ABOUT US

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.

Our mission is to increase public awareness, support, and hope for those affected by Brain Injury through education, assistance, and advocacy.

HISTORY
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.

 



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