Traumatic brain injury survivors face a variety of different issues.  While everyone with TBI has different challenges, depending on the severity of their injury, other people undergoing similar challenges can best understand the problems you are facing.  TBI support groups provide the emotional support TBI patients and their families need to tackle the obstacles of living with a traumatic brain injury.  Support groups are a wonderful way to make new friends and to learn about TBI.

Different TBI support groups focus on different aspects of coping with TBI.  For example, some groups offer special separate meetings for the family members and caregivers of TBI patients, while other groups have one meeting for both the TBI patient and his or her family.  Some groups focus on helping new TBI patients adjust to their new lifestyle, while other groups focus on offering adaptive recreational activities for people with TBI.  Some support groups offer support for people with either TBI or SCI and several support groups offer help to people with any form of physical disability. It is a good idea to check out several groups before deciding which one to join; some people find it helpful to belong to more than one group.

We have tried to make the following list of TBI support groups in Kentucky as complete as possible.  Since groups change meeting places and meeting times and may disband without notice, we advise you to call ahead before visiting a group’s meeting place for the first time.

If you cannot find a support group near you, you may consider starting one of your own.   The Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky can provide you with helpful information on starting your own group:

Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky
7410 New LaGrange Road, Suite 100
Louisville, Kentucky 40222

Toll Free 800.592.1117
Direct: 502-493-0609
Fax: 502-426-2993
http://www.biak.us/
 

 

Ashland

TBI Support Group

Please call for more information.

Meeting place:

King’s Daughter Medical Center
2201 Lexington Ave.
Ashland KY 41101

Contact:
Doris Haney, 606-789-7221
       
 

Bowling Green

TBI Support Group

Please call for more information.

Meeting place:

Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital (SKY)
1300 Campbell Lane
Bowling Green, KY 42104

Lou Anderson, 270-782-6900

 

Elizabethtown

TBI Support Group

Please call for more information.

Meeting place:
       
HealthSouth
134 Heartland Drive
Elizabethtown, KY 42701

Contact:

Tracy Quinn 207-769-3100

       
 

Lexington

TBI Support Group

Please call for more information.

Meeting place:

Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation
2050 Versailles Rd
Lexington, KY   

Contact:

Sarah Slone 859-254-5701

 

Brain Injury Support Group-Lexington Bluegrass Area Chapter

This group meets at 6:00p.m. on the first Thursday of each month in the Center of Learning at Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital. This group consists of Survivors and Family Members/Support Persons which meet separately.  During the meeting, a topic is discussed pertaining to the individual groups.

Meeting place: 
 
Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation
2050 Versailles Rd
Lexington, Kentucky

Contact:

Suzanne Kelleher 859-254-5701 ext. 7268.

 

Louisville

TBI Support Group

Please call for more information.

Meeting place:

Baptist East
4000 Kresge Way
Louisville, Kentucky 40207

Contact:
Debbie Nelson, 502-896-7456

 

TBI Support Group

Please call for more information.

Meeting place:

Frazier Rehab and Neuroscience Center
220 Abraham Flexner Way
Louisville, Kentucky 40207   
        
Contact:

502-582-7484

 

TBI Support Group

Please call for more information.

Meeting place:

Frazier Rehab CORF
Frazier Rehab and Neuroscience Center
220 Abraham Flexner Way
Louisville, Kentucky 40207   
        
Contact:

Toni Hall, 502-429-8640

 

Headliners TBI Support Group

Please call for more information.

Contact:

Katherine Finn, 502-254-5035

 

8-9-10 TBI Support Group

Please call for more information.

Contact:

Artus Fox 502-459-3173

 

Morehead

TBI Support Group

Please call for more information.

Meeting place:    

Rowan County Public Library
185 East First Street
Morehead, KY 40351

Contact:

Doris Haney 606-789-7221

 

Murray

TBI Support Group

Please call for more information.

Meeting place:

Wellness Center
803 Poplar Street,
Murray, Kentucky 42071

Contact:

Cheryl Crouch, 270-762-1557

 

North Kentucky, Florence Area

TBI Support Group

Please call for more information.

Contact:

Lisa Combs, 859-647-6066

 

Owensboro

The Owensboro Medical Health Systems Stroke Support Group

This group meets at 6 p.m. in ODD months (i.e. Jan, Mar, etc.)
on the third Tuesday of the month.

On EVEN months, stroke survivors are welcome to join the Brain Injury Support Group.  The TBI group meets at the same place and time on the third Thursday.  Please call for more information on these groups.

Contact:

Grace Mundell 270-688-4313

Meeting place:

Owensboro Mercy
Owensboro Mercy Health System
811 E. Parrish Avenue
Owensboro, Kentucky 42303

 

Paintsville/Thelma

TBI Support Group

Please call for more information.

Meeting place:   

Carl Perkins Center
Carl D. Perkins Vocational Training Center
5659 Main Street
Thelma, Kentucky 41260

Contact:

Doris Haney 606-789-7221

 

Paducah

TBI Support Group

Please call for more information.

Meeting place:   

Western Baptist Hospital
2501 Kentucky Ave,
Paducah, Kentucky

Contact:

Brenda Bradford 270-575-2799

 

Somerset

     

Contact:

Sarah Slone 859-252-2628

 

Southern Indiana

TBI Support Group

Please call for more information.

Meeting place:

Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital
3104 Blackiston Blvd.
New Albany, Indiana 47150

Contact:
Bob Setree, 283-8545