Brain Injury Services of Southwest Virginia has received $104,900 in grants for its programming.
Two grants — $40,000 from the Roanoke Women’s Foundation and $24,900 from the Verizon Foundation — support the Community Living Connection program, a telehealth program that uses the Internet to provide support to people living with brain injury. The program primarily seeks to create a community among brain injury survivors living in rural settings.
“Now that we have completed several rounds of the CLiC program, we are learning more ways in which survivors’ lives have improved,” said Krystal Thompson, executive director. “They tell us, ‘CLiC made more of a difference in my attitude and feelings than medications or other counselors.’ ”
Another grant for $40,000 from the Wythe-Bland Foundation supports the agency’s case management program in the service areas for Wythe and Bland counties.
This story was originally publishes in The Roanoke Times December 2014.