Brain Injury Association of Ohio Support Groups

 

ALLEN COUNTY

Mercy Health St. Rita’s Medical Center

730 West Market Street

Lima, Ohio  45805

Where:   Cafe Conference Room

Date: The fourth Tuesday of every other even month, from  12:00pm - 1:00pm

(February, April, June, August, October, December)

More information call Jill Unverferth or Jenna Kruse @ 419.227.361  ext. 7773

Feel free to bring your lunch or grab lunch in the cafeteria and join us for great  speakers and conversation.

Stroke Club

St. Rita’s Mercy Hospital

730 W. Market St.

Lima, Ohio 45801

Where:  New Cafeteria, Conference Room

When: Meets the third Tuesday of each month from 11:30am to 1:00pm

Contact: Kelly Westlake 419.227.3361

CUYAHOGA COUNTY

Hanson House TBI Clubhouse

Berea United Methodist Church

170 Seminary Street

Berea, OH  44017

When:  Every Wednesday, from 10:30am – 2:30pm

Please call 10 days in advance to attend meetings

Contact:  Diana Kelley   440.234.9900   TBIdirector@aol.com

Hanson House Caregiver Support Group

Berea United Methodist Church

170 Seminary Street

Berea, OH  44017

Third Wednesday of every month, from 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Contact:  Diana Kelley  440.234.9900  TBIdirector@aol.com

Church office:  440.234.3525

Trauma Survivors Network

Cleveland Metro Health

2500 Metrohealth Drive

Cleveland, OH  44109

Third Wednesday of each month, at 6:00pm

Contact Rhonda Jenkins  216.778.8643

Support Trauma and Recovery Group (STAR)

MetroHealth, Old Brooklyn Campus

4229 Pearl Road

Cleveland, OH

Contact:  216.778.2388  Call for dates and times

Physical Trauma support group for persons with brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, amputation, etc.  Meets 6-7 times per year for fun and some educational activities as well. 

Brain Tumor Support Group

Cleveland Clinic – Taussig Cancer Center

10201 Carnegie Avenue

Cleveland, OH  44106

Fourth Wednesday of each month, from 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Contact:  Dee Alford  216.445.1787

Website:  my.clevelandclinic.org/brain_tumor

Open to all brain tumor patients, family members & friends

Brain Injury Support Group

Christ Church

23080 Royalton Road

Columbia Station, OH  44028

Last Sunday of each month, from 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Contact:  Mary Beth Ballenger mary.ballenger@att.net or 440.570.0946

Greater Cleveland Stroke Club

Disciples Christian Church

3663 Mayfield Road

Cleveland, Ohio  44121

Third Wednesday of the month, Dinner at 6:00pm with program to follow

Church phone:  216.382.5344

There is free parking behind the church. This is a strong, regular group with approximately 50-75 people attending regularly.

Strongsville

Christ Church

23080 Royalton Road

Columbia Station, Ohio  44028

Last Sunday of every month from 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Contact:  Mary Beth Ballenger  mary.ballenger@att.net or 440.570.0946

There are two separate groups:  one for survivors and one for caregivers/supporters.

Cleveland Clinic Rehabilitation Hospital

4389 Medina Road, Copley, OH  44321

Held in first floor dayroom

Second Wednesday of each month, from 3:0 pm – 5:00pm 

Contact:  Christine Bailey  cmbailey@clevelandclinicrehab.com or 234.815.5100

 FRANKLIN COUNTY

Columbus Brain Injury Support Group - Dinner

The MCL Cafeteria (Kingsdale Shopping Center)

Upper Arlington, Ohio

When: The third Wednesday each month, from 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Contact: Donald Huling 740.369.0848

The Dempsey Family, Education and Resource Center

The Ohio Health Riverside Methodist Hospital

The Ohio Health Neuroscience Center

3535 Olentangy River Rd.

Columbus, Ohio 43214

Contact: The Dempsey Center 614.788.6115 or

Melinda McGuire  Melinda.mcguire@ohiohealth.com

Note: The Dempsey Center has over 25 support, education and therapy

Groups of primary interest are listed below

Parking: Bring your parking ticket to the meeting for validation

TBI Support Group:

When: The second Thursday of each month

Time: From 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Caregiver Support Group:

When: the third Thursday of each month

Time: 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Stroke Survivors Caregiver Group:

When: the third Thursday of each month.

