We are pleased to share that in August 2016, BINBA changed its name to “Schurig Center for Brain Injury Recovery.” This was a thoughtful decision reached by our team during the past year as we celebrated our center’s 30th anniversary, honored our history, and made strategic decisions about the center’s future.
Why We’ve Changed Our Name
Honoring Our Legacy… Our new name honors the vision of our founder Karen Schurig and her daughter Lise. Karen founded our center in 1985 after Lise acquired a life-changing brain injury in a car accident and her family was challenged in finding resources to support her recovery. Without the perseverance of Karen and the inspiration of Lise, our center would not exist today.
Highlighting Recovery… With the addition of “recovery” to our name, we emphasize the brain’s amazing capacity to heal rather than the injury itself and highlight our mission to support survivors along their journey as they rebuild an engaged life filled with new purpose and meaning.
Reflecting Our Innovative Programs… Our new name helps to more accurately represent our array of services that are known as a model program in the advancing field of brain injury recovery.
Emphasizing We Are Community Support Destination… Replacing “network” with “center” in our name helps to reinforce that we have long been and remain a safe, welcoming place where brain injury survivors, their families, healthcare professionals, and the public can come to for support, guidance, information, and a community of people with a shared understanding and goal.
Helping Survivors Find Us More Easily… Our new name sets us apart from other brain injury related agencies, whose names frequently begin with “brain injury.” This similarity has created confusion for community members trying to find us. By starting with “Schurig Center,” the community will be able to more easily find our services and share our work with others because our name is unique to us.
About Our New Logo
A Symbol of Hope, Healing & Community… Ribbons intertwined with outlines of human figures emanate from a sunburst to form the shape of a brain while blue and orange evoke creativity, understanding, stimulation, and joy. This positive, hopeful image radiates with the healing power of a supportive community of people coming together towards a common goal and reminds us all of how truly interconnected we are.
Our Mission, Services & Location Continue!
Come Visit Us! We are excited to share our new name and logo. We are even more pleased to share that our cutting-edge services, dedicated staff, location, and supportive community of survivors remain the same! We continue to be here to support Bay Area brain injury survivors and their families in their recovery with a wide range of quality rehabilitative programs and educational services.