SUPPORT GROUPS

Summit County


Cr3ative Expressions – meets the second Thursday of every month at 6:00 pm at Summa Rehab Hospital, 29 North Adams Street, Akron, Ohio 44304. For survivors, caregivers and family members. For more information email Cr3ativeExpressions@gmail.com or check out their Facebook page Cr3ative Expressions Brain Injury Support Group. 


Heads Up No Boundaries Brain Injury Support Group – meets the second Wednesday of each month from 3:00 – 5:00 pm in the cafeteria at Cleveland Clinic Rehabilitation Hospital, Edwin Shaw, 4389 Medina Road, Copley, Ohio 44321. For more information contact Christine Bailey cmbailey@clevelandclinicrehab.com or 234.815.5066.


New Beginnings - meets the third Friday of each month from 2-3:30 pm at Copley Place located at 528 Rothrock Road, Copley, Ohio 44321.  This support group has a Facebook page:  New Beginnings Akron TBI Survivors.   For more information contact Dale Fortune at 330-865-4634 or dfortune81179@att.net.


Wive’s Support Group- meets every other Monday at 6:00 pm in the multipurpose room at Cleveland Clinic Rehabilitation Hospital, Edwin Shaw, 4389 Medina Road, Copley, Ohio 44321.  This meeting is only for women whose husbands have experienced a brain injury. Please contact us at tbicollab@gmail.com for meeting dates and information. 


Cuyahoga County


HansonHouse Caregiver Support Group – meets the third Wednesday of the month from 6:00-7:30 pm at Berea United Methodist Church. Contact the office at 440-234-3525 or HansonHouse 440-234-9900 for further information. Visit their website for further information about their programs: www.Hansonhouseberea.com. 


Strongsville - meets the last Sunday of every month at Christ Church in Columbia Station from 5-7pm and has two separate groups: one for Survivors and one for Caregivers/Supporters.  Contact is Mary Beth Ballenger: mary.ballenger@att.net or 440-570-0946.  


Medina County


Medina group - meets the second Tuesday of every month, (except December) from 4:30pm-6:00pm. This group is for survivors and caregivers. The location is announced monthly. Contact Pam Hunt, Medina County Board of DD, at 330.725.7751, ext. 261, or pamh@mcbdd.org for location and upcoming events. 


Wayne County


The Brain Injury Support Group – meets the second Tuesday of each month at 4:00 pm at The Counseling Center of Wayne and Holmes Counties, 2285 Benden Drive, Wooster, Ohio 44691. This group is for survivors and caregivers. Contact Pamela Denise Tolliver at pameladenisetolliver@gmail.com or 330.809.8095 or James Foley at jfoley@ccwhc.org or 330.264.9029, ext. 1173.


Every One is DIfferent!

Feel free to visit any of the groups as you like.  Each group is different, so don't judge one by the other.  If one doesn't meet your needs, please consider trying another one.


These groups are made up of people who care for each other.  They would love to meet you!  Why not try each one?


Moreover, perhaps your story and your journey will inspire others.