Support  Groups

Allen County

When: Third Wednesday of every other month Time:
6:00pm Location
St. Rita’s Regional Cancer Center (Garden Conference Room)
803 W. Market Street, Lima, Ohio 45805
Contact: Christina Bender (419) 227-3361 (x7773) 

“Stroke Club”
When: Every third Tuesday of the month
Time: 6:00pm
Location: St. Rita’s Medical Center – meeting rooms next to café
730 W. Market Street, Lima, Ohio 45801
Contact: Amy Cleemput

Auglaize County

Brain Injury / Stroke Support Group
When: Every third Tuesday of the month
Time: 10:00am
Location: Joint Township Hospital
Contact: Linda Dicke at 419-394-3335

Belmont County

S.E.A. Peer Support Group
Contact S.E.A. for date & time.
Location: Bridgeport Manor
Gould Park, Bridgeport
Contact: Ruthanne Donalson
1-888-213-4452, ext. 215

Clermont County

1st Thursday of month, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Social gathering, 3rd Thursday, 6:00pm
For: Support group related to head injury conditions.
Clermont Mercy Hospital, 3000 Hospital Drive, Batavia, Ohio 45103
Contact: Cherry Thompson 513-732-8200 or 956-3729

Carol County

3rd Monday of the Month
1:30PM – 3:00PM
Carroll County Library, 70 2nd Street E., Carrollton, Ohio
Contact: Pat Lake, RN
1-800 932-7277 Ext 4901 

Echoing Hills Brain Injury Support Group
2nd Tuesday
1:30 – 3:00 pm.
Community Room @ The Society for Equal Access Independent Living Center
1458 5th Street Northwest, New Philadelphia, OH 44663
Contact: Frances Gundrum
1-888-213-4452, ext. 219

Coshocton County 

Caregivers Support Group
[Area Agency on Aging, Region 9]
1st Wednesday at 5:00 p.m.
Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center, Morrison Room 1341, Clark St., Cambridge
Contact: Pat Lake, RN
1-800-932-7277 Ext. 4901

Caregivers Support Group
3rd Thursday of the month 10:30am – 12:00pm
Cochocton Public Library, 655 Main Street, Cochocton, Ohio
Contact: Pat Lake RN
1-800-932-7277 Ext 4901

Cuyahoga County

Hanson House TBI Clubhouse
Every Wednesday
Time: 10:30am – 2:30pm
Must call 10 days in advance to attend meetings.
United Methodist Church, 170 Seminary St., Berea, Ohio 44017
Contact: Paul Richards

HansonHouse Caregiver Support Group
3rd Wednesday of each month
Contact: 440-234-3525 or 440-234-9900;;

Trauma Survivors Network This peer-driven group brings individuals together who have experienced traumatic injury, loss, or victimization to create community, shared experience, and resources that have worked for real people in the real world. This is not group therapy, it is an opportunity to help others and learn from others as you travel on your journey to recovery. Family and caregivers are welcome. 18 and older only. If you are interested in this group, please contact the number below for more information. Registration is required to protect the members and the integrity of the group. 216-778-8199 MetroHealth Main Campus

Support Trauma and Recovery Group (STAR) 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. Contact below for more information. Held at MetroHealth Old Brooklyn Campus, 4229 Pearl Rd. 216-778-2388

Brain Tumor Support Group
(Open to all brain tumor patients, family members and friends.)
4th Wednesday of the month
5:00PM – 7:00PM
Cleveland Clinic, Taussig Cancer Center
Contact: Kathy Lupica, MSN, CNP (216) 445-1787

Euclid Hospital
Stroke Group

18901 Lake Shore Blvd., Euclid, OH 44119
Meets last Friday of the Month, 11am-12:30
Nancy Ryan O’Maille

Euclid –Peer-led support group for those with a brain injury
Group includes survivors, spouses, children, and friends.

Meets 2nd Tuesday of the month
from 7-9pm
18901 Lakeshore Blvd., Euclid, OH 44119 (Lake Erie Room)
For more information contact Dan Chambers or Louise Foresman at 216-738-1806

Brain Injury Support Group
Last Sunday of the Month, 5-7pm
Christ Church, 23080 Royalton Rd., Columbia Station, OH 44028
Mary Beth Ballenger
Pastor Don Berdell
(440)236-8282 ext. 204

The Cleveland Stroke Club
1st Wed. of the Month
Kindred Hospital, 11900 Fairhill Rd., Cleveland, OH44120
For more information, contact:
Dottie Norton at 440-338-1136

3rd Wed. of the Month
Disciples Christian Church, 3663 Mayfield Road, Cleveland Heights, OH.
(Free parking behind church) 

MetroHealth Brain Injury Support Group
MetroHealth Medical Center,
2500 Metro Health Drive,
Cleveland, Ohio 44109.
6:00PM – 7:00PM
Contact: or call (216) 778-3454

Last Sunday of every month, 5:00-7:00 pm
Christ Church, 23080 Royalton Rd., Columbia Station, Ohio 44028
2 separate groups: one for Survivors and one for Caregivers/Supporters
Contact is Mary Beth Ballenger: and 440-570-0946.

