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Brain Injury Support Groups

Social support is key for persons living with brain injury. Get support from others who understand the challenges you experience and who have rehabilitation hope and experience to share.  Enjoy camaraderie, get tips and resources, and gain the inspiration to continue your rehabilitation journey.

In-person and online groups are available. Try any or all of them, and return to the ones that feel like a good fit for you.


Every Tuesday In-Person: THRIVE with Brain Injury Support Group
Hosted by:  Brain Injury Alliance of New Mexico
Carol Brand, BIANM Board member
Tom Hall, LCSW

This support group offers emotional, social, and resource support for people living with brain injury of all kinds, including stroke, and their family members, caregivers, and support people.

Every Tuesday 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Netherwood Park Church of Christ
5101 Indian School Rd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Park in the East parking lot (closest to San Mateo Blvd.) and enter through the brown East-facing double doors.

Carol’s phone:  505-730-4491


Every Tuesday:  THRIVE with Brain Injury Support Group
Hosted by:  Brain Injury Alliance of New Mexico
James Brown, Facilitator

This support group offers emotional, social, and resource support for people living with brain injury of all kinds including stroke and their family members, caregivers, and support people.

Join Us Online on Zoom or by Phone.
Tuesdays, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Zoom  Meeting ID: 892 2026 0188

You may join the video-conference or you may join with audio-only on your phone. Audio-only means that the group won’t see you and you won’t see the group, but everyone can hear each other speak and converse, including you.  Dial in by phone by calling one of these Zoom numbers:
253-215-8782 or  346-248-7799.  Press *6 to mute or to unmute yourself to speak when you dial in.

2nd & 4th Tuesdays of each month
Grey Matters North Texas Brain Tumor Support Group

This group is online and is open to all.

7:00 p.m. Central Time, 6:00 pm Mountain Time (New Mexico).
For more information, email:
To join, you must click on this long url, because the meeting has a passcode.
Meeting ID: 841 385 5398
Passcode: keM8ss

Every Wednesday,  In-Person Support Group
Hybrid Retrain Your Brain Group

Hosted by: Ralph Frakes, Facilitator
And now sponsored by the Brain Injury Alliance of New Mexico. Welcome back, Retrain Your Brain Group!

Every Wednesday, 11 am -1 pm
In person and on Zoom:
625 Silver Ave SW #100
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Zoom Meeting ID# 883 328 719
Ralph’s phone:  505-715-8822

3rd Wed. of each month
Hybrid Brain Injury Support Group
Hosted by: David Small, Facilitator

Please note new time:  5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
In person and on Zoom:
Erna Fergusson Public Library
3700 San Mateo Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Zoom Meeting ID: 840 9580 7377

David’s phone: 505-858-0939

2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month
In-Person Brain Injury Support Group
Best Chance Drop-In Center
Services for the Recently Released and People Living with Brain Injury (and Help for Applying for Social Security Disability)

Everything Thursday 3:00 – 4:15 pm
Best Chance Drop-In Center
5907 Alice Ave NE, Suite E
Albuquerque, NM 87110
We serve snacks.

For more information, call Stanley Weinstein 505-256-3231

Two Sundays per month: Caregiver Support Group, New Mexico
Hosted by:  Adam Mayer, Facilitator

10:00 am to 11:30 am
Online Zoom meeting
Please email Adam for the meeting link.
Adam’s support group email address:

Third Sunday of Each Month:  Survivor Sunday Support Group Meeting
Hosted by:  Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm  (2:00 pm MST, 3:00 pm MDT*)
Zoom Meeting ID: 87807906385

*Please note that during the fall and winter, when NM is not on Daylight Savings Time and is on Mountain Standard Time, then 2:00 pm Arizona time is also 2:00 pm New Mexico time.

During Daylight Savings Time in NM (Mountain Daylight Time), then this support group is from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm NM time.

2nd & 4th Sundays:  Caregiver Support Group
Hosted by: Brain Injury Association of America
Tom Gallup, Facilitator

This group meets online from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.MDT on the second and fourth Sunday of each month via Zoom.

Please contact the facilitator to confirm the time and to receive the meeting link or meeting ID.
Tom’s email:

Tom’s phone: 301-502-8420 .

Monthly Resource Group:  We invite to bring your questions about life and brain injury rehabilitation needs to the group shown below, and resource people will seek to provide information to you.

Although it’s not intended to be an emotional “support group,” some people find it very supportive to attend, and you are surely welcome to attend whether you need specific resources or not!

One Friday Per Month:  Brain Injury Resource Group 
Hosted by: Brain Injury Alliance of New Mexico
Margot Feldvebel, LCSW, facilitator.

We invite you if you are a person living with brain injury (PLWBI), a family member or caregiver of a PLWBI to attend to learn about resources.

If you are a professional or an employee of a health care system or any  State or community agency, you are welcome to attend to help attendees with brain injury and to help us learn what your agency can offer people living with brain injury.

The goal of this group is to help individuals, families, family members, or caregivers of people living with brain injury to learn about State and community resources. Do you need brain injury rehabilitation? Medical care? Long-term care? Cognitive rehabilitation? Housing? Bring these questions and more to the resource group to learn about your options.

To receive emailed invitations to this group, please enter your name and email address in the fields at the top of this page.  We send a reminder by email two days before each meeting and another on the day of the meeting. Every email includes the Zoom link and phone numbers.

Please note that dates are subject to change, and this page will be updated when possible if a date is changed.

Zoom Meeting ID: 845 4988 5009

2023 Dates. The meetings will be held from 3:00 to 4:00 pm on the 3rd Friday of each month unless otherwise specified.

Friday, August 25, 2023 (Fourth Friday)
Friday, September 15, 2023
Friday, Oct. 13, 2023 (Second Friday)
Friday, Nov. 17, 2023
Friday, Dec. 8, 2023  (Second Friday)

Dial in by phone if you prefer:
1 253 215 8782 US
1 346 248 7799 US
1 669 900 9128 US
Meeting ID: 845 4988 5009
No passcode is required.

We hope to see you there and then!