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Support group listing

Allentown
Altoona
Butler

Clarion
Danville
Doylestown
Elkins Park
Erie
Greensburg

Hershey

Huntingdon
Indiana

Johnstown

Langhorne

Lancaster
Malvern
Mechanicsburg
Monroeville
Pittsburgh
Pleasant Gap
Philadelphia

Pottsville
Quakertown
Reading 
Sewickley
Towanda
Tyrone
Wilkes-Barre
Williamsport
Wyomissing
York


 



Allentown

Name: Lehigh Valley Brain Injury Support Group
Location: Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital; Health and Technology Building, 2nd Floor Conference Room
Address: 850 South 5th Street, Allentown, PA 18103-3296
Contacts: Bonnie Kuhns  610-776-3214 
Website: http://www.biplv.com
Meeting Day: 3rd Thursday of each month
Meeting Time: 7:00 p.m.
Format: Primarily informational, discussion/emotional support happens in context versus planned into meeting; no social events

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Allentown

Name: Brain Injury Support Group for Teens
Location: Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital, Pediatric Unit Therapy Gym
Address: 2855 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem, PA
Contacts: Sarah Barnabas sbarnabas@gsrh.org , 610-807-4239;  Lydia Carfagno 610-807-4241
Meeting Day: 3rd Thursday of each month
Meeting Time: 6:30:8:00 PM
Format: Group for teens age 13-18.Client driven monthly gathering to do activities chosen by the members.

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Altoona

Name: Brain Injury Support Group
Location: HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Altoona
Address: 2005 Valley View Boulevard, Altoona, PA 16602
Contacts: Brenda Williams  814-944-3535
Meeting Day: 2nd Thursday of each month
Meeting Time: 6:00 p.m.
Format: Varies, speakers on occasion, topics on occasion; agenda determined month by month

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Butler

Name: Mind Matters: The Butler TBI Support Group
Location: Butler Memorial Hospital, Dimmick Room
Address: 911 E. Brady Street,  Butler, PA 16001
Contacts:  Dottie Ardell ; Hospital phone number:  724-283-6666 
Meeting Day: 3rd Thursday of each month
Meeting Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Format:  Discussions on topics generated by the group

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Clarion

Name: TBI Tuesdays
Location: Clarion University Speech and Hearing Clinic
Address: Keeling Health Center, Clarion Main Campus
Contact: Mary Pat McCarthy  814-393-2326 
Meeting Day: 2nd Tuesday of each month
Meeting Time: 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Format: Informal, group discussion ,guest speakers, social events, agenda determined by participants

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Danville

Name: Geisinger HealthSouth Brain Injury Support Group
Location: Geisinger HealthSouth Rehab Hospital
Address: 2 Rehab Lane, Danville, PA 17821
Contacts: Amy Wilk  (570) 271-6110 ext 51428;  Rebecca Corrado ext 16707.
Meeting Day: 3rd Wednesday of each month
Meeting Time: 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Format: Topical discussions, speakers, 3 social events per year

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Doylestown

Name: BCIU#22 Parent Support Group
Location: Bucks County Intermediate Unit #22  Please call to verify location as group sometimes holds activities that are not at the usual meeting place
Address: 705 N. Shady Retreat Road, Doylestown, PA 18901
Contacts: Sarah Krusen  1-800-700-4822  ext.2085; Marguerite Vasconcellos  1-800-770-4822  ext 1679
Meeting Day: Last Wednesday of each month during the school year
Meeting Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Format: Determined month by month, speakers arranged on topics generated by group

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 Doylestown

Name: BCIU#22 Teen Support Group
Location: Bucks County Intermediate Unit #22; Please call to verify location as group sometimes holds activities that are not at the usual meeting place
Address: 705 N. Shady Retreat Road, Doylestown, PA 18901
Contacts: Sarah Krusen  1-800-700-4822  ext.2085; Marguerite Vasconcellos  1-800-770-4822  ext 1679
Meeting Day: Last Wednesday of each month during the school year
Meeting Time: 7:00-830 : p.m.
Format: This group is for adolescents with brain injury, ages 13-21.  Meeting formats vary with open discussions, speakers, theme nights, and social events.

