Summer is here and that means YouthWorks is back – YAY!!! YouthWorks Season at No Limits is off to a great start. This week’s groups came to us from Pennsylvania and they were fantastic – fun, friendly, and hard-working! We have been partnering with YouthWorks since the summer of 2013 and we literally wait all year for them to come back. They give us an opportunity to be of service by providing brain injury prevention outreach and they help us out tremendously with their work. Here are the pictures from this week:
No Limits Eastern Shore would like to say a huge thank you to Karen Brown, Executive Director of Brain Injury Services, a state-contracted brain injury services provider headquartered in Springfield, VA, for her years of service and advocacy on behalf of the brain injury survivors of Virginia.
Karen is retiring this month after over 20 years of service at Brain Injury Services and over 40 years of advocacy work as a pioneer and trailblazer in brain injury services provision. She is a Past Chair of the Virginia Brain Injury Council, the Virginia Alliance of Brain Injury Services Providers, and the Fairfax County Long Term Care Coordinating Council. Karen was the 2017 recipient of the Brain Injury Association of Virginia’s Weinstock Award.
Brain Injury Services was founded in 1989 and became the first community based agency in Virginia to specialize in serving individuals with acquired brain injury. To continue to expand on Karen’s legacy, the Karen W. Brown Program Fund has been established and is accepting donations. Please click here to donate: https://braininjurysvcsorg.presencehost.net/how-to-help/donating-section/kb-fund.html
We would also like to extend a warm welcome to Denise Hyater-Lindenmuth, who has been hired as the incoming Executive Director of Brain Injury Services. Denise will be only the third Executive Director in BIS’ 28 year history. We look forward to working with her on issues affecting the Virginia community of survivors of brain injury!