Support Groups - Georgia

Last updated on 10-17-2017
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Support Group information is subject to change. Please contact the support group before you attend a meeting for the first time or if you have not attended recently.

NOTE: People with ALL TYPES of brain injuries are invited
(traumatic, acquired, stroke, tumors, aneurysms, anoxia, disease, bleed, etc.)
Family members are welcome to most groups.

* indicates that the support group is not affiliated with the Brain Injury Association of Georgia (BIAG).

BIBB COUNTY

Macon Macon Support Group
Central Georgia Rehab Hospital
3351 Northside Dr.
Macon, GA 31210
Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of every month @ 6:00pm
Bring a dish to share . . . we eat first!
Contact: Rachael DeVito . . . rdevito100@windstream.net

CATOOSA/WALKER COUNTIES

Rock Spring North Georgia Brain Injury Support Group
Jimmy Simpson Foundation Group

9558 N. Hwy 27
Suite B
Rock Spring, GA 30739
www.safehavenjsf.org
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of every month @ 6:00pm
Contact: Tina Lovern . . . (706) 375-9530 . . . tlovern@safehavenjsf.org

CHATHAM COUNTY

Savannah Advance Acquired Brain Injury Program
Goodwill Industries
7220 Sallie Mood Dr.
Savannah, GA 31406
www.goodwillsavannahga.org
Meetings: 2nd Thursday of every month @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Contact: Paula Ruehling . . . (912) 354-6611 . . . pruehling@goodwillsavannahga.org


Grey Matters
Rehab Institute @ Memorial Medical Center
4600 Waters Ave.
Savannah, GA 31404
Meetings: 3rd Thursday of every month @ 5:00pm
Contact: Jennifer Jolley . . . (912) 350-7274 . . . jolleje1@memorialhealth.com
Ludy Lugo . . . lugolu1@memorialhealth.com

CLARKE COUNTY

Athens Saint Mary's Hospital
1230 Baxter Street
Athens, GA 30606
(Meeting location is on the 5th floor, ADL room)
Meetings: 3rd Monday of every month @ 7:00pm
Contact: Floretta Johnson . . . (706) 353-1892 or (706) 389-3550 . . . fbjohnson0521@att.net
Janice Ward . . . (706) 548-4397 . . . jward180@charter.net

CLAYTON COUNTY

Riverdale Miracles Happen
Southern Regional Medical Center
11 Upper Riverdale Rd.
Riverdale, GA 30274
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of every month @ 7:00pm
Contact: Pat Buice . . . (678) 773-4930 . . . superhope@msn.com

COBB COUNTY

Marietta Unlimited Possibilities
Kennestone Hospital
Outpatient Rehab Center
100 Lacy St.
Marietta, GA 30060
Visit us on Facebook!
Meetings: 1st Tuesday of every month @ 7:00pm
Contact: Kelly Campbell . . . (678) 677-2589 . . . kellyc620@yahoo.com

Whistle Stop Support Group
Whistle Stop Cafe
1200 Ernest W. Barrett Parkway NW
#144
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Meetings: Every Friday @ 10:00am
Contact: Bruce Allen . . . (404) 345-1786 . . . brucea1025@comcast.net

DEKALB COUNTY

Atlanta/Emory Emory Rehabilitation Hospital
1441 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30329
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of every month @ 6:30pm
Contact: Carl Griffith (Support Group leader) . . . (404) 409-9339 . . . carlg1008acg@gmail.com
Pat Gartrell . . . (404) 401-3295 . . . gar216@bellsouth.net
Esther Connor . . . (404) 861-1215 . . . no1uno9@hotmail.com

Emory Stroke Survivors' Club by Emory Center for Rehab Medicine *
1441 Clifton Road
Cafeteria
Atlanta, GA 30030
Meetings: 4th Thursday of every month @ 10:00am-11:00am
For stroke survivors, friends, family members, and caregivers.
Contact: (404) 712-5512

Atlanta/VA Hospital VA/TBI Support Group
Atlanta VA Clinic
250 North Arcadia Road
Decatur, GA 30030
Note: The group is only open to Veterans.
Meetings: 2nd Monday of every month @ 1:00pm
If the 2nd Monday falls on a Holiday, the group will meet the following Monday.
Contact: Dr. Inge Thomas . . . (404) 329-4654 . . . Inge.Thomas@va.gov

DOUGHERTY COUNTY

Albany There is no support group in Dougherty County.
Meeting info: South Georgia Support Group Steering Committee
c/o Vickie Gibson . . . (229) 224-1680

FANNIN COUNTY

Blue Ridge United Community Bank of Fannin County
4000 Appalachian Highway
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
Bank is located next to the Burger King.
Call Carolyn Stepp for directions.
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of every month @ 6:00pm
Contact: Carolyn Stepp . . . (706) 492-5308 . . . carolynstepp@etcmail.com

