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

icon32 Peer Support at Headway

Meeting Dates and Time
First and Third Tuesday of the month.
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Please enter building at 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.


icon32 Peer Support Group in Rural Communities

Meeting Dates and Time
Third Tuesday of the month.
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Degraff Memorial Hospital (MRU Dining Room).  

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

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.


icon32 Youth Support by Phone (Person to Person)

Youth Counselor 
Molly Saper, MS, CRC
716.408.3100 - By appointment only, please call to schedule.

The Youth Support Group is for individuals who have suffered a brain injury and are approximately 16 to 26 years of age. The group focuses on helping youth survivors recover and grow, assist with feelings, help them with going back to work or school and gain confidence in oneself again.


icon32 Caregivers Support Group

Meeting Dates and Time
First Tuesday of the month.
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Please enter building at 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.


icon32 Support FOR CAREGIVERS  

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, emotional support and friendship 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 716-408-3103.


icon32 Women Survivors of Traumatic Brain Injury

Women Survivors of Traumatic Brain Injury will meet on the 1st Tuesday of each month, from 1 -2:30 pm at Headway of WNY at 2635 Delaware Ave., Buffalo NY. Please enter building at Suite E.


icon32 Support for Veterans and Veteran Caregivers

Support for Veterans is by appointment only.


icon32 Support Group for Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome or Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

Meeting Dates and Time
4th Monday of every month.
7:00 PM
St Paul's Lutheran Church
4007 Main St. East in Eggertsville.

Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome or Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy is a disease that affects the sympathetic nerves. It happens when the body receives a trauma of some kind. Your body heals, but the brain forgets to tell the nerves that the pain received from an injury has healed and stopped. 

There are many symptoms and it is important to find a doctor who specializes in CRPS/RSD.

For more information:
Lynda at 716-337-3571 
rosieo335@yahoo.com 
www.peaceinpain.com


icon32 Moving Forward: Amputee Support Group of Western New York

This is a support group that provides resources to amputees and their families.

Last Wednesday of every month
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 PM
Kenmore Mercy Hospital, 2950 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore, in the cafeteria

For more infomation, call Kevin Degnan (founder) at 716-563-5321. 


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 RegisterABI 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
Magic GunshotMust Register
TBI Together - Must Register
Brain Injury Support Group
TBINet.org (Support Groups at TBINET) - Must Register
Brain Injury Online Support GroupMust Register
Brain Talk Communities - Must Register

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