Celebrating 11 Years - Founded in 2004

BRIDGES is a Northern Kentucky Brain Injury
Support Group established in April 2004 at the request of numerous brain injured survivors
and their families searching for
support, education and resources.
The acronym of BRIDGES means
BRain Injury Demands Guidance Education and Support.

Click here to join our support group mailing list
Click here for BRIDGES brochure (Rev 2-15).   

Support TBI Survivor-Owned Businesses

Proudly announcing businesses owned
by two of 
our TBI survivors.
Click on their business links
to find out more about them.

Hamilton's Antiques and Everyday Things 
(Falmouth, KY)

Lee Mullins' Prestige Detail
(Union, KY)


Head Injury Research Studies

If you have a child with traumatic brain injury (TBI),
you may be eligible to join one of
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
FREE research programs. 

Click here for program brochure or contact:
Jessica King, Clinical Research Coordinator
Phone: 513-636-9631


Save the Date
10th Annual NKY TBI Conference
Friday, March 18, 2016
Receptions Conference Center, Erlanger KY

Faces of TBI - From Injury to Recovery;
Decade of Progress

Conference Contact:  Julie Fronk
text/phone:  (859) 802-4077 / j

Click here to join the conference mailing list

BRIDGES Upcoming
Support Group Meeting
for Pediatric Caregivers
(Third Wednesday of the Month @ 8:30 AM)

September 16, 2015
8:30 AM

For Location
contact Colleen Gribben, OTR/L &
Meeting Contact / Facilitator
text/phone:  (859) 322-2036


Click here for Registration form

10th Annual Cincinnati Walks for Kids
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens
Saturday, September 26, 2015
4:30 PM

Support Head Injury Avengers Team
representing the Head Injury Research Studies,
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Click here for event flyer
Click here to register or donate
(search for Head Injury Avengers)

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BRIDGES Upcoming

Support Group Meeting
for TBI Survivors &
Family Members/Caregivers

(Third Thursday of the Month @ 6:00 PM)

**  Child specific activities provided  **
**  Deaf interpreter available  **

September 17, 2015
6:00 PM

Florence Government Center
Meeting Room C
(Take elevator to lower level)

8100 Ewing Boulevard
Florence, KY 41042

Meeting Contact/Facilitator

Mindy Ortlieb, OTR/L
text/phone:  859-466-8252


BRIDGES uses corporate sponsorships
and proceeds from the
NKY TBI Conference
and Kimberly Bernard Golf Outing
to purchase and distribute bicycle helmets.


Since 2010, over 3,300 helmets 
have been distributed to children
adults to prevent brain injuries.  
Click here to view our past events and
to obtain more information
about helmet safety.

For additional information
about BRIDGES' helmet program, please visit
Helmet Program page



  • May 162nd Annual Casen Shrock 5K Walk/Run - Registration 8-9:30 am; Official Start 9:45 am, Northern Kentucky University Student Union; Free Event Parking - Lot G; helmets to be fitted and distributed; Click here to read about the 2014 Shrock 5K Walk/Run 
  • May 23 - Kenton County Public Library - 2-3 pm, 502 Scott Blvd, Covington, KY plus all day workshops to celebrate May as Bike Month. Click here for event flyer
  • June 6 - Bike Rodeo - 10 am - Noon, Middleton-Mills Park3415 Mills Road, Covington KY, Sponsored by Kenton County Parks, Kenton County Library  and Independence Police
  • June 14 - BRIDGES & Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky (BIAK)Florence Freedom Ballpark - Also NKY Baseball League Day - 6:05 pm, Booth Space Sponsored by Braden Humfleet & Devine, PLC
  • July 4 - City of Ft. Thomas Fire Department, Ft. Thomas KY - 100 FREE bicycle helmets distributed from 10-12 am; Click here for news article about this event. 
  • July 12 - Covington Bike-Centennial Ride, start at RiverCenter Drive at Scott Blvd, Covington KY; 100 FREE bicycle helmets distributed from 8-11 am. Ride has three options:  10 mile, 5 mile and 2 mile. The 10-mile ride leaves at 9:10, 9:20 and 9:30. The 5-mile ride leaves at 9:40. The 2-mile ride leaves at 9:50.  CANCELED DUE TO RAIN - RESCHEDULED TO AUGUST 8
  • July 16 - Circus at Erlanger Railroad Depot Park; 6-8 pm
  • July 22 - Bike Rodeo, 6-8 pm, Christ's Chapel Assembly of God, 3819 Turfway Rd, Erlanger, KY
  • August 4 - Villa Hills Police Bike Rodeo; 6-8 pm; Villa Madonna Academy Soccer Field; Amsterdam Road, Villa Hills KY
  • August 8 - Covington Bike-Centennial Ride (see July 12 above for info)
  • August 14 - Florence Freedom Ballpark - Also Superhero Night - 7:05 pmBooth Space Sponsored by Braden Humfleet & Devine, PLC
  • September 26 - Children's Home; 9-12 pm, Devou Park, Covington, KY

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