Find a Support Group

Please see below for an alphabetized list of Support Groups in your 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.  If you are interested in starting a support group and consideration for Brain Injury Association of Georgia affiliation contact us at – info@braininjurygeorgia.org

BIBB COUNTY

Macon

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:
Phyllis Dorn (478) 960-2804 – dornphyllis@yahoo.com
Rachael Devito – rdevito100@windstream.net

CATOOSA/WALKER COUNTY

Rock Spring

North Georgia Brain Injury Support Group
www.safehavensjf.org
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 or tlovern@safehavenjsf.org

CHATHAM COUNTY (2 Support Groups)

Savannah

Grey Matters

Rehabilitation Hospital of Savannah

6150 Seawright Drive (next to Benedictine High School)

Meetings Held: 3rd Thurs @ 5-6 PM

Group Leaders:
Jennifer Jolley – (912) 350-7274 or jolleje1@memorialhealth.com
Ludy Lugo – ludmila.lugo@healthsouth.com

CLARKE COUNTY

Athens

Athens Support Group

Saint Mary’s Hospital (5h floor, ADL room)
1230 Baxter Street
Athens, GA 30606

Meetings Held: Every 3rd Monday @ 7:00 P.M.

Group Leaders:
Floretta Johnson (706) 353-1892 or (706) 389-3550 or fbjohnson0521@att.net
Janice Ward – (706)548-4397

CLAYTON COUNTY
Riverdale

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:

Pat Buice – (678) 773-4930 or superhope@msn.com

Tiki Carter – (770) 402-4684 or tiki4684@gmail.com

COBB/CHEROKEE COUNTY
Marietta

Unlimited Possibilities Support Group

For all Brain Injuries (TBI/ABI)

Kennestone Hospital – Outpatient Rehab Center
100 Lacy St.
Marietta, GA 30066

View our Facebook Page here.

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

Group Leader:
Kelly Campbell (678)677-2589 or kellyc620@yahoo.com 

DEKALB COUNTY (2 Support Groups)
Atlanta

Emory Support Group
Center for Rehab Medicine (Room 101)
1441 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30030

Meetings Held: Every 2nd Tuesday @ 6:30 P.M.

Group Leaders:
Carl Griffith – (404)409-9339 or Carlg1008acg@gmail.com

Pat Gartrell – (404)524-6097 or gar216@bellsouth.net

Esther Connor (Enews) – (404)731-5958 or no1uno9@hotmail.com

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 P.M. If the 2nd Monday falls on a Holiday the group will meet the following Monday.

Group Leader:

Dr. Inge Thomas (404) 329-4654 or Inge.Thomas@va.gov

FANNIN COUNTY
Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge Support Group

Meetings Held: Every 2nd Tuesday @ 6:00 P.M.

Contact Group Leader for meeting details:

Carolyn Stepp (706) 492-5308) or carolynstepp@etcmail.com

View out Facebook Page here.

FLOYD COUNTY
Rome

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:
Stayce Van Gorp PT (770)713-2526) or Svangorp@floyd.org
Molly Burrows (706) 509-6608 or moburrows@floyd.org 

FULTON COUNTY (3 Support Groups)

Atlanta

BUCKHEAD area:

Mild Brain Injury Support MBISG
Peachtree Presbyterian Church
3434 Roswell Road
Atlanta, GA 30305
http://www.mildbraininjurysupport.org/

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

Group Leaders/Facilitators:

Jean Kropa (770) 612-0612 or Kropa@bellsouth.net

Art Fuller – art_full@yahoo.com

Jacques and Monique Hauss or jacqueshauss@aol.com 

ALPHARETTA area:

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 orjane@braininjurygeorgia.org

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:  waringjackson@gmail.com

ROSWELL Area:

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 Support Group Leaders to confirm Meeting dates and agenda. Ask to be added to their email list.

Group Leaders/Facilitators:

Mark Halvorsen (404)434-7452 or Seekinmotion2015@gmail.com

Alex Hill (404) 514-5043 or ahillga@yahoo.com

Bill Peet (404) 255-5145 or emersonpeet3@gmail.com

View our Facebook Page here.

View our agenda here.

GLYNN COUNTY
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:

Royce Laidler MA, CCC/SLP, Director (912)506-0305 or roycelaidler@att.net

Rhonda Hand, Co-Director, (912)638-6144 or 399-1450 or Rhondahand@gmail.com

GORDON COUNTY
Calhoun

“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 or cjudi@bellsouth.net

GWINNETT COUNTY
Suwanee

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.

Contacts:

Paige Havens –  678-938-4279 or havensp@bellsouth.net

Vickie Thomas – 770-945-8381 or vickie.thomas@annandale.org

LOWNDES COUNTY

Valdosta

Head Injury and Stroke Support Group

South Georgia Medical Center

2501 North Patterson St.

Valdosta, GA 31602

Meeting Location: Pearlman Cancer Center Conference Room Meetings Held: 2nd Tuesday of each month 6-7 PM (finger foods/snacks provided).

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

Contact: RSVP Tina Miller (229)259-4292 or Tina.miller@sgmc.org

View our website here.

MUSCOGEE COUNTY
Columbus

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

Contact:

Kay McCoy Jones: Home (706) 565-9298 or Cell (706) 325-2386 or Kaymccoy3@hotmail.com

NEWTON/ROCKDALE COUNTY
Conyers
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

Contact:
Delores McDonald – Phone: (770) 981-8424 or Cell (404) 985-3156 or dbdjill@comcast.net

RICHMOND COUNTY
Augusta

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:

Patty Goolsby (706)0737-9300 or (706)840-9676 or Patty.goolsby@thementornetwork.com

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

SPAULDING / LAMAR / UPSON COUNTIES
Griffin/Barnesville/Thomaston

If anyone is interested in starting a support group please 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 sharonhuey@bellsouth.net

THOMAS COUNTY
Thomasville

“Hope” Southwest Georgia Support Group

Contact the Gipson’s for meeting details.

They also provide peer visit via phone.

Vickie Gipson (229) 224-1680 or vickygipson35@yahoo.com
Rick Gipson (229)224-2852 or rickygipson54@yahoo.com

TOOMBS COUNTY  

Lyons

If anyone is interested in starting a Support Group contact BIAG: 404-712-5504

WellStar Health
Shepherd Center
Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation