INJURIES

North Carolina 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 North Carolina in the way of support groups.

Conducted by people with experience in dealing with traumatic brain injury, these support groups in North Carolina offer assistance to the patient, their family and caregivers.

To locate a traumatic brain injury support group in North Carolina, check the listing below.

Brain Injury Association of North Carolina

Asheville

Smoky Mountain Brain Injury Support Group
4th Tuesday of each month
6:00-8:30 pm
Meeting Location: Harvest House Community Center
205 Kenilworth Road, Asheville, NC
Lynn Williams
167 Cordell Place
Leicester, NC 28748
828-683-8788
lswvks@aol.com

Teens & Families with TBI
1st Tuesday of each month
7:00-9:00 pm
Meeting Location: Thoms Rehab at CarePartners
68 Sweeten Creek Rd, Asheville, NC
Karen Harrington
8 Jeffrey Lane
Fletcher, NC 28732
828-225-4611(w)
828-681-0313(h)
828-674-6469(cell)
karenh@avlcard.com

Cary

Cary Hospital Support Group
1st Monday of Each Month
6:00-7:30 pm
Meeting Location: Western Wake Cary Hospital
1900 Kildare Farm Rd, Cary, NC
Janice Millns
105 Cricket Lane
Cary, nc 27511
919-851-3157
J.Millns@bianc.net

Cleveland County

Cleveland County Brain Injury Support Network
3rd Thursday of Each Month
Meeting Location: Poplar Springs Baptist Church
1106 Poplar Springs Church Road, Shelby, NC
Carolyn Costner
3863 Towery Road
Shelby, NC 28150
704-434-5624
scostner3@carolina.rr.com

Charlotte

Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation
Inpatient/Outpatient Family Care
Each Tuesday
3:30-4:00 PM
Meeting Location: Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation
Inpatient Therapy Gym Room 11
Charlotte, NC
Peggy Philbrick
Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation
1100 Blythe Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28203
704-355-1502
peggy.philbrick@carolinashealthcare.org

Charlotte Area Brain Injury Association
1st Tuesday of each month
6:30-8:00 PM
Meeting Location: Gym - Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation
Sally Rickard
Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation
1100 Blythe Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28203
704-355-1502
sally.rickard@carolinashealthcare.org

Couples Night Out Support Network
Meeting Times Vary
5:30 PM
Meeting Locations Vary - Call Peggy for Information
Peggy Philbrick
Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation
704-355-1502
peggy.philbrick@carolinashealthcare.org

Spouse Support Group
Meeting times and locations vary - call for information
Peggy Philbrick
Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation
704-355-1502
peggy.philbrick@carolinashealthcare.org

Concord

Concord Area Brain Injury/Spinal Cord Injury Support Network
2nd Monday of each month
7:00-8:30 PM
Meeting Location: NorthEast Medical Center
Medical Arts Building, Classrooms 2 & 3
Concord, NC
Margaret Love
2612 Shady Lane Avenue
Concord, NC 28027
704-784-2503
LUV3@ctc.net
Gail Pittman
1181 Jim Sossoman Road
Midland, NC 28027
704-888-4110

Concord Area Couples Night Out
Meeting dates and times vary - Call for information
Kelly Finche
r PO Box 224
Mt. Pleasant, NC 28124
704-782-5891

Concord/Charlotte Area

Singles and Young Adult
Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury Group
Meeting dates and times vary - Call for information
Christy Baker
8735 Math Road
Stanfield, NC 28163
704-888-4690
ncsweetieheart@hotmail.com

Fayetteville

Fayetteville Brain Injury Support Group
Second Tuesday of the Month
6:30-8:00 pm
Meeting Location: Southeastern Regional Rehab Center
Rehab Auditorium
Fayetteville, NC
Ellen Scherling-Morales
Southeastern Regional Rehab Center
PO Box 2000
Fayetteville, NC 28302
910-486-1101 (M-W-F)
910-609-6857 (T-Th)
Ellen.Morales@ncmail.net

Goldsboro

The Overcomers
Brain Injury Rehab That Helps
3rd Saturday of each month
12:00-2:00 PM
Meeting Location: Eastern Region Vocational Rehabilitation Facility
Goldsboro, NC
Pier Tarrant
308 Linwood Avenue
Goldsboro, NC 27530
919-736-2512
piertarrant@msn.com

Greensboro

Greensboro Brain Injury Support Group
2nd Tuesday of each month
7:00-8:30 PM
Meeting Location: Moses Cone Hospital
Rehab Room, 4th floor (4000 Unit Day Room)
1200 N. Elm Street
Greensboro, NC
Lucy Hoyle
Moses Cone Rehabilitation Center
1200 North Elm Street
Greensboro, NC 27401
336-832-7450
336-319-2214 (pager)
lucy.hoyle@mosescone.com

