Community Brain Injury Services

Community Brain Injury Services Community Brain Injury Services is a non-profit organization founded in 1999 providing innovative services to survivors of brain injury through case management services and our two clubhouse model programs located in Richmond and Newport News, Virginia.

Founded in 1999, Community Brain Injury Services is a non-profit organization located in Richmond, Virginia dedicated to the vision that every survivor of brain injury has the opportunity to realize a life of purpose and self determined value. In late 2012, Community Brain Injury Services (CBIS) changed its name from Community Futures Foundation to better reflect and inform our communities of the

Founded in 1999, Community Brain Injury Services is a non-profit organization located in Richmond, Virginia dedicated to the vision that every survivor of brain injury has the opportunity to realize a life of purpose and self determined value. In late 2012, Community Brain Injury Services (CBIS) changed its name from Community Futures Foundation to better reflect and inform our communities of the

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5.3 million people living with brain injuries want the same things we all want: a good job, someone to love, a nice home...
09/20/2021

5.3 million people living with brain injuries want the same things we all want: a good job, someone to love, a nice home, and fun in their lives. They want to be defined by who they are as people, not by their injuries. You can help us help survivors of brain injury. Make a donation, volunteer, or buy some BBQ at our upcoming Mill House Pig Out.

5.3 million people living with brain injuries want the same things we all want: a good job, someone to love, a nice home, and fun in their lives. They want to be defined by who they are as people, not by their injuries. You can help us help survivors of brain injury. Make a donation, volunteer, or buy some BBQ at our upcoming Mill House Pig Out.

Think about it Thursday! If you could take a road trip anywhere in the world, where would you go?Dream big and let us kn...
09/16/2021

Think about it Thursday!

If you could take a road trip anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Dream big and let us know!

Think about it Thursday!

If you could take a road trip anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Dream big and let us know!

What are you waiting for? Don't forget to order your delicious BBQ! We are offering to go, curbside pickup, and a walk u...
09/13/2021

What are you waiting for? Don't forget to order your delicious BBQ! We are offering to go, curbside pickup, and a walk up line to purchase BBQ. Head to our website to purchase!

www.communitybraininjury.org

Want to help us put on this amazing event? Come be a volunteer! volunteers are still needed to help make this event a success.

#rva #causes #bbq #braininjury #tbi

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What are you waiting for? Don't forget to order your delicious BBQ! We are offering to go, curbside pickup, and a walk up line to purchase BBQ. Head to our website to purchase!

www.communitybraininjury.org

Want to help us put on this amazing event? Come be a volunteer! volunteers are still needed to help make this event a success.

#rva #causes #bbq #braininjury #tbi

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Do you have a brain injury and are unsure of where to turn? Let us help you. Please contact us at 804-386-0925 to see ho...
09/10/2021

Do you have a brain injury and are unsure of where to turn? Let us help you. Please contact us at 804-386-0925 to see how we can help.

#tbi #rva #braininjury #braininjurysupport #BrainInjuryResources

Do you have a brain injury and are unsure of where to turn? Let us help you. Please contact us at 804-386-0925 to see how we can help.

#tbi #rva #braininjury #braininjurysupport #BrainInjuryResources

We are exactly one month out from our 12th Annual Mill House Pig Out. Are you craving lunch? Dinner? How about just orde...
09/08/2021

We are exactly one month out from our 12th Annual Mill House Pig Out. Are you craving lunch? Dinner? How about just order for both! Head on over to our website to order some of our delicious BBQ! All proceed benefit the survivors of brain injury that we serve!

#rva #richmondva #dinnerisserved #bbq

www.communitybraininjury.org

We are exactly one month out from our 12th Annual Mill House Pig Out. Are you craving lunch? Dinner? How about just order for both! Head on over to our website to order some of our delicious BBQ! All proceed benefit the survivors of brain injury that we serve!

#rva #richmondva #dinnerisserved #bbq

www.communitybraininjury.org

Did you know that the first Labor Day was celebrated on September 5, 1882 in New York City? It was eventually made a nat...
09/03/2021

Did you know that the first Labor Day was celebrated on September 5, 1882 in New York City? It was eventually made a national holiday by President Grover Cleveland in 1894.

