YOUR help is needed!
1. Click HERE to be taken to “Who’s My Legislator?” Virginia.
2. Enter your home address (BIS address if you live outside of VA)
3. Tell your legislators why they CAN NOT cut BIS funding!
“Brain Injury Services is the only organization that is devoted to supporting survivors of brain injury in our community. Whether it’s a child who’s been abused, a businessman who’s has a stroke, a soldier returning from war, or an elderly woman who’s fallen – Brain Injury Services Is THERE. They are there coordinating services, advocating for needs, supporting goals, and walking the long road of recovery with them”
As some of you may know, the Governor released his 2013-2014 budget last week; within it are over $400,000 in cuts to the Department of Rehabilitative Services budget for community based programs, including a nearly $78,000 cut to brain injury services.
We need every voice that we can muster to demand that this budget cut not be borne on the backs of the brain injury community.
Our services are completely underfunded and to cut any more money from a service system that is already stretched beyond its means is sheer folly.
BIAV and the Virginia Alliance of Brain Injury Service Providers are seeking a $600,000 budget amendment to restore the $78,000 and to increase funding for our network of community based services across the Commonwealth.
We are unable to do this work of advocating for more services and supports without those of you who are dealing day to day with the challenges created by living with brain injury.
We need you.
Have you contacted your legislator? Come back and leave us a comment telling us how it went!