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


Click on the calendar to read about upcoming events and workshops.


Kristin Olliney and Isabella

"She’s come really far … but she has a long journey ahead of her, but we’ll take that together, too."

In 2010, Kristin Olliney and her daughter Isabella's lives were changed forever when Isabella came down with sudden acute encephalitis, which caused brain damage. Despite the number of challenges they face every day, Isabella and her mother face them head on and work on her rehabilitation every day.

Click here to read Kristin's & Isabella's and other stories.


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Regional Offices

In addition to the main office in Westborough, BIA-MA has two regional offices, one in E. Wareham and another in Pittsfield. These regional offices provide information, resources, support and informal counseling to individuals with brain injuries, families and professionals.

The Regional Offices also host numerous support groups that provide survivors, family members and caregivers a fun and caring atmosphere where they find opportunities to socialize and make new friends with others who have shared similar experiences.

Southeastern Regional Office - East Wareham, Massachusetts

The BIA-MA Southeastern Office serves residents living in Southeastern Massachusetts, including Cape Cod and the Islands. The Southeast office also offers support in Portuguese.

Southeastern MA: List of Support Groups

Upcoming Southeastern Support Group Events: BIA-MA Calendar of Events


Contact Information:

Sandra J.Topalian, PhD, CBIST
Zelinda B. Pereira, CPI, CBIS
3119 Cranberry Highway, Suite 5F
East Wareham, MA 02538
Phone: (508) 743-0333
Toll Free: (888) 607-7678
Fax: (508) 743-0335

Western Regional Office - Pittsfield, Massachusetts

The BIA-MA Western Office serves residents living in Western Massachusetts, including the Berkshires, Pioneer Valley, Springfield and Amherst/Northampton areas. The Western office also offers support in Spanish.

List of Support Groups in Western MA (updated July 23, 2015)

Upcoming Western Support Group Events: BIA-MA's Calendar of Events


Contact Information:

Cynthia Costello, LSW
180 Elm Street, Suite C
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Phone:(413) 443-0200
Toll-Free: (888) 554-5553
Fax: (413) 443-0211

Central Region - Westborough, Massachusetts

The BIA-MA Central Office serves residents living in the Greater Boston, MetroWest, and North Shore.

Central MA: List of Support Groups

Upcoming Central Support Group Events: BIA-MA Calendar of Events

Contact Information:

Tress Ricker, LSW
30 Lyman Street, Suite 10
Westborough, MA 01581
Phone:(508) 475-0032
Toll-Free: (800) 242-0030