Support Groups & Social Opportunities

NOTE: Some brain injury support groups at physical locations have started meeting again in person. Please be familiar with COVID-19 guidelines for that area if you plan to attend in person.

There are many Brain Injury Support Groups throughout North Dakota. Each group has developed its own unique style based on the needs and interests of its participants.

Support Groups provide the opportunity to:

  • Gather information and news
  • Share common needs and strengths
  • Express any type of view without being judged
  • Socialize with people who have common experiences
  • Meet new friends and find new connections in the community
  • Find courage and take risks in a safe place

North Dakota Brain Injury Network (NDBIN) suggests you call the support group contact before you attend a meeting for the first time, or if you have not attended recently to ensure the schedule has not changed.

Contact NDBIN if you are interested in starting a support group in your region.

Support Groups in North Dakota

  • Bismarck

    Dakota Center for Independent Living
    3111 East Broadway Avenue
    (701) 222-3636
    4th Thursday of the Month from 4:00 – 5:00 pm Central
    Meetings offered in person and via Zoom. Call for more information.

    CHI St. Alexius Health
    900 East Broadway
    Contact JuLann Wiseman
    (701) 530-6640
    Next Meeting: October 13
    4:00 – 5:00 pm Central

    Sanford Health
    300 North 7th Street
    (701) 323-6616
    Meetings are currently on hold.
  • Devils Lake

    St. Olaf Lutheran Church
    601 6th Street Northeast
    Contact Nickie Livedalen
    (701) 317-4172
    nicole.livedalen@und.edu
    1st Thursday of the Month from 1:00 – 2:30 pm
  • Dickinson

    Dakota Center for Independent Living
    26 East 1st Street
    Contact Chantel Zeller
    (701) 483-4363
    chantelz@dakotacil.org
    2nd Tuesday of the Month from 4:00 – 5:00 pm Mountain
    Meetings offered in person or connect via Zoom.
    Passcode: 361439
    If attending in person, please wear a mask and practice social distancing.
  • Fargo

    Essentia Health
    3000 32nd Ave South
    (701) 364-4398
    Meetings are currently on hold.

    Onword Together
    4450 31st Avenue South, Suite 103
    Contact Nan Kennelly
    (701) 364-5433
    Meetings are currently on hold.

    Progressive Therapy Associates
    1150 Prairie Pkwy, West Fargo
    Contact Jodi Hedstrom or Janet Grove
    (701) 356-7766
    info@progressivetherapyassociates.com
    1st Thursday of the Month @ 6:00 pm Central
    Meetings are virtual. Connect via Zoom

    Sanford Brain Injury Support Group
    1720 South University
    Contact John
    (701) 280-4769
    2nd Tuesday of the Month from 6:30 – 8:00 pm Central
  • Grand Forks

    Altru Health System Brain Injury Support Group
    4500 South Washington Street
    Contact Carly Endres
    (701) 777-8004
    carly.endres@und.edu
    Last Tuesday of the Month from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Minot

    Trinity Health Center - Riverside
    1900 8th Ave Southeast
    (701) 857-2449
    3rd Wednesday of the Month from 7:00 – 8:00 pm Central
  • Minnesota Stroke Association

    Call (763) 553-0088 for more information.