We believe every person who has sustained a brain injury should have access to critical resources to help with their recovery, and every caregiver and professional should feel supported in helping others.
With so many deserving non-profits, why pick BIAV?
BIAV provides free and confidential consultations and referrals to more than 1000 people each year to help those affected by brain injury make informed decisions. For the 30,000 Virginians who sustain a brain injury each year, our work is critical to a successful recovery whether that be days, months, or even years after an injury. We also provided a free on-line resource library and directory to help people with brain injuries and their loved ones understand a variety of brain injury related topics.
Support and Connection
People with brain injuries, their loved ones, and caregivers are at the forefront of our mission. This not only means providing resources, but also reminding anyone affected by brain injury they are not alone. Through our online and in-person support groups, online support networks, volunteer opportunities and Camp Bruce McCoy, BIAV gives everyone affected by brain injury a chance to connect.
BIAV lead advocacy efforts that brought in over $2 million in new funding for the brain injury community in 2022. Our advocacy efforts have resulted in a significant expansion of funding for critical community-based safety net services (resource coordination, case management, clubhouses/day programs), as well as laws that make it easier to get the right help in crisis situations, the right education at school, and access the right services at the right time.
BIAV is conducting research on issues of importance to the brain injury community. We are working with community partners and the Virginia Dept of Health on a “Screen & Intervene” project, investigating the link between domestic violence and brain injury. We have begun developing a similar program that focuses on educating homelessness service providers about brain injury, and encouraging them to start screening those with whom they work, as more than 50% of unhoused people have reported at least one brain injury.
And we're not finished yet...
Your contributions will help provide more resources to the brain injury community so no one goes through this process alone.
BIAV is here for what comes next.