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Brain Injury Support Group for Veterans and Caregivers

2400 Canal Street
New Orleans

Any veteran survivor or caregiver of a veteran survivor of a brain injury is welcome to attend. It is presented by the Polytrauma team.

The goal is to facilitate and build relationships through shared experiences, learn strategies for coping with a new normal, and get education on different topics for overall wellness.

When: Second Thursday of each month at 11:00

Where: Survivors meet in Conference Room 1M 120; Caregivers meet in R1 House on S. Rochablave

Parking is available on S. Galvez Street

State that you are attending a drop in support group; each attendee must provide date of birth and full social security number.

Contact Jamie Dugas at 504-458-4728 or 504-507-7078 with any questions.

Hope After Head Injury

Nation Wide

Hope After Head Injury exists to provide hope, community, support, encouragement, education, and awareness for brain injury. You are not alone!

Support Group meets virtually on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM Central

Through online support groups, the Hope Survives Podcast, blog posts, and weekly live video broadcasts, survivors and caregivers are encouraged to never give up and to keep fighting.

Created by TBI survivor and advocate Cristabelle Braden

Christus Ochsner St. Patrick Outpatient Rehabilitation TBI/SCI Support Group

4200 Nelson Road
Lake Charles

Traumatic Brain and Spinal Injury Support Group

Come share your experiences, ask questions, or hear from others. Learn what resources are available to you in your community.

Location: Lake Area Hospital in the Ben Mount Boardroom

Meets on the last Wednesday of the month from 12:00-1:30 beginning on November 29, 2023

Attendance is free, but registration is required. Call 337-430-3263 to register.

Virtual Support Groups

Nation Wide

Seeking support online can be very helpful. Whether you are an individual living with a brain injury or a caregiver, it helps to know you are not alone. Visit the website to find virtual support groups for you and your family. (scroll to the bottom to find nationwide groups)

Caregivers Coffee at Baton Rouge Rehab Hospital

8595 United Plaza Blvd
Baton Rouge

Caregivers Coffee is for caregivers of those living with brain injury, spinal cord injury, or stroke.

It occurs monthly on the second Tuesday at 2:00-3:00.

Location: Baton Rouge Rehab Hospital

Contact Roxane at or Toni at to register.

This is a free event, but registration is required.

Ochsner Bayou St. Anne Hospital TBI Support Group

4608 LA-1

This group is open to survivors and caregivers.

Meets on the last Tuesday of each month at 4:00-5:00pm

St. Anne Hospital (enter through the Main Lobby and follow signs to the large classroom)

For more information, contact Heather Barber at

Northshore Rehabiliation Hospital Stroke Support Group

64030 LA Hwy 434

Please join us for our monthly Stroke Support Group Meeting. We will
meet in the OLI Classroom behind the cafeteria.

If you will be joining us in person, please stop at security desk
to receive a temporary ID.

Contact: Mark Paxton, LOTR – Therapy Manager


If you plan to participate virtually, please visit

Zoom Meeting ID: 925 2486 4453
Passcode: 052842

Brain Injury Caregiver Virtual Support Group

Nation Wide

The Brain Injury Caregiver Support Group meets online from 7:30 to 8:45pm (eastern time) on the Second and fourth Sunday of each month using Zoom Room Internet Conference Software.

Our Mission and Vision:

Our mission is to provide an effective forum for the exchange of ideas and peer-to-peer support that is tailored to meet the special needs of caregivers to the moderate-to-severely-brain injured.

Feel free to contact us for more information:

Tom Gallup 301-502-8420

Click or copy/paste this link to join the Zoom call.

Or Dial by cell phone: 1-929-436-2866

Meeting ID: 854 629 0864
Password: 547272

North Oaks TBI/SCI Support Group

1900 S. Morrison Blvd.

Support group for traumatic brain injury and/or spinal cord injury.

First Thursday of every OTHER month from 12 pm-1 pm:







Meets in the classroom at North Oaks Rehab Hospital.  Feel free to bring your own lunch.

No registration is required.

For more information, contact Keri Thornton at or call 985-230-5709.

D.R.E.A.M.S. of Acadiana

113 Oil Center Drive

Meets on the first Tuesday of each month.

D.R.E.A.M.S. stands for Disability, Resources, Education, Activities, Management, and Services.

Sports and activities offered to children and adults in the Lafayette area.

The foundation has opened the D.R.E.A.M.S. Manufacturing Company to create jobs for individuals with special needs in the Lafayette community by baking and selling meat pies that can be found at grocers across Acadiana.

BIALA Virtual SCI Support Group

(504) 982-0685

We welcome spinal cord survivors, caregivers, and professionals via Zoom the 3rd Tuesday of each month.

