Support Groups and Specialized Providers
This local organization holds meetings for both the traumatic brain injury survivor and also to help the needs of traumatic brain injury caretakers. Meetings are held at Easter Seals Society, 3205 Hurley Way, Sacramento, CA 95864.
Options Family of Services operate one of the most comprehensive post-brain trauma treatment programs. Options Family of Services specializes in behavior management, transitional living, vocational training and community re-entry. Neuropsychological assessment can be arranged if requested.
The St. June Brain Injury Network can coordinate services that will help improve the quality of life for the adult traumatic brain injury survivor. This location serves the the Orange County community of Traumatic Brain Injury patients.
The Poperoy Recreation and Rehabilitation Center provides programs including Expressive Arts, Children and Teen Services, Adult Services, Respite Care Services, and employment training and opportunities to TBI patients.
Support groups can be found California regions through the Brain Injury Association of California website. This organization works closely with veterans who sustained their brain injury while serving their country. (See: http://biacal.org/brain-
San Diego Brain Injury Foundation
P.O. Box 84601
San Diego, CA 92138
Local support groups for the San Diego area can be found here. A free monthly publication, Brain Injury Journey, is available via download for TBI survivors and their caregivers. http://sdbif.org/resources/
Betty Clooney Center for Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury
4439 1/2 E Village Road
Long Beach, CA 90808
Phone: (562) 938-9005
The Betty Clooney center providesTBI Case Coordination service which is one-on-one. They also assist the TBI survivor in locating medical care, residential services, legal services, education and benefits assistance. If substance abuse is an issue, help can be obtained through this organization. Additionally, a Case Coordinator can be assigned to the patient to assist in arranging needed tests, community referrals, and transportation needs. The Betty Clooney Center can assess needs of each TBI survior, identify potential problems unique to the individual and then plan an intervention before problems occur.
Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona
Support Groups can be found on this website for Arizona residents. In addition, they break down the different medical providers that you may need to use and explain what each medical provider does for your loved one who has sustained a TBI. The following link provides agencies in Arizona that will help you provide training to someone with a brain injury to develop independent living skills, providers of long term care, and agencies helping parents of children with special needs. More info at:http://biaaz.org/coping-with-
Brain Injury Research Center of Mount Sinai
5 E. 98th Street, B-15
New York, NY 10029
The Brain Injury Research Center of Mount Sinai conduct many clinical trials and research studies to help TBI patients. To learn how to enroll a loved one in a clinical trial or research study, call them. Additionally they have support groups to help TBI survivors understand how they can deal with issues such as weight gain, depression, fatigue, sexuality and concentration post-trauma.
Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado
The Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado provides a huge arrage of services including: Art Therapy Classes, Crisis Services, Youth Brain Injury Connections, Support Groups, Recreation Programs and Day Programs. They also provide support groups, free seminars, and even host a scholarship every year for victims of Brain Injury.
The Alaska Brain Injury network serves as an advocate for those who have experienced brain injuries. Assistance can come in the form of providing education, organizing treatment and coordinating medical providers to get the treatment the injured person needs and who may not in a situation to care for themselves. Resources can be found by region.
Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon
This organization invites Oregon residents to email them at firstname.lastname@example.org so that they can undertand your needs and get you to the right people. They can provide education options, assistance for veterans and support groups.