Why Attend A Support Group Meeting?
The purpose of a support group is to share with and support one another for the mutual benefit of the whole group. Some essential elements of a support group are:
- Understanding brain injury
- Learning about resources in your community
- Emotional healing
- Finding encouragement and hope
- Active, involved listening to and learning from others
- An opportunity to be understood and to express oneself
- Providing an atmosphere where positive and negative views can be expressed without being judged or labeled
- Exploring common needs and strengths
- A place to find courage and to take risks
In-Person Adult Support Groups
- For all types of brain injury
- For stroke survivors specifically
- A new group is starting in the Denver metro area for partners/spouses/caregivers. Click here for more infomation.
- Successfully Social – Coaching and support for parents of kids, adolescents, and young adults with social learning challenges
- Sibling Tree – Building and providing resources for the siblings of individuals with special needs.
- Sibshops – An opportunity for siblings of children with special medical, mental health, and developmental needs to obtain peer support and education within a recreation context.
Online Support Groups
Can’t make a physical meeting due to schedule, distance, transportation, or other limitations? Want support between meetings? No problem. We’ll come to your computer by email so you can access support when and where you want it: Local:
- Colorado Brain Injury Support
- Colorado Support Group for Caregivers and Loved-Ones of Brain Injury Survivors
- International Support Groups
- Yahoo! TBI Online Support Group
- Caregivers of Veterans
- TryMunity – TryMunity provides an Online Social Community for Survivors & Supporters who come together to offer stories of hope, words of encouragement, ideas and suggestions for anyone who has experienced a life-changing event and to help fight past the pain, fear and depression and assist them on their road to recovery. Join them!
“The Hangout” A group of brain injury survivors, friends, family, medical professionals and other interested parties that meet weekly to share resources, network, and socialize. We get together for various activities (going to Museums, baseball games, holiday parties) hearing guest speakers, and more–all planned by group members
Tuesdays from noon to 3:00 pm In Church in the City’s big room on the ground floor of the church. Enter the accessible entrance that is just off of the alley that is between York & Gaylord on the 16th ave. side. Please don’t park on the street (at the church’s request), but in the lot behind Church in the City’s administration building which is on the southwest corner of 16th & York. 1580 Gaylord St. (the big church building) Denver, CO. 80206 (720) 583-5890
Thursdays from 12:30 to 3:00 pm In Craig Hospital’s Outpatient & Family Apartment Building in the Digby Room (you may enter directly from the W. courtyard). 3427 S. Emerson St. Englewood, CO. 80113 (720) 583-5890
Outdoor Mindset This non-profit organization unites and inspires people affected by neurological challenges through a common passion for the outdoors. Their focus on relationships and the outdoors encourages people to change their perceptions of diagnosis from limitation to opportunity.
Achilles Colorado Achilles Colorado is a completely volunteer organization. They encourage athletes with disabilities and volunteer guides to join their weekly runs. Achilles Colorado currently meets every Monday all year round in Denver’s Washington Park at 6pm. They also meet at 6pm on Wednesday’s in Boulder, 6:15pm on Mondays in Colorado Springs, and 6pm on Thursday’s in Lafayette. For more info and to Rsvp go to, http://www.meetup.com/coloradoruns
Broken Brain Achievers Club A group in Colorado Springs whose members are committed to living life with purpose and meaning – to the fullest of our capability – and then some!