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 Goals: 
To educate the public - learn more at 

To encourage self-reliance through advocacy - learn more at Advocate? Who Me?

To bring families, friends, and the community together through social and networking events - visit Upcoming Events page

To raise awareness of brain injury throughout the criminal justice system - Get your Brain Injury Wallet Card

To Improve brain injury identification - Carry a Brain Injury Wallet Card

To inform - learn more at BIRC Bulletin (then grow the knowledge - be part of the BIRC Bulletin Team today)

To promote prevention awareness  - learn more at our microsite  CDC - Centers for Disease Control

To provide resources to survivors, families, and professionals - learn more at Resource Facilitation

To providing a body of knowledge to improve the quality of care for individuals with brain injury - Become a CBIS

To support - learn more at Support Groups

To share reference materials of value - learn more at Special Resource Library

To create web-based resources - FOLLOW THE BIRD and learn more at Brain Injury Resource Directory

To teach through classes and workshops - find out more at upcoming event

To actively promote socialization among survivors and families - visit the photo gallery

To encourage a new beginning through the mentoring of entrepreneurial  skills - see the results by visiting BIRC Gifts

To encourage survivors to  enhance daily skills - learn more at Life Enrichment Classes

To eliminate the silent epidemic one group or organization at a time - complete the Speakers Bureau Form

Donations made “In Honor of” will be added to our "WELCOME Wall" located inside the main entrance of our Waukesha office

Donations made “In Memory of” will be added to our Memory Plaque located on the wall of the Bethany Rieth Memorial Garden

CBIST and fellow TBI survivor Kathy Richardson heads up the RF Team

The head of the BIRC Bulletin Team is co-founder and TBI survivor Mrs. Bari Rieth

Bari is quoted as saying, "The BIRC Bulletin is meant to provide its readers with information about brain injury, recovery and everything in-between." 

Our goal is for the BIRC Bulletin to be used for informational purposes and for readers to be able to use the BIRC Bulletin in combination with our Resource Facilitation Service to obtain the information they are seeking.

The BIRC Bulletin has now changed to being published bi-annually, in March and September

We are always on the lookout for writers and contributors.  Consider becoming a member of the BIRC Bulletin Team today

Interested in advertising?  Reasonable rates and an audience tailored to your product and / or service is waiting to hear about you. 

Download our 2018 Media Kit for details.  

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!  

Creations that are Gift Shop quality items can be purchased at our BIRC Gift Shop and help to support this program.


are open every


from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm 

Reserve your studio time today!


​Brain Injury: I can explain it to you, but I cannot understand it for you™

We are a 501C3, Registered Charity 27-4483622, Tax Exempt Organization

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

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.  You are always welcome to visit our in-house Resource Library

Brain Injury Resource Center of Wisconsin In Waukesha

511 North Grand Ave, Waukesha, WI 53186

Main ​Phone 262-770-4882 / Fax 262-436-1747

Open Tu, We, Thu from 1p until 5p

General Email:

Bus service is available to the BIRCofWI through Waukesha Metro transit.

​Meet our awesome Volunteer Staff and Board of Directors

<Click Here>

Bethany Rieth Memorial Garden is very special addition to our Waukesha location 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.  

Visit our Ideas for Healing page for inspiration and information.