The Brain Injury Alliance of Washington provides free services to Individuals throughout Washington whose lives are affected by Brain Injury.
Our History & Mission
Our vision is a world where Brain Injury is prevented, and every person already affected by its impact benefits from resources that maximize his/her quality of life.
The Brain Injury Alliance of Washington (BIAWA) is a small nonprofit organization that has exhibited the power to do great things. BIAWA was originally founded in 1982 as the Washington State Head Injury Foundation by family members united by a determination to create a system of support for all Washingtonians whose lives are affected by Brain Injury. Today, a cadre of volunteers, board members and staff work collaboratively to carry out the organization’s mission: to increase public awareness, support and hope for those affected by Brain Injury through education, assistance and advocacy.
Some of our more recent accomplishments include:
• Influencing a paradigm shift in how we, as a nation, treat and acknowledge concussions by advocating to pass the Zackery Lystedt Law in 2009 and supporting more than 38 additional states as they passed similar legislation.
• Increasing the geographic area covered by in-person services by 450% in 2011.
• Hiring the first ever in-person Pediatric Resource Manager to cover King County in 2011.
• Expanding Pediatric services statewide in 2012.
• Fielding more than 6,000 calls per year to provide support, information & referrals.
• Participating in 100+ days of trainings, conferences, and community events each year.
• Providing support services, which are not available elsewhere, at no personal cost to individuals with Brain Injury, their families, and caregivers.
These are only a few examples of the many ways the BIAWA uses precious dollars to provide critical social services and ensures the continuation of services into the future.