Maine Support Groups

People with traumatic brain injury suffer a variety of challenges depending on the degree and extent of their injury.  Dealing with TBI is challenging for both the patient and his or her family, but sharing your experiences with people who have had similar experiences can help.  TBI support groups provide the opportunity to make friends and learn more about TBI.

Different TBI support groups have different focuses, so check out several, if possible, to see which one best meets your needs.  Some TBI support groups emphasize learning about TBI, while others emphasize offering adaptive recreational opportunities for TBI patients.  Some groups have meetings for patients and separate meetings for caregivers and family members, while others invite any one interested in TBI to the same meeting.  There a few groups solely for people with mild TBI.

We have tried to make the following list of TBI support groups in Maine as complete as possible.  Since support groups change or disband without warning we advise you to call before traveling to the group’s meeting place for the first time.  If you cannot find a group in your area, you may wish to start one.  The Brain Injury Association of Maine offers helpful advice on starting your own group: http://www.biame.org/listings.html
 

BREWER

TBI Support Group

Please call for more information.

Deanna Ouellette: 207-989-7300 ext. 134

Meeting place:

Brewer Rehab and Living Center
74 Parkway South
Meeting: Thursday, 2:00pm-3:00pm

 

TBI Support Group

This group meets on the first Tuesday of each month from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.   Please call for more information

Meeting place:

Maine Center for Integrated Rehab
Twin City Plaza
248 State Street

Contact:

Jennifer Morgan  207-989-2034

 

FARMINGDALE

TBI Support Group

This group meets on the third Tuesday and last Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Please call for more information

Meeting place:

Community Rehab Services
484 Maine Avenue, Suite 1A
Meetings:

Contacts:

Gina Temple: 207-582-4315
Myra Champagne: 207-582-6692

 

LEWISTON

TBI Support Group

This group meets on the first Monday of the month from 6:30pm-8:00pm Please call for more information

Meeting place:

Westside Neurorehab Services
618 Main Street

Contact:

Deb Hanmer: 207-795-6110
E-mail: hanmer21@adelphia.net

 

PORTLAND

TBI Support Group

This group meets on the first Tuesday of the month. Call for current time
Please call for more information.

Meeting place:

New England Rehab Hospital of Portland
335 Brighton Avenue, 3rd Floor
Portland, Maine

Contacts:

Penny McGonagle: 207-662-8422
Kathy Kroll: 207-662-8589

 

TBI Support Group—including Stroke

Please call for more information

Meeting place:

Bayside Neurorehab Services
26 Portland Street
Portland, Maine

Contact:

Tonya Emery, 207-773-9572
Laura Snyder, 207-761-8402

 

TBI Support Group—including Stroke

This group meets on the second Tuesday of the month from 7-9:00 p.m.

Meeting place:

Maine Medical Center, Dana Center
22 Bramhall Street
Portland, Maine

Contact:

Nancy Fortier, LCSW, 207-662-2261

 

ROCKLAND

TBI Support Group

This group meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month from 4 to 5 p.m.
Please call for more information.

Meeting place:

Maine Center for Integrated Rehab
11 Line Street
Rockland, Maine

Contact:

Jennifer Rodney: 207-596-7555

 

WATERVILLE

TBI Support Group

This group meets on the third Saturday of the month from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.  Please call for more information

Meeting place:

Maine General Medical Center
Seton Unit-Basement Conference Rooms A & B
30 Chase Avenue
Waterville, Maine 04901

Contacts:
   
Valerie Pranckunas  207-872-0910
Jim or Barbara Mansir 207-547-4310