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A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be a major health challenge – both for someone who has experienced a TBI and for their support network and/or caregivers. 

Information and Referral information 

CALL 2-1-1 or (877) 211-9274 or online WA211.org. Get support and connected to resources. 

Where do you start? Traumatic Brain Injury: Let's Help You - Washington 211 (wa211.org) 

The state of Washington has a designated TBI Information and Referral (I&R) system to connect you with the care and resources you need.   DSHS assures TBI I&R services through WA211. 

  • better align with national quality standards 
  • collect accurate and timely TBI data for data-driven decision making 
  • identify needs, gaps and barriers that prevent awareness and/or care 
  • unite community partners, organizations and stakeholders to maximize and streamline services for the TBI community 

Washington TBI Virtual Support Groups 

TBI virtual support groups are designed to aid in the development of long-term knowledge and generic problem-solving skills to help attendees overcome barriers to sustaining a fulfilling life.   Groups emphasize connection and a person-centered approach, as well as education and engagement after sustaining a TBI. 

We welcome people including caregivers, veterans, and families. 

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Support | HeyPeers 

Need Wi-Fi to access a virtual support group? Find free drive-in WiFi hotspots 

The Support Group Guide (pdf) is a resource for those interested in creating or participating in a TBI Support Group or any other type. This guide is designed to walk you through the process of creating a support group, choosing the best facilitator, managing support group sessions, and connecting with available resources to best educate and build a support group. 

Due to the complexities of a TBI and variety of needs, you may find that other types of support groups also have value.  For example: 

Behavioral and Mental Health
Anxiety or Panic
Trauma-Informed
Guided Mediation
Healing with Art and Music
Alcohol and Drug dependency
Grief and Loss
Depression 

There are all types of support groups opportunities that may be helpful with TBI. This support group guide is an effective resource for these groups as well. 

Additional Resources 

Washington Community Living Connections - Designed to help individuals of all ages, disabilities and income levels, their caregivers, legal representatives, and families get the right home and community-based supports and services at the right time, in the right place. 

TBI Learning and Support Resources Flyer (pdf) - Information and links to materials and resources. 

GetSetUP Washington - provides hundreds of live online classes to keep you mentally, physically, and socially active. Classes are interactive, easy to join, offered day and night and free for our community.  To include technology education and much more.