Tennessee Support Groups

Traumatic brain injury affects different people in different degrees, but everyone with TBI experiences similar emotions. 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. 

We have tried to make the following list 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. Information about starting your own TBI support group can be obtained from the Brain Injury Association of Tennessee: http://www.braininjurytn.org/

Adamsville

Brain Injury Support N.E.T.W.O.R.K.

This group meets the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. For brain injury survivors and their families, caregivers, friends, and interested professionals.

Meeting Place:

Senior Citizens Center 
408 Park Ave.
Adamsville, Tennessee

Contact:

Laura Mills 731-541-4941.

Chattanooga

Please note: The following five groups have the same contact number and e-mail.

Chattanooga - Evening group

This group meets the fourth Monday of the month from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.

Meeting Place:

Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation
One Siskin Plaza
Chattanooga, TN 37403

Chattanooga – Day group

This group meets the fourth Thursday of the month from 10 – 11: 30 am

Meeting Place:

Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation
One Siskin Plaza
Chattanooga, TN 37403

Chattanooga - Young adult

This group meets the third Tuesday of the month from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.  Siskin Rehab Hospital (or announced location).

Meeting Place:

Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation
One Siskin Plaza
Chattanooga, TN 37403

Cleveland TBI Support Group

This group meets the third Monday of the month from 6:00 – 7:30pm.

 Meeting Place:

Wesley United Methodist Church

3405 Peerless Rd Nw
Cleveland, Tennessee
Fort Oglethorpe, GA

This group meets the second Tuesday of the month from 6:00 -7:30 pm. 

Meeting Place:

Patterson Place

Contact for the above five groups:
423-634-1572   E-mail: ChattanoogaBrainInjury@gmail.com 

Clarksville area

Please note: The following three groups have the same contact number and e-mail.

Clarksville TBI Support Group

This group meets thethird Tuesday of the month from 6:00-7:30 pm.

Meeting Place:

Montgomery County Public Library
350 Pageant Lane
Clarksville, Tennessee

Fort Campbell- Wounded Warriors

This group meets the third Thursday of the month from 12:00-2:00pm.  The group is limited to military personnel and their family members

Meeting Place:

Ft. Campbell’s Fisher House
Fort Campbell- Spouses of Wounded Warriors

This group meets the third Thursday of the month from 1:00-2:00 pm. The group is limited to spouses of wounded soldiers.

Meeting Place:

Ft. Campbell’s Fisher House

Contact for above three groups:    615- 248-2541     E-mail: Director@BrainInjuryTN.org

Cookeville

Cookeville TBI Support Group

This group meets the fourth Thursday of the month at 6:30pm.

Meeting Place:

Cookeville Regional Medical Center, Education Center
1 Medical Center Boulevard
Cookeville, Tennessee

Contact:

Rick Hall 931-372-8900
E-mail: Harlanhall@yahoo.com

Jackson

Jackson TBI Support Group

This group meets the second Tuesday of the month. For more information please call Laura Mills.

Meeting Place:

Jackson Madison County General Hospital
620 Skyline Drive
Jackson, Tennessee

Contact:

Laura Mills    731-541-4941
E-mail: Laura.Mills@wth.org

Johnson City

Johnson City TBI Support Group

This group meets on the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm. 

Meeting Place:

James Quillen Rehab
2511 Wesley Street
Johnson City, Tennessee

Contact:

Fredda Roberts   423-257-3644   E-mail: Fredda@Crumleyhouse.com

Knoxville

Knoxville TBI Support Group

This group meets on the first Monday of the month at 7:00 pm.

Meeting Place:

Patricia Neal Rehab Center
1901 Clinch Ave.
Knoxville, Tennessee

Contact:

Patty Cruze 865-541-1499
E-mail: PCruze@CovHlth.com

Lewisburg

Lewisburg TBI Support Group

This group meets on the third Monday of the month from 6:00 - 7:30 pm.

Meeting Place:

NHC Healthcare
1653 Mooresville Highway
Lewisburg, Tennessee

Contact:

Brent Lokey
931-684-5222
E-mail: Firstmost@bellsouth.net

Memphis

Please note: The following six groups have the same contact number and e-mail. 

Memphis Community TBI Support Group    

This group meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 6:00-7:30pm. Call Carolyn Chambers for more information.

Meeting Place:

Benjamin Hooks Central Library
3030 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis—Trauma TBI Support Group

This group meets on Monday morning. Call Carolyn Chambers for more information.

Meeting Place:

Regional Medical Center
877 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis—Trauma TBI Support Group

This group meets on Wednesday morning. Call Carolyn Chambers for more information.

Meeting Place:

Regional Medical Center

877 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 

Memphis Pediatric TBI Support Group

Meeting times and places vary; please call for information. Call Carolyn Chambers for more information.

Meeting Place:

Varies

Memphis College and Career TBI Support Group

Meeting day vary; meets in the evenings. Call Carolyn Chambers for more information.

Meeting Place:

Benjamin Hooks Central Library and local universities.
3030 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis—Military TBI Support Groups

Meeting times vary. Call Carolyn Chambers for more information.

Meeting Place:

Veterans Administration Medical Center # 614
1030 Jefferson Ave.
Memphis, Tennessee

Contact for the above six groups:

Carolyn Chambers
901-545-8487
E-mail: CChambers@the-med.org

Murfreesboro

This group meets on the fourth Thursday of the month from 6:00-7:30 pm.

Meeting Place:

NHC Murfreesboro

Contact:

Brent Lokey
931-684-5222
E-mail: Firstmost@bellsouth.net

Nashville area

Please note: The following three groups have the same contact number and e-mail.

This group meets on the first Tuesday of the month from 6:00-7:30 pm.

Meeting Place:

Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center’s Pi Beta Phi
Medical Center East - South Tower
1215 21st Avenue South
Nashville, Tennessee.

Madison TBI Support Group

This group meets on the third Monday of the month from 6:00-7:30 pm.

Meeting Place:

Skyline Madison Campus
500 Hospital Drive
Madison, Tennessee

Teens with TBI

Meeting times vary; please call for times.

Meeting Place:

Varied. The recreational group- meets on site for activities.

Contact for the above three groups:  615-248-2541    E-mail: Director@BrainInjuryTN.org

Smyrna

Smyrna Military Resource Group

This group meets on the second Tuesday of the month from 6:00-7:30 pm.

Meeting Place:

Tennessee Rehabilitation Center

Contact:

615-248-2541
E-mail: Director@BrainInjuryTN.org