Support Groups

Area Served: Northern

ANDERSON – Brain Injury Guidance Group (Redding)

Meets:
Contact: Treva Baaken
Phone: 530-365-9058
Meets at: Coe Township Hall
Address: 309 W. Wright Ave., Anderson, California 96007


CHICO – Brain Injury Coalition

Meets: Second Thursday of Each Month, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Contact: Landa Bell-Carson
Phone: 530-342-3118
Email: landabel@sbcglobal.net
Web: www.braininjurycoalition.info
Meets at: Community Meeting Room
Address: 1200 Park Avenue, Chico, California 95928


CARMICHAEL

Meets:
Contact:
Phone: 916-971-0893
Meets at: Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center
Address: 5723-A Marconi Avenue, Carmichael, California 95608


CHICO – THRESHOLDS EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS

Meets: Second Thursday of each month
Contact: Brain Injury Coalition
Phone: 530-342-3118
Web: www.braininjurycoalition.info
Meets at: Old Municipal Building
Address: 441 Main Street, 2nd Floor Assembly Room, Chico, California 95928


CHICO

Meets:
Contact:
Phone: 530-345-5799
Meets at: Enloe Head Injury Support Project
Address: W. 5th Avenue & The Esplanade, Chico, California 95926


CHICO

Meets:
Contact:
Phone: 530-898-5925
Meets at: Mountain Caregiver Resource Center
Address: 2491 Carmichael Dr., Suite 400, Chico, California 95928


EUREKA

Meets:
Contact:
Phone: 800-834-1636
Meets at: Eureka Day Support Group
Address: 2740 Timer Ridge Lane, Eureka, California 95503


EUREKA

Meets:
Contact:
Phone: 707-444-8254
Meets at: Eureka Evening Support Group
Address: 1901 California Street, Eureka, California 95501


EUREKA

Meets:
Contact:
Phone: 707-444-8254
Meets at: Heads Up
Address: 1901 California Street, Eureka, California 95501


EUREKA

Meets:
Contact: Gail Pascoe
Phone: 707-442-7668
Meets at: Making Headway
Address: 305 O Street, Eureka, California 95501


ROSEVILLE

Meets:
Contact: Janice White, Ph.D.
Phone: 916-677-6984
Meets at: Stroke & Family Support Group
Address: 6 Medical Plaza, Roseville, California 95661


SACRAMENTO – HEAD TRAUMA SUPPORT PROJECT (Family / Caregiver Support Group)

Meets: Meets every Thursday from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Contact: Pequita Marasso
Phone: 916-568-6660
Web: www.headtraumasacramento.org
Meets at: Easter Seals Society
Address: 3205 Hurley, Sacramento, California 95864


SACRAMENTO – Minimal Brain Injury Support Group

Meets: Meets the first Thursday of each month
Contact: Caron Nogen
Phone: 916-568-6660
Web: www.headtraumasacramento.org
Meets at: Easter Seals Society
Address: 3205 Hurley, Sacramento, California 95864


SACRAMENTO – Survivor Support Group

Meets: Meets every Thursday from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Contact: Pequita Marasso
Phone: 916-568-6660
Web: www.headtraumasacramento.org
Meets at: Easter Seals Society
Address: 3205 Hurley, Sacramento, California 95864


SACRAMENTO

Meets:
Contact:
Phone: 916-734-6511
Meets at: Sacramento Area Brain Tumor Support Group
Address: 4601 X Street, Sacramento, California 95817


SACRAMENTO

Meets:
Contact: Barbara Westre
Phone: 916-484-8986
Meets at: Traumatic & Acquired Brain Injury Support Group
Address: 4700 College Oak Drive, Sacramento, California 95841


Thresholds

Meets: Second Thursday of each month from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Contact: Carol Oba-Winslow
Phone: 530-893-7494
Web: www.braininjurycoalition.info/index_files/Page605.htm
Meets at: Butte County Library
Address: 1108 Sherman Avenue, Chico, California 95926

Sponsored by Brain Injury Coalition (BIC), Thresholds offers a series of educational workshops addressing a wide range of issues related to brain injury. There is no charge to attend the workshops.

