SUPPORT GROUPS

Strengthening communities through peer support.

About Support Groups

There are many Brain Injury Support Groups throughout the state of Washington. Each group has developed its own unique style based on the needs and interests of its participants.

Support Groups provide the opportunity to:

  • Gather information and news
  • Share common needs and strengths
  • Express any type of view without being judged
  • Socialize with people who have common experiences
  • Meet new friends and find new connections in the community
  • Find courage and take risks in a safe place

Brain Injury Support Groups in Washington

Note: Support Groups with a are affiliated with the BIAWA.

Bainbridge Island
Phone Support Available
Contact: Roberta Dueno (206) 842-8005

Bellevue/Eastside
1st and 3rd Mondays of each month, 1:00-2:30pm Highland Community Center - 14224 Bel Red Road Bellevue, WA
Contact: Karen Ljunggren 425-653-2480 for more information.

Bellingham Brain Injury Support Group
2nd Thursday of every month 6:30 – 8:00 pm
DVSAS Office (Domestic Violence And Sexual Assault Services) - Downstairs
1407 Commercial St, Bellingham, WA 98225.
This is for both the caregiver and regular meetings.
Contact: Mary Hughes 360-548-8536 - maryh@biawa.org

Bellingham Caregiver Support Group

2nd Thursday of every month 6:30 – 8:00 pm
DVSAS Office (Domestic Violence And Sexual Assault Services) - Downstairs
1407 Commercial St, Bellingham, WA 98225.
Contact: Janet Mott 206-972-9305 - janetm@biawa.org

Bremerton
4th Wednesday of each month 4:30–6:00pm
St Paul's Episcopal Church at 700 Callahan Drive, Bremerton. 
The group meets in the main level meeting room.
Contact: Janice Worman OTR/L at 360-744-8980

Colville - Stevens County
3rd Tuesday; 4:00 pm-6:00pm (Survivors)
The Meeting Place
887 South Walnut  Colville, WA 
Danny Holmes 509-680-4634

Colville- Stevens County
3rd Tuesday; 6:00pm-7:30pm (Caregivers)
Hecht Building near Providence Mt. Carmel Hospital
Danny Holmes 509-680-4634

Cowlitz Brain Injury Support Group
Second Thursday of each month 11:30am–12:30pm
DSHS Office 305 Pacific Avenue, Suite B, Kelso, WA
Contact: Carla Whitson carlajow@biawa.org or 360-991-4928

Edmonds – Swedish Brain Support Group
1st Tuesday of each month, 6:30-8:30pm
2nd Floor cafeteria at Swedish/Edmonds (formerly Stevens) Hospital
21601 76th Avenue W, Edmonds, WA
Contact: Lou Nash at 425-776-7264 or Lou_Nash@Frontier.com
Web: http://www.swedish.org/Locations/Edmond-Campus/Edmonds-Map-and-Directions

Everett/Snohomish County Brain Injury Support Group
3rd Thursday of each month; 6:30-8:00pm
Providence Medical Center, Pacific Campus - (main floor- near Cafeteria)    Padovan Room; 916 Pacific Avenue,
Everett, WA 98201
Contact: Janet Mott 206-972-9305
Email: Janetm@biawa.org

Gig Harbor
Brain Injury Networking Group, 2nd Thursday of each Month 6:00 – 7:30pm Location: Inn at Gig Harbor in the Cascade Room, 3211 56th St NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Contact: Channa Beckman at 253-851-0007
Email: gigharbor.bing@gmail.com

Grays Harbor Brain Injury Support Group
Meets 1st and 3rd Thursdays from 12:00-2:00pm
Emerson Manor (Conference Room) - 703 Simpson Ave
Hoquiam, WA 98550
Contact: Barb George 360.281.5332, barbmgeorge@gmail.com

Lewis County
1st Tuesday, 5:00pm – game night
2nd Tuesday, 5:00pm – social group
3rd Tuesday, 5:00pm – study group
4th Tuesday, 5:00pm – social group
For meeting location, please contact:
Larry Carroll at 360-864-4341 or Ann Grabhorn at 360-983-3166

Moses Lake
3rd Monday of each month; 11:30-1:30pm
Big Bend Community College
7762 Chanute St. NE, Moses Lake, WA 98837
ATEC Building
Contact:  Jennifer McCarthy 509-766-1907

