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.
|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 firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.com||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, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com||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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com
Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org||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 email@example.com||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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org||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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org||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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org||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 email@example.com||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 firstname.lastname@example.org||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, email@example.com||Group meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6pm to 8pm in the Cypress Room.|