Florida Traumatic Injury Support Groups

Brain injuries affect everyone differently, but one thing is certain: recovery is best achieved with a combination of medical treatment and emotional support. Talking through your situation, or going on recreational outings with people who have gone through very similar experiences, helps you cope with your injury and improves your chance of recovery.

Support groups listed below are located in towns throughout Florida. Wherever you live, you’ll have access to a specialist-led group that understands what you’re going through and is there to help you recover.

You can find the addresses for support groups, as well as contact information for group leaders below. It’s recommended that you try out more than one group before deciding which one is best for you.


City Group Address Contact Details
Fort Myers Southwest Florida Trauma Survivors Support Group Lee Memorial Hospital Auditorium, 2776 Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33901 Shannon Bradley, 239-343-2561 or shannon.bradley@leehealth.org Group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 6pm-7:30pm.
Hollywood Spinal Cord Connections Support Group Memorial Regional Hospital movie room – South Campus, 3600 Washington Street, 4th floor, Hollywood, FL 33021 Victoria Leyland, 954-518-2111, vleyland@mhs.net Group meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 12:30pm-2:30pm.
Jacksonville Brooks Rehab Cross Disability Support Group Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital Assembly Room 1 & 2, 3599 University Boulevard South, Jacksonville, FL 32216 Alice Krauss, alice.krauss@brooksrehab.org or brooks.supportgroup@brooksrehab.org Group meets the last Thursday of each month from 5:30pm-7:30pm.
Jacksonville Shands Jacksonville Spinal Cord Injury Support  Group UF Health Jacksonville Learning Resource Center, 553-1 West 8th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209 Call 904-244-3390 for more information. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of March, June, September and December from 12:30pm to 2:30pm.
Lake Worth Endless Possibilities Therapeutic Recreation Complex, 2728 Lake Worth Rd. Lake Worth, FL 33461 Stacy Staebell, 561-966-7021 or sstaebel@pbcgov.org Group meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 5:30pm-7:30pm.  
Largo Spinal Cord Injury Outreach Network (SCION) HealthSouth Rehab of Largo, 901 N Clearwater Largo Rd, Largo, FL 33770 Lee Hardin, 727-787-8243 or leehardin@verizon.net

Email rac@custom-mobility.com to be added to SCION’s email mailing list.

SCION meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at 4:30pm.
Melbourne Spinal Cord Injury Support Group (SCISG) – Sea Pines Encompass Health – Sea Pines Rehab Hospital, 101 E Florida Avenue, Melbourne, FL 32901 Laura Leitz, 321-984-4699 or laura.leitz@healthsouth.com Group meets the 4th Wednesday of each month at 4:30pm.
Miami Spinal Cord Injury Support Group (SCISG) – Miami-Dade County Chapter Jackson Rehab Dining Room, 1611 NW 14th Street, Miami, FL 33136 Anson James, (407) 637-7774 or contact.scisg@gmail.com Group meets the 4th Wednesday of each month from 12pm-2pm. 
Ocala Spinal Cord Injury Support Group MRMC Auxiliary Conference Center, 1542 SW 1st Avenue, Ocala, FL 34471 Jeannine Anderson – (352) 425-7050 or jeannineanderson@mrhs.org Group meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 5:30pm-7:30pm.
Orlando Greater Orlando Spinal Cord Injury Network Orlando Health Rehabilitation Institute, 100 West Gore Street, Ste 104, Orlando, FL 32806 Bob Melia, 407-900-6724 or info@goscin.org Meetings are held at different locations. 
Orlando Orlando Health Spinal Cord Injury Support Group Orlando Health Regional Medical Center, 14th floor Independent Living Apartment, 52 W Underwood Street, Orlando, FL 32806 Bradley Daniels, Ph.D., Neuropsychologist & Group Facilitator, 321-843-7142 or bradley.daniels@orlandohealth.com Group meets on Tuesdays every month from 3pm to 4pm.


Pensacola West Florida SCI Support Group West Florida Rehab Institute, 8391 N Davis Highway, Pensacola, FL 32514 Carrie Rayburn, 850-494-6195 or carrie.rayburn@hcahealthcare.com Group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 2:30pm-3:30pm.
Sarasota Sarasota SCI Group Encompass Health – Rehabilitation Hospital Sarasota, 6400 Edgelake Drive, Sarasota, FL 34240 John Berkey, 941-661-7763 or johnberkey56@gmail.com Group meets the third Thursday of each month at 5:30pm.
Spring Hill Spring Hill SCI Support Group Encompass Health – Rehabilitation Hospital of Spring Hill, 12440 Cortez Blvd, Spring Hill, FL 34613 Cindy Taylor, 352-592-7232 or cynthia.taylor2@healthsouth.com Group meets the 2nd Thursday of each month from 5pm-7pm.
Sunrise Spinal Cord Injury Support Group (SCISG) – Broward County Chapter Encompass Health – Rehabilitation Hospital of Sunrise Cafeteria, 4399 Nob Hill Rd., Sunrise, FL 33351 Ryan Gebauer, 954-696-7204 or contact.scisg@gmail.com Group meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month from 5pm-7pm.
Tallahassee North Florida SCI Association Encompass Health – Rehabilitation Hospital of Tallahassee Cafeteria, 1675 Riggins Road, Tallahassee, FL 32308 Elizabeth Barranco, 850-656-4868 or elizabeth.barranco@healthsouth.com Group meets the 2nd Monday of the month from 6pm-7:30pm.
Tallahassee TMH Neurological Conditions Wellness Group Goodwill Prosperity Center, 300 Mabry Street, Tallahassee, FL 32304 Amber Swords, 850-431-5170 or amber.swords@tmh.org Group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 11am-12pm.
Tampa Tampa Area SCI Education & Support Group Tampa General Rehab Center, 6 Tampa General Circle, Tampa, FL 33606 Anthony Radano, 813-844-4711 or aradano@fscirc.com Group meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 4:30pm to 6pm.
West Palm Beach West Palm Beach SCI Group St. Mary’s Medical Center, 901 45th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407 Peggy Domitz, 954-471-8844, cheffouru@att.net Group meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6pm to 8pm in the Cypress Room.