Brain Injury Association of Illinois
The Brain Injury Association of Illinois is a statewide membership organization comprised of people with brain injuries, family members, friends, and professionals. BIA of IL is part of a network of brain injury associations across the country and is an affiliate of the National Brain Injury Association. They work to assist in developing communication channels between families and professionals in a way that improves relationships and cooperation, enhances teamwork, and helps decrease potential issues that may arise. They are dedicated to providing information, resources, advocacy, and support to people with brain injuries and their families. They provide educational programs and an annual conference, host therapeutic recreational camps for children and adults with brain injury, offer statewide support groups, and participate in legislative advocacy.
Phone: (312) 726-5699 | Address: P.O. Box 64420, Chicago, IL 60664-0420 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | biail.org
National Alliance on Mental Illness of Illinois (NAMI Illinois)
The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Illinois is affiliated with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and has 23 local affiliates throughout Illinois. Their members include individuals living with mental illness, family members, friends, and professionals. Its purpose is to help improve the lives of people affected by mental illness through education, support, and advocacy. NAMI Illinois has a variety of education and support programs directed to individuals living with mental illness, family members, friends, professionals, other stake holders, and the community at large to address the mental health needs of Illinois. They work to inform the public about mental illness by distributing information about mental illness through every means of communication.
HelpLine: (217) 522-1403 | Address: 218 West Lawrence, Springfield, IL 62704 | namiillinois.org
Resources for All Ages
Please contact the Statewide Coordinator at 773.205.3627 or 630.207.8479 for more information about resources in your area.
Special Recreation Associations Network of Illinois (SRANI)
The Special Recreation Assoications Network of Illinois (SRANI) is a network of therapeutic recreation agencies. Special Recreation Associations provide community-based special recreation services to children and adults with disabilities. With the Illinois Therapeutic Recreation section of the Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA), they advocate for special recreation services for all residents of Illinois and through these partnerships are able to proivde innovative programming for individuals with special needs. For a Special Recreation Association near you, use their website directory of associations across the state.