Labor Day was originally created to pay tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers, many who at that time were working 12-16 hours a day, seven days a week.

In observance and to provide our team a well earned rest day, our offices and Clubhouses will be closed but we will be back on Tuesday, September 7.

We appreciate our CBIS Team and are incredibly grateful and blessed for their hard work and dedication.

If you have a long weekend, enjoy your extra day off.

Happy Labor Day!

Did you know that the first Labor Day was celebrated on September 5, 1882 in New York City? It was eventually made a national holiday by President Grover Cleveland in 1894.

Labor Day was originally created to pay tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers, many who at that time were working 12-16 hours a day, seven days a week.

In observance and to provide our team a well earned rest day, our offices and Clubhouses will be closed but we will be back on Tuesday, September 7.

We appreciate our CBIS Team and are incredibly grateful and blessed for their hard work and dedication.

If you have a long weekend, enjoy your extra day off.

Happy Labor Day!

Want to volunteer for our Pig Out? We need lots of people to make this a success. (Please note that to volunteer you mus...
08/30/2021
12th Annual Mill House Pig Out

Want to volunteer for our Pig Out? We need lots of people to make this a success. (Please note that to volunteer you must be vaccinated and wear a mask for the duration of your shift). Please use the sign-up below. Feel free to reach out with any questions.

(If you are a member, you do not need to use the sign-up. Please talk with Joe about volunteering.)

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e45abaa23aa8-12th

Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. **Please note that in order to volunteer you must be vaccinated and be willing to wear a mask for the duration of your shift.** Thank you!

This week we challenge you to turn off your tv and phone and do something else! As the week goes on, we'll give you some...
08/25/2021

This week we challenge you to turn off your tv and phone and do something else! As the week goes on, we'll give you some suggestions.

We have a great podcast for you to listen to! It's called A Battle Within Podcast.

This is a podcast where Terry and Drew Niemann tell stories and share the stories of guests living with Traumatic Brain Injuries. Through the podcast, they aim to help others going through Post Concussion Syndrome and Traumatic Brain Injury develop a sense of community through the stories.

https://abattlewithin.com/the-podcast/

This week we challenge you to turn off your tv and phone and do something else! As the week goes on, we'll give you some suggestions.

We have a great podcast for you to listen to! It's called A Battle Within Podcast.

This is a podcast where Terry and Drew Niemann tell stories and share the stories of guests living with Traumatic Brain Injuries. Through the podcast, they aim to help others going through Post Concussion Syndrome and Traumatic Brain Injury develop a sense of community through the stories.

https://abattlewithin.com/the-podcast/

It's Mindful Thursday! There are many studies about how meditation is good for the brain! Meditation can lower your stre...
08/19/2021
Which Type of Meditation Is Right for You?

It's Mindful Thursday!

There are many studies about how meditation is good for the brain! Meditation can lower your stress levels, improve brain function, decrease boredom, and so much more.

Meditation is a learned technique. Read the below article and then we want you to try it for yourself. We are going to post some easy meditations for you to start with in the comment section below. Let us know how you feel! Try to practice at the same time every day; maybe right when you get up or when right before you go to bed.

https://www.healthline.com/health/mental-health/types-of-meditation#spiritual-meditation

Although there isn’t a right or wrong way to meditate, it’s important to find a practice that meets your needs and complements your personality.

Ordering is now live for our 12th Annual Mill House Pig Out! We are offering curbside pick-up, walk-up ordering on our o...
08/12/2021

Ordering is now live for our 12th Annual Mill House Pig Out! We are offering curbside pick-up, walk-up ordering on our outside line, outside seating, and the ability to pick up your BBQ until 5:30 so you can have some for dinner!

Click on the link in the comments place your order today.

Ordering is now live for our 12th Annual Mill House Pig Out! We are offering curbside pick-up, walk-up ordering on our outside line, outside seating, and the ability to pick up your BBQ until 5:30 so you can have some for dinner!

Click on the link in the comments place your order today.

As we know, brain injuries can happen to anyone at any time! This is the story of CNN Reporter, Anne Lagamayo, and her u...
08/05/2021
Opinion: A brain injury turned my life upside down, and I'm still finding my way forward

As we know, brain injuries can happen to anyone at any time! This is the story of CNN Reporter, Anne Lagamayo, and her unexpected brain injury.