FLOYD COUNTY

Rome Floyd Behavioral Health
Windwood main level conference room
306 Shorter Ave.
Rome, GA 30165
Meetings: 3rd Thursday of every month @ 6:00pm
Contact: Linda Studard . . . (706) 509-6623 . . . lstudard@floyd.org
Ginger Cochran . . . gcochran@floyd.org

FULTON COUNTY

Atlanta Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite
Inpatient Comprehensive Rehabilitation Unit (CIRU)
1001 Johnson Ferry Road
Atlanta, GA 30342
Meetings: 3rd Sunday of every month @ 2:00pm
For both parents and children/adolescents, as well as young adults over the age of 12.
Contact: Michelle Holtmann, Chaplain . . . (404) 785-4452
Jean Kropa . . . (770) 612-0612 . . . jean.kropa@gmail.com

Stroke Support Group *
Grady Memorial Hospital
Primary Care Center 1-L Conference Room
80 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE
Atlanta, GA 30303
Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of every month @ 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Contact: Shelley Nichols . . . (404) 616-5254

Stroke Support Group *
Northside Hospital
1000 Johnson Ferry Road
Atlanta, GA 30342
Meetings: 1st Tuesday of every month @ 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Young Stroke Survivors Support Group *
Interchange Building
Room 425
5780 Peachtree Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, GA 30342
Meetings: 3rd Monday of every month
Contact: Lori Murphy . . . (404) 374-5501 . . . lorijmurphy29@gmail.com

Atlanta/Buckhead Mild Brain Injury Support Group
Peachtree Presbyterian Church
3434 Roswell Road
Atlanta, GA 30305
www.mildbraininjurysupport.org
Meetings: 2nd Thursday of every month @ 7:00pm
Contact: Jean Kropa . . . (770) 612-0612 . . . jean.kropa@gmail.com
Art Fuller . . . (678) 612-6353 . . . art_full@yahoo.com
Jacques Hauss . . . jhauss@aol.com

Alpharetta Stroke Support Group
Northside Alpharetta Medical Campus
3400 Old Milton Parkway
Building C, Classroom A
Alpharetta, GA 30005
Meetings: 1st Monday of every month @ 6:30pm
Contact: (404) 845-5265

Roswell North Fulton Support Groups
St. David's Episcopal Church
1015 Old Roswell Road
Roswell, GA 30076
Meetings: Survivors: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Thursday of every month @ 1:00pm in the Education Building. 4th Thursday of every month is a lunch social. Please call for details.
Caregivers: 1st Thursday of every month @ 1:00pm in the Education Building next to the Survivors.
Families: 3rd Tuesday of every month @ 6:45pm - 8:00pm in the Old Parish Hall. For all persons with any form of brain injury, family members, and caregivers.
Contact: Survivors: Waring Jackson . . . (770) 924-7609 . . . waringjackson@gmail.com
Families: Elaine Steinhauer-Slezak . . . (770) 722-5266 . . . Elaine50008@aol.com or
Karan Wade . . . (678) 925-8161 . . . baskcatcase@yahoo.com

North Fulton Hospital Stroke Support Group
North Fulton Hospital
3000 Hospital Blvd.
Roswell, GA 30076
Meetings: 4th Wednesday of every month @ 6:30pm
In the ACE day room
Contact: Keisha Brown, LCSW . . . (770) 751-2631

The Seminole Spirit - A Speech/Language Support Group
North Brook Methodist Church House
50 Houze Way Rd.
Roswell, GA 30075
Meetings: Read The Seminole Spirit's Mission Statement and purpose and their 2017 meeting schedule. See their agenda here.
Contact: Mark Halvorsen . . . (404) 434-7452 . . . Seekinmotion2012@gmail.com
Alex Hill . . . (404) 514-5043

North River Support Group *
North River Baptist Church
12090 Hardscrabble Road
Roswell, GA 30075
www.northrivercaregivers.com
Meetings: 3rd Thursday of every month @ 7:00pm
Contact: Lynda deMore . . . (770) 928-5834 . . . northrivercaregivers@gmail.com

GORDON COUNTY

Calhoun "Divine Restoration Abounds"
Cup of Life Worship Center
108 Newton Road
Calhoun, GA 30701
Meetings: 3rd Thursday of every month @ 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Contact: Leslie DePerro . . . (706) 263-6961 . . . Ldeperro07@aim.com
Judi Collins . . . (706) 548-2660 . . . cjudi@bellsouth.net

HABERSHAM COUNTY

Demorest Stroke Support Group *
Habersham Medical Center
487 North Historic Highway
Demorest, GA 30535
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of every other month @ 1:30pm
Contact: Beth Hester . . . (706) 754-3113, ext 2042

HALL COUNTY

Gainesville Northeast Georgia Medical Center Stroke Support Group *
Lanier Park Campus
Blue Ridge Room
675 White Sulphur Road
Gainesville, GA 30501
Meetings: 2nd Wednesday of every month @ 6:00pm
Hors d'oeuvres
Contact: Denise Filush . . . StrokeProgram@nghs.com

