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Arizona Support Groups - Traumatic Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can result from any number of different accidents or traumas. The one thing all individuals suffering from TBI need is support. Fortunately, help is available in Arizona in the way of support groups.

Conducted by people with experience in dealing with traumatic brain injury, these support groups in Arizona offer assistance to the patient, their family and caregivers. To find a TBI support group in Arizona, check out the listing below for locations, telephone numbers and dates of available traumatic brain injury support groups.

Phoenix Area

TBI Caregivers Support Group
Central and Osborn, Phoenix
Time & Location Pending
Contact; Lois van Halle
602-672-9234

East Valley TBI Support Group
2nd Wednesday of each month
4:00 - 5:30 P.M.
Church of Resurrection
3201 S. Evergreen Rd., Tempe, AZ Room #3
Contact: Annette Zaccari
602-953-7590

TBI Survivor Support Group
2nd Monday of month.
Please call to confirm meeting location and or special events that could take place of the regular scheduled meeting during the months of June, July & August.
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
St. Joseph's Hospital, Dining Rooms A & B (adjacent to cafeteria)
350 W. Thomas Rd., Phoenix
Contact: Carolyn Mitchell, Social Services, 602-406-3333 on Monday's and Tuesday's

Mild Brain Injury Support Group
2nd & 4th Wednesday of month
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
AZ Institute for Communication & Cognitive Disorders
4545 N. 36th St., Suite 125A
Contact: Mary Jane Trunzo
602-224-0202

Mild Head Injury Survivor Group
1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month
5:30 to 6:00 p.m. - Socialization
6:00 to 7:30 p.m. - Meeting
Westwind Academy Charter School
2045 W. Northern Ave., Phoenix
Contact: Laura Kuhn
602-403-9998
Open to family members, survivors and anyone wishing to learn about mild traumatic brain injury.

Brain Tumor Support Group
4th Tuesday of each month
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Barrow Neurological Institute
Women's Board Room
350 W. Thomas Rd., Phoenix
Contact: Howard Mack
602-406-5071 or 602-406-5075

COMPASS Support Group
3rd Friday of each month
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Scottsdale Senior Center
7375 E. 2nd St., Bldg. 2, Rm. 5
Contact: Susan DeNova
602-470-1802
For all disabilities

VOICE Support Group
2nd Thursday of each month
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Foothills Branch Library
19055 N. 57th Avenue
Contact: Clayton Guffey
602-789-9129 ext. 207
voice@azdes.gov
www.voice-az.com
For all disabilities

Tucson Area

"CHAP" Survivor Group
Southwest Neuropsychology Assoc.
Every Friday
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Health South, 2650 / 2660 N. Wyatt Dr., Room Varies
Contact: Shannah Biggan, Ph.D.
520-320-6230

TBI Support Group
Every Wednesday
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Direct Center for Independent Living
1023 N. Tyndall
Contact: Don King
520-624-6452

Carondelet Brain Injury Support Group
2nd Saturday of each month
September thru May
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
St. Mary's Hospital, 4th Floor
Holtzman Conference Room
Contact: Jack Kriendler
520-873-3497

Carondelet Mild Brain Injury Support Group
4th Thursday of month, except July
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
St. Joseph's Hospital, 4th Floor
Rehab Conference Room
350 N. Wilmot, next to Eye Center
Contact: Karen Edman
520-873-3881

Wednesday Afternoon Bowling
Every Wednesday 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Lucky Strike Bowl, 4015 E. Speedway
$3.50 incl. 2 games, free shoe rental
Contact: Bonnie Renfrow
520-622-1493

Tucson Brain Injury Advocacy Panel
Every Friday morning
10:30 a.m.
Guests Welcome
Contacts for directions and info:
Meira Yaer, RN, MA
520-825-0896

Arizona Cancer Center
University Medical Center Brain Tumor Support Group
For individuals who have a brain tumor and their significant others who want to share concerns and educational information.
Second Wednesday
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Arizona Cancer Center
1515 N. Campbell, room 4968
Contact: Marsha Drozoff
520-694-4605

Yuma

Yuma TBI Support Group
Last Thursday of each month
7 p.m.
Yuma Rehab Hospital
Quechan Room
Contact: Danielle Puentedura
928-726-7466

Northern Arizona

Survivors of Traumatic Brain Injury
Last Thursday of each month
5:00-7:00 p.m. Support Group
Other meetings are individually scheduled
Calvary Chapel Church
Prescott on Highway 69
Contact: Jack Suderman
928-772-2985
For TBI survivors and their families. Childcare provided.


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