Brain Injury Services supports and empowers survivors of brain injury, stroke, and concussions in the Northern Virginia, Rappahannock, and Winchester areas.
- must have documented evidence of an acquired, non-degenerative brain injury. (link to this definition) Acquired Brain Injury: An injury to the brain that is not hereditary, congenital, degenerative or induced by birth trauma. The term does not refer to brain injuries that are congenital or brain injuries induced by birth trauma. Birth related brain injuries are those that occur during the perinatal period which extends from birth to 1 month after birth.
- must reside in the BIS service area including: City of Alexandria, Arlington County, Culpeper County, Fairfax County, Fauquier County, Loudoun County, Prince William County, City of Fredericksburg, Stafford County, Spotsylvania County, Caroline County, King George County, City of Winchester, Frederick County, Clark County and Warren County.
- must provide a signed release for obtaining necessary assessment and referral information.
- must have a desire and need for the services BIS provides
- If a BIS staff member believes that an individual has a problem with drugs and/or alcohol, he/she must participate in a substance abuse evaluation and must be willing to follow treatment recommendations in order to participate in BIS Services.
- If a BIS staff member believes that an individual is a danger to him/herself or others, the individual must participate in a mental health evaluation and must be willing to follow treatment recommendations in order to participate in BIS Services.
- Status – Must have legal status in the United States including but not limited to, student visa, work authorization, Green Card or citizenship
To start the application process,
You will be connected with a case manager that is determined by your zip code, age, and Veteran status. The case manager will schedule an initial meeting with you to collect information about you and work with you to gather your medical records that provide documentation of an acquired brain injury.