Support Groups

Brain injury support groups are an important part of the healing process and can help you feel that you are not alone in your struggles. In addition to the brain injury support groups listed below, many local hospitals have stroke support groups.

Aberdeen
Contact: Ron Hoops (605) 395-6655
The group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM at the Rehabilitation Center at Avera St. Luke’s Hospital, 4th floor. 

Rapid City
Contact: Dr. Justine Ashokar (605) 718-8446 or jashokar@bhws.com
The Brain Injury Support Group of the Black Hills meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:00 PM at The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center, located at 803 Soo San Drive in Rapid City. The group is open to individuals with a brain injury, their families/caregivers, and professionals. 

Brookings
Contact: Doris Schumacher (605) 697-6678 or dahschumacher@hotmail.com
The Brookings Area Brain Injury Support Group meets on the 1st Thursday of every month at 3:00 PM at the Brookings Hospital.  

Sioux Falls
Contacts: Karen Brokenleg (605) 339-0137, Deb Lichty (605) 322-5066, or Mary Tommeraasen 605-367-5260
The Sioux Falls Area Brain Injury Support Group meets on the 2nd Saturday of every month at 1:00 PM at The Center for Active Generations, located at 2300 W. 46th Street. The support group provides an environment for brain injury survivors and their families to share accomplishments and struggles, and to find others who understand. The group invites 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 us.

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