Support Groups for those Living with Brain or Spinal Cord Injury

The purpose of a support group is to provide an environment in which members can share emotions and experiences and support one another for the mutual benefit of the total group. A successful support group is one in which the individual members feel emotionally supported, provide support to other members, receive information that helps them manage their situation, and develop ways to cope.

Groups vary widely in size and format. The most important aspects of the support group are confidentiality, mutual trust, understanding, involvement of members helping each other and getting the information and support they need.

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Acadian Stroke Support Group

Contact: Kelly Lanigan, Stroke Coordinator
Meets 2nd Tuesday of the month from 3-4 PM
Lafayette General Medical Center
Owen's Auditorium 1st Floor

Acquired Brain Injury Survivors of Southeast Louisiana (ABIS)

Call for more information:
Meets 1st and 3rd Friday of the month at 1:00 PM

AMAZE Support Group

A Mental Awareness Zone 4 Everyone (AMAZE)
Contact: Paul Bosworth: 919-656-7928
Search: Facebook for Amaze Brain Injury Group
1st Monday of the month – call to confirm

Baton Rouge Head Injury Association (BRHIA)

Contact: Toni Hamilton: 225-231-3108
1st Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM
Greenwell Springs Library

Baton Rouge Spinal Cord Support Group

  • 8595 United Plaza Blvd.
    Baton Rouge LA 70809

Contact/ RSVP to: 
Roxanne Bingham 225-231-3123
3rd Tuesday of the month at 12:00 PM 
Baton Rouge Rehab

Catholic Charities