Franklin County 

Grandview Heights Library
Note the room is reserved beginning at 6:00 pm,
but the meeting starts at 6:30pm and ends at 8:15pm
Grandview Heights Public Library
1685 W. First Ave
Columbus, Ohio 43212

The TBI support group meetings are led by staff from the OhioHealth Rehabilitation Hospital with support from the Dempsey Family Education and Resource Center. The groups are designed to improve the outlook, knowledge, awareness, and self-advocacy of TBI survivors and their caregivers.
TBI Group
When: The second Thursday of each month from 6:00pm-7:30pm
Contact: Katherine Snook at or The Dempsey Center at or (614) 788-6115.
Caregiver Group
When: The 3rd Thursday of each month from 2:00PM – 3:00PM, followed by Caregiver Chair Yoga from 3:30PM-4:30PM, if caregivers would like to stay. 
The evening Caregiver Group meetings will take place from 6:00pm to 7:00pm.
Respite care is available for care recipients, with advanced registration. 
Contact: Melinda McGuire at or The Dempsey Center at or 614-788-6115.
Meeting location: All OhioHealth meetings noted above take place at The Dempsey Family Education and Resource Center at Riverside Methodist Hospital
3535 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, Ohio 43214
Parking: Feel free to valet park your vehicle or park in the red garage; parking vouchers will be provided.

OSU Stroke Support Group - Worthington
When: Every Friday, Noon – 1
Worthington Senior Center (Griswold Center), 777 High Street, Worthington, OH 43085
Contact: Dr. Wanda McEntyre – 614-293-3830

Support Group for Spouses of Persons with TBI
When: Every 3rd Monday, 4:00pm-5:30pm
Support group for Young Survivors of TBI
When: 2nd Tuesday of the month 6:30 - 8:00 pm
480 W. 9th Ave., Rm #2156, Columbus, OH
Dr. Wanda McEntyre at 614-293-3830
*Must call and confirm before coming*
Group Facilitator: Joy Omslaer
Location: 2050 Kenny Rd
Martha Morehouse Pavilion Ste 2136, Columbus, OH 43221
*Simultaneous Parent Group in Room*

Guernsey County

Disabled Persons Support & Resource Group
Society for Equal Access

1st Wednesday at 5:00 p.m.
Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center
Morrison Room 1341 Clark St., Cambridge
Contact: Frances Gundrum
1-888-213-4452, ext. 219

Caregivers Support Group
[Area Agency on Aging, Region 9]
1st Monday from 10:30 am – 12 pm
Guernsey County District Library Crossroads Branch, 60788 Southgate Road, Byesville,Ohio
Contact: Pat Lake, RN
Ext. 4901, AAA9

Hamilton County

Mild Brain Injury Support Group
Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care Turner 1&2, Located on the 2nd floor 151 West Galbraith Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45216 Contact: Melissa Rowland, (513)317-7019

Harrison County

Cadiz Brain Injury Support Group                                                                                                                   2nd Wednesday of the month
Puskarich Library, 200 E. Market Street, Cadiz, Ohio
Contact: Becky Ann Tish
(740) 695-5161

Caregivers’ Support Group
1st Thursday of the month
11:00am – 12:30PM
Harrison Community Hospital
Contact: Pat Lake, RN

holmes county

Brain Injury Support Group of Wayne and Holmes Counties Second Tuesday of the Month 2:00-3:00pm The Counseling Center of Wayne and Holmes Counties Click here for informational flyer and contact information.

Jefferson County

11:00am – 12:30PM
Contact S.E.A. for date & time.
Gaylord Towers
707 Market St., Steubenville, OH
Contact: Marsha Mari
1-888-213-4452 ext. 213

Licking County

Pataskala “Headbangers” Support Group
*Must call and confirm before coming - Group meets quarterly*
At the home of Matthew Parker
Effie Parker: 740-927-1836
Matthew Parker: 740- 927- 7138

Newark Support Group
3rd Thursday of each month 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Meeting starts with a social, pizza and soft drinks
Licking Memorial Hospital
1320 West Main Street, Room G41.1A
(past cafeteria on ground floor)
Laura Holtsberry(614) 260-1000

Logan County

Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group of Logan County
When: Fourth Monday of the month
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Mary Rutan Hospital – cafeteria conference room
Becky Weber:

Lucas County

For: Individuals with brain injury and family members
University of Toledo Medical Center Outpatient Rehabilitation
Dowling Hall
Jeff McAnall, Program Mgr

Stroke Support Group
American Heart Association/Stroke Association
2nd Thursday of the Month at 5pm.
The Ability Center
Tammi Williams

Greater Toledo Brain Injury Support Group
1st Tuesday of the Month from 6:30pm to 8:25pm.
The Ability Center of Greater Toledo, 5605 W Monroe St., Sylvania, Ohio
(419) 885-5733
Contact Person: Douglas Kidd
(419) 266-1678

Traumatic Brain Injury Resource Center                                                            7430 W. Central Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 43617
BIRC is an educational resource center which provides a wide variety of services and programs. Contact the Center directly for additional information on the full program and support group schedule.                                                                                                                (419) 214-0555;

Medina County

Caregivers Support Group
Facilitated by Linda Grajzl.
Meets the second Wednesday of the month, 6-8 pm
at the Granger Lake (Condominium) Owner's Lounge, 200 Granger Road, Medina 44256.
It is for current caregivers only.
Contact is Linda Grajzl: 330-858-6352 and

Medina Group
Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month, (except December)
from 4:30pm-6:00pm.
This group is for survivors and caregivers.
The location is announced monthly.
Contact Pam Hunt, Medina County Board of DD, at 330-725-1373 ext. 278, or for location and upcoming events.

