Last Friday of the Month: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness month

While it should be obvious that physical trauma like sexual assault would have long lasting impacts on victims, many often don’t realize or understand the profound and serious effects that violence has on survivors. If the brain was traumatized, they can experience cognitive, behavioral, and physical challenges. 
Please join us for a virtual presentation with Carley Mack, Director of Prevention at SARA – Sexual Assault Resource Agency.
She will tell you about the work they do including community education and training efforts to increase public awareness.  
When: April 28, 2023

Time: 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM
Where:  virtual – Zoom

Meeting ID: 883 5258 7108
Passcode: 390340

We look forward seeing you.
Daniela Pretzer – Executive Director

PS: We are working on the name for our “Last Friday of the Month” series. And if you have an interest in a specific topic, please let us know. 

You’re Invited!

It's the last day of Brain Injury Awareness month, and you are invited to please join us.

March is Brain Injury Awareness month.

Please join us for a virtual Meet & Greet with the Bridgers.
We will tell you about us, what we do, take you on a quick tour of our new location, and will answer any questions you have.
When: March 31, 2023
Time: 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM
Where:  virtual – Zoom

We look forward seeing you.
Daniela Pretzer – Executive Director

Brain Injury Awareness Month 2023

The motto for this year #MoreThanMyBrainInjury.

Many people with disabilities have their lives defined for them. The #MoreThanMyBrainInjury campaign gives individuals a chance to overcome those definitions, allowing them to tell their own stories and change the narrative of their lives.

This Brain Injury Awareness Month, join the #MoreThanMyBrainInjury campaign in a way that feels uniquely you.

Please visit the Brain Association of America’s website for more information.

Plow & Hearth Holiday Decorations

This season The BridgeLine’s Frankl House was treated to a Home Holiday Makeover from Plow & Hearth. Plow & Hearth and their amazing team of stylists were able to transform one of our two residential houses and bring in a bit of extra holiday cheer. We are so thankful to Plow & Hearth for this opportunity, our residents LOVE it!

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month and this year the Brain Injury of Association of Virginia’s theme is More Than My Brain Injury.

This public awareness campaign provides a platform for educating the public about the incidence and prevalence of brain injury as well as the needs of individuals who are injured and their families.

Anyone who has been affected by brain injury is welcome to be a part of this campaign! Survivors and their parents, spouses, siblings, extended families, friends, caregivers, healthcare providers, and more!

For more information on the campaign and how you can participate please visit

Virtual Services at The BridgeLine Place Clubhouse

With the recent rise in Covid-19 cases in the area The BridgeLine Place closed its doors again to ensure the wellbeing of all.

Due to technology and the dedication of members, we could continue the program virtually. Each morning, members and staff gather online via Zoom meetings to continue the work ordered day virtually and maintain important social connections.

Brain Injury Awareness Day

Brain Injury Awareness Day at the General Assembly will be Tuesday, February 1, 2022. This year the Brain Injury Association of Virginia will be leading a Phone A Friend campaign to contact your local legislators to show your support for the two budget amendments supported by The BridgeLine and The Brain Injury Association of Virginia.

For more information please visit

#braininjuryawareness #thebridgeline