Area Served: Golden Gate

BERKELEY

Meets:
Contact:
Phone: 510-204-3307
strong>Meets at: Support Group for Family & Friends
Address: 2001 Dwight Way, Berkeley, California 94704


BURLINGAME

Meets:
Contact: Lynn
Phone: 650-645-1780
Meets at: ABI Support Group
Address: 875 Stanton Way, Burlingame, California 94010


CASTRO VALLEY

Meets:
Contact: Sylvia Dotson
Phone: 510-889-5064
Meets at: Eden Medical Center Stroke & Brain Injury Support Group
Address: 20103 Lake Cabot Road, Castro Valley, California 94546


FREMONT

Meets:
Contact: Mary
Phone: 510-797-1111
Meets at: Head Injury & Stroke Support Group
Address: 2500 Mowry Avenue, Fremont, California 94538


LARKSPUR

Meets:
Contact:
Phone: 415-461-6771
Meets at: Brain Injury Survivors Support Group
Address: 1144 Magnolia, Larkspur, California 94939


LARKSPUR

Meets:
Contact: Patricia Gill
Phone: 415-461-6771
Meets at: Marin Brain Injury Network
Address: 1132 Magnolia Avenue, Larkspur, California 94939


LOS GATOS

Meets:
Contact:
Phone: 408-866-4020
Meets at: Caregivers & Stroke Support Group
Address: 815 Pollard Road, Los Gatos, California 95030


NAPA

Meets:
Contact:
Phone: 707-258-0270
Meets at: Dazed and Confused Brain Injury Support Group
Address: 1920 Learnhart Street, Napa, California 94558


OAKLAND

Meets:
Contact:
Phone: 510-433-9955
Meets at: East Bay Head Injury Peer Group
Address: 5366 College Avenue, Oakland, California 94618-1417


SAN FRANCISCO

Meets:
Contact:
Phone: 415-665-4100
Meets at: Brainstorm
Address: 207 Skyline Blvd., San Francisco, California 94132


SAN FRANCISCO

Meets:
Contact:
Phone: 415-543-6222
Meets at: Head Injury Support Group
Address: 649 Mission Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, California 94105


SAN FRANCISCO

Meets:
Contact: Rowena Fontanos
Phone: 415-665-4100
Meets at: San Francisco TBI Network
Address: 207 Skyline Blvd., San Francisco, California 94132


SAN JOSE

Meets:
Contact: Richard Patterson
Phone: 408-793-6428
Meets at: Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Group
Address: 403 South Cypress Avenue, San Jose, California 95117-1530


SAN JOSE

Meets:
Contact: Isabel
Phone: 408-894-9041
Meets at: Peer Support Group
Address: 2306 Zanker Road, San Jose, California 95131


SAN JOSE

Meets:
Contact:
Phone: 408-434-2277
Meets at: Services for Brain Injury
Address: 2731 N. First Street, Suite 100, San Jose, California 95134


SAN JOSE

Meets:
Contact: Sun (Jason) Chen
Phone: 408-260-2266
Meets at: Sun & Moon Wellness Center
Address: 3905 Williams Road, San Jose, California 95117


SAN RAFAEL

Meets:
Contact:
Phone: 415-453-4069
Meets at: Connections
Address: 1675 Grand Avenue, San Rafael, California 94901


SAN RAFAEL

Meets:
Contact:
Phone: 415-459-6245
Meets at: Support Group Class
Address: 710 Fourth Street, San Rafael, California 94901


SANTA ROSA

Meets:
Contact:
Phone: 707-544-4323
Meets at: Brain Injury Network of Sonoma County
Address: P.O. Box 9217, Santa Rosa, California 95405


SANTA ROSA

Meets:
Contact:
Phone: 707-542-0282
Meets at: Redwood Caregiver Resource Center
Address: 141 Stony Circle, Suite 200, Santa Rosa, California 95401


SANTA ROSA

Meets:
Contact:
Phone: 707-542-0282
Meets at: Share & Care
Address: 987 Airway Court, Santa Rosa, California 95401


SANTA ROSA

Meets:
Contact:
Phone: 707-542-0282
Meets at: U Are Not Alone
Address: 987 Airway Court, Santa Rosa, California 95401


SUNNYVALE

Meets:
Contact:
Phone: 408-448-2260
Meets at: Think-A-Heads (Survivors Support Group)
Address: 550 East Remington Street, Sunnyvale, California 94087


