Brain Injury Help Line: 1-800-242-0030

Support Groups

BIA-MA is Offering Virtual Support Groups

BIA-MA remains committed to its mission during this time of social distancing. We are making a temporary transition of our brain injury support groups to virtual settings. The need to connect is strong, especially for brain injury survivors who may already feel isolated. 

Each virtual meeting will be facilitated by staff and a group leader using ZOOM video-conferencing. There is no cost to attend, and minimal information is requested from each attendee. You may participate using video or just the audio from your phone. Each meeting is hosted by an existing support group but is open to all.

BIA-MA is offering virtual support group meetings on the following dates. Please check this list regularly as we will be updating it frequently. To participate in a virtual support group, please send an email to with your name and the date/time of the group you wish to attend. We will respond individually with access codes and directions for specific groups. Here is a listing of the Virtual Support Groups (Click on thumbnail to view pdf):





SHIP Recreation Virtual Activities

Recreation activities sponsored in part by the Statewide Head Injury Program, Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission. RSVP required for all events. Limited spaces available. Activities will take place online using video teleconferencing.  These are private brain injury groups, not open to the general public.

In-Person Support Groups

Brain injury can have a traumatic effect on both survivors and their families. BIA-MA sponsors support groups across the state that provide survivors and their loved ones a forum for sharing information about brain injury as well as a compassionate and understanding peer group and an opportunity to socialize and make new friends with others through recreational activities and outings.

Attention: In-person support groups, recreation events, and programs are canceled until further notice.  

Questions? Contact Cynthia Cardeli, BIA-MA Director of Programs & Services,
at 508-475-0032 or email