, Suite 150 Bend, OR 97701
Francine Marsh 541-388-8103 x 205 | francinem@abilitree.org
Dinner is provided.

Corvallis

Brain Injury & Stroke Support Group

When: 1st Tuesday of each month | 1:30 to 3:00 pm
Where: Church of the Good Samaritan Lng | 333 NW 35th Street, Corvallis, OR 97330
Call for Specifics: Josh Funk | 541-768-5157 | jfunk@samhealth.org

Coos Bay (2)

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Support Group

When: 2nd Saturday of each month | 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Where: Kaffe 101, 171 South Broadway, Coos Bay, OR 97420
tbicbsupport@gmail.com

Growing Through It- Healing Art Workshop

Contact: Bittin Duggan, B.F.A., M.A., | 541-217-4095
bittin@growingthroughit.org

Eugene (3)

Head Bangers

When: 3rd Tuesday in Feb., Apr., June, July, Aug., Oct. & Nov.
5 pm – 8 pm Potluck Social – Bring your favorite food and a friend!   Rolls, punch and tableware are provided.
Where: Monta Loma Park , 2150 Laura Street, Springfield, OR 97477
(The Clubhouse on the left after the 3rd speed bump)
Call (541) 741-0675 | headbangerspotluck@gmail.com

Community Rehabilitation Services of Oregon

When: 3rd Tuesday in Jan., Mar., May, Sept. & Nov.
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Support Group
Where: St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 1465 Coburg Rd.; Eugene, OR 97401
Jan Johnson, (541) 342-1980 | admin@communityrehab.org

BIG (Brain Injury Group)

When: Tuesdays 11:00am-1pm
Where: Hilyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard Avenue, Eugene, OR. 97401
Curtis Brown | (541) 998-3951 | BCCBrown@gmail.com

Hillsboro (2)

Concussion Support Group

Tuality Healthcare
When: 1st Thursday of each month | 3:00-4:00 pm
Where: TCH Conference Room 1, Main Hospital, 335 SE 8th Avenue, Hillsboro, OR 97123
503-494-0885 | linda.fish@tuality.org

Westside Support Group

Brain injury survivors, their families, caregivers & professionals
When: 3rd Monday of each month | 7:00-8:00 pm
Where: Tuality Community Hospital
335 South East 8th Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123
Carol Altman | (503) 640-0818

Klamath Falls

Spokes Unlimited Brain Injury Support Group

When: 2nd Tuesday of each month | 1:00 to 2:30 pm
Where: 1006 Main Street, Klamath Falls, OR 97601
Jackie Reed | 541-883-7547 | jackie.reed@spokesunlimited.org

Lake Oswego (2)

Family Caregiver Discussion Group

When: 4th Wednesday of each month | 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Where: Lake Oswego Adult Community Center | 550 G Ave, Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Shemaya Blauer | 503-816-6349 | hemaya_toyou@yahoo.com 

Functional Neurology Support Group – on Hiatus

When: 3rd Wednesday of each month | 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Where: Market of Choice, 5639 Hood St., West Linn

Medford

Southern Oregon Brainstormers Support & Social Club

When: 1st Tuesday of each month | 3:30 to 5:30 pm
Where: PLion’s Sight & Hearing Center | 228 N. Holly St (use rear entrance)
Lorita Cushman | 541-621-9974 | loritabiaoregon@aol.com

Oregon City

Brain Injury Support Group

When: 3rd Friday of each month | 1-3 pm
(Sept – May) | summer potlucks
Where: Pioneer Community Center | 615 5th St, Oregon City 97045
(ask at the front desk for room)
Sonja Bolon, MA | 503-816-1053 | brain4you2@gmail.com

Portland (13)

Brain Injury Help Center Without Walls

(currently full) “Living the Creative Life” Women’s Coffee
When:
1st & 3rd Fridays of every month | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: in café
Call Pat Murray 503-752-6065 | braininjuryhelporg@yahoo.com

BIRRDsong

When: 1st Saturday 9:30 – 11
1. Peer support group that is open to everyone, including family and the public
2. Family and Friends support group that is only for family and friends
Where: Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital, Rm 102, Wilcox Building
1015 NW 22nd Portland, 97210
Brian Liebenstein at 503-598-1833 | BrianL@bic-nw.org

Brainstormers I

When: 2nd Saturday 10:00 – 11:30am
Women survivor’s self-help group
Where: Wilcox Building Conference Room A, 2211 NW Marshall St., Portland 97210 (Next to Good Samaritan Hospital)
Lynne Chase MS CRC, Lynne.Chase@gmail.com (503) 206-2204