Anne Lagamayo, we wish you well in your recovery.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/26/opinions/traumatic-brain-injury-during-covid-pandemic-lagamayo/index.html?fbclid=IwAR0T7mxAiCjgWnRY_qUU0zxGe8dwRNzWTIY_pHQMIwP06qgEV9VynKID-MA

Anne Lagamayo writes about what it's been like recovering from a car crash with a brain injury in the middle of the pandemic, very far from home, away from all of her friends and family.

Did you know that today is #nationalwatermelonday🍉 What is your favorite watermelon recipe? We recently tried the viral ...
08/03/2021

Did you know that today is #nationalwatermelonday🍉
What is your favorite watermelon recipe? We recently tried the viral watermelon with fresh limed squeezed on it and it was delicious. Let us know if you try it.

#watermelonlime #tbi #cbisva #rva

Did you know that today is #nationalwatermelonday🍉
What is your favorite watermelon recipe? We recently tried the viral watermelon with fresh limed squeezed on it and it was delicious. Let us know if you try it.

#watermelonlime #tbi #cbisva #rva

Are you a caregiver to a loved one with brain injury? Join us for our next Caregiver's Virtual Meeting on August 9th. #r...
07/26/2021

Are you a caregiver to a loved one with brain injury? Join us for our next Caregiver's Virtual Meeting on August 9th.

#rva #tbi #tbicaregiver

Caregivers! Our next monthly support group meeting will be Monday, August 9th @ 6:30p.m. Our Topic will be Compassion Fatigue. If you are interested in joining us please reach out to one of the following group leaders for the Zoom Link:

Jennifer Zemke [email protected]
Karen Grazionale [email protected]
Tamika Shelton [email protected]

It's hard to believe that we are thinking about October, but here we are! Save the Date for our 12th Annual Mill House P...
07/21/2021

It's hard to believe that we are thinking about October, but here we are! Save the Date for our 12th Annual Mill House Pig Out! Pre-orders will start in mid-August! Don't miss out on some of the best BBQ around. Carryout and curbside pick-up will be available!
#tbi #bbq #causes #fundraiser

It's hard to believe that we are thinking about October, but here we are! Save the Date for our 12th Annual Mill House Pig Out! Pre-orders will start in mid-August! Don't miss out on some of the best BBQ around. Carryout and curbside pick-up will be available!
#tbi #bbq #causes #fundraiser

We are so excited to be holding our Third Annual Caregiver’s Cookout tonight! If you haven’t joined our support group, p...
07/20/2021

We are so excited to be holding our Third Annual Caregiver’s Cookout tonight! If you haven’t joined our support group, please reach out and let us know!

After returning from a TBI, Owen Wright has made it to the Olympics this year! Who will be watching?
07/19/2021
'I had to learn to walk and surf again'

After returning from a TBI, Owen Wright has made it to the Olympics this year! Who will be watching?

Australian surfer Owen Wright suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2015. Now he's heading to the Olympics.

Only a few days left for our Caregiver Cookout. Please register by tomorrow so we can secure our final count. https://bi...
07/15/2021

Only a few days left for our Caregiver Cookout. Please register by tomorrow so we can secure our final count.

https://bit.ly/2TuNjCE

Only a few days left for our Caregiver Cookout. Please register by tomorrow so we can secure our final count.

https://bit.ly/2TuNjCE

In honor of our upcoming Caregiver Cookout, members at The Mill House are sharing their caregiver apprecation. Read Becc...
07/08/2021

In honor of our upcoming Caregiver Cookout, members at The Mill House are sharing their caregiver apprecation.

Read Becca's below.

Today's Caregiver Tribute:

I appreciate my mother because she supports me in many ways. She has always been there for me, especially during the hard times. My mother not only helps keep me on track, but she helps me live a life that feels fulfilling.

-Becca

Community Brain Injury Services

Our Caregiver Cookout is in less than two weeks!!  Have you registered yet? If not, register at the link below so we can...
07/07/2021

Our Caregiver Cookout is in less than two weeks!! Have you registered yet? If not, register at the link below so we can get a headcount for food! We look forward to seeing you then!

https://bit.ly/2TuNjCE

Pictured: Karen Grazionale with her husband, Victor.

