INJURIES

New York 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 New York in the way of support groups.

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

Brain Injury Association of New York

To find a group affiliated with the Brain Injury Association of NY, telephone one of the contacts listed below:

Amsterdam Chapter
(serving Fulton, Montgomery & Schoharie)
Dave Hughes
(518) 842-0457
John Sowa
(518) 388-6340

Batavia
Ann Bell
(716) 343-4524

Binghamton
Sue Shimalla
(survivor support group)
(607) 625-2917 Wendy Pursel - (607) 773-1117

Brooklyn
Leon Beer
(718) 856-3790

Bronx
(Spanish speaking when necessary)
Enilda Lozada
(718) 863-6452

Capital District
Marcia Trask
(518) 658-3364
Sheila Bradwell
(518) 439-1718
John Sowa
(518) 388-6340
Adolescent Group
Anna Chau
(518) 456-2996
Women Only Group
Robin Cohn
(518) 489-3531

Central Finger Lakes
Ron Harrison (for survivors)
(315) 536-0984
Norman Presher
(assistant to Ron Harrison)
(315) 536-7359

Cooperstown
Kathryn Demby
(607) 397-1776
Krystyna Warchola
(607) 264-3923

Corning & Elmira
Sheila Sparling
(607) 962-8225 x23

Hudson Valley
(Recreation Program for Survivors)
Steve Jacobs - (845) 634-6578
(845) 634-5848 - home
(845) 627-4797 - work

Ithaca
Dr. Richard Maxwell
(800) 836-7792 or
(607) 256-5076

Jamestown
Mary Kay Booth
(716) 373-8620

Livingston
(Genesco area)
Gail Cochrane, R.N., B.S.
(716) 382-3959

Manhattan
Kathleen McKeon (survivor, family, friends, gay, and lesbian)
(212) 674-2300 x110
Seton Melvin (women's support group)
(212) 241-5152
Iris Rosen, SUNY Optometric
(survivors and loved ones)
(212) 780-4935

Mid-Hudson Valley
(serving Dutchess, Sullivan & Ulster)
Theresa Maloney
(585) 246-5286
Deborah LoCicero
(845) 246-6764

Monroe County
Donna Hares
(585) 393-9330
(585) 234-0360
(315) 331-9051

Northern Area
Toni Longshore
(518) 561-6342

Norwich
Virginia Prytherch
(607) 334-2302
Sue Shimalla
(607) 625-2917

Orange County
Joe DeJong
(845) 361-3369
Fran Zeh
(845) 434-3551

Oswego County
Yolanda Asencio
(315) 342-4088

Plattsburgh
Toni Longshore
(518) 561-6342
Dr. Jeanne Ryan
(518) 564-5048

Putnam/Dutchess/Ulster
Josephine Todaro
(845) 278-7272, x300

Queens
Ellie Bibawy
(718) 234-3586

Rochester
Jim Collinsworth
(315) 483-8136
(585) 234-0360 (voice mail)

Rockland
Barry Dain
(survivors, families, friends and professionals)
(845) 429-1677, x303

Staten Island
Janyce Wollney
(718) 356-2851

Steuben County
Support Group in Bath, NY
Gail Cochrane, R.N., B.S.
(716) 382-3959

Syracuse
Mary Sheridan
(315) 453-7120

Utica/Rome
Steven Redmond
(315) 336-7522

Westchester/Putnam
Elliot Finkelstein/Brain Injury Office
(914) 242-1110 Robyn Lynch
(845) 368-4351 Donna Russo
(family/survivor support group)
(914) 597-2334 or
(914) 597-2500 x3866 Dr. Charlotte Tomaino
(survivors group)
(914) 949-4055

Brain Injury Association of America


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