LOWNDES COUNTY

Valdosta Brain Injury Advocate Services of Georgia (BIAS)
(Both Military & Non-Military survivors and their families are welcome)
biasofga.org
Meeting locations vary. Contact Alan Carter for locations of individual meetings.
Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of every month @ 6:00pm
Contact: Alan Carter . . . (229) 375-8476 . . . biasofga@bellsouth.net

MUSCOGEE COUNTY

Columbus Columbus Area Brain Injury Support Group
Northside Medical Center (old Hughston Hospital)
100 First Court
Columbus, GA 31909
Meetings: Every Sunday (except holidays) @ 3:00pm - 4:00pm
2nd Floor of Medical Center – in the Varsity Room.
Contact: Kay Jones (McCoy) . . . (H) (706) 565-9298 (C) (706) 325-2386 . . . kaymccoy3@hotmail.com

NEWTON/ROCKDALE COUNTIES

Conyers Brain Injury Support Group of Newton/Rockdale
This group has been disbanded as of June 2015.
Meetings: If another group is formed, it will be announced.
Please look for other counties that have groups nearest to you.
Contact: Ann Boriskie . . . (770) 330-8416 . . . aboriskie@braininjurypeervisitor.org

RICHMOND COUNTY

Augusta The Brain Injury Support Group
NeuroRestorative of GA
2501 Center West Parkway
Augusta, GA 30909
Meetings: 2nd Thursday of every month @ 6:00pm
Contact: Patty Goolsby . . . (706) 829-0370 . . . pattyg@wrh.org
Les Paul Morgan . . . (803) 279-9611 or (803) 426-6356 . . . mycometpatrol@bellsouth.net
Note: Les also leads a group in North Augusta, SC. Contact him for info.

THOMAS COUNTY

Thomasville "Hope" Southwest GA TBI Support Group
Boston Community Center
Boston, GA 31626
Meetings: 2nd Monday of every month.
Covered dish @ 6:30pm, meeting @ 7:30pm
Contact: Vickie Gipson . . . (229) 224-1680 . . . Vickiegipson35@yahoo.com
Rick Gipson . . . (229) 224-2852 . . . Rickygipson54@yahoo.com

TOOMBS COUNTY

Lyons Southeast Georgia Brain Injury Support Group
Lyons Recreations Dept/Partin Park
Neesmith Building
168 Miot Street
Lyons, Georgia 30436
Meetings: 2nd Monday of every month @ 7:00pm
Contact: Melissa Jenkins . . . (912) 565-0197 . . . melissaoliphant@yahoo.com

OTHER SPECIALIZED GROUPS

ANEURYSM:

Emory Hospital Aneurysm Support Group *
Emory Clinic Building B
Neurosurgery Suite B2200
1365 Clifton Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30322
Meetings: 1st Tuesday of every month
Contact: Regina Carder . . . (404) 712-5795 . . . Regina.Carder@emoryhealthcare.org

APHASIA:

Kennestone Wellstar Hospital Aphasia Support Group *
Kennestone Outpatient Rehab Center
100 Lacy St
Building 220
Marietta, GA 30060
Meetings: 3rd Monday of every month @ 6:00pm
Contact: Tiffany Woodall McCusker . . . (770) 793-7600 . . . tiffany.woodall@wellstar.org

BRAIN TUMOR:

Cobb County Emory Neurosciences Brain Tumor Support Group *
Kennestone Hospital
677 Church Street
Marietta, GA 30060
www.neurosurgery.emory.edu/BTSG
Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of every month @ 6:00pm
Contact: Tosha Usher
TECKennestone@emoryhealthcare.org

EMPLOYMENT:

Stone Mountain Side by Side Clubhouse
"A unique clubhouse for fostering growth, employment, job search skills, etc."
1001 Main St.
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
www.sidebysideclubhouse.org
Meetings: Clubhouse Hours: Monday-Friday @ 9:00am - 3:00pm
Contact: Cindi Johnson (404) 378-1139
Fax: (404) 378-1164
info@sidebysideclubhouse.org
greta@sidebysideclubhouse.org

TELECONFERENCE:

Georgia Brain Talk Teleconference Support Group *
Over your own telephone right from your home or wherever you are located.
www.georgiabraintalk.com
Meetings: 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month @ 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Contact: Bill DeAngelo . . . (678) 880-0411

YOUTH/ADOLESCENT GROUPS:

Decatur Empowering Our Youth (EOY)
"For young adults with disabilities between 14 and 30 years old (or thereabouts!)"

disABILITY LINK
755 Commerce Dr.
Suite 105
Decatur, GA 30030
Meetings: Saturdays @ 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Contact: Sukie Glick, Youth Advocacy Coordinator . . . (404) 687-8890 x120 . . . SGlick@disABILITYLINK.org

Atlanta Young Stroke Survivors Support Group *
Interchange Building
Room 425
5780 Peachtree Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, GA 30342
Meetings: 3rd Monday of every month
Contact: Lori Murphy . . . (404) 374-5501 . . . lorijmurphy29@gmail.com