INJURIES

Washington 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 Washington in the way of support groups.

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

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

Brain Injury Association of Washington

Bellingham
4th Monday,7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
St. Joseph Hospital, South Campus Rehab Center Conference Room.
Contact: Tom Day 360-733-6714

Colville
1st Wednesday, 7:00 - 9 p.m.
1st and Lincoln, Colville.
Contact: Diane 509-722-3524 or
alf@theofficenet.com

Edmonds
3rd Thursday, 7:00 - 9.00 p.m.
Edmonds Community College
Meadowdale Building Room 124
20000 - 68th Avenue West, Lynnwood.
Contact: Lou Nash at 425-776-7264

Ellensburg
2nd Monday, 7:00 -8:00 p.m.
Survivors, family, caregivers, professionals.
WA Disability Resources
422 N. Pine Street, Ellensburg.
Contact: Von Elison, Director, CWDR
509-962-9620 or
Steve Varga at 509-925-3925 or
ils@televar.com

Kitsap
2nd and 4th Wednesdays
4:30-6:00 p.m.
Green Mt. Rehab. Center at Harrison Hospital
2625 Wheaton Way, Ste. A, Bremerton.
Contact: Janice Worman
360-373-9119.

Lewis County
1st Tues, 6:00 p.m.
Spouse and caregivers group
2nd Tues, 5:00 p.m. social group
3rd Tues 5:00 p.m. crafts and woodworking
4th Tues 5:00 p.m. study and discussion group
Providence Chehalis Hospital
500 SE Washington, Chehalis.
Contact: Cindy Willett at 360-740-7594.

Moses Lake
Telephone support only
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Contact: Rick
509-765-5435

Olympia
2nd Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.
Emilie Gamblin Pavilion, 3rd Floor Classroom
Bldg. 2, 410 Providence Lane.
Contact: Pat Gabrial at 360-493-4320.

Puyallup Brain Injury Group
1st & 3rd Thursday of each month, 6:00 -7:30 p.m.
Good Samaritan Hospital Rehab Center
Mt. Adams Room, 407 14th Ave. SE, Puyallup.
Contact: Kent and Heather Hamilton at 253-922-9184.

Quad Cities
1st and 3rd Tuesday
4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
St. Joseph Hospital in Lewiston
Conference Room D.
Contact: Deby 509-758-9661.

San Juan County
Telephone Support
Contact: Andrea Simmons at 360-378-9541
8:00 am - 6:00 p.m.

Seattle
Every Thursday, 4:30p.m - 6:30p.m.
800 Jefferson Street, Seattle, WA.
Use parking lot on North side of building; when entering lot, park to your left (the right side is for residents only). To get into the building, buzz 620 Elderhealth. You can only be buzzed in up until 5p.m. After 5p.m. you'll have to go around the building from the parking lot to the 800 Jefferson Street entrance (you'll be able to see the support group in session). Take bus #3 or #4 from downtown Seattle going South on 3rd Avenue.
Support group meets in main room of Elderhealth.
Contact Bill Nelson, 206-388-0900

Skagit Valley
2nd Monday, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Country Meadow Village, 1030 Collins, Sedro Woolley.
Contact: Don White 360-293-4197 or
email skagitsupport@comcast.net

Spokane
2nd Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
St. Luke's Rehab Institute
711 S. Cowley, Room 200, Spokane.
Contact: Irene 509-473-6153 or
email irenecando@sisna.com

Spokane
Telephone support only.
Contact: Gail 509-276-7639.

Tacoma
2nd & 4th Thursday
TACID Center
6315 South 19th Street, Tacoma.
Contact: Marty at 253-848-0714

Tri Cities
1st Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Neurological Center, 712 Swift Blvd, # 1 Richland. Contact: Sharon at 509-943-8455 or neurocenter4@hotmail.com

Vancouver
Brain Injury Support Group from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesdays at YWCA, 3800 Main St., Vancouver. Contact: Scott Anfinson at 360-993-0146.

Walla Walla
Telephone Support Only Contact: Nancy Marks 509-529-0815.

Yakima
Stroke & Brain Injury Brain Recovery Group, 2nd Tuesday, at 5:00 p.m. (with exception of Jul, Aug & Sept) at Yakima Regional Hospital, 110 South 9th Avenue, Yakima, WA - Contact: Lynn Dolezal at 509-965-5505. No Web site.

Brain Injury Association of America


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