The Brain Injury Resource Center of Wisconsin Inc.’s mission is to offer assistance and provide resources to people in Wisconsin who are living with the consequences of brain injury. This is accomplished through: Acting as an informal channel for distributing information and resources, Conducting ongoing educational opportunities, Facilitation of support groups, and Fostering prevention awareness.  Our intention is to assist in developing communication channels between families and professionals in a way that: Improves relationships and cooperation, Enhances team work, and Helps reduce the possibility for future conflicts through proper communication and education. 
Thank you for your interest and support of the Brain Injury Resource Center of Wisconsin, Inc. 
We welcome a visit at our Waukesha, WI location - Home of the BIRCofWI, (featuring our Community Store)!


BIRCofWI Community Store
330 North St, Waukesha, WI 53188
Mailing address is P.O. Box 808, Muskego, WI 53150-0808a
Located on the corner of E. North St (Hwy 18) and Barstow St.

The COMMUNITY STORE Hours are
Tuesday and Wednesday 11 am to 6 pm,
Thursday 11 am to 5 pm,
Friday 11 am to 6 pm,
Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm
(cash and check is preferred).

Located on the corner of E. North St (Hwy 18) and Barstow St.

Remember to donate items that no longer fit your lifestyle to our Community Store.
100% of the resale of these items supports our PROGRAMS and SERVICES The ADMINISTRATIVE Hours are
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
11 am to 4 pm
Phone (262) 770-4882 / Fax (262) 436-1747
email us at Admin@bircofwi.org
Spread the word! Caregivers need a time out from the stresses of daily life. A chance to just relax and get away if only for a few hours. Join us every third Wednesday for a chance to share your thoughts, worries, and frustrations with others who know or just to get out for a while.

Title:
Caregivers Connection (ABI and TBI)

Location:
BIRCofWI Community Store (Resale, Thrift, and Gift Shop)
330 East North Street (Corner of North and Barstow)
Waukesha, WI 53188

Meeting Dates:
Third Wednesday of the Month (2015)
June 17
July 15
August 19
September 16
October 21
November 18
December 16

Meeting Time:
6:00 pm until 8:00 pm

Refreshments
Light Snacks and Beverages will be served.
Good Will Offerings Accepted

Contact Person
Lois York-Lewis (lois@bircofwi.org)
Phone 262-770-4882 / Fax 262-436-1747
(Send all correspondence to our mailing address)
P.O. Box 808, Muskego, WI 53150-0808
The Resource Facilitation Program is a free service available to all residents of Wisconsin who sustain a traumatic brain injury. It provides ongoing support to assist you in coping with living with a brain injury.

Resource facilitation is a partnership that helps individuals and communities choose, get and keep information, services and supports to make informed choices and meet their goals. The collaborative process involves participants (individuals with brain injury and their personal support systems) working in partnership with facilitators (individuals who provide assistance in navigating systems) to achieve agreed upon goals.

The development of our Resource Facilitation Program was a four-step process involving (1) establishing the need; (2) identifying possible funding sources; (3) building community-based partnerships; and (4) taking action.

Resource facilitation got its start in brain injury in 1984 when the Missouri Department of Health dedicated two service coordinators to its Head Injury Program (MO Department of Health, p. ii). Since our program was established in 2011, the facilitation process has included assessment, planning, identification, negotiation, monitoring, reassessment, outreach, education and training, emotional support and advocacy.

Basic principles of our Resource Facilitation Program ensures: • Facilitation is individualized • Facilitation is accessible • Facilitation is holistic • Facilitation is effective and valued • Facilitation is participant driven • Facilitation is creative and flexible • Facilitation builds community partnerships

Our Resource Facilitators are skilled in verbal and written communication, listening, problem solving, negotiation, advocacy, planning and organization, record keeping and multi-tasking. They are individuals who can work independently, who like to teach others, who have an ability to synthesize facts from multiple sources, and those who can provide emotional support in situations where there is no readily apparent solution.


How does it work for individuals?

  • If you decide to participate, a Resource Facilitation Specialist from the Brain Injury Resource Center of Wisconsin, Inc. (BIRCofWI) will contact you to begin the process of helping you to locate information, resources, education, and what ever else you may need. You are welcome to call us at any time. This service does not replace any legal, medical, or rehabilitation follow-up.  
  • We can help: identify resources and services within your community answer questions and problem-solve issues educate family members, employers and educators about what it means to live with a brain injury 
  • What to do next: Complete the Authorization to Participate in Resource Facilitation Form as well as the Verification of Brain Injury Form. This form can be completed by the survivor or family member whom we will be assisting to locate Resources during their journey through their new life after brain injury.

How can my company or organization become part of the program??

  • We invite you to be a partner in this program by just completing the attached Resource Facilitation Program-Organization Participation Form and returning as soon as possible; it is just that easy
Our organization has taken our Resource Facilitation to the next level. We are proud to announce that we are members of the Alliance of Information and Referral Systems. Your generous donations have helped to make this possible, but we still have a way to go, please consider making a donation today! (Every dollar helps)


We welcome a visit at our Administrative Office located in Waukesha, WI

330 North St, Waukesha, WI 53188


Phone (262) 770-4882 / Fax (262) 436-1747
email us at Admin@bircofwi.org

Mailing address is P.O. Box 808, Muskego, WI 53150-0808



Located on the corner of North St and Barstow St in Waukesha.  Come visit and shop in our Market Place (featuring items crafted by Brain Injury survivors living in Wisconsin). The Market Place is open on Tuesday and Wednesday 11 am to 6 pm, Thursday 11 am to 5 pm, Friday 11 am to 6 pm, Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm (cash and check is preferred).

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Brain Injury Resource Center Of Wisconsin (ID# 308196)
Drop Off Sites:
  • BIRCofWI Big Bend Office (enter off of Dreamcatcher Way)
  • Muskego Chamber of Commerce (S74W16894 Janesville Rd, Muskego, WI 53150)