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Elkins Park

Name: Brain Injury Empowerment Group
Location: Moss Rehab Ekins Park Campus, Drucker Brain Injury Center
Address: 60 East Township Line Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027
Contacts: Kate Soreth-Harman 215-663-6757; Debbie Eisen 215-6634-6857
Meeting Day: 2nd Monday of each month
Meeting Time: 5:00 -6:30 p.m.
Format: Topical discussions, speakers, 2 social events per year

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Erie

Name: Brain Injury Support Group of Erie
Location: Glenwood United Methodist Church
Address: 2931 Myrtle Street, Erie, PA
Contact: Nanette Crawford  814-452-5519 
Meeting Day: 3rd Tuesday of each month
Meeting Time: 5:15 - 6:30  p.m.
Format:

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Hershey

Name: Hershey Brain Injury Support Group
Location:  Penn State Hershey Rehabilitation Hosptial
Address: 1135 West Chocolate Ave, Hummelstown, PA 17033
Contacts:  Melissa Carmen 717-361-2854 sunshineblu18@aol.com
Meeting Day: 3rd Thursday of each month
Meeting Time: 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Format: Personal experiences & deep conversations, annual social events, professional speakers, Relax atmosphere all brain injury survivors/families welcomed!

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Huntingdon

Name: Brain Injury Support Group of Huntingdon (BIG-H)
Location: J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital Education Center (across the large parking lot from the main hospital)
Address:  860 Bryan Street, Huntingdon, PA 16652
Contacts:  Lisa Cullen  814.949.1905; 1.800.237.9000, LCullen@cilsap.org ; Beth Thomas, 814.684.0335 (leave a message) btphone@gmail.com
Meeting Day:  3rd Monday of the month. 
Meeting Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Format:  Informational focus with speakers at some meetings, open dicussions, social and emotional support.  Facilitators suggest that those planning to attend send emails to them so that they can contact you if needed.

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Indiana

Name: IRMC Brain Injury Support Group
Location: Indiana Regional Medical Center PDR (near the cafe)
Address: 835 Hospital Rd. Indiana, PA 15701
Contacts: Julia Santello  jsantello@indianarmc.org
Meeting Day: 2nd Wednesday of the month
Meeting Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Format: Social

Johnstown

Name: Brain Injury Support Group,
Location: Connemaugh East Hills, Community Room
Address: 1450 Scalp Drive
Contact: Scott Shaw, 814-269-5332
Meeting Day: Last Wednesday of each month (except November and December)
Meeting Time:  4:00 - 5:30 PM
Format:  Informal, group discussions, topics, occasional outside speakers

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.Lancaster

Name: Lancaster Area Brain Injury Support Group
Location: Acadia, Suite 201
Address: 1817 Olde Homestead Lane, Lancaster, PA 17601 (call for directions if needed)
Contact: Kathleen Meade  717-394-3466 
Meeting Day: 1st Thursday of each month
Meeting Time: 7:00 - 8:15  p.m.

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Langhorne

Name: Heads On Straight for TBI Survivors& Families Support Group
Location: Saint Mary Medical Center, Parenting Center in CDC building, diagonally across from Emergency Room entrance
Address: Route 413, Langhorne, PA 19047
Contact: Anne Sears, Mike Hrbowski 215-741-4196
Meeting Day: 1st Tuesday of each month
Meeting Time: 7:30 - 9:00  p.m.
Format: Open Discussion, speakers a few times per year

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Malvern

Name: Survivors Group and Family Members Group (2 separate groups meet at the same time)
Location: Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation
Address: 414 Paoli Pike, Malvern, PA 19355
Contact:  Cynthia Simonds 484-596-5430
Meeting Day: 2nd Tuesday of each month
Meeting Time: 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Format: 6 meetings with topic focused discussions; 4 meetings with speakers; 2 social events

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Mechanicsburg

Name: West Shore Brain Injury Support Group
Location: HealthSouth Rehabilitation Center of Mechanicsburg
Address: 175 Lancaster Boulevard, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Contact:  Pat Kautz  717 580-6129 .
Meeting Day: 2nd Tuesday of each month
Meeting Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Format: Informal, open discussions, social and emotional support, guest speakers

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Mechanicsburg

Name: Neuro Support Group (primarily stroke support)
Location: HealthSouth Rehabilitation Center of Mechanicsburg, Conference Rooms A,B,&C
Address: 175 Lancaster Boulevard, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Contacts: Phyllis Kegerreis,  717-652-2545 
Meeting Day: 1st Wednesday of each month
Meeting Time: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Format: Educational, emotional support

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Monroeville

Name: Monroeville Area TBI Peer Support Group
Location: Crossroads Presbyterian Church
Address: 2310 Haymaker Road at Ramsey, Monroeville, PA 15646
Contact: Paul Damon  412-372-2888 
Meeting Day:  Bi-monthly meetings on the 3rd Thursday of the month
Meeting Time: 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Format: This group is restarting.  Upcoming meetings are Thursday, September 19 and Thursday November 21

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Philadelphia

Name: Brain Injury Family Care Group
Location: Magee Rehabilitation
Address: 1513 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Contacts: Jennifer Salomon  215-587-3411, Emily Askin
Meeting Day: 1st Wednesday of each month
Meeting Time: 6:00 p.m.
Format: This group is geared toward the needs of persons with brain injury and family members.

