Joe DeJong
38 DeJong Ct.
Montgomery NY 12549

Debbie Palminteri
29 Smith Ave.
Walden, NY 12586

Westchester Independent Living Center
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Regional
Resource Development Center (RRDC)
 for the Lower Hudson Valley Region
Program Director, Waiver
Services/Lead RRDS - Margaret Nunziato
TBI RRDS - Lisa Howard
Assistant RRDS - Stephanie Santos
Intake/Resource Specialist - Judy Gershon
914 - 682-3926 (Voice)
866 - 933-5390 (VP/TTY)
State website is BIANYS.ORG.

This is a Support Group for individuals with brain injuries,             
Traumatic brain injury (TBI), Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI ), and Caregivers in the
 Newburgh, NY and the surrounding areas.
Veterans and spouses are welcome. 

Social interaction is extremely important for people with brain injuries. A survivor is often unseen and unrecognized by the uninjured or uninvolved. When we speak about our deficits, a common reply is, “Oh, I have the same problems!". Socializing promotes inspiration, happiness, acceptance, competition, building relationships, and amazingly, strength. Our support groups are small, and we need to grow. Could the service coordinators help their clients with transportation to our support groups? Could survivors with many years of experience, come out and help? Could everyone get off the couch and do something?

  First Wednesday of the month, evening meeting from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM:
Febuary 5
March 5
April 2
May 7
June 4
July 2
August 6
September 3
October 1
November 5
December 3

Second Friday of the month,day meeting from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM:
January 10
 Febuary 14
March 14
April 11
May 9
June 13
July 11
August 8
September 12
October 10
November 14
December 12

Rec Center.
   FROM NYS ROUTE 17K at the Intersection of Route 17K and Route 300 proceed North onto Route 300.. Proceed 8 traffic lights to NYS Route 32.. Make a left... stay on Route 300...Make a quick right on to a small road that leads to the back of the Court House. You see a door leading under the Court House. This is the Rec Center.

   The address of Rec Center/Court House is 311 Route 32 Newburgh N.Y.  12550. You need to go behind the Court House.   

Please check this websites or for any cancellation.

  This is a peer-to-peer driven, non-profit, non-clinical chapter/support group. Additional support group will be organized to accommodate people’s schedules. There are members of the military and other people with brain injuries who are not aware of BIANYS and their support groups. They need our help.Please pass this information on.
 Thank you ,
Joe DeJong

Brain Injury Association of New York State
Support group meeting at Family Empowerment Council
At our meetings brain injury survivors/caregivers have the opportunity to support one another in a safe environment of compassion and understanding, where hardship and sentiments can be discussed openly with respect for each individual opinion and new friendship can be established.
 We encourage members to discuss their individual needs and compensation strategies that have been successful, because it is from others who face similar frustrations that the best solutions to problems can be found.

 Place: Family Empowerment Council
             225 Dolson Ave Suite 404
             Middletown, NY 10940

 Time: 6:30- 8:00 pm
 Refreshments will be provided

     Victoria Monaco
    (845) 346-6484

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Useful Links
Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS)
BIANYS Support Groups

BIANYS Support Group at Family Empowerment Council

Office of Mental Health (OMH)

Orange County Mobile Mental Health Unit  Through Occupations
888-750-2266 ext 1

Suicide Crisis Telephone Numbers

Useful Links
for our

National Center for PTSD

Military One Source

Vet Centers