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Working together is a better idea!Support groups are integral parts of the Brian Injury Association of Georgia's efforts to assist survivors of brain injury (ABI/TBI) their families and friends. A support group's most important function is to provide a safe environment for its members, in which there is a sharing of mutual emotional support. The support group is based on the belief that acceptance by and connections with others is critical in the healing process from trauma. Members can be survivors, family members, friends and professional providers. 

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The benefits of a brain injury support group are numerous and can include the following:
  • Emotional healing comes through interpersonal contact

  • Sharing of similar experiences helps members feel less isolated and
    more empowered to deal with daily challenges

  • Encouragement develops from learning about the achievements of
    others that have overcome similar difficulties

  • Contribution helps support group members feel useful and gives
    meaning to their lives

  • Education results from the exchange of information and personal

  • Socialization establishes and maintains important connections with
    people and enhances confidence in social skills

  • Self-expression, as emotions are experienced and released, creates a
    greater understanding of oneself and one's capabilities

  • Confidence building results as members self-direct the support group
    and work on the problems they all have in common

  • Safety, in the context of a confidential, supportive, non-judgmental
    environment, allows for honest self-expression and confidence building

  • A Sense of Growth occurs as long-term members see new participants
    and reminisce about where they began and how far they have come in their
    personal journey

SUPPORT GROUPS (Listed By County):


Support Group information is subject to change. Please contact the support group before you attend a meeting for the first time or if you have not attended recently.  Some groups may take breaks at different times during the year.  

Ask to be added to their email list to stay in touch with Group meetings, updates, social outings, guest speakers and BIAG news. If a change has been made or link is broken send an email to


BIAG Support Groups accept all brain injuries. Others may be specific to the ABI (i.e. Stroke, Aneurysm, Aphasia, and Tumor) but may accept all brain injuries.  Please call or email the Support Group contacts to confirm.


Support Groups listed are for your information only. Support groups have been established and are run by persons with brain injury, family, professionals and/or staff from other organizations serving people with brain injury and do not necessarily reflect the views or official position of BIAG. This is for your information only to assist locating a support group near you. *BIAG Support Groups




 Bibb  Glynn  Stroke
 Catoosa  Gordon  Aneurysm
 Chatham  Gwinnett  Aphasia
 Clarke  Lowndes  Tumor
 Clayton  Muscogee  Epilepsy
 Cobb  Newton/Rockdale  Online Communities
 DeKalb  Richmond  
 Fannin  Spaulding/Lamar/Upton  
 Floyd  Thomas  
 Fulton  Toombs  



Macon Support Group
Central Georgia Rehab Hospital
3351 Northside Dr
Macon, GA 31210

Meetings held: Every 3rd Tuesday @ 6:00 P.M

You are invited to bring dish to share, voluntary, we eat first.

Group Leaders:
1. Phyllis Dorn (478) 960-2804
2. Rachael Devito


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Rock Spring

North Georgia Brain Injury Support Group
Jimmy Simpson Foundation
9558 N. Hwy 27
Suite B
Rock Spring, GA 30739


Meetings Held: Every 2nd Tuesday @ 6:00 PM


Contact: Tina Lovern (706)375-9530


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CHATHAM COUNTY (2 Support Groups)

*Advance Acquired Brain Injury Program
Goodwill Industries: Contact Paula for meeting details.

You may also visit Grey Matters Support Group


Group Leader
Paula Ruehling - (912)354-6611

Grey Matters
Heart & Vascular Institute

4750 Waters Ave

Savannah, GA 31404

Cardiac Rehab Room, 1st Floor


Meetings Held:  3rd Thursday @ 5:00 PM


Group Leaders:
1. Jennifer Jolley - (912) 350-7274
2. Ludy Lugo –


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*Athens Support Group

Saint Mary's Hospital
1230 Baxter Street
Athens, GA 30606
(5h floor, ADL room)
Meetings Held: Every 3rd Monday @ 7:00 P.M.