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Philadelphia

Name: Stroke Family Peer CARE (Connections, Assistance, Resources, Education)
Location: Magee Rehabilitation
Address: Six Franklin Plaza, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Contacts: Jennifer Salomon  215-587-3411 
Meeting Day: 3rd Wednesday of each month
Meeting Time: 6:00 p.m.
Format: Specially trained stroke survivors and their families help stroke inpatients and their families. This group is geared toward the needs of those with recent injuries and addresses initial adjustment, not long-term caregiving issues.

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Philadelphia

Name: Wendkos Stroke Club
Location: MageeRehabilitation
Address: Six Franklin Plaza, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Contacts: Jennier Salomon  215-587-3411 
Meeting Day: First Tuesday of each month
Meeting Time: 11:00 a.m.
Format: This group of outpatients meets monthly to socialize, share information, and plan outings and events.

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Philadelphia

Name: Parents and Caregivers Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Children w/Brain Injury
Location: Children’s Seashore House, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Room 438
Address: 34th & Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Contact: Maureen Sullivan,  215-590-7645 
Meeting Day: 2nd Wednesday of each month
Meeting Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Format: Determined month by month, speakers arranged on topics generated by group

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Philadelphia

NameTeen Brain Injury Support Group
Location:  Children’s Seashore House, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Address: 34th & Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Contact: Gayle Chesley,  267-426-7388 
Meeting Day: 2nd Wednesday of each month
Meeting Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.(Teen groups meets separately from, but at the same time as the Caregiver group)
Format: This group is for adolescents, ages 13-22, who have brain injuries. Meeting formats vary, with open discussions, speakers, theme nights, and social events.

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Philadelphia

NameCenter City Young Adults Brain Injury Survivor Support Group
Location: Subway Restaurant, 2217 S. Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Contact: Katie Weber, 215-456-9416, Weberkat@einstein.edu
Meeting Day: 2nd Tuesday of each month
Meeting Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Format: This is a support group for young adults (20-35) living with brain injury.  The group emphasizes social support/ social development. 

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Pittsburgh

Name: Brain Tumor Support Group
Location: Cancer Caring Center
Address: 4117 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Contacts: www.cancercaring.org
Meeting Day: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month
Meeting Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm

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Pittsburgh

Name: Moving Ahead Support Group
Location: HealthSouth Harmarville Rehabilitation Hospital
Address: Guys Run Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Contacts: Tom Byrnes  412-670-4861; Susan Little 412-828-1300 ext 7248    
Meeting Day: 2nd Tuesday of each month
Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00 pm
Format: Informational, speakers most months open forums other months, 2 social events per year

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Pittsburgh

Name: SHADYSIDE Brain InjurySupport Group
Location: ReMed
Address: 5830 Ellsworth Ave, 2nd Floor , Pittsburgh, PA 15232-1778
Contacts: Tom Byrnes  412-670-4861; Mick Sittig 412-512-8595 msittig@remed.com   
Meeting Day: 3rd Monday of each month
Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00 pm

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Name: UPMC Rehabilitation Hospital TBI Support Group
Location: UPMC Mercy
Address: 1400 Locust Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Contacts: Lynne Marshall  412-232-4023 
Meeting Day: 2nd Monday of each month
Meeting Time: 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Format: open discussion

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Pittsburgh

Name: Brain Injury Support Groups at the Children's Institute
Location: The Children's Institute: Squirrel Hill
Address: 1405 Shady Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Contacts: Christine O'Brien 412-420-2536; Heather Ufberg 412-420-2253
Meeting Day: 1st Wednesday of each month 
Meeting Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Format: Two support groups will run simultaneously: one for adolescents/young adults (age 13-21) with brain injury, and one for parents/caregivers who have a child of any age with brain injujry

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Pleasant Gap

Name: Nittany Valley Brain Injury Support Group
Location: HealthSouthNittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital
Address: 550 West College Avenue, Pleasant Gap, PA 16823
Contact: Sharon Poorman,  814-359-3421 , X 5659
Meeting Day: 2nd Tuesday of each month (no meetings in January or Februray due to weather challenges)
Meeting Time: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Format: Open discussion, occasional speakers, 2 social events per year

