Helping children and adults who have suffered from a brain injury
Brain Injury Services helps children and adults with a brain injury build the skills and confidence they need to lead a fulfilling and productive life.
In the early 1980s, parents of adult survivors of acquired brain injury in Fairfax County, Virginia searched for local independent housing. With housing unavailable, the parents began raising money to provide housing and other services.
Years of grassroots fundraising and awareness work produced $18,000; a sizable amount of money but a drop in the bucket compared to what would be needed by a group of individuals with multiple disabilities. Their children also needed to benefit from a multitude of basic social services. The parents found that survivors of acquired brain injury were often referred for services to the mental health field.
In 1988, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors commissioned a study to determine what services were being delivered to residents whose disabilities directly resulted from an acquired brain injury. The study demonstrated that little to nothing was available specifically for the citizens of Fairfax County within that realm.
Brain Injury Services, founded in 1989 became the first community-based agency in Virginia to specialize in serving individuals with an Acquired Brain Injury.
We are proud to once again sponsor Brain Injury Services as our March Community Outreach Partner and will be donating $1 from every haircut this month from our Fairfax and Dulles locations to this wonderful, local non-profit. Read more about the impact Brain Injury Services is having on our local neighbors.