Group Leaders:
1. Floretta Johnson (706) 353-1892 or (706) 389-3550
2. Janice Ward - (706)548-4397


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*Miracles Happen Support Group
Southern Regional Medical Center
11 Upper Riverdale Rd.
Riverdale, GA 30274
Meetings Held: Every 2nd Tuesday @ 7:00 P.M.

Group Leaders:

1. Pat Buice (678) 773-4930

2. Tiki Carter (770) 402-4684 


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*Unlimited Possibilities Support Group

For all Brain Injuries (TBI/ABI)

Kennestone Hospital - Outpatient Rehab Center
100 Lacy St.
Marietta, GA 30060

Facebook Page click here:       


Meetings Held: Every 1st Tuesday @ 7 P.M.

Group Leader:
Kelly Campbell (678)677-2589


Breakfast social every Friday at 10 AM at the Whistle Stop Cafe in Kennesaw.  1200 Ernest Barrett Parkway, Kennesaw, GA 30144.  (Corner of Cobb Pkwy/Hwy 41 and Barrett Pkwy strip shopping center) 


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*Emory Support Group
Center for Rehab Medicine
1441 Clifton Road
Room 101
Atlanta, GA 30030
Meetings Held: Every 2nd Tuesday @ 6:30 P.M.

Group Leaders/Facilitators:
1. Carl Griffith - (404)409-9339

2. Pat Gartrell - (404)524-6097

3. Esther Connor (Enews) - (404)731-5958

*VA Support Group

VA Clinic
250 North Arcadia Ave.

Decatur, GA 30030


Peer Visit for Veteran: Need a Peer Visit? Contact Dr. Thomas or jane@braininjurygeorgia for Veteran or family phone peer visit
Meetings Held: Each 2nd Monday at 1:00 PM
If the 2nd Monday falls on a Holiday the group will meet the following Monday.


Group Leader:

Dr. Inge Thomas (404) 329-4654


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Blue Ridge

*Blue Ridge Support Group

Blue Ridge, GA  30513
Contact Carolyn Stepp for meeting information
Meetings Held: Every 2nd Tuesday @ 6:00 P.M.

Contact Group Leader for meeting details:

Carolyn Stepp (706) 492-5308) 

Facebook visit: Fannin County Brain Injury Support Group


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*Rome Support Group

For all Brain Injuries (TBI/ABI)


Floyd Behavioral Health
Windwood - main level conference room
306 Shorter Ave.
Rome, GA 30165
Meetings Held: Every 3rd Thursday @ 6 P.M.

Group Leaders:
1. Stayce Van Gorp PT (770)713-2526) 

2. Debbie Fisher (706) 676-5928


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FULTON COUNTY (4 Support Groups)




Pediatric/Adolescent Brain Injury Support Group
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite
Inpatient Comprehensive Rehabilitation Unit (CIRU)
1001 Johnson Ferry Road
Atlanta, GA 30342
Meetings Held: every 3rd Sunday 2-3 PM


Contact: Michelle Holtmann (404-785-4452    



*Mild Brain Injury Support MBISG
Peachtree Presbyterian Church
3434 Roswell Road
Atlanta, GA 30305


Meetings Held: Every 2nd Thursday @ 7:00 P.M.

Group Leaders/Facilitators:

1. Jean Kropa (770) 612-0612 

2. Art Fuller

3. Jacques and Monique Hauss




North Fulton Support Group NFSG

If anyone is interested in starting a support group in the North Fulton/Alpharetta/Cumming area, please contact 404-712-5504 or


If you would to speak with someone who understands your challenges via a peer support call, please contact Waring Jackson 770-924-7609 (leave a message as calls are screened) or email:




Seminole Spirit, A Speech Language Improvement Group

We are a Toastmasters Speech Craft Group to help survivors improve their speech language articulation, which may include videotaping speeches.

North Brook Methodist Church House

50 Houze Way Rd

Roswell, GA 30075


Meetings held:  1st, 3rd, 5th Fri   @ 12:00-2:00 PM, bring your lunch

Please Contact SG Leaders to confirm Meeting dates and agenda. Ask to be added to their email list.