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Pottsville

Name: Anthracite Area Brain Injury Support Group
Location: SchuylkillRehabilitation Center
Address: 300 Schuylkill Medical Plaza, Pottsville, PA 17901
Contact: Janet Fields, Schuylkill Rehab  570-621-9500 
Meeting Day: 2nd Wednesday of each month
Meeting Time: 6:00 PM
Format: Topic focused discussions, occasional speakers, occasional social events

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Quakertown

Name: Brain Injury Family Support Group
Location: First United Church of Chris
Address: 4th and Park Avenues, Quakertown, PA 18951
Contacts: Marlene Nathans  484-422-8281; Vicki Young  215-234-0934 ,
Meeting Day: 3rd Monday of each month
Meeting Time: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Format: Topical discussions, occasional speakers

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Reading

Name: Brain Injury Support Group of Reading
Location: HealthSouthReading Rehabilitation Hospital
Address: 1623 Morgantown Road, Reading, PA 19607
Contacts: Pamela Reeves  610-374-0989 , Bette Turner  717-484-2151 
Meeting Day: 1st Tuesday of each month
Meeting Time: 6:00 p.m.
Format: Open discussion; focus on social and emotional support

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Sayre

Name: Twin Piers
Location:
Guthrie Clinic, Sayre, PA
Address: One Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840
Contact: Steven C. Hicks,shicks1@stny.rr.com, 607-857-7650
Meeting Day: Sunday  (Please call to verify meeting date and time)
Meeting Time: 2:00 p.m. 
Format: The goal of the group is to provide individuals and/or their families
that are dealing with concussions, especially sports related concussions,
the opportunity to learn more about the injury and be able to talk about
their injury in order to help with the healing process.


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Sewickley

Name: Brain Injury and Stroke Support Group
Location: HealthSouth of Sewickley
Address: 303 Camp Meeting Road, Leetsdale, PA 15143
Contact: Michelle McCann 412/749/2388
Meeting Day: 1st Wednesay of each month 
Meeting Time: 12:00 - 1:15 p.m. 
Format: Topic focused discussions, occasional speakers, occasional social events.  Complimentary lunch provided.  Please call in advance for special dietary needs,

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 Towanda

Name: Bradford County Brain Injury Support Group
Location: Rotates through different locations across the county.  Call for information
Contact: Bonnie Williams (work)  570-265-1760, (home)  570-596-3597 
Meeting Day:  This group is not currently meeting.  Bonnie Williams is taking calls.

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Tyrone

Name:  Brain Injury Support Group - Tyrone (BIG-T)
Location: June meeting is at Epworth Manner, 951 Washington Ave, Tyrone ; July meeting is a picnic at Reservoir Park, Pavilion #1
Contact: Beth Thomas, 814.684.0335 (leave a message) btphone@gmail.com
Meeting Day:  plan is to meet 4-6 times/yr, dates to be determined.
Meeting Time: 6:00pm  - 7:00 pm (approximately)
Please leave a message for Beth if you plan to attend, as meeting days and locations vary.

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Wilkes-Barre

Name: Brain Injury Support Group at John Heinz
Location: The Board Room at John Heinz Institute of Rehabilitation
Address: 150 Mundy Stree, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
Contacts: Donna Kopicki  570-826-3888 
Meeting Day: Last Wednesday of each month
Meeting Time: 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Format: Open discussion, some speakers, plan developed by the group month by month

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Williamsport

Name: Head Injury Network
Location: Williamsport Hospital
Address: 777 Rural Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701
Contacts: Mary Ann Belfy  570-321-2656 
Meeting Day: 2nd Tuesday of each month
Meeting Time: 7:00 p.m.
Format: Speakers often, followed by socialization

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Wyomissing

Name: Brain Injury Support Group
Location: Reading Post-Acute Rehabilitation Hospital
Address: 2802 Papermill Road, Wyomissing, PA
Contacts: Heather Nissley 494-388-2681; nissley@readinghospital.org 
Meeting Day: 3rd Wednesday of each month
Meeting Time: 7:00-8:00 PM.

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York

WName: Aim High Support Group
Location: HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of York
Address: 1850 Normandie Drive; York, PA 17408
Contact: Heather Barr: Heather.Barr@healthsouth.com
Day: 2nd Wednesday of each month
Meeting Time: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Format: Open discussion, occasional speakers; break into 2 groups (survivors and caregivers) twice a year.
Click here to see what's going  on with this support group.

 




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