Brain Injury Alliance of South Dakota
Helping people who have been touched by brain injury.
South Dakota is home to several brain injury support groups. Groups are located in Sioux Falls, Rapid City and Aberdeen. In addition, many local hospitals have stroke support groups.Though all brain injury support groups differ slightly, they all share a common bond---brain injury. Brain injury support groups are an important part of the healing process and help you feel that you are not alone in your struggles. Brain injury affects more than 10 million people in the United States.

Aberdeen, South Dakota
Contact Person / Facilitator: Ron Hoops (605) 395-6655 When: Meets 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7PM to 8:30PM. Where: Rehabilitation Center at Avera St. Luke's Hospital, 4th floor.

Brain Injury Support Group of the Black Hills
The Brain Injury Support Group of the Black Hills meets on the second Tuesday of every month. The group meets at The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center at Black Hills Works at 803 Soo San Drive in Rapid City. The group meets from 6:00PM to 7:30PM. The group is open to individuals with brain injury, their families/caregivers, and professionals. For more information, please contact Justine Ashokar at jashokar@bhws.com or you can call (605) 343-7297.

Brookings Area Brain Injury Support Group
The Brookings Area Brain Injury Support Group meets the first Thursday of the month from 3PM to 4PM at the Brookings Hospital. Contact Person: Doris Schumacher, dahschumacher@hotmail.com or call (605) 697-6678.

Sioux Falls Area Brain Injury Support Group
Contact Person / Facilitator: Karen Brokenleg (605) 339-0137, Deb Lichty (605) 322-5066, or Mary Tommeraasen 605-367-5260.

When: Meets 2nd Saturday of every month, from 1PM to 2:30PM.

Where: The Center for Active Generations at 2300 W. 46th Street , Sioux Falls, SD. The support group provides an environment where persons with brain injury and their families can share accomplishments and struggles and find others who understand. The group tries to have an educational speaker at least every 2-3 months. A monthly newsletter is sent out to those on the mailing list. If you would like to receive this newsletter or want more information, please contact Karen Brokenleg (605) 339-0137, or Deb Lichty (605) 322-5066, or Mary Tommeraasen 605-367-5260
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