THE BIRCOFWI IS COMPRISED OF INDIVIDUALS DEDICATED TO HELPING ABI AND TBI SURVIVORS AND FAMILIES  

YOU RE INVITED TO VIEW OUR PROGRAMS AND SERVICES


Our Vision: 

A world where all preventable brain injuries are prevented, all unpreventable brain injuries are minimized and all individuals who have experienced brain injury maximize their quality of life.

Our Mission:

To offer assistance, provide resources, and create a better future through brain injury prevention, education, and advocacy

Our Programs and Services = Our Goals: 

The TEAM LEADER of the B-INSIDE MAGAZINE is co-founder and TBI survivor Mrs. Bari Rieth.   
Bari is quoted as saying, "BI-INSIDE Magazine provides its readers with information about brain injury, recovery and everything in-between."    Our goal is for BI-INSIDE Magazine to be used for  informational purposes and for readers to be able to use BI-INSIDE Magazine in combination with our Resource Facilitation Service to obtain the information they are seeking.  BI-INSIDE  is published bi-annually, in March and September and we are always on the lookout for writers and contributors. 
Consider becoming a member of the BI-INSIDE Team today.  Interested in advertising?  Reasonable rates and an audience tailored to your product and / or service is waiting to hear about you.

  • CONCUSSION 101> To promote prevention awareness - this is our CDC Microsite and you are welcome to view anytime
  • ONSITE LIBRARY > To provide resources to survivors, families and the communiry
  • SUPPORT GROUPS> To provide informationm about statewide support meetings and organizations
  • RESOURCE DIRECTORYOnline websites and information
  • RESOURCE FACILITATION  is our corner stone service and is a partnership that helps people 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. ​​
  • MARK SCHMITTS CREATIVE EDGE> To encourage a new beginning through the mentoring of entrepreneurial  skill, to teach through classes and workshops and encourage survivors to  enhance daily skills.  ​

Mark Schmitt's Creativ/Edge Studio has been made possible by the generosity of the Schmitt Family.   

Often times survivors and caregivers a re looking for an alternative to fill thier afternoon. 

The studio was created for just that purpose.    

It is for those affected by ABI and TBI who enjoy working with their creative hands,

digging deep inside their creative minds, and opening up their creative spirit to make something beautiful. 

Explore everything from wine cork creations to mandalas to jewelry making and more!  

  • TOTE BAG PROGRAM > The Tote Bag Program is available to all Trauma hospitals in Wisconsin.  The intent of the program is to provide the necessary items needed when a family enters the ICU due a loved one sustaining a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury.   Each Tote Bag is valued at $50.00 and your support for this program will go along way to helping a family in crisis! 
  • BETHANY RIETH MEMORIAL GARDEN is very special addition to our Waukesha location

It is dedicated to all those who have suffered a loss of a loved one.   

Live, Laugh, Love are the words and manner in which Bethnay chose to live her life.  

The one she exemplified the most was LOVE!  ​

Take time to visit, relax, and reflect.  

Whether you are struggling with how to cope with life after surviving a brain injury or

you are grieving the loss of a loved one, (open spring through fall)  the garden is waiting for you. 

  • CONTACT US > To eliminate the silent epidemic one group or organization at a time!


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2020 Waukesha Dates, Times, and Locations:
Sep 23, 2020  from  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm) BIRCofWI Office 511 North Grand Ave, Waukesha, WI
Oct 21, 2020  from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm) BIRCofWI Office 511 North Grand Ave, Waukesha, WI      
Nov 4, 2020 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm) BIRCofWI Office 511 North Grand Ave, Waukesha, WI.                

Snacks and Beverages will be provided - The event will be outside (weather permitting) or inside with ample space to create your project.Each participant will be given a BIRCofWI Logo Mask and there is a sanitation station at the entrance to the building

2020 Creativ/Edge Studio Session Schedule​​                                                                     ONLINE REGISTRATION LINK
September 16 (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm) – “Reach for the Stars” Hand Collage
October 14 (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm) – Fall Inspired Craft
November 18 (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm) – Stovetop Hat, Holiday Decor

Snacks and Beverages will be provided
The event will be outside (weather permitting) or inside with ample space to create your project.Each participant will be given a BIRCofWI Logo Mask and there is a sanitation station at the entrance to the building

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We are 100% funded through the generosity of people like you