Olympia Brain Injury Support Group
Second Tuesday of every month - 6:00-8:00pm
Providence St Peter Hospital: 413 Lily Rd NE Olympia, WA 98506
Main Hospital building, 2nd Floor, Room 200 (Just past the cafeteria)
Olympia, WA
Click for Driving Instructions
Contact Edie: 855-473-3711ext. 715
ediew@brainenergysupportteam.org

Puyallup Caregiver Support Group
1st Tuesday of every month, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital
Mt. Tahoma Room, Meadow Pavilion
401 15th Ave SE, Puyallup, WA 98372
Contact: Jackie or Jeanne - jakpope76@aol.com or Jesalvini@hotmail.com

Puyallup

1st and 3rd Thursdays from 6-7:30pm
Good Samaritan Hospital in the Baker Room, Puyallup
Contact: Jeff Hartson 253-213-2833 or jffhrtsn53@gmail.com

Quad Cities
2nd Saturday of each month, 9:00am
Tri State Memorial Hospital 1221 Highland Avenue, Clarkston
Contact: Deby Smith at 208-305-4789
msdebys@yahoo.com

San Juan County
Telephone Support only, 8:00am – 6:00pm.
Contact: Andrea Simmons at 360-378-9541

Seattle Brain Injury Caregiver Alliance
Meetings 4th Thursday of every month from 6:00-8:00pm
Location: Robert Durham Room at Horizon House, 900 University St, Seattle
Check blog for current information: nwbicablog.wordpress.com
Patty Concannon - pattyconcannon@me.com
206-386-2600 or 206-604-8265

Seattle Free Gentle Yoga for People with Traumatic Brain Injuries
Most Fridays, 4:00-5:00pm
Aditi Studio, 4206 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103
Class is held in the ground floor studio, with the entrance on 42nd St.
Sponsored by the Seattle Wallingford Support Group for People
with Mild Brain Injuries Contact: Janet Novinger at 206-547-2526

Seattle Buckley’s in Belltown (was Two Bells Tavern)
Where: 2331 2nd Ave, Seattle WA 98121http://www.buckleysseattle.com/btdirections.htm
Description: Meets 2nd Thursday of the month 1:00-3:00pm
Contact: BIAWA at 877-824-1766

Seattle - Pediatric Brain Injury Support Group - King County
A two-part support group with social interaction and activities
for children ages 5-17 and a separate group for caregivers.
Occurs three times per year.
Contact: Sharon Ashman 206-987-2144 or sharon.ashman@seattlechildrens.org

Seattle - Swedish Cerebrovascular Support Group
For patients that have been diagnosed and treated for AVM: open to patients, families, and caregivers.
3rd Monday of each month, 6:30-8:00pm
Swedish Medical Center/Cherry Hill Campus; 500 17th Ave. Seattle, WA 98122
James Tower, 1st Floor
Education and Conference Center, Room D
www.swedish.org/cerebrovascularswedishaneurysmsupport@swedish.org
swedishaneurysmsupport@swedish.org
206-320-4985

Seattle - Swedish Medical Center/Cherry Hill Campus
Meets the 4th Thursday of the month from 1:00-2:30pm
Swedish Medical Center/Cherry Hill Campus; 500 17th Ave. Seattle, WA 98122
East Tower Building; Dining Room/Cafeteria area; Mother Joseph Room
Website:www.swedish.org/locations/cherry-hill-campus
Map & Directions
Contact: Michele Kauffman - tbimichele@gmail.com or 206-841-0445 or 
Joel Laguatan 206-948-8552 joelvl62062@yahoo.com

Seattle - HeadStrong Supports Youth and Families recovering from TBI
Come meet other youth, young adults, and families for social events, sharing resources, and caregiver support dinners.
Please see our calendar for more information on event dates, times, and locations.
Website: www.headstrongforlife.org
Contact: Desiree Douglass at dld@headstrongforlife.org or 360-220-1422 or
Becky Prichard at serioussoccer@msn.com or 360-621-0109.

