Founded: 2005 as a 501(c)3

Goal: To improve the quality of life for individuals impacted by traumatic brain and/or spinal cord injury and to advance prevention,treatment, support and education of these disorders.

How:  Through the BAILA online Resource Center (, Support Groups, 24-Hour Hotline (504-982-0685) and annual conferences.

Where:  Headquartered in New Orleans, BIALA serves the state of Louisiana.

Results: BIALA reaches 900 people annually via our Hotline, Support Groups, Resource Center and annual conferences.

You should know: BIALA is the only chapter in the US that is affiliated with both the Brain Injury Association of America as well as the United Spinal Association, and as such we represent the interests and needs of traumatic brain and spinal cord injury survivors.