Brain injury Resource Center of Wisconsin Resources Specific To Brain Injury

Winnebago County:


Oshkosh Brain Injury Support Group

Aurora Medical Center - Conference Room B, First Floor

855 North Westhaven Drive, Oshkosh, WI 54904

Contact Person:  Michael Athanasiou (920-517-1507 or email: M-Mathano@att.net)

ON-SITE MEETING: Starting Sept 2020: Meets the 4th Thursday of every month  / Begins at 6:30 pm - End Time determined by course of meeting


Eau Claire County:


BluGold Brain Injury Group

Contact Person:  Jerry Hoepner, Phd, CCC-SLP Email for Zoom Link: HOEPNEJK@uwec.edu

ZOOM MEETING: Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month  / Begins at 5:30 pm - Ends at 6:30 pm


May Mild TBI Group
Contact Person:  Jerry Hoepner, Phd, CCC-SLP Email for Zoom Link: HOEPNEJK@uwec.edu
ZOOM MEETING: Meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month  / Begins at 5:30 pm - Ends at 6:30 pm


Third Thursday TBI Group
Contact Person:  Jerry Hoepner, Phd, CCC-SLP Email for Zoom Link: HOEPNEJK@uwec.edu
ZOOM MEETING: Meets the 3rd Thursday of every month  / Begins at 6:00 pm - Ends at 7:30 pm

Support groups are a valuable resource not only for support, but also for socializing and information sharing. Individuals and families who have lived with brain injury have information to share with those who are in the process of learning to cope with and accepting their new life after an injury  Often survivors, their family members and friends, and co-workers can feel as if they are alone and no one knows what they are feeling, thinking, and experiencing.

 Brain injury causes a “ripple effect” unlike other situations that can befall an individual. Support groups can reach out to all those caught in the “wake” of the brain injury. Wisconsin should have brain injury support groups state-wide.  The Brain Injury Resource Center of Wisconsin is here to assist you in developing a support group in your area if one does not currently exist. 
Contact Us today to learn how to start a support group in your area

Due to COVID-19 we are in the processes of validating active Support Groups throughout Wisconsin.

If you are aware of an active group, please email us at admin@bircofwi.org

with full details or Facilitator contact information


Active Support Groups are listed below


Outagamie County:


Survivors Active After Stroke (SAAS)

Theda Care Regional Medical Center - Neenah

130 Second Street, Neenah, WI 54956

Contact Person:  Kristin Randall (920-720-7328 or email: kristin.randall@thedacare.org)

ZOOM MEETING: Meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month  / Begins at 3:30 pm - Ends at 4:30 pm


Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group 

SOAR Fox Cities

211 East Franklin Street, Appleton, WI 54911

Contact Person: Julie Biesterveld (Office: 920-731-9831 X 113 / Rempte: 920-249-4978 or email Julie@soarfoxcities.com

ZOOM MEETING: Call or email for dates and times


Support Group Meetings Announcement:  Organizations in Wisconsin may submit a new meeting notice, correct, or delete an existing one by contacting a member of our Resource Facilitation staff.

Announcements are published online as a free service. For verification purposes only, please include the name and phone number of the person submitting the information.


DISCLAIMER: All Brain Injury Resource Center of Wisconsin meetings are volunteer-based support groups and do not provide medical advice, counseling, diagnosis, or treatment. Our purpose is to share our experiences and what has/has not been helpful for our friends, family, co-workers, and loved ones.