LoveYourBrain Foundation

LoveYourBrain (LYB) Foundation is a non-profit organization that aims to improve the quality of life for people affected by brain injury and to raise awareness about the importance of brain health. When healing from a TBI, creating a wellness environment that allows you to love your brain is key. LoveYourBrain Retreats are designed with an integrated approach using our core pillars: community, mindfulness, movement, and nutrition. We believe these pillars help people cultivate the resilient mindset, physical capability, and support system essential to one’s health and happiness.

Medline Plus

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it provides free, reliable, and up-to-date information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues. 

1-888-FIND-NLM (1-888-346-3656)
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894

Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center American Institutes for Research

The Model System Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) is a national center that works to put research into practice to serve the needs of people with traumatic brain injuries (TBI), spinal cord injuries (SCI), and burn injuries. The MSKTC summarizes research, identifies health information needs and develops information resources to support the Model Systems programs in meeting the needs of individuals with TBI, SCI and burn injuries.

1000 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007

National Association of State Head Injury Administrators

The National Association of State Head Injury Administrators is a voluntary membership organization established by State government employees to help one another plan, implement, and administer public programs and services for individuals with brain injury and their families. In 1990 NASHIA became the first and remains the only forum addressing State government’s significant role in brain injury. NASHIA is the premier source of information and education for State Agency employees who are responsible for public brain injury policies, programs, and services.

P.O. Box 878
Waitsfield, VT 05673

National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research

The National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR) aims to foster the development of scientific knowledge needed to enhance the health, productivity, independence, and quality-of-life of people with disabilities. A primary goal of Center-supported research is to bring the health related problems of people with disabilities to the attention of the best scientists in order to capitalize upon the myriad advances occurring in the biological, behavioral, and engineering sciences.

Toll Free
P.O. Box 3006
Rockville, MD 20847

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) conducts and supports research on brain and nervous system disorders. Created by the U.S. Congress in 1950, NINDS is one of the more than two dozen research institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The mission of NINDS is to reduce the burden of neurological disease - a burden borne by every age group, by every segment of society, by people all over the world.

(301) 496-5751
6001 Executive Boulevard
Suite 3309
Bethesda, MD 20892

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research

The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) conducts comprehensive and coordinated programs of research and related activities to maximize the full inclusion, social integration, employment and independent living of individuals of all ages with disabilities. Created in 1978, NIDRR is a national leader in sponsoring research. NIDRR is one of three components of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) at the U.S. Department of Education.

Mailing Address: National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Mailstop PCP-6038 Washington, DC 20202
Potomac Center Building 550 12 Street, SW
Washington, DC 20202

National Resource Center for Traumatic Brain Injury

The mission of the National Resource Center for Traumatic Brain Injury (NRCTBI) is to provide relevant, practical information for professionals, persons with brain injury, and family members. The NRCTBI has more than two decades of experience investigating the special needs and problems of people with brain injury and their families.  With input from consumers and nationally recognized experts, the Center has developed a wide variety of assessment tools, intervention programs, and training programs.

Jenny Marwitz, Content Contact
Toll Free Number: 1-866-296-6904
Virginia Commonwealth University, 1200 East Broad Street
Rm. 3-102, Box 980542
Richmond, VA 23298

National Resource Directory

The National Resource Directory (NRD) is an online resource for wounded, ill and injured Service Members, Veterans, their families and those who support them.  It provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration. Visitors can find information on a variety of topics including benefits & compensation, education & training, employment, family & caregiver support, health, homeless assistance, housing, transportation & travel and other services & resources.

Military Crisis Line
1.800.273.8255 (TALK)
National Call Center for Homeless Veterans
1.877.424.3838 (4AID.VET)
Wounded Warrior Resource Center (MOS)

North American Brain Injury Society

The National Brain Injury Society (NABIS) is comprised of professional members involved in the care of people with or issues surrounding brain injury. The principal mission of the organization is moving brain injury science into practice. Whether it is in the area of clinical care, research, policy, or litigation, the organization stands behind the premise that advances in science and practices based on application of the scientific evidence will ultimately provide the best outcomes for those with brain injuries and the community as a whole.

Main-Alexandria, VA
Houston, TX
P.O. Box 1804
Alexandria, VA 22313

Project Enlist

The Project Enlist website makes it easy for service members and veterans to pledge to donate their brain, access our Operation Brain Health resources, and connect to stories of fellow veterans who have endured brain trauma.

The mission of Project Enlist is to serve as a catalyst for critical research on traumatic brain injury (TBI), chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in military veterans so scientists can develop effective treatments for the heroes who courageously fight for our nation.


Public Counsel Center for Veterans' Advancement

Public Counsel's Center for Veterans' Advancement (CVA), a national leader in veteran's advocacy, provides direct representation, or representation through pro bono partners, to veterans and their families. CVA provides legal representation at both the local and national levels, and coordinates its work with efforts underway to establish special "Veterans' Courts" in Northern and Southern California designed to meet the unique needs of returning veterans. CVA also manages legal clinics, including one of the largest pro bono advocacy programs in the United States.


Safe Kids Worldwide

Safe Kids USA is a nationwide network of organizations working to prevent unintentional childhood injury, the leading cause of death and disability for children ages 1 to 14. Safe Kids educates families, provides safety devices to families in need and advocates for better laws to help keep children safe, healthy and out of the emergency room. Safe Kids Worldwide was founded in 1987 as the National SAFE KIDS Campaign by Children’s National Medical Center with support from Johnson & Johnson.

1301 Pennsylvania Avenue
Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20004

Sarah Jane Brain Foundation

The mission of the Sarah Jane Brain Foundation is to implement a seamless, standardized, evidence-based system of care, universally accessible for all children and young adults with Pediatric Acquired Brain Injuries (PABIs), regardless of where they live in the nation. PABI is the number one cause of death and disability for children and young adults in the United States and consists of brain injuries sustained from birth through age 25, both from traumatic and non-traumatic causes.

339 Fifth Avenue
Suite 405
New York, NY 10016

Social Security Administration Office of Public Inquiries

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is the agency of the US government that administers the Social Security program, providing retirement and disability benefits to people in the US. The SSA delivers its services through a nationwide network of over 1,400 offices that include regional offices, field offices, card centers, teleservice centers, processing centers, hearing offices, the Appeals Council, and its State and territorial partners, the Disability Determination Services.

Windsor Park Building 6401 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21235

The Columbia Lighthouse Project

The Columbia Lighthouse Project’s mission is to light the way to ending suicide. The Project was formed under the auspices of Columbia University to disseminate the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS), optimize the scale’s impact through support for its users, and continue to build the science behind the scale. The C-SSRS supports suicide risk assessment through a series of simple, plain-language questions that anyone can ask.

1-800-273-talk (8255)


Each year, an estimated 500,000 persons in the United States sustain a brain or spinal cord injury. The most frequent causes of these injuries are motor vehicle crashes, violence, falls, sports and recreation.  The ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation's award-winning, evidence-based programs are aimed at helping people learn to reduce their risk for injury. Each year ThinkFirst chapters provide thousands of educational presentations to schools, businesses, organizations, conferences, and community events.

(800)THINK-56 (844-6556)
1801 N. Mill Street
Suite F
Naperville, IL 60563