Program Support

All services of the Brain Injury Association of Missouri (BIA-MO) rely on contributions. These contributions can be in the form of a private foundation grant, corporate gift or event sponsorship, or individual donation.

Fund-a-Need donations, sponsorships and grants are used for a specific service relating to support, education, recreation or advocacy of the Brain Injury Association of Missouri. Grants and sponsorships are also appreciated for fundraising events.

Support Groups

Monthly meetings are held throughout the state of Missouri for survivors of brain injury and families. Many meetings offer separate groups for persons with brain injury and one for family and friends to provide opportunities for open discussion among individuals in similar situations.

Your recurring monthly donation of $100 each month will support a group for the entire year. Make your Support Group donation now.

Information & Referral Service

We are a phone call away, when survivors of brain injury and their families do not know where to turn with questions about unknown challenges of life with brain injury. Through our Information & Referral Service, we help individuals and families identify available resources within their community.

A gift of $250 provides Information & Referral Services for one month or your annual gift of $3,000 provides this vital service for the full year. Your support ensures individuals with brain injury and families have access to help and hope. Make your Information & Referral Service donation now by using the online donation form.

Professional Development Conference

The Brain Injury Association of Missouri Annual Statewide Conference is the only conference in Missouri established to address current trends, innovative therapeutic strategies and cutting edge programming for treating persons with brain injury. Attendance at the conference includes healthcare professionals, rehabilitation specialists, community workers, advocates, agricultre experts, vocational rehabilitation specialists, case managers, social workers, survivors of brain injury and family members.

There are a variety of Sponsorship opportunities to match your education outreach and community involvement priorities. Find the Sponsorship or Grant opportunity that best meets your priorities. Download a Sponsorship Brochure for your review. The 16th Annual Statewide Conference will be held in October 2020.

For more information about Conference Sponsorship, please email Maureen Cunningham ( or Will ( This phone number is 314-426-4024.

Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers

The purpose of these Seminars is to reduce the risks of concussions for youth through education for coaches and other team personnel, school nurses, and school faculty and staff.

We focus on a variety of issues related to concussions and proper concussion care for student athletes. For example, recognizing basic signs and symptoms, being aware of risk factors of concussions, and knowing what to do when a concussion is suspected are critical for the overall recovery of student athletes.

The BIA-MO Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers Seminars are held at five locations throughout the State of Missouri: Cape Girardeau, Columbia, Kansas City, St. Louis and Springfield. Each Regional Seminar includes the same topics and are offered between January and February 2020 – The Seminars are FREE OF CHARGE for attendees.

Regional and Statewide Sponsorship are available for the Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers Seminars. Your Sponsorship for one or more of the BIA-MO Sports Concussions Seminars is a great opportunity for you to share information with athletic directors, coaches, and school personnel. Additionally, your sponsorship keeps this program free of charge for attendees at each of the five regional seminars across Missouri.

Download the Sponsorship Brochure now to determine to find the best opportunity to further your initiatives related to youth, concussions, and preventing brain injuries.

Survivor and Family Regional Seminars

One-Day educational seminars held at various regions to provide opportunities for survivors of brain injury and family members to learn from professionals in the field of brain injury and well as other survivors and family members. The same topics are presented at each Regional Seminar.

Through your Sponsorship, the BIA-MO Survivor and Family Regional Seminars are free-of-charge for individuals with brain injury and family members. Recognition of your generosity is included in event promotions and at the Seminars. Regional and Statewide Sponsorship packages are available.

Your Sponsorship helps families understand the new challenges of life with brain injury and how to navigate the long-term effects of an injury. Information about changes in cognition, behaviors and mobility are discussed in Seminar sessions. Treatment options for these changes are also shared with attendees.

Your Program Grant or Sponsorship keeps this much needed education and support program free for persons with brain injury and family members. Make your commitment now – choose the level of support that fits your goals as you help persons with brain injury and their families reach their ultimate goal of quality life with brain injury. Download a Sponsorship Brochure now to review the sponsorship options and make your commitment link.

The Donald Danforth Jr. Wilderness Camp is a weeklong, overnight camp for survivors of brain injury. The focus is to provide recreational opportunities for survivors of brain injury to overcome challenges of new activities and to spend social time with others who truly understand brain injury. In addition, family members and caregivers have a week of respite from daily responsibilities, by staying home.

Program Support

Keeping the cost affordable for persons with brain injury is possible through grants and donations to help underwrite the full cost to plan and implement the Donald Danforth Jr. Wilderness Camp.
Make your Camp Program Support Donation online now.

Provide Scholarship for survivor to attend Camp

The actual cost for each BIA-MO Camper, including cabin accommodations, meals, program activities and counselor support is about $550 per person. Through generous donations, the Camper Fee is only $390 per attending survivor of brain injury living in Missouri and $475 for non-Missouri residents. However, many Campers are in need of assistance with their portion of the Camp Fee.

Please be one of the generous donors to Sponsor-A-Camper to ensure every Camper who wants to attend has the financial support to do so. Your donation of $390 or more will provide Full Scholarship assistance for a Camper to enjoy a week of fun, relaxation and independence.


Van transportation is offered from St. Joseph, Kansas City, Columbia and St. Louis. Campers pay only $25 to ride the van. The actual cost is closer to $100 per person. Your Camp donation of $25, $100 or the full $2,500 per transportation route will enable more survivors to be able to attend the BIA-MO Camp.

Make your Camp Program Support Donation online now.

How To Fund A Need
  • Click on the online donation link below to make a donation

  • Download the brochure and registration form options listed in the “Fund a Need” toggles on this page

  • Mail a check to BIA-MO at:

    Donation Mailing Address
    Brain Injury Association of Missouri
    2265 Schuetz Rd
    Saint Louis, MO  63146-3409


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St. Louis (South/Southwest) Support Group – In-Person and Online

SSM Health St. Clare Hospital 1015 Bowles Avenue, Fenton, MO

St. Louis (South/Southwest) – Fourth Tuesday of Month at 7:00 pm. Contact BIA-MO at (314) 426-4024 for online login information. SSM Health St. Clare Hospital, Conference Center (Downstairs), Meeting Room F, 1015 Bowles Ave, Fenton, MO 63026 Contact: BIA-MO Office, (314) 426-4024 for online login information. *Please take the stairs/elevator to the lover level and [...]