Brain Injury Alliance New Jersey: It can happen in an instant. The voice of brain injury in NJ since 1981.
The mission of the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey (the Alliance) is to support and advocate for individuals affected by brain injury and raise public awareness through education and prevention. Since being founded in 1981 by a small group of concerned parents of children with brain injuries, the Alliance has grown to serve over 10,000 New Jersey residents each year.
Information & Resources:
Through out professionally staffed helpline, the Alliance provides a wealth of information to people with brain injury, their family members, caregivers and those working in the field of brain injury. The Helpline offers emotional support and provides information about brain injury and connection to resources. The Alliance maintains a library of books and videos and has an extensive database of services and supports. Helpline professionals provide assistance in many areas and direct individuals to the right services and programs for their needs.
TREK (Together in Recreation, Exploration & Knowledge) is a week-long summer camp and independent skills-building experience for individuals with brain injuries over age 16, which also provides respite for their caregivers.
The Alliance offers monthly meetings throughout New Jersey, giving people with brain injuries and their families the opportunity to connect with others in similar situations, while receiving valuable emotional support and fostering friendships. Support groups hold social and recreational events and often will schedule speakers to discuss topics of interest.
The impact of a brain injury often goes beyond the injury and initial recovery. For people who sustained brain injuries and are under the age of 21, Alliance staff help coordinate care, access services and provide direct assistance for issues faced by the individual with brain injury and their family. Our Community Resource Specialist are trained professionals who work with families through in-person visits and via the phone and can serve as an advocate for securing appropriate and treatment.
Brain Health Network:
The Alliance is committed to education about brain injury and prevention initiatives for people of all ages. Out staff work in the community and raise awareness of brain injury and brain health through educational sessions in a variety of settings. Our programs cover a range of topics and are geared for those affected by brain injury, professionals and the general public. The Alliance also provides educational materials and information through our website, addressing multiple topics, including transportation safety, concussion awareness, fall prevention and much more.
Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey:
No brain injury is too mild to ignore or too severe to lose hope.
825 Georges Road, 2nd Floor
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
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Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey pamphlet and I give them full credit for all the information. Please call the above numbers for more information on the program.