SDBIF Support Groups


The SDBIF Support groups can be an important part of the healing process for survivors, parents/caregivers, and their families. These groups are an excellent opportunity for participants to meet others like themselves who face similar challenges. The hope is to offer a safe healing space where people can gain valuable emotional support from one another, form friendships, and obtain information and resources.

Everyone is welcome!

North County Meetings

Download a PDF of the 2017 North County Meeting Schedule and topics. (40 KB)

The San Diego Brain Injury Foundation hosts a Speaker Series at Scripps Hospital – Encinitas on the following Saturdays from 10:00 – noon:

     February 11, 2017 – The ABC’s of Special Needs Planning Made Easy
     April 8, 2017 – Creative Recovery
     May 13, 2017 – Bridging the Communication Gap

There will be no North County meeting in June or December. Instead, in December, come join the Holiday Party at the Joyce Beers Community Center, 3900 Vermont St., San Diego, 92103 on December 16, 2017.

Click here to go to the Events Page to find the next meeting.

Scripps Hospital – Encinitas (Conference Center)
354 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024

Free parking is available in the parking structure

DIRECTIONS: The hospital is located west of Interstate # 5, exit on Santa Fe Drive.  Enter the main entrance from Santa Fe Drive.  Free parking is available at the main entrance or the parking garage.  From the parking garage, walk to the entrance of the Emergency Department.  Patient loading and unloading zones are available in front of the Emergency Room Entrance.  Wheelchairs are available from the security guard inside the entrance to the Emergency Department.  Walk through the long hallway, through the hospital, to a set of double glass doors, down the sidewalk and the conference center will be on the left.  The entrance to the Conference center has changed.  Walk past the old entrance to the new entrance on the left.  If you come in the main entrance of the hospital, ask at the information desk for directions to the conference center.  For additional directions, call 760-753-6501.


San Diego Meetings – Joyce Beers Community Center

Download a PDF of the 2017 SDBIF Joyce Beers Meeting Schedule and Topics. (38 KB)

The San Diego Brain Injury Foundation hosts a Speaker Series at the Joyce Beers Community Center on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 10:00 – 12:00pm (noon).
Please note that there is no meeting scheduled in July or September. AND, instead of a meeting in March, we are having the 2016 surviveHEADSTRONG – Walk for Recovery.

Click here to go to the Events Page to find the next meeting.

San Diego Meetings (Joyce Beers)
3900 Vermont St., San Diego, CA  92103

DIRECTIONS: The Community Center is part of the Uptown Shopping Center (Ralphs & Trader Joes) in the Hillcrest area near Hwy163 in San Diego, 92103.  It is just north of University Ave. on Vermont St. between the Aladdin Café (1220 Cleveland Ave. and the Panera Restaurant (1270 Cleveland Ave.).  Thomas Brothers Map:  Page 1269-B5.  For additional directions, call the shopping center security guard at (619) 419-4787.


Couples Group

The Couples Group meets monthly on Sundays for a potluck and get-together. When one partner in a pair suffers a brain injury, the relationship itself changes. Relationships need to recover, too!

The couples meet for fun, socializing, talking about how roles have changed, and sharing resources.

All couples are welcome. If you are interested in joining the group or would like more information, call the SDBIF office 619-294-6541 or contact us online.

Join one of the many groups for support, music and therapy!

Click here to go to the Events Page to find the next meeting.