Seattle - Harborview Medical Center

For people who have had a traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Family, friends and caregivers are invited to attend - First Thursday of every month.
UWHarborview/Maleng Building, MB#118, 12-1:30pm.
"Social Happy Hour" to follow @ Diva Espresso, across the street location 502-9th Ave, 1:45-3:00pm.
Contact: Michele Kauffman 206-841-0445 / tbimichele@gmail.com or
Joel Laguatan 206-948-8552joelvl62062@yahoo.com

West Seattle/Alaska Junction Brain Injury Support Group
3rd Thursday of month, 1-2:30pm
Senior Center of West Seattle
California Ave/Oregon St
4217 SW Oregon St., 2nd Flr Café
Seattle, WA 98116
Contact: Joel Laguatan 206-948-8552 joelvl62062@yahoo.com
Michele Kauffman 206-841-0445 tbimichele@gmail.com
tbimichele@gmail.com

Seattle Wallingford TBI Survivors
Mild TBI Survivor Group
3rd Tuesday of every month, 4:00-5:30pm
Good Shepherd Center, Room 221
4649 Sunnyside N. Seattle
Contact:  Janet Novinger at (206) 547-2526

Seattle - Young Adults Stroke Survivors
Saturday - 1:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Seattle BrainWorks/Provail
12700 Aurora Ave N., Seattle, WA 98133
Young Adult Stroke Survivors Support Group meets the 3rd Saturday of each month (except for special events in July, August and December). The group hosts guest speakers and focuses on a topic related to stroke.
All ages are welcome.
A UW-sponsored caregivers group meets at 1:30 in the next room, so caregivers are welcome to attend either meeting (or both).
The group provides coffee, beverages, and a variety of snacks.
http://seattleyass.weebly.com/

Seattle - Young Adults With TBI

2nd Tuesday of each month 6-7:30pm
University of Washington Medical Center Seattle
1959 NEW Pacific St, Seattle, WA 98195
Meets in the conference room in the back of the cafeteria
Contact: Brandon Blake yawtbi@gmail.com

Sequim/Port Angeles

Contacts are available for phone or e-mail support.
Contacts: Lloyd and Luanne Huff
Phone: 360-928-2071
Email: lloyd-huff@Q.com

Silverdale
2nd Thursday of each month 3:00–4:30pm
Harlow Medical Center at 1780 NW Myhre Road, Silverdale.  Use the flagpole entrance, the group meets in the Iris Room.
Contact: Janice Worman OTR/L at 360-744-8980

Skagit Valley
2nd Tuesday of each month, 6:30-8:30pm
Creekside Retirement Community, Puzzle Room
400 Gilkey Road; Burlington, WA
Contact: Karen Furney 425-268-2934

Brain Injury Coffee Club
1st Wednesday of the month
6:30PM till 8PM
Denny’s Restaurant
2022 N Argonne Rd, Spokane, WA 99212
Barbara Ann Bonner/Carolyn Doyle
Craig Sicilia, craig@tbisn.org

Spokane Brain Injury Breakfast Club
2nd Saturday of the month
10:30AM till 12PM
Frankie Doodles Restaurant
30 E 3rd Ave, Conference Room
Spokane, WA 99202
Nicholas Mehrnoosh, nick.m@tbiwa.org

BIAWA Spokane TBI Social Group
Monthly Activities – Place, date and time vary due to activity
Contact: Penny Wayment, 509-838-9348, SpokaneBIAWA@gmail.com

Spokane TBI Survivor Support Group
2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm – 8:00pm St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S Cowley Street, Room 200 Spokane Contact: Penny Wayment, 509-838-9348, SpokaneBIAWA@gmail.com

TBI Survivor Support Group
4th Wednesday of the month
6:30PM till 8PM
St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute
711 S Cowley St, Room: 200, Spokane, WA 99202
Kristina Anderson, andersonkristina03@gmail.com

Spokane Family & Care Giver Brain Injury Support Group
Spokane Family & Care Giver Brain Injury Support Group 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30–8:00pm St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S Cowley Street, Room LL2 Spokane Contacts: Penny Wayment, 509-838-9348, SpokaneBIAWA@gmail.com

Spokane Social Support Group
Call for more information
509 838-9348
www.biawaspokanechapter.org

TBISN Planning Meeting
1st Monday of the Month
6:30PM till 7:30PM
Multi-Care Valley Hospital
12606 E Mission Ave, Spokane, WA 99216
Education Center, RM 39
Nicholas Mehrnoosh, nick.m@tbiwa.org