Our Caregiver Cookout is in less than two weeks!! Have you registered yet? If not, register at the link below so we can get a headcount for food! We look forward to seeing you then!

https://bit.ly/2TuNjCE

Pictured: Karen Grazionale with her husband, Victor.

As we head into the depths (and heat) of Summer, here are a few ways that you can stay cool. 1. Wear loose clothing and ...
06/30/2021

As we head into the depths (and heat) of Summer, here are a few ways that you can stay cool.

1. Wear loose clothing and a hat.
2. Wear sunscreen with a high SPF and make sure that it's waterproof if you are headed to the beach.
3. DRINK LOTS OF WATER! Remember to take a drink every 15 minutes at the least.
4. Take long breaks to cool down.
5. Protect those eyes by wearing sunglasses while outside.

Check back in tomorrow to see numbers 6-10! What ways do you have to stay cool in this Summer heat?

As we head into the depths (and heat) of Summer, here are a few ways that you can stay cool.

1. Wear loose clothing and a hat.
2. Wear sunscreen with a high SPF and make sure that it's waterproof if you are headed to the beach.
3. DRINK LOTS OF WATER! Remember to take a drink every 15 minutes at the least.
4. Take long breaks to cool down.
5. Protect those eyes by wearing sunglasses while outside.

Check back in tomorrow to see numbers 6-10! What ways do you have to stay cool in this Summer heat?

Don't forget to sign up for our Third Annual Caregiver Appreciation Cookout. We are excited to see you there! Click the ...
06/28/2021

Don't forget to sign up for our Third Annual Caregiver Appreciation Cookout. We are excited to see you there! Click the link in the comments to bring you to the signup form.

#cbisva #caregiversupport #rvacaregiver

Don't forget to sign up for our Third Annual Caregiver Appreciation Cookout. We are excited to see you there! Click the link in the comments to bring you to the signup form.

#cbisva #caregiversupport #rvacaregiver

Community Brain Injury Services is incredibly honored and humbled to be recognized by the disAbility Law Center of Virgi...
06/22/2021

Community Brain Injury Services is incredibly honored and humbled to be recognized by the disAbility Law Center of Virginia as a Multi-Regional 2021 disABILITY Impact Awards Recipient for making an impact in the lives of people with disabilities in our service areas in Virginia during the COVID-19 pandemic. On June 17th, 2021, the disAbility Law Center of Virginia presented this award to Community Brain Injury Services and our extraordinarily dedicated staff “for excellence in providing services, supports, and resources for people with disabilities in multiple regions in Virginia through innovation, adaptation, and perseverance during the COVID-19 pandemic.” Thank you so much to Disability Law Center of Virginia for this incredible honor and recognition!

Our Executive Director, Jason Young accepted the award on behalf of the incredibly committed staff at Community Brain Injury Services noting that “For our staff team, this past year was hard, stressful, requiring a constant dedication to our safety protocols all the while knowing they did not have the luxury to stay home and work virtually, because of the work we do. Our staff rose to this challenge and went above and beyond the call of duty to make sure our community was protected and served and this award is such a validation of their work.”

We are incredibly proud of the work and resilience of our entire staff team and the people we support and their families through the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check out the ways in which CBIS worked to serve our community over the last year+. https://communitybraininjury.org/disability-impact-award-recipient/

Are you shopping Amazon Prime today? Don't forget to shop Amazon Smile and select CBIS as your charity of choice! The on...
06/21/2021

Are you shopping Amazon Prime today? Don't forget to shop Amazon Smile and select CBIS as your charity of choice! The only thing better than getting a deal is getting a deal and knowing that a portion of it goes to your favorite local non-profit!

#amazonsmile #cbisva #tbi #donate

Are you shopping Amazon Prime today? Don't forget to shop Amazon Smile and select CBIS as your charity of choice! The only thing better than getting a deal is getting a deal and knowing that a portion of it goes to your favorite local non-profit!

#amazonsmile #cbisva #tbi #donate

On Thursday, President Biden signed a bill that will make Juneteenth a federal holiday.Juneteenth is the opportunity to ...
06/19/2021

On Thursday, President Biden signed a bill that will make Juneteenth a federal holiday.

