A social and advocacy group for young adults rebuilding their lives after experiencing acquired, traumatic or other brain injuries.
Our goal is to provide a safe, supportive and inviting environment for our members and their families as they navigate life with the challenges of brain injuries.
Is Brain Buddies Right For You?
If you are between the ages of 20 and 40 years old, living with a brain injury, and want to be part of an engaging group of young social individuals, the Brain Buddies organization may be right for you.
Learn about our fun, safe, and engaging group activities.
Insights & Experiences
Our members are here to listen to your story, as we share our stories with you.
Expand your knowledge on TBIs, and how they impact an individual.
Insights & Experiences
Offering guidance to community members and their families living with brain injuries, while navigating the unknowns of re-entering the community.
Reach Your Next Step
Our members share their stories of struggles and success through their journey of recovery.
“[Peer guiding] is very rewarding. It allows me to build trusting and lasting friendships that lets individuals with brain injury know they always have a person they can confide in.”
“The theme song for Cheers sang “where everybody knows your name.” At Brain Buddies we can’t promise every one will always remember your name, but everyone is a friend that supports and makes you laugh anyway.”
“Someone far wiser than I once said that it is better to light a candle, rather than curse the darkness. Complaining and wallowing won’t get you far, only positive actions hold potential for progress.”
Talk With Us
From group activities to individual, personal interactions, our peer guiding program can take many forms. If you would like to learn more, please provide your name and email below and we will be in contact.
**Peer guides are not licensed medical professionals and are not intended to replace medical advice.
Our goal is to educate the community on these injuries and how they impact an individual and the people around them.
Feel free to use these resources to gain additional insight into brain injuries.
To endure a TBI is life changing, but how impacted individuals overcome the impossible is beyond extrodinary.
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“The members of Brain Buddies, they want to live, they want to have a life,” she said. “They have had enough of the speakers and medical appointments. They want to have fun just like any other young adult.”
Help Our Mission
Contributions ensure that our members are not isolated and have access to transportation and social events. Your donations help our group grow and continue to improve connections.
Other Ways To Help
If you are looking to donate by check, or help Brain Buddies in a different way, or have questions, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com!