WALNUT CREEK

Meets:
Contact:
Phone: 925-933-0249
Meets at: Brain Tumor Group
Address: 3276 McNutt Avenue, Walnut Creek, California 94596

Area Served: Valley

GRANITE BAY

Meets:
Contact:
Phone: 916-791-7067
Meets at: Brain Injury Support Group
Address: 7150 Sierra Ponds Lane, Granite Bay, California 95746

Area Served: Coastal

CAPITOLA

Meets:
Contact:
Phone: 831-462-8720
Meets at: Brain Injury Peer Support Group
Address: 1220 41st Avenue, Capitola, California 95010


OXNARD

Meets:
Contact:
Phone: 805-642-4390
Meets at: TBI Support Groups – Santa Barbara
Address: 1600 N. Rose Avenue, Oxnard, California 93030


SALINAS

Meets:
Contact: Drew McMillen
Phone: 831-757-2968
Meets at: Central Coast Center for Independent Living
Address: 234 Capitol Street, Suite AB, Salinas, California 93908


SANTA BARBARA

Meets:
Contact:
Phone: 805-682-7300
Meets at: Brain Tumor Support Group
Address: 300 West Pueblo, Santa Barbara, California 93105-4311


SANTA BARBARA

Meets:
Contact:
Phone: 805-563-2882
Meets at: Jodi House – Santa Barbara
Address: 1235 C Veronica Spring Road, Santa Barbara, California 93105-4522


SANTA CRUZ

Meets:
Contact:
Phone: 831-425-0622
Meets at: Cabrillo College Stroke and TBI Center
Address: 501 Upper Park Road, Santa Cruz, California 95065


SANTA MARIA

Meets:
Contact:
Phone: 805-739-3604
Meets at: Brain Injury / Stroke Support Group
Address: 1406 East Main Street, Santa Maria, California 93454


VENTURA

Meets:
Contact: Joan Moore
Phone: 805-650-5993
Meets at: Brain Injury Center
Address: 1802 Eastman Avenue, #112, Ventura, California 93003


VENTURA

Meets:
Contact:
Phone: 805-654-6400
Meets at: Brain Injury Support Group of Ventura County
Address: 71 Day road, Annex A, Ventura, California 93003

Area Served: Central

Bakersfield Brain Injury Support Group

Meets: 2nd Wednesday of each month
Contact: Elaine Solan
Phone: 661-872-4903
Email: esolan@biacal.org
Meets at: BIACAL Office – located behind old CNS Clinic
Address: 2658 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Bakersfield, California 93306


FRESNO

Meets:
Contact: Jeff DiMarco
Phone: 559-779-6919
Meets at: Brain Injury Support Group
Address: 2823 Fresno Street, Fresno, California 93715


FRESNO

Meets:
Contact: Lisa
Phone: 559-450-5528
Meets at: Fresno Brain Tumor Group
Address: 7130 North Millbrook Avenue, Fresno, California 93726


VISALIA

Meets:
Contact: Cheri Barnes
Phone: 559-679-3702
Meets at: Kaweah Delta Rehab
Address: 840 S. Akers Road, Visalia, California 93277

Area Served: Southern

APPLE VALLEY

Meets:
Contact: Lisa Moss
Phone: 760-946-2481
Meets at: Brainstorming 4 Us, Inc.
Address: 15235 Pirinda Road, Apple Valley, California 92307


BREA

Meets:
Contact:
Phone: 714-990-7781
Meets at: Brea Senior Center
Address: 500 S. Sievers, Brea, California 92821


BREA

Meets:
Contact: Jana Gable
Phone: 714-870-3575
Meets at: St. Jude Brain Injury Network
Address: 2767 E. Imperial Hwy., 1st Floor , Brea, California 92821


BURBANK

Meets:
Contact:
Phone: 818-847-3799
Meets at: Stroke Support Group
Address: 501 S. Buena Vista Street, Burbank, California 91505


COSTA MESA

Meets:
Contact:
Phone: 714-241-6214
Meets at: Coastline Community College Brain Injury Program
Address: 2990 Mesa Verde Drive East, Costa Mesa, California 92626