Stanwood - Camano Island-North Snohomish County
3rd Monday of each month, 6:30–8:00pm
Stanwood Community and Senior Center Library,
7430 276th Street NW, Stanwood
Contact: Karen Furney at (425) 268-2934

Stevens County TBI Support Group
3rd Tuesday of each Month 4:00-6:00pm
8875 S. Walnut St. Colville, WA 99114
Contact: Danny Holmes 509-680-4634 or
Craig Sicilia 509-218-7982 craig@tbiwa.org

Tacoma - Cascade Park Active Day Adult Day Health - TBI Support Group
Meets every third Tuesday of each month - 6:00–7:30pm
Location: 232 St. Helens Avenue; Tacoma, WA
Contact: Tim Renn 253-627-9990

Tacoma - HeadStrong supports Youth and Families recovering from TBI
Come meet other youth, young adults, and families for social events, sharing resources, and caregiver support dinners. Please see our calendar for more information on event dates, times, and locations.
Website: http://www.headstrong4life.org/headstrong-calendar/
Contact: Desiree Douglass at dld@headstrongforlife.org or 360-220-1422 or
Becky Prichard at serioussoccer@msn.com or 360-621-0109.

Tacoma Brain Injury Support Group 
2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, 6:30–7:30pm
TACID, 6315 South 19th Street, Tacoma
Contact: Jeff Hartson 253-213-2833 or jffhrtsn53@gmail.com

Tacoma Caregiver Matters

3rd Saturday of the Month 2:00- 4:00 pm
BEST Space 2607 Bridgeport Way W, 2G, University Place, WA 98466
For more information call 877-719-2378 x 104

TriCities – Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group
1st Wednesday of each month, 3:00 to 4:00 pm
Kadlec Neurological Resource Center
1268 Lee Blvd
Richland, WA 99352
Contact: 509-943-8455
Web: Kadlec Neurological Resource Center Website


Tri-Cities Brain Injury Breakfast Club
2nd Saturday of the month
10:30AM till 12PM
Jennifer Nice, jenn.tbi.survivor@gmail.com

Vancouver Support Group
2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 2:00pm-3:00pm
Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center Third floor, conference room “A” 2211 NE 139th Street Vancouver, WA 98686 (near I-5 & I-205 interchange)
Carla Jo Whitson at 1-360-991-4928

Walla Walla
Contact: Craig Sicilia at (509) 218-7982
Every Sunday:  On-line Chat Nights 6:00pm

Wenatchee Stroke and Brain Injury Group
3rd Monday of each month, 1:30–3:00pm
Wellness Place, 609 Okanogan Ave, Wenatchee
Contact: R. Lisa McKee 509-664-4868 x 5938 or RMcKee@wvmedical.com

Whidbey Island – Coupeville
3rd Monday, 6:30-8:00PM.
Whidbey General Hospital
101 N Main Street, Coupeville WA (enter at rear of building, lower level, held in either conference room A or B)
Hospital telephone: 360-678-7656 Ext. 4001
Contact: Kelly or Kathy Thompson 360-222-4122

Yakima – Adaptive Recreation for Community Integration
Activity-based support group that meets in the community depending on the activity. This group is for survivors, friends, family, and caregivers.
Once per month, dates and times vary.
Facebook: Adaptive Recreation for Community Integration
Contact: Emily Lowndes, (931) 308-8189, Emily.lowndes@gmail.com
Info: PDF

Yakima – Aphasia Support Group
Twice per month, dates vary, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Yakima Regional Outpatient Clinic, 111 S. 11th Ave, Yakima, WA 98902
Contact: Bethany Davis, MA, CCC-SLP, (509) 575-5068 or (509) 833-1983, brainstormrehab@hotmail.com
Info: PDF

Yakima – Brainstorm Rehab Support Group
Once per month, dates, times and locations vary.
Facebook: Brainstorm Rehab
Contact: Bethany Davis, MA, CCC-SLP, (509) 833-1983, brainstormrehab@hotmail.com
Info: PDF

 

 


 

For more information about Brain Injury Support Groups or assistance finding the
right Support Group call the Washington Brain Injury Resource Center
at BIAWA 877-824-1766, or the Brain Energy Support Team Website