INJURIES

Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania in the way of support groups.

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

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

Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania

Allentown
Lehigh Valley Head Trauma Support Group
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital
Raker Center Building
6th & Saint John Streets
Allentown, PA 18103-3296
Bill DeCray
610-432-1619
Mike Bonner
610-776-3263
3rd Thursday of each month
7:00 p.m.

Altoona
Brain Injury Support Group
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Altoona 2005 Valley View Boulevard
Altoona, PA 16602
Ann Marie Montgomery
814-944-3535
Brenda Williams
814-944-3535
2nd Thursday of each month
6:00 p.m.

Ashland
Anthracite Area Brain Injury Support Group
Ashland Regional Medical Center
Route 61
Ashland, PA 18921
Mark Heydt
610-376-3390
3rd Wednesday of each month
7:00 p.m.

Connellsville
HealthSouth Connellsville
Head Injury Support Group
Lobby Area of HealthSouth Rehab at Laurel Mall
Route 119, Laurel Mall
Connellsville, PA 15425
Cheryl Crise
724-626-5000
Judy Shaw
724-887-0646
Tom and Mary Lou Hoak
724-628-0419
3rd Tuesday of each month
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Danville
Geisinger HealthSouth
Brain Injury Support Group
Geisinger HealthSouth Rehab Hospital
2 Rehab Lane
Danville, PA 17821
Alice Erdly
570-271-6594, X52861
3rd Wednesday of each month
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Doylestown
Doylestown Family & Survivor Brain Injury Support Group
Doylestown Health & Wellness Center
595 West State Street
Doylestown , PA 18901
Contact: Donna Seif or Brooke Kearins
215-345-2543
1st Thursday of each month
2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

East Stroudsburg
Head Injury Support Group
Pocono Medical Center
206 East Brown Street
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
Cynthia Christman
570-476-3460
3rd Thursday of each month
12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Erie
Greater Erie Area Brain Injury Support Group
HealthSouth Rehab Hospital of Erie
143 East 2nd Street
Erie, PA 16507
Sue Glenn
800-234-4574, X1358
2nd Tuesday of each month
7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Exton
Survivor Cognitive/Social Skills Support Group
MainLine Rehabilitation Associates, Inc.
668 Exton Commons
Exton, PA 19341
Bridget Lowery
610-280-0180, X104
Please call

Greensburg
Westmoreland County Brain Injury Support Group
Trinity United Church of Christ
139 North Main Street
Greensburg, PA 15601
Judy Shaw
724-887-0646
Paul Damon
412-372-2888
Last Wednesday of each month
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Hershey
Brain Injury Support Group
University Physicians Center, Room 1010
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033
Ben Shuey
717-526-2111
3rd Thursday of each month
7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Huntingdon
Huntingdon Head Injury Support Group
Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church Social Hall
(on corner, parking on Mifflin Street)
6th & Mifflin Streets
Huntingdon, PA 16652
Pat Slaughter
814-643-6100
Please call

Indiana
Indiana County Brain Injury Support Group
Indiana Haven Community Home
1675 Saltsburg Avenue
Indiana, PA 15701
Becky Myers
724-349-5934
3rd Thursday of each month
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Johnstown
Johnstown Brain Injury Support Group
Crichton Center for Advanced Rehabilitation
109 Sunray Drive
Johnstown, PA 15905
Sandee Lewis
814-255-9590
Teresa Hoffman
814-488-9988
2nd Tuesday of each month
5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Langhorne
Heads On Straight for TBI Survivors & Families
Saint Mary Medical Center
Education Building, Room 1
Route 413
Langhorne, PA 19047
Anne Sears
215-295-1168
1st Tuesday of each month
7:30 p.m.

Malvern
Survivors Group and Family Members Group
Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation
414 Paoli Pike
Malvern, PA 19355
Dr. Edward Murphy, Psy.D
610-251-5430
2nd Tuesday of each month
7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Mechanicsburg
Neuro Support Group
HealthSouth Rehabilitation of Mechanicsburg
175 Lancaster Boulevard
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Susan Croushore
717-691-3700, X4917
1st Wednesday of each month
Please call

Monroeville
Monroeville Area TBI Peer Support Group
Crossroads Presbyterian Church
2310 Haymaker Road at Ramsey
Monroeville, PA 15646
Judy Shaw
724-887-0646
Paul Damon
412-372-2888
2nd Thursday of each month
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

North Wales
Cortical Vision Impairment Group
(for persons with TBI and visual impairments)
Montgomery County Association for the Blind
212 North Main Street
North Wales, PA 19454
Michele Jaffe
215-661-9800