Transitions Spanish Speaking Support Group

Meets: Second Tuesday of Every Month from 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Contact: Norma Caloca
Phone: (800) 741-1164
Email: norma.caloca@rescare.com
Meets at: Rehab Without Walls
Address: 21660 East Copley Dr., Suite 300, Diamond Bar, California 91765


Transitions Support Group

Meets: First Thursday of Every Month from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Contact: Kimberly Gully
Phone: (800) 741-1664
Email: kimberly.gully@rescare.com
Meets at: Rehab Without Walls
Address: 21660 East copley Dr., Suite 300, Diamond Bar, California 91765


EL SEGUNDO

Meets:
Contact: Lynette LaScaia
Phone: 888-711-6272
Meets at: Napa Center
Address: 1924 E. Maple Avenue #B, El Segundo, California 90248


ENCINITAS – Stroke & Brain Injury Support & Education Group

Meets: 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month from 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Contact: Andrea Schwarb, LCSW
Phone: 760-633-6709
Meets at: Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas Rehabilitation Center – Library
Address: 354 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas, California 92024-5142


ESCONDIDO

Meets:
Contact:
Phone: 800-986-4487
Meets at: Head Injury & Trauma Spinal Support
Address: 555 East Valley Center, Escondido, California 92030


FULLERTON

Meets:
Contact:
Phone: 714-446-7182
Meets at: Brain Tumor & Family Support Group
Address: 100 Valencia Mesa, #200A, Fullerton, California 92835


Giveback LA Recovery Group

Meets: 1st and 2nd Wednesday of each month from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Contact: Elizabeth McNamara
Phone: (909) 267-0365
Email: auntbugetta@yahoo.com
Web: www.givebackla.com
Meets at: Claremont United Church of Christ (Louise Roberts Room)
Address: 233 Harrison Ave., Claremont, California 91711

Week 1: Community Meeting
Week 2: Recovery Workshop


GLENDALE – Brainstormers

Meets:
Contact: Dora Camp
Phone: 818-957-8089 or 818-409-8023
Meets at: Glendale Adventist Brain Injury Support Group
Address: 1509 Wilson Terrace, Glendale, California 91206-4007


HUNTINGTON BEACH

Meets:
Contact: Lauren
Phone: 714-593-9630
Meets at: Adult Day Services of Orange County
Address: 9451 Indianapolis Avenue, Huntington Beach, California 92646


LAGUNA HILLS

Meets:
Contact: Kitty
Phone: 949-855-9444
Meets at: Adult Day Healthcare
Address: 24300 El Toro Rd., Bldg. A, Laguna Hills, California 92653


LAGUNA HILLS

Meets:
Contact:
Phone: 949-452-7255
Meets at: Saddleback Brain Injury Support Group
Address: 24451 Health Center Drive, Laguna Hills, California 92653


LOMA LINDA

Meets:
Contact: Michael May
Phone: 800-986-4487
Meets at: Head Injury and Trauma Spinal Support
Address: 11290 Campus Street #200, Loma Linda, California 92354


LONG BEACH

Meets:
Contact: Robert Almaraz
Phone: 562-938-9005
Meets at: Betty Clooney Foundation for Persons with Brain Injury
Address: 4429 Village Road, Long Beach, California 90808


LONG BEACH

Meets:
Contact:
Phone: 562-933-2000
Meets at: Brain Injury Support Group
Address: 2801 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, California 90806


LOS ANGELES

Meets:
Contact:
Phone: 310-825-6134
Meets at: Caregivers of Brain Tumor Patients
Address: 200 UCLA Medical Plaza Bldg., Los Angeles, California 90095


LOS ANGELES

Meets:
Contact: Nicholas Corato
Phone: 310-423-0837
Meets at: Cedars Sinai
Address: 8631 W. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, California 90048


LOS ANGELES

Meets:
Contact:
Phone: 800-934-2873
Meets at: King Drew Medical Center Brain Tumor Support Group
Address: 12021 S. Wilmington, 5th Floor 5E, Los Angeles, California 90059


LOS ANGELES

Meets:
Contact:
Phone: 213-821-7777
Meets at: Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center
Address: 3715 McClintock, Los Angeles, California 90089


LOS ANGELES

Meets:
Contact:
Phone: 310-575-1699
Meets at: Stroke Association of Southern California
Address: 2001 S. Barrington #308, Los Angeles, California 90025


