Grant Recipient

Brain Injury Services Gives Hope and Long-Term Help to Survivors

About Brain Injury Services

For the last 25 years, Brain Injury Services has been dedicated to the long-term care and well-being of survivors of traumatic brain injury. The organization has successfully developed several groundbreaking programs – from pediatric care to supported living assistance – and is committed to serving individuals with brain injuries in Virginia.

"Brain Injury Services plays a significant role in our community. We empower survivors to repair lives, recover possibilities and restore hope," said Karen Brown, Executive Director of Brain Injury Services. "We give hope and long-term help to survivors, building the skills and confidence they need to lead a fulfilling and productive life."

Brain Injury Services has helped thousands of individuals in Northern Virginia – and plans to help many more.

95 Express Lanes Grant Program Support

Brain Injury Services speaker's bureau program features knowledgeable brain injury survivors who are eager to share their experiences with the community. The speakers discuss their challenges, successes and insights with a variety of groups in the Washington, D.C. area.

"We find that there is a compassionate response and a better understanding of the challenges after the presentations," Brown said. "No one can explain, teach or talk about brain injury better than those who have experienced one themselves."

The grant funds provided by Transurban-Fluor were put toward a variety of speaker bureau items including preparing speakers, promoting the program and providing educational materials at presentations. The grant money enabled the organization to professionalize their efforts – which ultimately helps to promote the mission of the program more effectively.

As several speakers were injured in vehicle accidents, Transurban-Fluor also chose to support the organization's speaker's bureau due to their commitment to safety while driving – a main focus for Transurban-Fluor and the Express Lanes project.

More Information

To learn more about Brain Injury Services and ways to get involved, please visit www.braininjurysvcs.org.