Brainstormers II

When: 3rd Saturday 10:00am-12:00noon
Survivor self-help group
Where: Emanuel Hospital Medical Office Building West Conference Room
2801 N Gantenbein, Portland, 97227
Steve Wright stephenmwright@comcast.net
503-816-2510

Crossroads

(Brain Injury Discussion Group)
When: 2nd and 4th Friday, 1-3 pm
Where: Independent Living Resources, 1839 NE Couch St, Portland, OR 97232
503-232-7411 (Must be Pre-Registered)

Doors of Hope

(Spanish Support Group)
When: 3rd Tuesday 5:30 -7:30pm
Where: Providence Hospital, 4805 NE Glisan St, Portland, Rm HCC 6
503-­454-­6619 grupodeapoyo@BIRRDsong.org
(Please Pre-Register)

Family Support Group

When: Wednesdays: 10:00-12:00
Combined with: Thrive Support Group | Parents of Children with Brain Injury Support Group
Contact: Pat Murray 503-752-6065 braininjuryhelp@yahoo.com (Must be Pre-Registered)

OHSU Sports Concussion Support Group

For Youth and Their Families affected by a Head Injury
When: 2nd Tuesday, 7:00-8:30 pm
Where: OHSU Center for Health and Healing, 3303 SW Bond Ave, 3rd floor conference room, Portland, OR 97239
To RSVP contact Jennifer Wilhelm (503) 494-3151 or wilhelmj@ohsu.edu
Sponsored by OHSU Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

Oregon Spinal Cord Injury Connection Support Group

When: Last Monday of every Month: 6-9 pm
Where: Lucky Lab, 1945 NW Quimby, Portland, OR 97209
West at Oregon SCI 503-621-6321 west@oregonsci.org

Parents of Children with Brain Injury Support Group

When: Wednesdays: 10:00-12:00
Combined with: Thrive Support Group | Family Support Group
Contact Pat Murray 503-752-6065 | 503-406-2881 | braininjuryhelp@yahoo.com (Must be Pre-Registered)

TBI Caregiver Support Meetings

When: 4th Thursday 7-8:30 PM
Where: 8818 NE Everett St, Portland OR 97220
Call Karin Keita 503-208-1787 | afripath@gmail.com
(Must be Pre-Registered)

Thrive Support Group

When: Wednesdays: 10:00-12:00
Brain Injury Survivor support group ages 15-25 | Combined with: Family Support Group | Parents of Children with Brain Injury Support Group
Contact:Pat Murray 503-752-6065 braininjuryhelp@yahoo.com or Michael Jensen 503-804-4841 happieheads@gmail.com
(Must be Pre-Registered)

TBI Social Club

When: 2nd Tuesday 11:30 am – 3 pm
Where: Pietro’s Pizza, 10300 SE Main St, Milwaukie OR 97222
Lunch meeting- Cost about $6.50
Michael Flick, 503-775-1718 (Must be Pre-Registered)

Redmond

Stroke & TBI Support Group

Coffee Social including free lunch
When: 2nd & 4th Thursday 10:30-1 pm
Where: Lavender Thrift Store/Hope Center
724 SW 14th St, Redmond OR 97756
Call Darlene 541-390-1594

Roseburg

Umpqua Valley Disabilities Network

(on hiatus)
Where: 736 SE Jackson St, Roseburg, OR 97470
(541) 672-6336 udvn@udvn.org

Salem (3)

Salem Brain Injury Support Group

When: 4th Thursday 4pm-6pm
Where: Salem Hospital, Community Health Education Center, 939 Oak Street SE, Salem OR 97301
Megan Snider (503)814-7974 megan.snider@salemhealth.org

Salem Coffee & Conversation

When: Fridays 11-12:30 pm
Where: Ike Box Café, 299 Cottage St, Salem OR 97301
Megan Snider (503)814-7974 megan.snider@salemhealth.org

Salem Stroke Survivors & Caregivers Support Group

When: 2nd Tuesday 1 pm –3pm Networking 12-1 & 3-3:30
Must arrive early between 12:30-12:45
Where: Salem First Church of the Nazarene, 1550 Market St NE, Rm 202 Salem OR 97301
Scott W swerdses@yahoo.com

Tillamook

Head Strong Support Group

When: 2nd Tuesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Herald Center – 2701 1st St – Tillamook, OR 97141
Contact: Beverly St John (503) 815-2403 or beverly.stjohn@ah.org

