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Who We Are

The Brain Injury Alliance of Washington (BIAWA) is a small, nonprofit organization that has exhibited the power to do great things. The BIAWA was originally founded in 1982 as the Washington State Head Injury Foundation by family members determined to create a system of support for all Washingtonians affected by Brain Injury.

Over the years, the BIAWA has become a statewide resource for individuals with brain injury, managing the Washington State Brain Injury Resource Center and offering intensive resource management in most counties. The BIAWA is proud to serve 10,000+ individuals a year through free classes, support groups, information and referral services, and social opportunities. The BIAWA is committed to responding to the needs of our community, and we are honored to be a part of peoples’ journeys through Brain Injury.

BIAWA History    Our Mission & Vision    Board & Staff

“The BIAWA is an awesome group of caring individuals that assist those who are challenged with Brain Injury to have a better quality of life.”

- Joel. S  | Stroke Survivor

We’re Here to Help

Our 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.

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Brain Injury: What you need to know

A Guide for Survivors of Brain Injury, their Loved Ones, Caregivers, and the Professionals who Serve Them.

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You’re invited to the Brain Injury Gala!

BIAWA’s 13th annual Brain Injury Gala (B.I.G.) will be held on November 2 at The Westin Seattle.

Visit the Gala page for event details and get your ticket today! 

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BIAWA Board Meeting

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

6:00pm to 8:00pm

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Your membership supports survivors of Brain Injury across Washington State and beyond.

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