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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
    310 North 10th Street
    Atrium Conference Room (Use east patient entrance)
    Contact: Brannigan Hamrick
    (701) 530-6640
    2nd Monday of even months from 3:00 – 4:00 pm Central.

    Sanford Health
    Bismarck Veterans Memorial Library
    Meeting Room B
    515 North 5th Street
    (701) 323-5861
    2nd Monday of odd months from 3:00 – 4:00 pm Central.
    Join virtually or in person. Visit link for more information.
  • Devils Lake

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

    New Beginning Church
    211 21st Street East
    Contact: Mychal Cook
    (701) 946-4964
    Facilitated by Mychal Cook and Chantel Zeller
    2nd Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm Mountain
  • Fargo

    Essentia Health Stroke Support Group
    Last Thursday of the month at 3:00 pm Central (except November and December).
    Meetings offered via Zoom. Email for the link.

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

    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.
  • 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.