Local social organization gives in support of TBI treatment at Barrow

American Slavic Organization presenting check to Barrow. (June 2015) -- The Phoenix chapter of the American Slavic Association (ASA) recently made a gift of $10,000 to Barrow Neurological Foundation in support of a pioneering treatment program for homeless women who have sustained a traumatic brain injury as a result of domestic violence. The Barrow Concussion and Brain Injury Center created the program after identifying a link between homelessness, domestic violence and TBI.

The ASA is a social organization that is committed to contributing to the community and making a positive impact on society. Members are devoted to helping others and promoting awareness and education of social issues.

“We are thrilled to be able to donate to this program,” says Susan Vucichevich, board member and event coordinator of the ASA. “We are excited to be a part of this program in a small way and know that women will benefit from the help they receive.”

The Barrow program, which has evaluated and treated more than 300 women since it was formed in 2013, teams with various shelters throughout the Phoenix area to identify victims of domestic violence who may be suffering from TBI. Each victim completes a health screening at the shelter, and if they screen positively for a possible brain injury, they are referred to Barrow for evaluation.

Once at Barrow, Javier Cárdenas, MD, and his team provide comprehensive medical care that includes diagnostic services, physical therapy, neuropsychology, social work, speech therapy, surgery and injury prevention education.

Learn more about the Barrow Concussion and Brain Injury Center here or call Barrow Neurological Foundation at 602.406.3041.

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