Group Leaders/Facilitators:

1.  Mark Halvorsen (404)434-7452

2.  Alex Hill (404) 514-5043

3.  Bill Peet (404) 255-5145


Facebook – visit The Seminole Spirit Group (Closed group ask to join)


Agenda click here


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Brunswick & Golden Isles

“brainREconnect” Brain Injury Support Group – ABI/TBI

Outpatient Rehabilitation Care Center for Southeast Georgia Health Systems
2600 Wildwood Ave.
Brunswick, GA 31520


Meetings Held: 4th Wednesday 2:30 – 4:00PM

Group Leaders:

1. Royce Laidler MA, CCC/SLP, Director (912)506-0305

2. Rhonda Hand, Co-Director, (912)638-6144 or 399-1450


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*"Divine Restoration Abounds"
Cup of Life Worship Center
108 Newton Road
Calhoun, GA

Meetings Held:  3rd Thursday of each month 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Group Leader:

Judi Collins (706)548-2660


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New Beginnings Brain Injury Support Group

Annandale Village - Patricia M. Brown Center for Programs

3500 Annandale Lane, Suwanee, GA 30024-2150


Meetings Held Monthly on 1st Friday

1:30-3:00 p.m.



1. Paige Havens



2. Vickie Thomas



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            Head Injury and Stroke Support Group

South Georgia Medical Center

2501 North Patterson St.

Valdosta, GA 31602


Meeting Location: Pearlman Cancer Center Conference Room

209 Pendleton Drive, Valdosta, GA (Next to the hospital)


Meetings Held: 2nd Tuesday of each month 6-7 PM

Finger foods/snacks provided


Contact: RSVP Tina Miller (229)259-4292

Website click here 


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*Columbus Brain Injury Support Group

Contact Kay Jones for meeting details

Brain Injury (ABI/TBI) Support Group and Stroke Support Groups meet at different times.


Meetings held – Call Kay Jones to confirm location and times.

TBI/ABI: 710 Center St. -- 4th Wed @ 6:30 PM -
Stroke:   Georgia Regional Medical Center, 710 Center St., 10th Floor Lobby – Tues @ 2 PM

              Northside Medical Center, 100 First Ct. – Sun @ 3 PM  



Kay McCoy Jones
Home (706) 565-9298
Cell (706) 325-2386

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The Disabled Adults and Caregivers Fellowship (DAAC)
Conyers Presbyterian Church
911 Main Street
Conyers, GA 30012

Meetings Held: 3rd Monday of each month
Meal/social 7:00 PM, Program 7:30 PM

Delores McDonald
Phone: (770) 981-8424 or Cell (404) 985-3156


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*Augusta Brain Injury Support Group
NeuroRestorative of GA
2501 Center West Parkway
Augusta, GA 30909


Meetings Held: Every 2nd Thursday @ 6 P.M.


Group Leaders:

1. Patty Goolsby (706)0737-9300 or (706)840-9676

2. Les Paul Morgan (803) 279-9611or (803)426-6356 
(Note: Les also leads a group in No. Augusta, SC. Contact Les for info)


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If anyone is interested in starting a support group contact BIAG

If you need to speak to someone (peer phone support) contact:

Mark and Sharon Huey (770) 467-0365 leave a message

Or email


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"Hope" Southwest Georgia Support Group
Contact Gipson’s for meeting details 

They also provide peer visit via phone 

1. Vickie Gipson (229) 224-1680
2. Rick Gipson (229)224-2852


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Southeast Brain Injury Support Group
Lyons Recreations Dept./Partin Park
Neesmith Building
168 Miot Street – Lyons, GA 30436

            Contact Melissa for meeting details


Group Leader:

Melissa Jenkins


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If BIAG Support Group is not in your area and you have a TBI, groups listed below may accept all brain injuries. Call or email the contact person nearest to you and confirm.

