A social and advocacy group for young adults rebuilding their lives after experiencing acquired, traumatic or other brain injuries.

Improving Connections

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.

Social Events

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.

About TBIs

Expand your knowledge on TBIs, and how they impact an individual.

Social Events

Brain Buddies is a social group bringing together those who have sustained a brain injury. We encourage our members to branch out, meet new people, and create new relationships through safe and exciting activities.

All About Fun

Our group is always on the move. Cheering at baseball games, trying out restaurants, enjoying a picnic, or catching a movie. We continue to try new things around the area. Join in on the fun!

You Make The Rules

Be a part of an organization that promotes independence while meeting new people. Our members make group decisions concerning social activities, organizational structure and promoting community awareness.

Activity Agenda

Brain Buddies hosts one social meeting a month, that is open to both members and companions. Additionally there is one planning meeting where members and companions meet separately in the same building.

Keep Up With Us!

We’re always on the move & trying new things.
Follow us on social media to see what we are up to next!

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.”

- Brain Buddies Peer Guide

“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.”

- Brain Buddies Peer Guide

Founding Member

“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.”

- Brain Buddies Member

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.

About TBIs

Our goal is to educate the community on these injuries and how they impact an individual and the people around them.

Informative Links

Feel free to use these resources to gain additional insight into brain injuries.

Our Stories

To endure a TBI is life changing, but how impacted individuals overcome the impossible is beyond extrodinary.

Meet our Members – Vince’s Road to Recovery

Each month, Brain Buddies is featuring one of our incredible team member’s and their story of their TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) battle. This month, we’d like you to meet Vince Capriano and hear his story, told in his own words. Read more below:My name is Vince, and I...

In The News

Featured On EMissourian – EMissourian.com

“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 info@brainbuddies-stl.com!