Philadelphia

Support Group for Caregivers of Brain Injury Survivors
Magee Riverfront
Conference Room 5
1500 South Columbus Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19147 Jill Duffy 215-218-3908
Every Wednesday
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Brain Injury Support Group
Magee Rehabilitation Brain Injury Program
Magee Rehabilitation Center
16th & Race Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Jill Duffy
215-218-3908
Dr. Kelli Williams
215-587-3047
Every Tuesday
10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Parents and Caregivers Support Group
for Parents/Caregivers of children w/brain injury
Room 225 Childrens Seashore House
Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia
34th & Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Maureen Sullivan, MSW
215-590-1000

Stress and Frustration Management Support Group
Drucker Brain Injury Center
MossRehab Clubhouse
7612 Dungan Road
Philadelphia, PA 19149
Dr. Mady DiPasquale
215-745-5093
1st Monday of each month
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Stroke and Brain Injury Family CARE
(for persons during initial adjustment)
Magee Rehabilitation Brain Injury Program
Magee Rehabilitation Center
16th & Race Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Pat Thieringer
215-587-3412
3rd Wednesday of each month
6:00 p.m.

Pittsburgh
Brain Tumor Support Group
Burger King Cancer Caring Center
(Bloomfield)
4117 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Bonnie Shields
412-622-1212
1st & 3rd Wed. of each month
7:00 p.m.

Indiana Township Brain Injury Support Group
Moving Ahead: Support and Open Discussion for Survivors,
Family Members and others interested in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

Location:
HeatlhSouth Harmarville
Guys Run Road
Indiana Twp. PA 15238
When:
Tue, August 9, 7pm - 9pm
SAME LOCATION, DATE AND TIME EVERY MONTH.
Description:
To meet the Needs of the family members, spouses and individual survivors of TBI, there are separate
support groups at the SAME LOCATION, DATE AND TIME EVERY MONTH.
Groups are Supportive Meetings, may have Speakers or 2 Recreational events per year Meeting Day: 2nd Tuesday of each month
Contacts:
Judy Murchak, judymurchak@hotmail.com, Parent of TBI Survivor 412.821.1431;
Tom Byrnes, movingahead.support@gmail.com, MS Ed, CBIST 412.670.4861;
Mick Sittig, msittig@remed.com, PhD, Rehabilitation Psychologist (Neurorehabilitation) 412.512.8595;
Susan Little, susan.little@healthsouth.com PT, MS, 412 828 1300 x7248

Pittsburgh Area Brain Injury Alliance Support Group
Lifes Work (formally VRC)
1323 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-4224
Ed Crinnion
412-761-9870
Ed Crinnion
(Cell Phone) 412-337.6502
www.pabia.org
1st Tuesday of each month
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Support for Children & Young Adults
(up to age 21)
The Childrens Institute
6301 Northumberland Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Denise DeFelice
412-420-2219
Please call

UPMC Rehabilitation Hospital TBI Support Group
(speech and language support)
UPMC Rehabilitation Hospital
(next to lobby)
1405 Shady Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Lynne Marshal
412-420-2260
2nd Tuesday of each month
Please call

Pleasant Gap
Brain Injury Support Group
HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital
550 West College Avenue
Pleasant Gap, PA 16823
Sharon Poorman
814-359-3421
2nd Tuesday of each month
7:00 p.m.

Quakertown
Family Support Group
First United Church of Christ
4th & Park Avenues
Quakertown, PA 18951
Susie Pina
215-538-3488
Kathy Stairs
215-538-3488
Kathy McDermot
215-538-3488
3rd Monday of each month
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Quakertown
Spousal Support Group
Success Rehabilitation, Inc.
5666 Clymer Road
Quakertown, PA 18951
Ron Palacio
215-538-3488
Dianne Beres
215-538-3488
2nd Monday of each month
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Reading
Brain Injury Support Group of Reading
HealthSouth Reading Rehabilitation Hospital
1623 Morgantown Road
Reading, PA 19607
Pam Reeves
610-374-0989
Bette Turner
717-484-2151
1st Tuesday of each month
7:00 p.m.

Red Lion
Red Lion Brain Injury Support Group
Bethany United Methodist Church
121 West Broadway Street
Red Lion, PA 17356
Mary Stoner
717-246-0974
3rd Saturday of each month
1:00 to 2:15 p.m.(approx.)

Sewickley
Brain Injury/Stroke Support Group
HealthSouth of Sewickley Rehab Hospital
303 Camp Meeting Road
Sewickley, PA 15143
Laura Shoff
412-741-9500, X 2409
3rd Tuesday of each month
4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Wilkes-Barre
Brain Injury Support Group at John Heinz
The Board Room at John Heinz Institute of Rehabilitation
150 Mundy Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
Donna Kopicki
570-826-3883
Last Wednesday of each month
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Williamsport
Head Injury Network
Williamsport Hospital
777 Rural Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701
Mary Ann Belfy
570-321-2656
2nd Tuesday of each month
7:00 p.m.

York
Aim High Support Group
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of York
1850 Normandie Drive
York, PA 17404
Doris DeJonge
717-767-8786
2nd Wednesday of each month 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Brain Injury Association of America


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