Wisconsin Brain Injuries Local Support Groups

Wisconsin Brain Injuries

Wisconsin brain injuries survivors have long had the benefit of a rich tradition of active support groups, many of which I have personally spoken to. Support Groups can be the critical bridge between to the community for both survivors and their loved ones.   Even though the Wisconsin Brain injuries organization, formerly Brain Injury Association of Wisconsin, is undergoing change, the support groups continue to be viable.

Our TBI Voices project began with my outreach to Wisconsin brain injuries support groups and it is these support groups that provided the volunteers that make up the core of our brain injury stories. .

For videos of Attorney Gordon Johnson addressing the Green Bay Support group about the TBI Voices Project, click here

Some Wisconsin Brain Injuries Support Groups:

Appleton, Wisconsin Brain Injuries Support

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

Acquired Brain Injury Group

Please call Tom Sather 715-838-3310 for information

Ashland Wisconsin Brain Injuries Support

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

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

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

Brown County Wisconsin Brain Injuries Support

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)

Burnett County Wisconsin

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

Dodge County Wisconsin Brain Injuries Support

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

Eau Claire, Wisconsin Brain Injury Support

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, Eau Claire, WI
3rd Tuesday, 6:00-7:30 pm
Mary Beth Clark 715-838-3258

Fond du Lac TBI Support/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)

Janesville TBI Support

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

Kenosha, Wisconsin TBI Support

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

Madison, Wisconsin Brain Injuries Support

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 Group, for Spouses & Significant 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

Manitowoc County Brain Injury Support

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

Milwaukee Wisconsin Brain Injuries Support

Brain Injury Rehab Ctr. of Milwaukee

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

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.

Oshkosh Wisconsin Brain Injuries Support

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

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

Rice Lake Brain Injury Support Groups

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

Sheboygan TBI Support

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 )

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

Waukesha County Wisconsin TBI Support

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

Wausau Wisconsin Brain Injuries Support

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

Young Persons TBI Group

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

Information current as of January of 2013.

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