Advocacy

Whatever the cause, a brain injury has a life-altering impact. Understanding the signs and where to seek help is important. Raising awareness and legislative support to provide much needed services to neighbors in our community is critical.

Brain Injury Services (BIS) believes that an important part of serving our clients includes outreach, education, and advocacy in the communities where they work and live.

Interested in getting involved? Send a message to info@braininjurysvcs.org.

Advocacy

When BIS sees a lack of community support or acceptance, we advocate for change. We request meetings with the Governor and legislators. We turn meetings into action.  

BIS advocacy includes:

  • Annual bus trip to the Capitol in Richmond for Brain Injury Awareness Day
  • Developing client stories to present to legislators and/or the media 
  • Preparing written testimonies to send to legislators 
  • Being prepared and available for public speaking opportunities
  • Offering ongoing community outreach and brain injury education
  • Network with and support others involved in serving survivors of brain injury 
  • Establish collaborative relationships with other community organizations

Survivors, families, caregivers, friends, professionals, and concerned community members can take a stand with BIS for brain injury survivors in Virginia.

If you have a story to tell, a desire to create change, an interest in public policy, or just want to lend a helping hand to a vulnerable population, please complete this form.

Education

Brain Injury Services believes that part of serving our clients includes educating and connecting with the community in which our clients work and live. As a leader in our field, we are always looking for opportunities to network with and support other professionals and community resources who are involved in serving survivors of brain injury. We also look to establish collaborative relationships with other organizations in our community to increase education and awareness around brain injury.

Outreach: We are available to present to your organization about our services and how we can support survivors of an acquired brain injury. Our Certified Brain Injury Specialists can provide education about brain injuries. 

Outreach Request Form

Teach Us: We would love to hear about the services you provide and how we can collaborate to support our clients and their families. Brain Injury Services has many opportunities: through an in-service for our staff, presenter at our annual conference, facilitator for a support group, and more.

Teach Us Request Form