Support Groups

The following support groups provide a unique opportunity to interact and form personal connections with people facing similar challenges. Not only can our patients be inspired by others, but they are in a position to be inspiring.

Please call ahead to ensure the group is meeting the day you plan to attend. 

Brooks Rehabilitation Support Group

Support groups are for those living with a disability, family and friends. Everyone is welcome to share and provide support.

Scheduled meetings: First Thursday of each month, 5:30-7 p.m.

Location: Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital – University Campus, 1st Floor, Assembly Rooms 1 & 2

Contact: (904) 345-7314 or [email protected].

Visit the support group’s Facebook Group to find upcoming events or email us to be added to email alerts.

Motor Speech Support Group

Join us for the motor speech support group for adults with apraxia of speech and dysarthria of speech.  This support group is intended for adults who have difficulty producing speech sounds as a result of a neurological condition/event.

Participants are encouraged to bring a loved one to the events.

In-person Meetings

Last Wednesday of each month, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Location: YMCA at Nocatee

Virtual Meetings

First Wednesday of each month, 1-2 p.m.

Location: Zoom ID 940 4701 4296, passcode = speech

For more information, contact Jackie Hurst at (904) 712-3609, ext. 80904 or [email protected].

Additional Support Groups in Northeast Florida

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Support Group

The ‘Tales of the CRPS’ is a local support group with national representation. Events are scheduled during the year and announced in the Facebook Group and in the community.

For more information, contact Anita Davis at [email protected] or join the Facebook Group – Tales of The CRPS

North Florida ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Lou Gehrig’s Disease Support Group

Scheduled Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of each month, 2-3 p.m.

Contact: Judie Benwick, MSH, MPH, Care Coordinator, The ALS Association, Florida Chapter (888) 257-1717, ext. 112 or [email protected].

Learn more about the ASL Support Group here.

Other Resources

Visit Mayo Clinic’s support group page to find additional support groups in the area.

Caregiver Support

Caregiver Training

Free confidential service for St. Johns County residents and families to help assess your needs and provide access to services.

[email protected] or (904) 209-3674

Free six-week training program for caregivers.

St. John’s County Council on Aging

COA’s Community Care-Giving offers free Virtual Caregiver Support Groups via Zoom.

Please contact (904) 209-3700 or [email protected] for more information.

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