Support Groups listed are for your information only. Support groups have been established and are run by persons with brain injury, family, professionals and/or staff from other organizations serving people with brain injury and do not necessarily reflect the views or official position of BIAG. This is for your information only to assist locating a support group near you.


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To locate Stroke Support Groups:  Click Here  


Facebook: American Stroke:  and


STROKE SUPPORT GROUPS (Call to confirm meeting information. Some groups may allow all brain injuries - not just stroke - please ask)  


Pediatric Stroke Resources/support:

Stroke Association: type in pediatric or children support group in their search window

Support Network, You are not alone:


Ben Hill County: Fitzgerald:

Dorminy Medical Center

200 Perry House Road. Conference Room.

3rd Tues @ 6 PM

Contact: Butch Rathbun, 229-424-7166.


Bibb County: Macon:

Navicent Health Rehab Hospital,

3351 Northside Dr.

3rd Tues @ 4 PM

Contact: 478-201-6500

Link: Click Here  


Chatham County: Savannah:

Memorial Health (Health South)

Support After Stroke SAS

4700 Waters Ave, Day Room 2nd floor

1st Wed @ 10:30 AM

Contact RSVP: Eli Gold – 912-350-5616


Clarke County: Athens:

St. Mary’s Health System

St. Mary’s Stroke Support Group

1230 Baster St. Assembly Room

1st Tues @ 11:30 Lunch Provided

Contact: RSVP: 706-389-2950

Link: Click Here   


DeKalb County: Atlanta/Emory Stroke Group

Emory Center for Rehab,

1441 Clifton Road NE, Room 101.

4th Thurs @ 11 AM

Contact: Nancy Fields 0 404-712-5521


DeKalb County: Atlanta: Stroke Survivor’s Wives.

Briarcliff Oaks Retirement Home. 2675 Fleur De Lis Place

3rd Mon @ 1 PM

Contact: Jane Greensberger – 404-394-6349


DeKalb County: Decatur: DeKalb Stroke Club and Aphasia Group.

DeKalb Medical Center, 2701 North Decatur Road, Cafeteria Board Room

1st Sat @ 1:30 PM

Contact: Kiersten Pierce – 404-790-7553


Dougherty County: Albany:

Phoebe Putney Health System

North Rehab Rec Room, 2000 Palmyra Road,

1st Wed @ 11 AM. 

Contact: Amanda Cauley 229-328-6439


Fulton County (North end): Alpharetta:

Northside Alpharetta Medical Campus

3400 Old Milton Pkwy, Bldg. C,

1st Mon @ 6:30 PM 

Contact: 404-845-5265 

Link: Click Here   


Fulton County (North end): Roswell:

North Fulton Hospital

3400 Hospital Blvd., ACE Dayroom or A&B Class Room

4th Wed @ 6:30 PM

Contact: Keisha Brown, LCSW – 770-751-2631


Fulton County: Atlanta

Grady Hospital

1L Primary Care Center Conf Room, 80 Jesse Hill Jr Dr SE.

Use Butler Street Parking Deck.

3rd Tues @ 2 PM

Contact: Information: 404-374-5501 or group leader:  Shelly Nichols – 404-616-5254

Link: Click Here   


Fulton County: Atlanta/Northside:

*Young Stroke Survivor Support Group (20-40). Social/educational.

Northside/Interchange Professional Bldg. Room 425. 5780 Peachtree Dunwoody Road

3rd Mon @ 6:30 PM

Contact: Lori Murphy 404-374-5501

Link: Click Here   


Gwinnett County: Duluth:

Gwinnett Medical Center. 

Glancy Campus, Kiwi Room. 3215 McClure Bridge Road

3rd Wed @ 1:30 PM

Contact: Kenny Dunham or Candace Rather – 678-312-6167,


Habersham County: Demorest:

Habersham Medical Center

541 Historic Hwy 441-N.

2nd Tues bi monthly

Contact RSVP: Beth Dillin, RN – 706-754-3113

Link: Click Here   


Hall County: Gainesville:

Northeast Georgia Medical Center,

Lanier Park Campus, Blue Ridge Room, 675 White Sulphur Road.

