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.
DickinsonDakota Center for Independent Living
26 East 1st Street
Contact Chantel Zeller
2nd Tuesday of the month from 4:00 – 5:00 pm Mountain
Meetings offered in person or connect via Zoom.
If attending in person, please wear a mask and practice social distancing.
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.
Progressive Therapy Associates
825 28th St. South, Suite B
Contact Brynna Grimestad
1st Thursday of the month @ 6:00 pm Central
Meetings are virtual. Connect via Zoom
Sanford Brain Injury Support Group
1720 South University
2nd Tuesday of the month from 6:30 – 8:00 pm Central.
Grand ForksAltru Health System Brain Injury Support Group
Altru Specialty Center
4500 South Washington Street
2nd Floor Rehab Nursing/Family Room
Contact Carly Endres
Last Tuesday of the month from 4:00 pm – 5:00 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.