In 1984 a small group of families and providers came together to form what is now the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota. It was a grassroots effort to advocate for services at a time when resources were limited at best for persons with brain injury and their families. Today it is still the only statewide nonprofit organization in Minnesota devoted solely to serving the needs of the estimated 100,000 Minnesotans (12,000 children and young adults) who live with disability due to brain injury, their families and the professionals who work with them.
Headquartered in Minneapolis, the Association serves people throughout Minnesota. The Association employs a professional staff of 28, and hundreds of volunteers working to further our mission to enhance the quality of life and bring the promise of a better tomorrow for all people affected by brain injury. Our goal is to work towards a world where all avoidable brain injuries are prevented, all non-preventable brain injuries are minimized, and all individuals who have experienced brain injury can maximize their quality of life.
The Brain Injury Association of Minnesota is a nonprofit service organization comprised of people with brain injury, their families, and concerned stakeholders who are dedicated to creating a better future by reducing the incidence and effects of brain injury through public and professional education, advocacy, support, and by facilitating inter-agency commitment and collaboration.
We envision a reduction in the incidence and effects of brain injury in Minnesota and that people with brain injury and their families will be well served, understood, empowered, and supported to live full and meaningful lives.
The Brain Injury Association of Minnesota is governed by a Board of Directors made up of people with a brain injury, family members and professionals in the brain injury field. Trial Lawyer Paul E. Godlewski, a shareholder in the law firm of Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben, P.A. is on the Board of Directors of the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota. Paul is committed to serving family members and survivors of Brain Injury.