Due to Covid-19

Many of the support group listings below are either non-functional or with very limited services at this time.

BIC-NW is operational via Zoom meetings. Check our Facebook page for details.

For more information, contact us at (971) 258-0561 (phone); info@bic-nw.org (email).


(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
Email Address: BrianL@bic-nw.org
Physical Address: Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Wilcox Building, Conference Room 102, 1015 NW 22nd Ave., Portland

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 at fwalmer@gmail.com or (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: Lynn Chase, MS, CRC
Phone Number: (503) 206-2204
Email Address: lynne.chase@gmail.com
Physical Address:  2211 NW Marshall St, Portland, OR 97210 (Next to Good Samaritan Hospital), Wilcox Building, Conference Room A

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: stephenmwright@comcast.net
Physical Address: Emanuel Hospital, 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 of each month

Comments: Please call for more information.

Contact Person: Ryan Skelton
Phone Number: (503) 232-7411
Email Address: ryans@ilr.org
Physical Address: Independent Living Resources, 1839 N.E. Couch Portland, OR
Website: ilr.org

Oregon Spinal Cord Injury Connection

Services Provided: Oregon Spinal Cord Injury (OSCI) exists to build community and create opportunities for
people affected by spinal cord injury. Those who sustain an injury have an arduous life-long journey of
adapting to paralysis, staying healthy, and rebuilding their life while personally coping with social stigma,
systemic oppression against disabilities, and navigating a built environment that often isn’t created for
individuals with disabilities. A spinal cord injury (SCI) creates a tremendous physical, emotional, psychological
and financial burden on their families and communities. OSCI helps those with a spinal cord injury thrive.

Cost/Funding: Free to Spinal Cord injury or people living with paralysis.

Comments: Wheelchair accessible.

Contact Person: Person: West Livaudais
Phone Number: (503) 621-6321
Email Address: west@oregonsci.org or contact@oregonsci.org
Mailing Address: PO Box 17516, Portland, OR 97217
Website: oregonsci.org

Puertas De Esperanza (Grupo En Español)

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.

Fecha: El primer sábado de cada mes

Hora: 10:00 a Medio Dia

Ubicación: 1411 SW Morrison, Portland, Cuarto 220
Contacto: (971) 258-0561
O escribanos a: info@bic-nw.org

SE Portland Music Group (Backstrokes)

Services Provided: Community music group for stroke survivors

Time: Every Monday, typically midday. Please contact us to confirm times.

Phone Number: (503) 775-6041
Email Address: tillinga@gmail.com
Address: 5516 SE Foster Rd., Portland, OR 97206

Vancouver, WA TBI Support Group

Services Provided: Support group for people who have sustained a traumatic brain injury

Time: Monthly on the 2th and 4th Thursdays, 2:00 to 3:00 pm

Phone Number: (360) 991-4928
Email Address: carlajow@biawa.org
Address: Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital, 2211 NE 139th St., Vancouver, WA