Veterans Integration Program
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major health issue that can affect service members and veterans during times of both peace and war. The Veterans Integration Program (VIP) offers specialized programs and services designed specifically for veterans and military personnel with brain injuries. VIP services work alongside other veteran services that may already be in place.
VIP Case Managers are trained in military culture. They understand the support veterans with brain injuries need in order to heal, set and achieve personal goals, and improve quality of life.
VIP Case Management services include:
- Resources, education, and advocacy
- Assistance in finding or keeping paid or volunteer work
- Opportunities to network and socialize with other survivors of brain injuries
- Referral to counseling services
- Assistive technology consultation, recommendations, orientation, and training
VIP is available to veterans of all branches of service. It also serves individuals on active duty and in the Reserve and National Guard.
- Be a veteran or service member of the active military, naval, air service, Reserve, or National Guard.
- Have documented evidence of an acquired, non-degenerative brain injury.
- Reside in the BIS service area including City of Alexandria, City of Fredericksburg, City of Winchester, and the Counties of Arlington, Caroline, Clark, Culpeper, Fairfax, Fauquier, Frederick, King George, Loudoun, Prince William, Spotsylvania, Stafford, and Warren.
- Sign a release for BIS to obtain necessary assessment and referral information.
If the Case Manager believes that the individual:
- Has a problem with drugs and/or alcohol, they must agree to participate in a substance abuse evaluation and must be willing to follow a treatment plan.
- Is a danger to themselves or others, the individual must agree to have a mental health evaluation and must be willing to follow treatment recommendations.