Wisconsin Brain Injury Support Groups Information


 

Wisconsin Brain Injury Support

Key to addressing so many issues in the long term recovery after brain injury, for both the survivor and his or her loved ones, is attendance at brain injury support groups. Wisconsin has long had a tradition with support groups. Even though the state brain injury organization is undergoing change, the Wisconsin brain injury support groups continue to be viable.

I personally spoke to about half of these Wisconsin Brain Injury support groups since I began the TBI Voices project and it is these support groups that provided the volunteers that make up the core of those stories.

For videos of me addressing the Green Bay Support group about the TBI Voices Project, click here.

NORTHWEST WISCONSIN BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUPS

Ashland

Chequamegon Clinic (she-wam-again)
415 Ellis Ave.
3rd Wednesday, 1-2 pm
Stewart Holman 715-682-5676

Burnett County

Siren Covenant Church
7686 Lofty Pines Drive
2nd Sunday, 1:00-2:30 pm
Jerry or Karen 715-349-8985 (H)

Rice Lake

Lakeview Medical Center
Conference Room
1100 N. Main
1st Sunday, 1:30-3:30 pm
Corinne & Jim Richie 715-234-0079

St. Croix County

Civic Center
156 E. 1st St., New Richmond
2nd Thursday, 6:00 pm
Mary Fraiser 651-442-3960
Maggie Bauer 715-246-0516

NORTHWEST – EAU CLAIRE AREA WISCONSIN BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUPS

Eau Claire Self Help

Sacred Heart Hospital-Eau Claire
900 West Clairemont, Bishop Hall
3rd Thursday, 7:00-8:30 pm
Audrey Nelson 715-838-9352 or Rhonda Olson 715-717-4392

Mild Brain Injury Group

Luther Hospital-Eau Claire
1221 Whipple Street
3rd Tuesday, 6:00-7:30 pm
Mary Beth Clark 715-838-3258

Young Persons TBI Group

Meetings have varied locations/days
Contact: Mary Beth Clark or Tom Sather 715-838-3258

Acquired Brain Injury Group

Please call Tom Sather 715-838-3310 for information

SOUTHWEST WISCONSIN BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUPS

Big River Chapter-LaCrosse

Franciscan-Skemp Healthcare
Rose Conf. Room-2nd Floor
Last Tuesday, 5:30-7:30 pm
Linda Syverson-Kerr 608-780-4431

Southwest WI Brain Injury Support Group

Shullsburg Community Townsend Building
Senior Center Room
2nd Thursday, 7:00 pm
Beth Hanley-Adams 608-726-0335 bethlynn_author@yahoo.com

CENTRAL WISCONSIN BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUPS

Wausau

Aspirus Wausau Hospital
333 Pine Ridge Blvd.
2nd Wednesday, 6:30 pm
Lea Ratajczyk 715-847-2826 (W)

NORTHEAST WISCONSIN BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUPS

Brown County

N.E.W. Curative Rehabilitation
2900 Curry Lane
Green Bay, WI 54311
2nd Tues. every other month 5:30-7:00 pm
Stephanie Umentum 920-593-3570 stumentum@newcurative.org

Making New Connections

2990 Voyager Drive,
Green Bay
4th Wednesday, 7-9 pm
Karen Feld 920-866-9493 (H)

Manitowoc County

First Lutheran Church
N. 8th St. 3rd Monday, 6:30-8:00 pm
Lynn Paider 920-755-2692

Oshkosh

Ability Resource Center
115 Washington Ave., Suite A
2nd Thursday (alternate months) 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Bob Poeshci bob@arcwinnebago.com

Oshkosh

TBI Support Group Oshkosh
Aurora Medical Center
855 N. Westhaven Dr.
4th Thursday, 6:30-8:30 pm
Michael Athanasiou 920-233-3655

Sheboygan Area

Miracle Pt. Brain Injury Society
St. Nicholas Hospital/Francis Room
1st Monday 6:30-8:00 pm (Sept. – May)
Wendy Clark 920-459-4642 (W )

Appleton

St. Elizabeth Hospital
1506 S. Oneida Street
4th Monday, 6:00-7:30 pm
Erin Othrow 920-725-0943 x111

Fond du Lac/TLC

St. Agnes Hospital, Plaza level
Conference Room
2nd Tuesday, 7:00 pm
Shirley Speier 920-923-5462 (H)
Niki Bartus 920-929-7322 (H)

SOUTHEAST – MILWAUKEE AREA WISCONSIN BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUPS

Brain Injury Rehab Ctr. of Milw.

5700 W. Layton Avenue
4th Monday, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Mary Smith 414-325-4018

Embracing Hope

Zablocki Library
3501 W. Oklahoma Avenue
4th Wednesday, 6:00-7:30 pm
Lisa Alberte, RN, BSN, CCM, MS, CRC, ABDA 262-679-9684

TBI Discussion & Support Group

Froedtert Hospital – Room 5291
9200 W. Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI
3rd Tuesday, 6:00-7:15 pm
Facilitator: Dr. Richard Markell
Contact: 414-805-3666.

SOUTHEAST – MADISON AREA WISCONSIN BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUPS

Mild Brain Injury Resource Network

Madison Meriter Hospital
202 S. Park, 10th Floor
10 Tower Conference Room
3rd Thursday, 6:30-8:00 pm
Deb Enburg, Ph.D., 608-845-6356 dpenburg@chorus.net

Mild Brain Injury Grp. for Spouses & Signif. Others

Meriter Hospital, Patient Registration Area
Conference Room
202 S. Park Street
2nd Monday, 6:30-8:00 pm
Lynn Hovey 608-222-4717 or 608-576-5285 lynn.hovey@mgschools.net

Janesville

United Way Building
2nd Tuesday, 7:00 pm
Brenda Brown 608-752-4993 x111 bbrown@ccddc.com
(Do not meet in July or August)

SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUPS

Waukesha County Heading Forward

Waukesha Memorial Hospital
725 American Dr. Waukesha, WI
1st Wednesday each month 6-7:30 pm
Deb Swearingen, RN, BSN, CNRN 262-928-2351

Traumatic Brain Injury Group of Lake Country

Country Springs Hotel
2810 Golf Rd. Pewaukee, WI
2nd Monday each month 6-7:30 pm
Jessica Kruesel 262-844-3500

Dodge County

Clearview Brain Injury Ctr.
Clearview North – 199 Home Rd.,
Juneau, WI
3rd Monday 6-7 pm
Tammy Novotny  920-386-3400 (W)

Kenosha County

Stateline TBI Support Group for Functioning Teens and Adults
First Christian Church
13022 Wilmot Rd, Kenosha
Third Tuesday, 7-8:30 pm
Beth Jankowski 262-344-1505 statelinetbi@yahoo.com

Information current as of January of 2013.

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