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 of TBI support groups in Utah 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 Utah:
Phoenix Services Corp. Caregivers Support Group
This group meets the fourth Thursday of each month from7-8:30p.m.
(No meeting in December).
Phoenix Services Corp.
189 South State Street, Suite 230
Clearfield, UT 84015
Options for Independence Brain Injury Support Group
This group meets the last Wednesday of the month from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Options for Independence
1095 North Main Street
Logan, UT 84341
Heather Hoffman-Harmon 435-753-5353
Intermountain Neuro Rehab Brain Injury Group and Care Givers Alliance Network
This group meets on the fourth Thursday of each month from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
O J Wilkinson Building
5801 S. Fashion Place Blvd., Ste 190
Murray, UT 84107
Kim Kirkham 801-314-4736
Brigham Young University Stroke & Brain Injury Support Group
This group meets on the first Wednesday of the month from 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Meetings held in Room 177 at the BYU Comprehensive Clinic.
Speech & Language Clinic
136 Taylor Building
1190 N 900 E
Provo, UT 84604
Carol Moody 801-422-5117
Utah Valley Brain Injury and Stroke Support Group
Meets the first Thursday of each month from 7PM to 8PM
Held at: Rocky Mountain University 511 E. 1860 S. Provo UT 84606
Contact Phone (Lori Johnson): 801-422-9132
McKay Dee Hospital Brain Injury Support Group
This group meets on the second Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m.
McKay Dee Hospital
4401 Harrison Blvd.
Ogden, UT 84403
Kari Wright, 801-726-5400
Marvette Smith 801-387-2281
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake Regional Medical Center Brain Injury Support Group
Call for information.
Salt Lake Regional Medical Center, Moreau Building Auditorium
1045 E. 1st South
SLC, UT 84102
Kathryn Waddell 801-350-4290
Brain Injury Association of Utah and Division of Services for People with Disabilities Brain Injury Support Group
This group meets on the second Tuesday of the month from 6-8:00 p.m
Community Deaf Center
5709 South 1500 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84123
Beth Cardell 801-585-5511
University Health Care Neurobehavioral HOME Program Parent Support Group
This group meets the first Friday of each month. all for time and other details.
650 S. Komas Drive, Suite 200
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108
Stephanie O’Brien 801-581-5515