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
BismarckDakota Center for Independent Living
3111 East Broadway Avenue
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
2nd Monday of even months from 3:00 – 4:00 pm Central.
Bismarck Veterans Memorial Library
Meeting Room B
515 North 5th Street
2nd Monday of odd months from 3:00 – 4:00 pm Central.
Join virtually or in person. Visit link for more information.
Devils LakeSt. Olaf Lutheran Church
601 6th Street Northeast
Contact: Nickie Livedalen
1st Thursday of the month from 1:00 – 2:30 pm Central.
DickinsonNew Beginning Church
211 21st Street East
Contact: Mychal Cook
Facilitated by Mychal Cook and Chantel Zeller
2nd Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm Mountain
FargoEssentia 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.
4450 31st Avenue South, Suite 103
Contact: Nan Kennelly
Meetings are currently on hold.
Sanford Brain Injury Support Group
1720 South University
2nd Tuesday of the month from 6:30 – 8:00 pm Central.
MinotTrinity Health Center - Riverside
1900 8th Ave Southeast
3rd Wednesday of the month from 7:00 – 8:00 pm Central.
Minnesota Stroke AssociationCall (763) 553-0088 for more information.