Juneteenth is the opportunity to celebrate the abolition of slavery and a chance to pay tribute to those brave individuals who worked towards abolition and emancipation.

We encourage you to learn more about Juneteenth at juneteenth.com

#juneteenth2021 #Juneteenth

On Thursday, President Biden signed a bill that will make Juneteenth a federal holiday.

Juneteenth is the opportunity to celebrate the abolition of slavery and a chance to pay tribute to those brave individuals who worked towards abolition and emancipation.

We encourage you to learn more about Juneteenth at juneteenth.com

#juneteenth2021 #Juneteenth

So nice to see familiar faces returning!
06/17/2021

So nice to see familiar faces returning!

Are you a Caregiver to a loved one with a brain injury? We would love to see you on July 20 at our 3rd Annual Caregivers...
06/17/2021

Are you a Caregiver to a loved one with a brain injury? We would love to see you on July 20 at our 3rd Annual Caregivers Cookout! Please use the link below to RSVP.

https://bit.ly/2TuNjCE

Are you a Caregiver to a loved one with a brain injury? We would love to see you on July 20 at our 3rd Annual Caregivers Cookout! Please use the link below to RSVP.

https://bit.ly/2TuNjCE

As we heard from Karen Grazionale this weekend at Lifting the Silence, our work here at CBIS isn't just nice, it's impor...
06/09/2021

As we heard from Karen Grazionale this weekend at Lifting the Silence, our work here at CBIS isn't just nice, it's important. When Victor was hit by a car and sustained his brain injury, Karen was thankful to have found CBIS as a resource.

Our work is important to the survivors that we serve, their families, caregivers, and the community. CBIS is education, outreach, advocacy, and so much more.

We are so close to reaching our goal of $50,000 for Lifting the Silence. Your contribution ensures that the community that we serve will be able to use our services and resources for as long as they need them.

Please head to our website www.communitybraininjury.org to make your contribution today.

#tbi #braininjuryawareness #cbisva #abi #stroke

As we heard from Karen Grazionale this weekend at Lifting the Silence, our work here at CBIS isn't just nice, it's important. When Victor was hit by a car and sustained his brain injury, Karen was thankful to have found CBIS as a resource.

Our work is important to the survivors that we serve, their families, caregivers, and the community. CBIS is education, outreach, advocacy, and so much more.

We are so close to reaching our goal of $50,000 for Lifting the Silence. Your contribution ensures that the community that we serve will be able to use our services and resources for as long as they need them.

Please head to our website www.communitybraininjury.org to make your contribution today.

#tbi #braininjuryawareness #cbisva #abi #stroke

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7812 Shrader Rd
Richmond, VA
23294-4222

General information

For more information on our services or to refer a survivor of brain injury to one of our programs, please visit our website at www.communitybraininjury.org

Opening Hours

Monday 8:45am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

Telephone

(804) 386-0925

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Community Brain Injury Services provides services to survivors of brain injury that are designed to help survivors more fully recover from injury and become more fully integrated into the larger community.

Our services help survivors live safely and independently in the community by working with individuals to relearn and refine work skills and rebuild self-esteem, and by offering access to appropriate services and resources to meet their needs.

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Greetings, We are starting a new initiative which we hope is of relevance to the community, and are interested in obtaining your feedback/comments (good or bad!). My firm is in the final stages of launching a personalized brain injury identification card. The card will be provided free to anyone who has sustained a brain injury, and will include the individual’s name, a designated emergency contact, and common symptoms of a TBI. So, why are we doing this? First, if you have an accident or require medical attention, the card (which can be kept in your wallet) will alert first responders to your injury. Second, while we recognize every brain injury is different (many having no physical symptoms), some brain injuries can cause emotional, personality, or behavioral difficulties and may result in confusion, slurred speech, or an unsteady gait. These symptoms can sometimes trigger problems with authorities; some are mistakenly identified as drunk or aggressive by police officers. We hope that carrying this card - which we plan to make sure is recognized by police - will help to reduce or defuse such confrontations. We would be very interested to hear your thoughts on this. Do you: a) think it is a good idea? b) would you carry such a card? c) do you think this is a bad idea/why? And of course, we are happy to answer any questions. Thank you for your time and feedback. Michael V. Kaplen De Caro & Kaplen, LLP