Time: 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Epilepsy Support Group:

When: the third Thursday of each month.

Time: 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Adults: first Wednesday: 6:00pm to 8:pm

Young adults: second Wednesday: 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Parents/TASSELS - Students aged 10-17: Last Monday: 6:30-8:00pm

Music Therapy:

When: the second Tuesday

Time: 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Or: second and fourth Thursday: 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Children of Stroke and TBI Survivors Support Group:

When: the fourth Saturday

Time: 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Communication Group:

When:  every Thursday

Time: 11:30am to 1:30pm

Facilitated by: Ashley Huber, MS CCC-SLP,  614.788.9284

Art Therapy Group:

When: the second Wednesday

Time: 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Or: the fourth Wednesday

Time: 6:00pm to 7:30pm

OSU Stroke Support Group

Worthington Senior Center - Griswold Center

777 High Street

Worthington, Ohio 43085

When: Every Friday, from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Facilitated by: Wanda McEntyre, Rehab Psychologist

Please call before attending: 614.293.3830 Option #4

OSU Spouses of Persons with TBI Support Group

OSU Outpatient Rehab

Martha Morehouse Pavilion  Second Floor - Suite 2156

2050 Kenny Road

Columbus, Ohio 43221

When: Third Monday, from 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Facilitated by:  Wanda Mcentyre Rehab Psychologist

Please call before attending: 614.293.3830  Option #4

OSU Brain Injury Support GROUP

OSU Outpatient Rehab  - Martha Morehouse Pavilion, Second Floor

2050 Kenny Road

Columbus, Ohio 43221

When: third Tuesday, from 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Facilitated by: Wanda McEntyre Rehab Psychologist  Questions call: 614.293.3830

Young Adult Survivors of Brain Injury

OSU Outpatient Rehab

Martha Morehouse Pavilion

Second Floor Suite 2136

2050 Kenny Road

Columbus, Ohio 43221

When: second Tuesday of each month, from 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Facilitated by: Joy Omslaer   Questions call: 614.293.2923

TBI Network

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in cooperation

with the ADAMH of Franklin County.

What: A unique program that addresses the needs of those who have

suffered a traumatic brain injury; who also have a substance abuse

problem; and, who reside in the community (Franklin County) or is working

toward this goal.

Offers: Case Management, Employment Services, Individual Counseling,

Crises Intervention, and Groups.

Referrals: Community Service Providers, Family members, or the Clients

themselves.

Contact: For information, questions or eligibility, call: 614.685.8511

HAMILTON COUNTY

Mild Brain Injury Support Group

Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care

151 West Galbraith Road

Cincinnati, OH  45216

First Tuesday of every month, from 10:00am – 11:30am

Contact:  Melissa Rowland  513.317.7019    mrowland@planswohio.org

Please email Melissa for exact room location

HOLMES COUNTY

Brain Injury Support Group of Holmes and Wayne Counties

2285 Benden Drive

Wooster, Ohio  44691

Second Tuesday of each month, from 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Contact:  Pamela Denise Tolliver:  pameladenisetolliver@gmail.com

330.809.8095 or James Foley at jfoley@ccwhc.org  330.264.9029  ext. 1173

This group is for survivors only. 

 

LICKING COUNTY

The Newark Ohio TBI Support Group

When: Group is meeting informally at the moment.  If you are interested, please contact  Lisa Diller: 740.405.4103

Pataskala Headbangers Support Group

When: The Group Meets Quarterly

Where: Matt Parker’s Home – Pataskala, Ohio 

Call for exact address and meeting times

Facilitated by Effie Parker 740.927.7138

 

LOGAN COUNTY

Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group of Logan County

Mary Rutan Hospital, cafeteria conference room

205 Pamer Road

Bellefontaine OH  43311

Fourth Monday of each month, from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Contact:  Becky Weber:  937.441.1895

 

LUCAS COUNTY

The University of Toledo Medical Center

Out Patient Therapy - Dowling Hall

When: Meets the third Wednesday of each month, from 7:00am - 8:30pm

Contact:  Laurie Monaca Sheehy  419.383.5034

Enter from Arlington Ave., Hospital Drive entrance #2. Park in Area 42

Enter at Blue Canopy, Medical Pavilion

Elevator to Basement turn right past stairs

Call to be put on e-mail list.

