Advocacy: Impacting the community
Every single day survivors of brain injury and their families face countless struggles. At Brain Injury Services we strive to meet the needs of survivors through our comprehensive case management services and unique programs. When we recognize that the community is lacking in its support for or acceptance of survivors, we turn to our Governor and our legislators to make a difference. We turn to Advocacy.
What Does Advocacy Look Like? Well it is a broad spectrum but here are some things we do at Brain Injury Services
- Our annual bus trip to Richmond for Brain Injury Awareness Day
- Having individual stories ready to present to legislators or the media when needed
- Preparing written testimonies to send to legislators and also being prepared for public speaking opportunities.
- Providing a local business with information on ADA compliance
Who Should Get Involved? Absolutely everyone! Survivors, family members, friends, professionals, and concerned community members. We need you to take a stand for survivors of brain injury in Virginia. If you have a story to tell, a desire to create change, an interest in public policy, or just want to lend a helping hand to a vulnerable population in our community – we are looking for you!
How Do I Get Connected? If you are interested in advocacy please contact Brooke Annessa at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 703-451-8881 X226.