Brain Injury Support Groups in Georgia

Albany

TBI Support Group
This brain injury support group meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:45 p.m.
Meeting place:
Ryan’s Steakhouse
1224 N. Westover Blvd.
Albany, GA 31707
Contact:
Tom Connelly: 229-883-3911 or Tom.Connelly@aol.state.ga.us

Athens

TBI Support Group
This group meets on the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m.
Meeting place:
Saint Mary’s Hospital
1320 Baxter St.
Athens, GA 30606
(Meeting location is on the fifth floor, ADL room)
Contact:
Floretta Johnson: 706-353-1892 (home) or 706- 389-3550 (work)
Janice and Les Ward: 706-548-4397
Billy Geiger: 770-867-1356 (after noon only) or scalemodeler@alltel.net

Atlanta

TBI Support Group
This group meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
Meeting place:
Center for Rehab Medicine
1441 Clifton Rd.
Room 101
Atlanta, GA 30030
Contact:
Dr. Louise Cording: 404-371-0497or lcording@minspring.com

Support Groups for Children and Adolescents with TBI and Their Parents
This group is dedicated to the special needs of children and teenagers who are dealing with TBI. The children and adolescents meet in one group, while their parents meet in a separate group at the same time. The groups meet on the first Saturday of the month from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Meeting place:
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite
Inpatient Comprehensive Rehabilitation Unit (CIRU)
1001 Johnson Ferry Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30342
Contact:
Carol Mallon, Group Leader: 404-785-4452 or Carol.mallon@choa.org

Minor Brain Injury Support Group
This group, which meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of every month, is dedicated to the needs of people with minor brain injury.
Meeting place:
Peachtree Presbyterian Church
3434 Roswell Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30305
Contact:
Jean Kropa: 770-612-0612 or Kropa@bellsouth.net
Jacques and Monique Haust: 770-663-8320 (phone), 770-663-8017 (fax) or jhausscappelle@aol.com

Atlanta/Emory Support Group
Meetings for this group are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Please call for more details
Meeting place:
Center for Rehab Medicine
1441 Clifton Rd.
Room 101
Atlanta, GA 30030
Contact:
Dr. Louise Cording: 404-371-0497 or lcording@minspring.com
Pat Gar: gar216@bellsouth.net

Augusta

Brain Injury Support Group
Brain Injury survivors, family members and caregivers are invited to attend this support group held on the second Thursday of every month from 6:00 to7:30 p.m.
Meeting place
Walton West Transitional Living Center
2501 Center West Pkwy.
Augusta, GA 30909
Contacts:
Patty Goolsby: 706-829-0370 or pattyg@wrh.org
Les Paul Morgan: (803) 648-2858 or lpmorgan@csradreamcatcher.com

Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge TBI Support Group
This group meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.
Meeting place:
United Community Bank of Fannin County
4000 Appalachian Highway
Blue Ridge, Georgia 30513
Contact:
Carolyn Stepp: 706-492-5308 or james-stepp@att.net

Columbus

Columbus Area Brain Injury Support Group
This group meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday and the fourth Thursday of the month. Call for details.
Meeting place:
Columbus Medical Conference Center
710 Center St.
Columbus, Georgia 31901
Contacts:
Kay McCoy: 706-565-9298 (home), 706-325-2386 (cell) or Kaymccoy3@hotmail.com
Angela Rozar: rozar07@aol.com

Conyers

TBI Support Group
This group meets on the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. Call for details.
Meeting place:
Conyers Presbyterian Church
911 N. Main St.
Conyers, GA 30012
Contact:
Tom Houchins; 404-316-3193 or hthouchins@yahoo.com

Decatur

VA/TBI Support Group
This group meets first and third Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. Call for details.
Meeting place:
VA Medical Center
Speech Pathology Department
1610 Clifton Rd.
Decatur, GA 30033
Contact:
Dr. Inge Thomas: 404-329-4654 or Inge.Thomas@va.gov

Fort Oglethorpe

Jimmy Simpson Foundation Group
This group meets at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month.
Meeting place:
Fort Oglethorpe United Methodist Church
1733 Battlefield Pkwy.
Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742
Contact:
Vickie Hodge: (706)375-9520 or jsfoundation@mindspring.com

Griffin

Lost and Found Support Group
This group meets at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month. Call for details.
Meeting place:
First United Methodist Church
CEC Building – Youth Room
1401 Maple Dr.
Griffin, GA 30224
Contact:
Mark and Sharon Huey: 770-233-1660 or sharonhuey@bellsouth.net

