Latest News from Brain Injury Services
This past month pediatric clients and their families from Brain Injury Services were treated to a night at Bowl America because of the generous support of two local philanthropists – Tina and Irfan Nawaz. Over thirty bowlers participated in the event as they enjoyed time bowling, playing games, and eating pizza together. If summed up in one word, the night was FUN!
On Saturday March 11th 2017, at their annual conference, the Brain Injury Association of Virginia honored Brain Injury Services’ Executive Director Karen Brown as the winner of the 2017 Weinstock Award. This annual award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated “a commitment to people with brain injury and promoted awareness of their needs.”
Access National Bank is committed to making a positive difference in the community and is proud to announce its continued support of and long-time partnership with Brain Injury Services in the form of a $25,000 contribution. For more than 15 years, the Bank has forged a great working relationship with Brain Injury Services that extends far beyond providing financial support. Read more...
On Wednesday, February 1st, 2017, staff members and clients from Brain Injury Services traveled together to Richmond for the 14th Annual Brain Injury Awareness Day. Each attendee scheduled meetings with their local delegates to advocate for budget amendments that would support survivors of brain injury across the Commonwealth of Virginia. The day ended with a rally where everyone changed, "take our voices back!"
For the second year in a row, the worldwide fashion retailer Macy’s Inc. has partnered with Brain Injury Services to provide over $6,000 in holiday gifts to 11 families of our Pediatric Department. By donating toys, tech gadgets, and clothes to the families, Macy’s stores, from all around the Northern Virginia area, have once again demonstrated their passion for giving back to local charity.
Our friends at Home Works Painting LLC made a very generous contribution to Brain Injury Services in December by "Painting It Forward!" They provided $5,000 of painting services to our ADAPT Clubhouse at no cost to our organization. We are so thankful. Take a look at their video which summarizes the work they did for us.
From Karen Brown, Executive Director of Brain Injury Services - After 20 years of working at Brain Injury Services, I continue to be humbled by the increasing demand for innovative services designed specifically for survivors of brain injury, stroke, and concussion. Yet I remain optimistic. Day-in and day-out, I see resilient survivors taking important steps forward on their journey of recovery here at Brain Injury Services... (Read more here)
Local survivors of brain injury were recently featured in the Connections Newspaper for their contributions to the recently released book "Surviving Brain Injury: Stories of Strength and Inspiration" by Amy Zellmer. These four authors have all intersected with Brain Injury Services in one way or another. Take a look at the article in the Connections Newspaper here!
On Saturday, December 10th, the Brain Injury Services Pediatric Case Management Program hosted a holiday-themed Parent's Night Out at the Mott Community Center in Fairfax. This event provided the parents of the program a much needed night out while their children enjoyed a holiday party hosted by the Brain Injury Services’ staff.
There is a new way to support Brain Injury Services! The Monthly Sustainer Program is a new way to give financially to Brain Injury Services by making monthly donations of $10 or more through our new website.
Over the summer a new group at Brain Injury Services has been helping survivors on their journey of recovery. WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) is a highly interactive and very practical 10-week course for survivors who want to create a plan to improve personal wellness.
Earlier this month, Brain Injury Services' program the ADAPT Clubhouse was featured on the front page of the Mt. Vernon Gazette. Take a look at the article and share it with your friends and family.
Join us in congratulating Karen Brown on her 20th anniversary with Brain Injury Services. As Executive Director she has made a tremendous impact, expanding program services and broadening the organization’s service area to include Northern Virginia communities as far south as the Rappahannock area and as far west as Winchester.
WUSA9 followed up to their original story on one of our clients with a love for Frank Sinatra. With the partnership of a community volunteer and a special gift from Tina Sinatra (Frank's daughter), many pieces came together to support this young survivor's hobby.
Brain Injury Services facilitated the connection of two Frank Sinatra aficionados. One of them happens to be a client of ours. See the story on WUSA9's website now!