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The Brain Injury Association of Georgia

Hope, Help and Support

The Brain Injury Association of Georgia is a non-profit organization serving individuals with brain injuries and their families, friends and service providers. Founded in 1982, we strive to improve the quality of life for people with brain injury and their family and friends by providing Hope, Help and Support through our programs and services.

Brain Injury Association of Georgia is comprised of survivors, family members, friends, and professionals who are all working together to provide community support programs assisting individuals and their families to have a better understanding of the effects of brain injury and to facilitate rehabilitation opportunities.

Funding for our various programs comes from the generosity of our constituents and supporters as well as membership fees, conferences/seminars, private and corporate donations, special events, and foundation grants. We partner with the Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission to provide services to TBI survivors in the state of Georgia.

We are a chartered affiliate of the Brain Injury Association of America, Inc.

A brain injury can happen anytime, anywhere to anyone. Brain Injuries do not discriminate. Did you know that 1.7 million people will sustain a brain injury each year in the US? An injury that happens in an instant can bring a lifetime of physical, cognitive and behavior challenges and early, equal adequate access to care will greatly increase overall quality of life. Georgia has over 50,000 suspected traumatic brain injuries reported each year through the Central Registry yet brain injury remains largely silent and unseen. These numbers do not include our military veterans or acquired brain injuries from strokes, tumors, brain bleeds, etc. Contact info@braininjurygeorgia.org

Our Programs Include:

  • Toll-Free Information & Resource through the Brain Injury Information Center (BIIC) Helpline 1-800-444-6443

  • VSA Program which offers free access to a variety of art programs for our support groups and members

  • A Statewide Network of Support Groups

  • Peer Visitor Insource Program (PVIP) – in-house training program for peer visiting

  • Peer Visitor for Veterans Program

  • Brain Injury Retreat – Caregivers Retreat programs

  • Summer Camp Programs

  • Educational conferences, training programs, and workshops for survivors, families, and service providers, including a statewide Summit for support group leaders, mini-conferences for survivors and caregivers

  • Advocacy for safety laws, services, and needed public policy changes

  • Public awareness and prevention programs

We gratefully acknowledge our Camp 2014 platinum sponsor:

 

 

 

A New Program...

 

VSA Arts of Georgia - Click for Details!

VSA arts of Georgia is a wonderful program that offers FREE tickets to both Ongoing Events, and numerous Special Events throughout Georgia. This program is a benefit offered to Support Group Members – survivor and caregiver/family member  -  who become Members of the Brain Injury Association of Georgia (BIAG). You must have a BIAG membership to request tickets! Members request tickets through their Support Group Leader.
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Toll Free Information & Resource Helpline  - When you call, you can discuss your needs and situation with someone who is familiar with the challenges faced by people with TBI and their families. We will supply information, send you materials or help to locate other resources that can assist you. If you or your loved one needs such assistance, please contact our Information & Resource Facilitator (I&R) by calling - 404-712-5504 (leave a detailed message if you get our voice mail and please spell or pronounce clearly your information), or  1-800-444-6443 - our National Brain Injury Information Center (NBIIC) Helpline - or you can click here to send an email.

Support Groups – Our state wide volunteer-administered support groups provide an opportunity for those individuals and family members affected by brain injury not only to learn more about brain injury but to be present in a safe and encouraging venue to discuss the challenges they face.

Peer Visitor Insource Program (PVIP) – A conversation with a trained peer visitor volunteer can be the most impactful activity that a survivor, or their loved one, receives while at the hospital. Our program provides a LCSW who will coordinate the PVIP initial training services, the hospital will manage the PVIP in-house after the initial training and receive ongoing support when needed. info@braininjurygeorgia.org

Peer Visitor for Veterans Program – We offer a Peer Visitor for Veterans Program. Veterans or their family/caregiver may request a visit or a call by contacting us at 404-712-5504, email: info@braininjurygeorgia.org

Retreats & Camps – Our retreats and camps offer planned activities for survivors of brain injury to have fun and participate in recreational activities while their loving caregivers find moments of respite. The experience renews the mind and body of both survivor and caregiver.

Education –  Our organization offers education for survivors, family members and professionals. Our information and resource helpline, support groups, peer visitor for veteran programs, and online resources offer educational materials and resources for survivors and their family members. We also offer various seminars throughout the year. We invite all to take advantage of these by keeping an eye on our Calendar of Events section.

Advocacy & Public Awareness - We mobilize volunteers, lobbyists, support groups and special interest groups to partner with us in actively advocating for legislation affecting the disability community. We utilize our website to inform users and supporters of time-sensitive issues and to provide “how-to” instructions for participation.


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Brain Injury Association of Georgia
Our direct number: 404-712-5504 

National Brain Injury Information Center (NBIIC) HelpLine
1-800-444-6443

Brain Injury Association of Georgia
P.O. Box 2817
Woodstock, GA 30188-9998 

Physical Address: By Appointment Only: 1441 Clifton Road NE, #RG13A, Atlanta, GA 30322

Email: info@braininjurygeorgia.org

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