Lawrenceville

Gwinnett Area TBI Support Group
This group meets at 6 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month at the church and also meets one other Thursday at a restaurant.
Meeting place:
First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville
395 W. Crogan St.
Lawrenceville, GA 30045
Contact:
Dennis Stahl: 770- 965-9426 or stahldennisj@bellsouth.net

Macon

Macon TBI Support Group
This group meets every third Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. Potluck dishes are shared before the formal meeting. Call for details.
Meeting place:
Central Georgia Rehabilitation Hospital
3351 Northside Dr.
Macon, GA 31210
Contact:
Phyllis Dorn: 478-960-2804

Marietta

Unlimited Possibilities
This group meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 7 p.m.
Meeting place:
Kennestone Hospital
Outpatient Rehabilitation Center
100 Lacy St.
Marietta, GA 30060
Contacts:
Martha Leatherwood: 770-428-0284 or supportgroup@mindspring.com
Doreen Davey: 770-974-7866 or doreend@mindspring.com
Laura Coomes: 770-924-7509 or lauracoomes@bellsouth.net

Riverdale

Miracles Happen Support Group
This group meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month.
Meeting place:
Southern Regional Medical Center
11 Upper Riverdale Rd.
Riverdale, GA 30274
Contact:
Pat Buice: 770-473-7471 or superhope@msn.com

Rome

TBI Support Group
This group meets at 6 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month.
Meeting place:
Floyd Behavioral Health
Windwood Main Level Conference Room
306 Shorter Ave.
Rome, GA 30165
Contacts:
Linda Studard: 706-509-6623 or lstudard@floyd.org
Ginger Cochran: gcochran@floyd.org

Roswell

Traumatic Brain Injury and Stroke Support Group
This group, one of four available at North Fulton Hospital, meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 1 p.m. in Suite 100.

Stroke Support Group
This group for stroke survivors meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 1 p.m. in Suite 100.

Family Support Group (TBI-CVA)
This group meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:45 p.m. in Suite 400.

TBI Support Group
This group meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 1 p.m. in Suite 100.
Contact for the above groups:
Stuart Hanzman; 770-642-4236 ext. 41
Meeting place for the above groups:
North Fulton Regional Hospital
Medical Office Building
2500 Hospital Blvd.
Roswell, GA 30076

The Seminole Spirit: A Speech Language Support Group
This group for TBI survivors and others with language difficulties meets every other Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m.
Meeting place:
North Brook Methodist Church House
50 Houze Way Rd
Roswell, GA 30075
Contact:
Mark Halvorsen: 404-434-7452 or Seekinmotion2005@yahoo.com

Savannah

Savannah Advance Acquired Brain Injury Program
This group meets from 6 to 8 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month.
Meeting place:
Goodwill Industries
7220 Sallie Mood Dr.
Savannah, GA 31407
Contact:
Nicolas Pecone: 912-354-6611 or npecone@goodwillsavannah.ga.org

Savannah “Grey Matters”
This group meets at 5 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month.
Meeting place:
The Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial Health University Medical Center
4600 Waters Ave.
Savannah, GA 31407
Contacts:
Jennifer Jolley: 912-350-7274 or jolleje1@memorialhealth.com
Ludy Lugo: lugolu1@memorialhealth.com

Stone Mountain

Brain Injury Clubhouse
Not a “support group” per se, the Side by Side Brain Injury Clubhouse is open every weekday to offer friendship, counseling, resources and help with employment for people with TBI.
Location:
Side by Side Clubhouse
1001 Main St.
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Clubhouse Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Contact:
Cindi Johnson: 404-378-1139 (phone), 404-378-1164 (fax), info@sidebysideclubhouse.org, greta@sidebysideclubhouse.org or www.sidebysideclubhouse.org

Thomasville

“Hope”Southwest GA TBI Support Group
This group meets on the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
Meeting place:
Northwoods Church of God (Social Hall)
640 Hall Rd.
Thomasville, GA 31757
Contacts:
Vickie Gipson: 229-224-1680
Rick Gipson: 229-224-2852 or rgipson@windstream.net

Waycross

Southeast Georgia Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group
This group meets at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month.
Meeting place:
Satilla Regional Medical Center
Satilla Annex Classroom
410 Darling Ave.
Waycross, GA 31501
Contact:
Debra Gordon: 912-285-7994 or dgordon@satilla.csb.state.ga.us

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