Montgomery County

Brain Injury & Stroke Support Group
When: Typically meets 2nd Thursday and 4th Tuesday
Time: 2:00-3:30pm
*Must call and confirm dates and times before coming*
Access Center for Center for Independent Living, 1329 Stanley Ave., Dayton OH 45404
Melody Burba (937) 341-5202 Ext. 31

Miami County

Troy/Miami County Support Group Meeting (Stroke and Brain Injury)
When: 3rd Tuesday of each Month
Time: 7:00-8:30pm
Upper Valley Medical Center,, Conference Rooms A&B, Troy, OH
Shirley Whitmer: (937) 339-0356

Muskingum County 

Zanesville Brain Injury Support Group
3rd Monday at 6:00 p.m.
Facilitator: Brenda Verhey
Rehab Social Services,
Psychology Counselor
Genesis Health Care System
Adair Ave. Campus
Good Samaritan Hospital
Rooms 1 & 2, Zanesville
Contact: Phyllis Bishop at 740-454-4324
or 1-800-225-7957

Stark County

Stark County Brain Injury Support Group
-Call to confirm-
Meets 2nd Thursday of the month
Location: Canton Baptist Temple
515 Whipple Ave. NW, Canton, OH 44708
Enter in the rear building Door G
Call Lyla Keppler to confirm at 330-455-7969

Summit County

A Stroke Support Group
3rd Wednesday of every month at 2:00 p.m.
Located in Gymnasium
For information, please call
(330) 436-096 Community Clubhouse
When: Check website for dates
Community Clubhouse, 2799 Copley Rd., Akron, OH 44321

Cr3ative Expressions Second Thursday of each month
Summa Rehab Hospital                         
29 North Adams St., Akron, OH 44304
Contact: email or on their Facebook page Cr3ative Expressions Brain Injury Support Group

Edwin Shaw Hospital
Caregiver Support Group

3rd Thursday of every month at 6:00pm
Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute
Meets in the Group Room, 2nd Floor
For information, please call
(330) 436-0955

“Heads Up! No Boundaries”
1st Wednesday of each month, 1:00-3:00pm
2911 Waterloo Rd., Akron OH 44312
For Survivors and Caregivers
Contact: Christine 330-322-3577. Facebook: Christine EdwinShaw

Mentis Support Group
4th Wednesday of every month, 6:00-8:00 pm
Stow City Hall
3760 Darrow Rd., Stow, Ohio 44224
For survivors and families
Dr. Scott Winstanley, Ph.D., Support Group Facilitator,, 440-829-0290
Denise Simcox, Program Director, 330-346-0060
Kimberly Bergstrom, Director of Business Development, 234-380-3638

New Beginnings
Third Friday of each month, 2:00-3:30pm
Copley Place, 528 Rothrock Road, Copley, Ohio 44321
This support group has a Facebook page: New Beginnings Akron TBI Survivors.
Contact: Dale Fortune at 330-865-4634 or at

Return to Recreation: A Community Rec Program
Offers a combination of sports, craft classes, community outings, social events, and general recreation activities (bowling, golf, tennis, ceramics, watercolors, Fit Club, etc.)
Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute
Meets various times a month
For more information, contact
Erin Heinlein at 330-436-6904

Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
Meets 2nd Monday of each Month at 7pm
Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute
Meets in the Gymnasium
For more information, please call

Stroke Support Group Cleveland Clinic/AGMC Rehab, 1500 Canton Rd., Suite 350 Contact: Ellen 330-784-1271

Wives' Support Group
Every Other Monday at 6:00 pm
Dr. Frye's Office, in the Boardroom
3200 West Market Street, Suite 205, Fairlawn, Ohio 44333
This meeting is for women whose husbands have experienced a brain injury
Contact: Dr.  Frye's office 330-836-6825

Tuscarawas County

Caregiver Support Group
[Area Agency on Aging, Region 9]
2nd Monday from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Tuscarawas Senior Center
425 Prospect St., Dover
Contact: Pat Lake, RN
1-800-932-7277 - Ext. 4901, AAA9

S.E.A. Peer Support Group
3rd Tuesday of the Month
1:30PM – 3:30 PM
Society for Equal Access
1458 5th Street NW                                                                                                                      New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663

wayne county

Brain Injury Support Group of Wayne and Holmes Counties Second Tuesday of the Month 2:00-3:00pm The Counseling Center of Wayne and Holmes Counties Click here for informational flyer and contact information.