Contact: Holley Adams – 770-219-2483 X2821


Muscogee County: Columbus: Two Stroke Support Groups:

Contact: Kay Jones 706-565-9298

1.     Georgia Regional Med Center, 710 Center St. 10th Floor Lobby -   Tues @ 2 PM

2.     Northside Medical Center, 100 Frist Ct. – Sun@ 3 PM


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Brain Aneurysm Support Community:



Fulton County: Atlanta:

Emory Healthcare

1365B Clifton Road, Emory Clinic Campus, Bldg B, Neurosurgery Dept. SB2200

1st Thurs @ 12:30

RSVP: Christy Ford – 404-778-3751


Forsyth County: Cumming:

Northside Hospital, 1200 Northside Forsyth Dr., Edu Centr, Room F

4th Tues @ 11:30 AM

RSVP: 770-667-4117

Laura Karfeld, Kyeda King, Laura Stevens


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Facebook Atlanta:


Cobb County: Marietta:

Kennestone Wellstar Two Support Groups

1.     Outpatient Rehab Center, 100 Lacy St., Bldg 220

3rd Mon @ 6 PM

2.     Aphasia Conversation Group

Wed @ noon

Contact: Tiffany McCudker – 770-793-7600


DeKalb County: Decatur:

DeKalb Stroke Club and Aphasia Group.

DeKalb Medical Center, 2701 North Decatur Road, Cafeteria Board Room

1st Sat @ 1:30 PM

Contact: Kiersten Pierce – 404-790-7553


Fulton County: Atlanta

Atlanta Aphasia Association

1811 Windmere Dr., Atlanta

Sat @ 10 AM       “Saturday Mornings at the Morris” bagels provided

Contact: Jacqueline S. Laures-Gore, PhD. 404-413-8299, or

Link: Click Here  


Gwinnett County: Duluth:

Gwinnett Medical Center

Jack Jacobs Aphasia Conversation Group

Glancy Campus-Mango Room

3215 McClure Bridge Rd

2nd & 4th Thurs @ 1 PM

Contact: Kelly Dunham or Candace Rather 678-312-6167,


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Weblinks: Southeast Brain Tumor Foundation - 

Facebook SBTF:

Children/teens:  type in brain tumor support group in their search window


Clarke County: Athens

Cancer Centers, 240 Talmadge Dr, Athens

1st Tues @ 5:30 PM

RSVP: Paige Campbell, Ed.D., CLSW – 706-353-5010 or Joel Siebentritt, LCDSW – 706-475-4900


Forsyth County: Cumming

Forsyth Brain Cancer Support Group

1200 Northside Dr, Edu Center, Rm F, Cumming

4th Tues @ 11:30 AM

Contact: 770-667-4117 or 770-292-7028

RSVP Required: 770-667-4117 - light refreshments served

Link: Click Here   


Fulton County: Atlanta:

Emory Healthcare

1365B Clifton Road, Emory Clinic Campus, Bldg B, Neurosurgery Dept. SB2200

1st Thurs @ 12:30

RSVP: Maxine Brown – 404-778-3752 or Farnaz – 404-668-9500

Link: Click Here   


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Children/Teens -  type in epilepsy support group in their search window



Fulton County (North End): Roswell

Epilepsy Support Group

North Fulton Hospital, 3000 Hospital Blvd.

3rd Wed @ 7 PM

RSVP: Tim – 770-667-9363


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If you can’t make it to an in-person Support Group there are other ways to connect.  These are suggestions and offered as information only and do not reflect views or official position of BIAG.


TryMunity, online social and supportive network of others who have similar experiences.


The TBI Tribe, an international private group on Facebook. Visit the group’s page to request to join.


Brain Injury Radio Network is a network of survivors everywhere sharing their unique message to others everywhere, connecting one survivor at a time.

Facebook Page: Visit Brain Injury Radio



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