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.
Below you can find our support group list. This list includes support groups from all over the state and is regularly updated, however, we urge you to call the individual support group before attending a meeting, as location and times sometimes change.
If there is not a support group in your area and you would like to start one, we can help. Please contact:
Barbara Webster at firstname.lastname@example.org
This new group will take place at the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts, 30 Lyman Street, Suite 10, Westborough, MA, from 1-3 p.m. on the 3rd Wednesday of the month beginning September 18, 2013. Registration is required as space is limited. If you need any accommodations or assistance, please bring someone to help you.
Pioneer Valley Brain Injury Support Group
Necessity was indeed the mother of invention in the creation of BIA-MA's Pioneer Valley Brain Injury Support Group (PVBISG). Just over a year since co-facilitators Anne Flaherty and Linda Lang-Gunn started this group, it is growing in popularity among survivors, presenters and professionals alike.
Amazing Brain Injury Survivor Support Group, Framingham
This photo is part of the "Brain Injury X-Posed" Exhibit, the culmination of a 10-week PhotoVoice project undertaken by eight members of the BIA-MA’s ‘Amazing’ Brain Injury Survivor Support Group in Framingham.