Facilitated by Barbara and Mike Hill - Hillmikebarb@yahoo.com

 

Greater Toledo Brain Injury

Ability Center of Toledo Ohio

5605 W. Monroe St.

Sylvania, Ohio 43560

Meets the third Thursday of each month, from  6:30pm - 8:25pm

Contact:  Douglas Kidd  419.266.1678   dkidd@rockets.utoledo.edu

Traumatic Brain Injury Resource Center

Shopping Center on:

7430 W. Central Ave., Suite C

Toledo, Ohio 43617

Center is open Monday through Thursday each week.

Daily Hours 10:00am - 4:00pm

Programs: Speech and Memory Group - Meets twice weekly.

Occupational Therapy - Meets twice weekly

Programs for Nutrition and Inspirational support - continuous Special events.

Contacts: Jackie and Michael Moore, Founders

Special group of volunteers always present.  Center - 419.214.0555.  For more information and schedule of activities see website:  tbirc.org

 

MEDINA COUNTY

Medina Group

Meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month (except December)

4:30pm – 6:00pm

Contact Pam Hunt, Medina County Board of DD,  330.725.7751, ext. 261 or

pamh@mcbdd.org for locations and upcoming events.

This group is for survivors and caregivers, and the location is announced monthly.

 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Brain Injury & Stroke support Group

Opportunity Center, First Floor

907 W. Fifth Street

Dayton, OH  45402

Third Tuesday of every month (no December meeting), from 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Call ahead to confirm dates and times

Contact:  Melody Burba  937.341.5202, Ext. 1006 or medody.burba@acils.com

  

MUSKINGHAM COUNTY

Zanesville Ohio BI Support Group

Genesis Hospital

2951 Maple Ave.

Zanesville, Ohio 43701

Enter the Main Door proceed to first elevator:

Go to the basement, door will open across from meeting room.

The third Monday of each month, at 6:00pm

Facilitated by Katie Garret   740.454.4339

 

SUMMIT COUNTY

Cr3ative Expressions

Summa Rehab Hospital

29 North Adams Street

Akron, OH  44304

Second Thursday of every month, at 6:00pm

Contact:  email Cr3ativeExpressions@gmail.com or their Facebook page:

Cr3ative Expressions Brain Injury Support Group

Group is for survivors, caregivers, and family members

 

Heads Up No Boundaries – Survivors and Caregivers

Clinic Rehabilitation Hospital, Edwin Shaw

4389 Medina Road, Copley, OH  44321

Second Wednesday of every month, 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Contact:  Christine Bailey at   234.815.5100  cmbailey@clevelandclinicrehab.com

 

New Beginnings

Copley Place

528 Rothrock Road

Copley, OH  44321

Third Friday of each month, from 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Contact:  Dale Fortune  330.865.4634 or dfortune81179@att.net

This group has a Facebook page:  New Beginnings Akron TBI Survivors

 

Wives’ Support Group

Cleveland Clinic Rehabilitation Hospital, Edwin Shaw (multipurpose room)

4389 Medina Road, Copley, OH  44321

Every other Monday, at 6:00pm

Contact Dr. Frye’s office at 330.836.6825 for information

This meeting is for women whose husbands have experienced a brain injury

 

WAYNE COUNTY

Brain Injury Support Group of Holmes and Wayne Counties

2285 Benden Drive, Wooster, Ohio  44691

Second Tuesday of each month, from 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Contact:  Pamela Denise Tolliver:  pameladenisetolliver@gmail.com

330.809.8095 or James Foley at jfoley@ccwhc.org  330.264.9029  ext. 1173

This group is for survivors only.