Connect with People Like You
The BIAV Support Network (BSN) offers all Virginians impacted by brain injury opportunities to support each other’s identity, well-being, and day-to-day lives through facilitated support groups, online peer communities, and recurring community events. These peer support and networking opportunities provide persons with brain injury, family caregivers, and professionals with the chance to bond and develop ongoing, meaningful relationships centered around shared experiences.
Persons with brain injuries and family caregivers can join (virtually or in-person) with others in similar situations to share coping strategies, resources, encouragement, and advice.
Professionals, support group leaders, and family caregivers can connect 24/7 through Mighty Networks, an online space to discuss topics meaningful to you, exchange ideas, and meet new people with similar experiences.
All are welcome to join for our virtual game nights, wellness series, and networking events. These events are designed to decrease social isolation, have fun, share tips and tools, and offer spaces for peers to come together.
Recreation & Respite
Friendships, fun, and taking a break are important elements of our support network. Our annual recreation and respite programs are designed to give people with brain injuries a week-long recreational experience, provide family caregivers with a break and opportunities to connect with each other.
A two-week overnight camp in Chesapeake, VA for persons with brain injury to socialize, learn new skills, and have fun; at the same time, families and caregivers get some much-needed time to take a break.
An annual day-long event for families and caregivers of a person with a brain injury to learn about relevant topics during presentations, take time to relax, and network with peers from across Virginia.