Greenville

Brain Injury Support Group of Eastern NC
1st Monday of each month
6:30-8:30 PM
Meeting Location: Pitt County Memorial Hospital
Rehabilitation classroom
The Down East Survivors Support Group
Darlene Wetzel
202 East Arlington Blvd, Suite T
Greenville, NC 27834
1-800-697-3115
biaenc@earthlink.net
Cynthia Asby
4246 B Jolly Road
Ayden, NC 28513
252-439-1900
biaenc2@earthlink.net

Henderson

Kerr Lake Brain Injury Support Group
(also covers Franklin, Granville, Warren, Vance counties)
2nd Tuesday of each month
Maria Parham Hospital
566 Ruin Creek Road, Henderson, NC
Mike Scott
940 County Home Road
Henderson, NC 27536
252-738-0707
mscott@vance.net
Pat Dickerson
252-436-1104
dickersonp@mphosp.org

Hickory

Catawba Valley Brain Injury Association
6:30 PM
4th Tuesday each month
Meeting Location:
Mental Health Services of Catawba County
3050 11th Avenue Drive, SE
Hickory, NC
Crystal Podger
cpodger@brainInjurySpecialists.com
Beth Brannon
1985 Tate Blvd., SE
Suite 152
Hickory, NC 28610
828-304-9096
bethbrannon@brainInjurySpecialists.com

High Point

Brain Injury Alliance of High Point
1st Tuesday of each month
7:00 PM
Meeting Location: Millis Health Education Center
600 North Elm Street
High Point, NC

Brain Boosters Support Group
Call for information
Diane Rankin
108 West Farriss
High Point, NC 27262
336-889-7922
dianerankin@northstate.net

Lake Norman

Lake Norman Brain Injury Support Network
4th Monday of each month
7:00-8:30 PM
Meeting Location: Lake Norman Regional Medical Center
Lake Norman/Mooresville, NC
Peggy Philbrick
Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation
704-355-1502
peggy.philbrick@carolinashealthcare.org

Lenior/Caldwell County

Foothills Area Brain Injury Support Group
Meeting times and locations vary, please call
Pam Gilbert
PO Box 285
Patterson, NC 28661
828-758-0463

Lincoln/Gaston/Cleveland Counties

To Be Included
3rd Tuesday of each month
5:30-7:30 PM
Meeting Location: 166 West Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC
Pat Haithcox
704-869-6480 ext. 109
phaithcox@abchumanservices.com

New Bern

Coastal Brain Injury Support Group
1st Saturday of each month
10:00-11:30 AM
Amy Davis
6239 Highway 70 East
New Bern, NC 28560
252-514-2918 or 252-670-6625 cell

Raleigh

Triangle Brain Injury Support Group
3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM
Meeting Location: Wake Med, 1st floor
Susan Fewell
PO Box 748
Raleigh, NC 27601
919-618-3003
susan.fewell@bianc.net
Monica McGrath
1-800-377-1464

Statesville

Surviving Angels
3rd Tuesday of each month
7:00-8:30 PM
Meeting Location: Fairfield Inn (Exit 50 off I-77)
Kim Munro
184 Autumn Leaf Road
Troutman, NC 28166
704-528-0399
kimboom@ctc.net

Union County

Union County Area Brain Injury Support Network
1st Monday of each month
7:00-9:00 PM
Meeting Location: Union Regional Medical Center
Outpatient Center
Peggy Philbrick
Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation
1100 Blythe Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28203
704-355-1502
peggy.philbrick@carolinashealthcare.org

Wilmington

Wilmington Brain Injury Support Group
2nd Monday of each month
7:00-9:00 PM
Meeting Location: Lobby/classroom at Coastal Rehab
Wilmington, NC
Barbara L. Masciotti
Coastal Rehab Hospital
2131 South 17th Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
910-815-5456
Barbara.Masciotti@nhhn.org
Jayne Sanderson
1-800-778-7033
Jayne.Sanderson@nhhn.org
Kelly Lanier, RN
910-815-5635

Winston-Salem

Piedmont Brain Injury Support Group
3rd Tuesday of each month
7:00 PM
Meeting Location: Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Sticht Center, Conference Room
Winston-Salem, NC

Northern NC & Eastern TN

Serves the following areas:
NC: Newland, Boone, Valley Crusis, Spruce Pine
TN: Elizabethton, Roan Mountain
Jennifer Ball
709 Charter Hills Road
Beech Mountain, NC 28604
828-898-2299
828-387-9113

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