Headway of WNY

A support and advocacy agency
for individuals with brain injuries,
disabilities and seniors.

Support Groups for Survivors of Brian Injury and their Families

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Meeting Dates and Time

Peer Support Group
First and Third Tuesday of the month.
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
2635 Delaware Avenue, Enter through Suite B

Peer Support Group is for those individuals who have sustained a mild to moderate brain injury and are having difficulty accepting the losses accompanying such a life changing event. This group provides a place to find mutual support and encouragement for survivors. By sharing similar experiences, group members overcome isolation, exchange information and resources. The peer support group provides an environment to release the many different emotions brought up as a result of a brain injury. It is confidential, supportive and nonjudgmental. The group will promote acceptance and healing and help the survivor cope with changes in their life.


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Meeting Dates and Time
Second Tuesday of the month
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Degraff Memorial Hospital/Administrative Board Meeting Room

Contact Mark Shaw for questions:
716-523-9623 / mmshaw615@yahoo.com 

This Peer Support Group is for those individuals who have sustained a mild to moderate brain injury and are having difficulty accepting the losses accompanying such a life changing event. This group provides a place to find mutual support and encouragement for survivors. By sharing similar experiences, group members overcome isolation, exchange information and resources. The peer support group provides an environment to release the many different emotions brought up as a result of a brain injury. It is confidential, supportive and nonjudgmental. The group will promote acceptance and healing and help the survivor cope with change sin their life.



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Meeting Dates and Time
First Tuesday of the month.
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
2635 Delaware Avenue, Enter through Suite B

Caregivers Support Group is for individuals and families who provide support and caregiving to someone who has a brain injury. Members will participate and share in discussion about the demands of caregiving and exchange information on practical resources that will help them cope. This group will provide healthy problem solving techniques, ideas for living with the challenges of care giving and find strengths. The many emotions and feelings that arise from such giving will be explored within the group.


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Do you feel like you are alone?

No one understands your sense of hopelessness, financial, social and emotional needs. The staff at Headway of Western New York will try to help by talking with other caregivers and finding help from each other. Information and emotional support are available to families and caregivers either by phone, one-on-one meeting or on the first Tuesday of each month (6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.). Please call 716-408-3100.



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Wordplay - Compassionate Healing, One Page at a Time 

A reading support group for WNY Veterans who are experiencing PSTD, brain injuries, and/or orthopedic injuries. We invite you to participate in a reading therapy program based on Bibliotherapy. This is an expressive therapy that uses an individual's relationship to the content of books and poetry and other written words.

First and Third Thursday of each month 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

716-408-3110

2635 Delaware Avenue, Enter through Suite B



Closings

Support Groups are closed when the Buffalo Public Schools are closed, when a Federal holiday is on a Monday and during severe weather conditions. Closing information will be available on WGRZ-TV Channel 2 and WIVB-TV Channel 4.


Useful Links

TBI Home.org - No Registration Required
TBI/ABI Survivor Support - Must Register

ABI News 2 U Must Register
Brain Injury - Alternatives 4 kids - Must Register
Stroke_Help - Public/Membership to post
Encephalitis Survivor's Email Support GroupMust Register
The Orange Grove (Caregivers and Survivors helping each other) - Must Register
TBI Together - Must Register
Brain Injury Support Group
Brain Injury Online Support GroupMust Register
Brain Talk Communities - Must Register

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