Portland Area


(Brain-injury Information Referral and Resource Development)

Services Provided: Peer-led support organization for survivors, families and friends.

Cost/Funding: Free

Meeting Times: 1st Saturday of every month, 9:30am – 11:30am.

Contact Person: Brian Liebenstein

Phone Number: (503) 598-1833 or (503) 608-2378

Email Address:

Physical Address: Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Wilcox Building, Conference Room 102, 1015 N.W. 22nd Ave., Portland

Website: BrainInjuryConnectionsNW


BIRRDsong Family & Friends Support

Where: Wilcox Building, Conference Room 102

Description: Come join other family, friends and caregivers that are touched by brain injury to connect, share ideas and support each other. We have a lot of fun too!

We start off with the BIRRDsong Peer support group in Wilcox Conference Room 102 at Good Sam. Our loved ones often stay with the big group while we split off and meet nearby to discuss our perspectives, information and lives as care partners of people who have sustained brain injuries. We are a safe space to share your concerns, questions and successes with others who truly understand.

Please contact Faith Walmer with any questions and/or for more details.
(503) 754-2172


Brainstormers I

Services Provided: Women’s self help group. Female survivors only.

Cost/Funding: Free 

Meeting Time: 2nd Saturday of every month, 10:00am – 11:30am

Contact Person: Dr. Jane Starbird, PhD

Phone Number: (503) 493-1221

Email Address:

Physical Address: Wilcox Building, Conference Room A at 2211 NW Marshall St, Portland, OR 97210 (Next to Good Samaritan Hospital)

Brainstormers II

Services Provided: Survivor self help group.

Cost/Funding: Free

Meeting Time: 3rd Saturday of every month, 10:00am – 12:00noon

Contact Person: Steve Wright

Phone Number: 503-816-2510

Email Address:

Physical Address: Emanuel Hospital, M.O.B.-West @ 2801 N Gantenbein, Portland, OR 97227
Medical Office Building West is  on N. Graham St. directly across from parking structure # 2.


Services Provided: This group provides peer-support, information and discussion.

Cost/Funding: Free

Meeting Time: 1:00-3:00pm 2nd & 4th Friday

Comments: Please call for more information.

Contact Person: Ryan Skelton

Phone Number: (503) 232-7411

Email Address:

Physical Address: Independent Living Resources, 1839 N.E. Couch Portland, OR


Faraday Club

Services Provided: Peer self-help for professionals with TBI.

Cost/Funding: Free

Meeting Time: 1:00-2:30pm  1st Saturday

Comments: Please call for more information.

Contact Person: Avrid Lonseth

Phone Number: (503) 680-2251

Email Address:

Physical Address: Emanuel Hospital, 2801 N. Gantenbein, Portland, OR 97227


Brain Aneurysm Support Group

Services Provided: Education and support for patients with brain aneurysms. The group discusses different topics & has guest speakers.

Cost/Funding: Free

Meeting Time: 7:00-8:00pm  Second Thursday

Contact Person: Kathleen Kearns

Phone Number: (503) 216-4247

Email Address:

Physical Address: Providence Brain Institute Conference Room, East Pavilion, Medical Office
Building V, Suite 363, Portland, OR



Men’s Caregiver Support Group

Services Provided: Peer-lead support group for male caregivers of people with various health care conditions.

Cost/Funding: Free

Meeting Time: Please call for details.

Contact Person: Howard Shapiro

Phone Number: (503) 296-8500

Email Address:

Physical Address: Legacy Good Samaritan,  2nd Floor Conference Room, 1040 N.W. 22nd Ave., Portland, OR


Westside Brain Injury Group

Services Provided: This group provides support for the survivor of brain injury and their family.

Cost/Funding: Free

Meeting Time: 7:00 pm on the 1st Monday

Contact Person: Carol Altman

Phone Number: (503) 640-0818

Email Address:

Physical Address: Tuality Health Education Building, 334 S.E. Eighth Ave., Hillsboro, OR



Providence Neuro Rehab Support Group 

Services Provided: This support group is for people recovering from stroke, brain injury and other neurological conditions.

Cost/Funding: Free 

Meeting Time: 3rd Tuesday of every month, 1:30-3 pm 

Comments: This group has been meeting for approximately 10 years and has a strong base of committed attendees.

Contact Person: Janet Murphy

Phone Number: (541) 732-5679

Physical Address: Providence Portland Medical Center, Rehabilitation Dining Room (ask for directions at the info desk)


Thrive Support Group

Services Provided: Support groups for teenage and young adult brain injury survivors age 15-25. Group meets the 3rd Saturday of every month from 12:30pm – 2:30pm.

Cost/Funding: Free

Comments: Free pizza for attendees of the meeting. Have fun in a safe and confidential environment. Social and share your thoughts and frustrations with other survivors. Occasional movies and guest speakers.

Contact Person: Pat Murray

Phone Number: 503-752-6065

Email Address:

Physical Address: Legacy Emanuel Hospital, 501 N. Graham, West Conference Room, Portland, Oregon, 97227; park in parking structure #2.




Description: Somos una Comunidad Unida. Todos son Bienvenidos. Somos una comunidad activa, y afectada por lesiones cerebrales en el área de Portland. Nuestras reuniones y actividades proveen un ambiente de aceptación, apoyo, motivación y desarrollo social.

Invitamos a que personas con lesiones cerebrales, familiares, amigos, y
personas de apoyo atiendan a nuestro grupo y eventos.

Por favor registrese si planea asistir llamando al sigueinte numero de telefono:   (503) 530-0046

O escribanos a:

Por favor contáctenos por teléfono para darle la dirección de lugar donde tendremos nuestras juntas.

Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon

Services Provided: 1) Information, referral & support, 2) Conferences, 3) Help with OHP, 4) Veteran help, 5) Hospital visits and 6) Legal issues

Contact Person: Sherry Stock

Phone Number: 1-800-544-5243

Email Address:

Physical Address: Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon, PO Box 549, Molalla, OR 97038