Time: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. CST

Contact us at for details!

BIALA Virtual TBI Support Group

(504) 982-0685

We welcome TBI survivors, caregivers, and professionals via Zoom the 1st Wednesday of each month.

Time: 1:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m. CST

Contact us at for details!

Brain Stormers of New Orleans

4207 4th Street
New Orleans

Contact: Red Thompson


Dedicated to providing a comfortable arena for individuals with compromised cognitive and motor skills resulting from an acquired or traumatic brain injury.

Listen to Us Live is a weekly radio show on WHIV 102.3 New Orleans. Airing every Saturday at 11am Central, Listen to Us Live is hosted by journeyman Blues musician Red Priest to help promote awareness of the needs of Traumatic Brain Injury Survivors and the Acquired Brain Injury Survivors community.

Reeve Foundation Virtual Support Groups (SCI)

Online Virtual Support

Separate groups are held for individuals living with quadriplegia, those living with paraplegia, and family members/caregivers so that meetings can focus on the unique needs and challenges of each. Group meetings are led by two facilitators: a mental health professional and a peer with lived experience. Meetings are conducted in an open forum/conversational format and members are encouraged to raise topics and ask questions related to living with paralysis or caregiving that are of interest or concern to them.

Register Online.

Lake Charles Memorial Health System-Support Groups

1701 Oak Park Blvd
Lake Charles
(337) 494-3150

Lake Charles Memorial has a variety of education programs, training, and support groups that address the varying needs of patients, professionals, and physicians.

Diabetes Support Group:

When: First Tuesday of each month from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM.
Location: Memorial’s Diabetes Education Office, 2615 Enterprise Boulevard

Breast Cancer Support Group:

When: Third Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM

Location: MOB II Conference Room

Cancer Support Group:

When: Second Wednesday of each month from 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM (*Lunch served)

Location: Radiation/Oncology Conference room

Sarcoidosis Support Group:

When: First Tuesday of each month from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: Sherman Conference Room - LCMH

Stroke Support Group:

When: Fourth Tuesday of each month from 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location: 1701 Oak Park Boulevard

Call for updated details.

Touro Brain Injury Support Group

Touro Infirmary, 1401 Foucher St.
New Orleans

***Group is currently not meeting as of September 2023***

Meets online at 3:30 on the third Tuesday of each month

Contact: Stephen Carrier

Rehab Counselor

Touro LCMC Health

1401 Foucher Street | New Orleans, LA 70115

OFFICE(504) 897-8476


Second Chance to Live

North Carolina

Blogs, resources, and support provided by a brain injury survivor.

Amaze Brain Injury Support Group

218 Rue Louis XIV Suite,

Lafayette, LA area

Contact: Paul Bosworth


Meets on the first Tuesday of each month

Facebook: AMAZE Brain Health Group | Facebook

Touro Rehabilitation Center

New Orleans

Touro Rehabilitation Center offers specialized inpatient and outpatient programs for patients experiencing catastrophic injuries, neurological disorders and diseases such as Parkinson disease, stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury and post-cancer treatment complications.

When you visit an LCMC Health facility, you will get the care that is best for you and your family because we believe that shared beliefs and positive outlooks are what drive our exceptional care.

Touro PACT Support Group for SCI/paralysis

Touro Infirmary, 1401 Foucher St.
New Orleans

***Group is currently not meeting as September 2023***

New Orleans, LA area

Paralysis Action Coalition at Touro (PACT) is a support group for people with spinal cord injuries

​Contact: Stephen Carrier


Northwest Louisiana Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Support Group/Think First


Resources for Independent Living

2001 21st St

We offer four core independent living services, deaf and hard of hearing services, employment services, transportation services, counseling case management services and personal care assistance services to people with disabilities.

Serves Southeastern Louisiana

2 locations:

2001 21st St.

Kenner, LA 70062

(504) 522-1955

Fax: (504)-323-0004

2644 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd. Suite 104

Baton Rouge, LA 70816  

(225) 753-4772

Fax: (225)-372-7721

Baton Rouge Spinal Cord Support Group

8595 United Plaza Blvd.
Baton Rouge

Contact: Roxane Bingham

This group meets on the second Tuesday of the month from 12-1:00.

Location: Baton Rouge Rehab Hospital

*You may contact Roxane for Cajun Crushers information also.

Baton Rouge Head Injury Association (BRHIA)

11300 Greenwell Springs Road
Baton Rouge

This group is open to Brain Injury survivors, family, and friends.

Meetings take place on the first Wednesday at 7:00 PM.

Location: Greenwell Springs Road Library

Email Toni Hamilton with any questions at

Phone: 225-231-3108