A car accident, a stroke, a war injury, a terrible fall: whatever the cause, a traumatic brain injury has a life-altering impact. Changes in ability can permanently alter a survivor’s daily life and work, and have profound – and potentially devastating – effects on relationships. Brain Injury Services is there for every step of the journey. Assisting over 500 individuals and families throughout Northern Virginia, and the Rappahannock, and Winchester areas each year, BIS empowers brain injury survivors with the resources, skills, and support to lead fulfilling lives. Nine core programs (and over 20 specialized initiatives) meet survivors’ unique and varied needs: one-on-one case management, individual and family counseling, day programs, clinical interventions, assistive technology, employment and volunteer placement services, and more. All programs use cutting-edge technology and therapeutic methods that help survivors discover solutions and meet personal goals. Together, these tailored services offer far more than medical care: they restore and improve self-esteem, independence, and dignity. For survivors and their families, that can mean the world.

Headquarters: VA-Fairfax County

Where They Operate: VA-Arlington County; VA-Fairfax County; VA-Loudoun County; VA-Prince William County; VA-City of Alexandria; VA-City of Fairfax; VA-City of Falls Church

Age Groups Served: Infants (0-2); Pre-K (3-4); Youth (5-11); Pre-teen/teen (12-17); Young adult (18-24); Adult (25-49); Seniors (50+); All

Population(s) Served: Individuals with Disabilities; Veterans/Military Families

Schools They Work In: If necessary, we work with local schools to ensure a smooth transition for the children we serve.


  • Number of people (clients, patrons, students, etc) we serve annually:   527
  • % of clients who feel Brain Injury Services has impacted their lives in a positive direction:   90
  • % of clients who achieved their recovery goals:   87
  • Number of client volunteer placements:   87

Awards & Recognition

Brain Injury Services has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) since 2001
2014 Fairfax Chamber of Commerce “Nonprofit of the Year”
Recognition by the House and Senate of Virginia’s General Assembly for 25 Years of Service to Citizens with Brain Injury and their Families
2010 Civil Justice Foundation Award Winner of 20 years - "Years of Excellence"

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Budget (FY2015)

  • $3 million or higher
  • The current budget for Brain Injury Services is: $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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