NORTHRIDGE

Meets:
Contact:
Phone: 818-885-8500
Meets at: Northridge Hospital Medical Center
Address: 18300 Roscoe Blvd., Northridge, California 91328


ORANGE

Meets:
Contact:
Phone: 714-633-7400
Meets at: Brain Injury Survivor or Caregivers Support Group
Address: 1800 La Veta, Orange, California 92666


ORANGE

Meets:
Contact:
Phone: 800-986-4487
Meets at: UCI Medical Center Support Group
Address: 101 The City Drive, Orange, California 92868


PALM SPRINGS

Meets:
Contact: Beverly (Diane) Greer
Phone: 760-323-7676
Meets at: Stroke Recovery Center
Address: 2800 East Alejo Road, Palm Springs, California 92262


POMONA

Meets:
Contact: Diana
Phone: 909-596-0955
Meets at: Pomona Brain Injury Support Group
Address: 255 E. Bonita Avenue, Pomona, California 91769


POWAY

Meets:
Contact: Candace Kieley
Phone: 858-673-4171
Meets at: John Keiley Support Group
Address: 16330 Country Day Road, Poway, California 92064


SAN DIEGO

Meets:
Contact: Mia Miyatake
Phone: 619-294-6541
Meets at: Family Support Group
Address: 6645 Alvarado Road, San Diego, California 92120-5208


SAN DIEGO

Meets:
Contact: Susan Hansen
Phone: 619-294-6541
Web: http://www.sdbif.org
Meets at: San Diego Brain Injury Foundation
Address: P.O. Box 84601, San Diego, California 92138


SAN DIEGO

Meets:
Contact:
Phone: 858-268-4432
Meets at: Southern Caregiver Resource Center
Address: 3675 Rufflin Road, Suite 230, San Diego, California 92123


SANTA MONICA

Meets:
Contact:
Phone: 310-364-4640
Meets at: TBI Social Network
Address: 1444 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, California 90401-2322


SANTA MONICA

Meets:
Contact:
Phone: 310-314-2564
Meets at: West Los Angeles Brain Tumor Support Group
Address: 2716 Ocean Blvd., Suite 1040, Santa Monica, California 90405


Transitions Support Group

Meets: Second Tuesday of Every Month from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Contact: Kimberly Gully
Phone: (800) 741-1164
Email: kimberly.gully@rescare.com
Meets at: Rancho Community Church – Elementary School Bldg. – Room 108
Address: 31300 Rancho Community Way, Temecula, California 92592


VISTA

Meets:
Contact: Drew Booram
Phone: 760-917-1008
Meets at: Affinity Hills
Address: 3010 Winters Hill, Vista, California 92084


VISTA

Meets:
Contact: Judith Moss
Phone: 760-724-7898
Meets at: Camelot
Address: 2035 Alta Vista Drive, Vista, California 92084

Area Served: Online

Caregivers Of Veterans’

Website: https://veterancaregiver.com/peer-support/


TryMunity

Website: http://www.trymunity.com/support/


Daily Strength – Brain Injury Support Group

Website: https://www.dailystrength.org/group/brain-injury


Facebook – Orange County NY Support Group

Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OCNYTBIsupportgroup/


Facebook – TBI & PTSD Caregivers Support Group

Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/214791861954638/


Facebook – TBI Survivor Support – My Friends Who Know

Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TBISurvivorSupport.MyFriendsWhoKnow/


Facebook – Humor Heals! (A TBI Support Group)

Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TBIfamily/


Facebook – International Cerebral Disorder Support Group

Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/725603217454643/


Facebook – Loved Ones Of Combat Veterans

Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Lovedonesofcombatvets


Facebook – TBI Caregivers Support Group

Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/404049786372894/


Facebook – Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Traumatic-Brain-Injury-Support-Group-180684948672011/


Facebook – Tri Lakes TBI Support Group

Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/295991940460827/


Facebook – We Deserve Better

Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/435130579921137/


Facebook – Young Adults With TBI Support Group

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Young-Adults-With-TBI-Support-Group-175694799141282/


MD Junction – Brain Injury Support

Website: http://www.mdjunction.com/brain-injury


Traumatic Brain Injury Support – A Place Of Support And Understanding

Website: http://www.bcftbi.org/tbi-resources/support-groups-details.asp?71