Grant to Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska a “WIN” for Domestic Violence Victims
In the summer of 2016, Friendship Home (www.friendshiphome.org) along with three other Nebraska Domestic Violence Programs were trained by the Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska (BIA) on aspects of brain injury. Those trained then asked victims being served if they would respond to a brief screening tool to identify victims of domestic violence who might have a possible traumatic brain injury (TBI). A total of 93 victims were screened with 60% screening positive for a potential brain injury. Clearly victims of domestic violence are receiving injuries that seriously impact their health and wellbeing.
Friendship Home is proud to announce that as a result of this work, the Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska received a generous award from Women Investing in Nebraska (WIN) to continue through 2018. The goals moving forward are to improve the capacity of programs such as Friendship Home to identify and accommodate those who may have a possible TBI, improving treatment opportunities for them, and improving their quality of life. Friendship Home and Voices of Hope are partners with the Brain Injury Alliance on this important project.
To learn more about Friendship Home, visit www.friendshiphome.org. To access services, call (402) 437-9302.