Resources

Statewide TBI Resources

Brain Energy Support Team (BEST):  BEST provides PEER support, advocacy, and education.

Brain Injury Alliance of Washington (BIAWA):  BIAWA is a cadre of volunteers, board members and staff who work collaboratively to carry out the organization’s mission: to increase public awareness, support and hope for those affected by Brain Injury through education, assistance and advocacy.

Seattle BrainWorks (SBW):  Through a combination of lifestyle enrichment and structured learning opportunities, BrainWorks activities help members prepare for returning to positive social and family relationships, school, work and volunteering.

Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA): WDVA provides support to Vet Corps members, Mental Health Care Providers, community partners, and college campuses by providing on-going resource information, TBI awareness presentations, and one-on-one peer to peer mentorship.  They maintain outreach and provide on-going resource information and awareness trainings to veterans, staff and veteran students at established college campuses, military bases, federally recognized tribes, tribal colleges and urban Indian organizations around the state.

Disability Rights Washington:  Disability Rights Washington (DRW) is a private, non-profit organization that protects the rights of people with disabilities statewide.

Our mission is to advance the dignity, equality, and self-determination of people with disabilities. We work to pursue justice on matters related to human and legal rights. We provide free advocacy services to people with disabilities.

Contact us for:

*  Disability rights information and referrals  *  Problem solving strategies for disability issues

*  Community education and training              *  Legal services for disability discrimination

We focus our legal resources on major cases which will improve service systems for people with disabilities. We exist because society and service systems are not always fair or responsive to people with disabilities. We work for change in policies, laws and systems that promote:

*  Freedom from abuse and neglect                   *  Legal rights and responsibilities

*  Adequately funded supports and services     *  Communities that involve everyone