Idaho State

STARS/Treasure Valley BI Support Group (Boise)

When: 4th Thurs. of each month 7-9 pm
Where: Idaho Elks Rehab Hosp, Sawtooth Room (4th Floor), Boise ID
Kathy Smith (208-367-8962; kathsmit@sarmc.org)
Greg Meyer (208-489-4963; gmeyer@elksrehab.org)

Northern Idaho TBI Veterans Support Group (Coeur d’Alene)

When: 3rd Sat. of each month 1-3 pm
Where: Kootenai Med. Center, 2003 Lincoln Way, Rm KMC 3 Coeur d’Alene, ID
Sherry Hendrickson (208-666-3903, shendrickson@kmc.org)
Craig Sicilia (509-218-7982; craig@tbiwa.org)
Ron Grigsby (208-659-5459)

Southeastern Idaho TBI support group (Pocatello)

When: 2nd Wed. of each month 12:30 p.m.
Where: LIFE, Inc., 640 Pershing Ste. A, Pocatello, ID
Tracy Martin (208-232-2747)
Clay Pierce (208-904-1208 or 208-417-0287; clayjoannep@cableone.net)

(Twin Falls) TBI Support Group

When: 3rd Tues. of each month 6:30-8 p.m.
Where: St. Lukes’ Idaho Elks Rehab Hosp, Twin Falls, ID
Keran Juker (keranj@mvrmc.org; 208-737-2126)

Washington State

Quad Cities TBI Support Group (Clarkston)

When: 2nd Sat. of each month, 9 a.m.
Where: Tri State Memorial Hosp. 1221 Highland Ave, Clarkston, WA
Deby Smith (509-758-9661; biaqcedby@earthlink.net)

Stevens County TBI Support Group (Colville)

When: 1st Tues. of each Month 6-8 pm
Where: Mount Carmel Hospital, 982 E. Columbia, Colville, WA
Craig Sicilia 509-218-7982; craig@tbiwa.org
Danny Holmes (509-680-4634)

(Moses Lake) TBI Support Group

When: 2nd Wed. of each month, 7 p.m.
Where: Samaritan Hospital, 801 E. Wheeler Rd # 404, Moses Lake, WA
Jenny McCarthy (509-766-1907)

(Pullman) BI/Disability Advocacy Group

When: 2nd Thurs. of each month, 6:30-8p.m.
Where: Gladish Cultural Center, 115 NW State St., #213 Pullman, WA
Donna Lowry (509-725-8123)

(Pullman) TBI Support Group

When: 3rd Tues. of each month, 7-9p.m.
Where: Pullman Regional Hospital, 835 SE Bishop Blvd, Conf Rm B
Pullman, WA
Alice Brown (509-338-4507)

TBI Self-Development Veterans Workshop (Spokane)

“Reaching My Own Greatness”
When:
2nd & 4th Tues. 11 am- 1 pm
Where: Spokane Downtown Library 900 W. Main Ave., Spokane, WA
Craig Sicilia (509-218-7982; craig@tbiwa.org)

(Spokane) County BI Support Group

When: 4th Wed. of each month 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: 12004 E. Main, Spokane Valley WA
Craig Sicilia (509-218-7982; craig@tbiwa.org)
Toby Brown (509-868-5388)

(Spokane) Family & Care Giver BI Support Group

When: 4th Wed. of each month, 6 p.m.
Where: St. Luke’s Rehab Institute, 711 S. Cowley, #LL1, Spokane, WA
Melissa Gray (melissagray.mhc@live.com)
Craig Sicilia (509-218-7982; craig@tbiwa.org)
Michelle White (509-534-9380; mmwhite@mwhite.com)

(Spokane) TBI Survivor Support Group

When: 2nd Wed. of each month 7 p.m.
Where: St. Luke’s Rehab Institute, 711 S. Cowley, #LL1, Spokane, WA
Craig Sicilia (509-218-7982; craig@tbiwa.org)
Michelle White (509-534-9380; mmwhite@mwhite.com)
Valerie Wooten (360-387-6428)

(Spokane) County Disability/BI Advocacy Group

Where: 511 N. Argonne, Spokane WA
Craig Sicilia (509-218-7982; craig@tbiwa.org)

TBI Support Group (Vancouver)

When: 2nd and 4th Thurs. 2-3pm
Where: Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital, 2211 NE 139th Street, Conference rm B 3rd floor Vancouver WA 98686
Carla-Jo Whitson, MSW, CBIS jarlaco@yahoo.com 360-991-4928