The Brain Injury Support Group of Kitsap county began in 1987 under the leadership of Dr. Sherwood Young. His vision was to create environments and situations for survivors and their families to better understand the effects and behaviors of brain injury as well as help individuals construct a new normal.
The group was established as a part of the Green Mountain Rehabilitation, a satellite clinic of Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup. The support group has been affiliated with the Brain Injury Association (now the Alliance) of WA since the late 1980’s. In 1999, Harrison Medical became the owners of Green Mountain and incorporated the rehab clinic into their organization. They continued the twice a month support groups in Bremerton. Eventually, changing into our current schedule.
“Be well and may the voices of survivors and families be heard around the world.”— Janice Worman – Group Facilitator
Today, the support group continues to meet twice a month sharing common bonds and exploring ways to productively move forward. Providing, both survivors and all the other involved, healthy opportunities to learn and practice living a life with HOPE
The group seeks solutions for day to day challenges and shares updates in the recovery process. We provide a network of support for survivors and their families. Our focus is to educate community members that life may change after a brain injury but the pursuit of happiness is everlasting.