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BIALA Resource Guide for Brain and Spinal Cord Injury

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Amaze Brain Injury Support Group

 Nationwide
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

BIALA Virtual SCI Support Group

 Nationwide
(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

 Nationwide
(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!

Baton Rouge Head Injury Association (BRHIA)

 Nationwide
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

Baton Rouge Spinal Cord Support Group

 Nationwide
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.

Brain Injury Caregiver Virtual Support Group

 Nationwide
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

Brain Injury Support Group for Veterans and Caregivers

 Nationwide
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.

Brain Stormers of New Orleans

 Nationwide
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.

Caregivers Coffee at Baton Rouge Rehab Hospital

 Nationwide
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.

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

 Nationwide
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.