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North Oaks TBI/SCI Support Group

1900 S. Morrison Blvd.

Support group for traumatic brain injury and/or spinal cord injury. Meets in the classroom at North Oaks Rehab Hospital from 12 pm - 1 pm the first Thursday of every other month (January, March, May, July, September, November). 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

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.

Connections TBI Support Group

104 MEDICAL CENTER DR., Ochsner Campus,

Meet the third Monday of each month at 5:00 p.m. CST.

Join this group in person or online! Contact them directly for more information.

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 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 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

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

Lake Charles, LA area

When: Fourth Tuesday of each month
Location: Shearman Conference Room - LCMH

Call for updated details

Touro Brain Injury Support Group

Touro Infirmary, 1401 Foucher St.
New Orleans

New Orleans, LA area

Contact: Stephen Carrier


Brain Injury Caregiver Support Group

Nation Wide
(301) 502-8420

Sponsored by the Brain Injury Association of Maryland and open to everyone! 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.

Visit the website for more information and to login to join the support group calls.

Contact: Tom Gallup


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


Facebook: AMAZE Brain Health Group | Facebook

Touro PACT Support Group for SCI/paralysis

Touro Infirmary, 1401 Foucher St.
New Orleans

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


Baton Rouge Spinal Cord Support Group

8595 United Plaza Blvd.,
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge, LA area

Contact: Roxane Bingham


*Cajun Crushers Information

Baton Rouge Head Injury Association (BRHIA)

11300 Greenwell Springs Rd.,
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge, LA area

Location: Greenwell Springs Library/First Wednesday/7:00pm

Contact: Toni Hamilton