92% of relationship violence involve a blow to the head.

92% of all relationship-related violence involve a blow to the head, face, and/or neck.


Despite the high rate of head injury among family violence incidents, there is a general lack of awareness and understanding of TBI among domestic violence support service providers¹.


This lack of knowledge among support service providers often leaves survivors struggling without sufficient support, or even understanding why they are struggling while trying to recover².

Our Relationship Abuse and Brain Injury (RABI) program reduces stigma.

Relationship Abuse and Brain Injury, offers unwavering support to survivors who have suffered brain injuries due to intimate partner violence. Research shows that there is a general lack of knowledge and awareness among social service providers.

Through educational workshops and presentations, RABI³ equips front-line organizations and survivors with the knowledge and tools necessary to detect, understand, and provide support for those affected by relationship abuse-induced brain injuries. 

By raising awareness in the community, RABI is actively working to break the silence surrounding this critical issue and pave the way towards a safer and more informed society.

Don’t be a by-stander.

Help us provide a safe space for victims of intimate partner violence (IPV)

Brain injury is often invisible to those treating or supporting an IPV victim. Even victims themselves often don’t realize they have experienced a brain injury. This leaves them completely unaware of why they are suffering and how they can recover.

The reality is, the knowledge surrounding brain injury and IPV is limited on Vancouver Island and throughout BC as a whole.

Rather than be a by-stander, VBIS is leading the charge towards change.

And you can too!

Your donation today will help IPV victims gain an understanding of how violence can cause brain injury, the impact it can have, and how they can recover.

With your support, together we can improve the well-being and outcomes for victims of IPV.


Your $20 donation today can support one client who has experienced domestic violence


1. Ivany & Schminkey. (2016). Intimate partner violence and traumaic brain injury: State of the science and next steps. Family and Community Health, 39(2), 129-137. doi: 10.1097/FCH.0000000000000094.

2. SOAR Project. (2022). An intersection of intimate partner violence and brain injury: A call to action. https://soarproject.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/IPV-AND-BI-A-CALL-TO-ACTION.pdf

3. Parker, Jordan. (2023). Relationship Abuse and Brain Injury (RABI). jordanp@vbis.ca