Local Chapters

The Power of Local Chapters

NIBN is a non-profit corporation with 501c3 status. It is located in Kearney, Nebraska, yet it aims to build and sustain a statewide Injured Brain Community. To accomplish statewide reach while empowering individuals, we need to find a balance between statewide leadership and local leadership. That’s where Local Chapters come into play.

When a Peer living with an Injured Brain desires to start a Chapter in his or her community, NIBN will help the Peer accomplish that.

Why start a Local Chapter of NIBN? By starting a NIBN Chapter, you can do the following:

  • Have your own page on the NIBN website that you can use to organize locally
  • Connect people who live in your area
  • Identify and share new resources and supports/services in your community
  • Educate your community members about what it means to be living with an injured brain
  • Conduct fundraising to support your Chapter’s activities
  • Build a community of people living with an injured brain, such that you are connected, support each other, advocate together and have activities together
  • Connect with other people living with an injured brain across the state

If you have an interest in learning more about how to start a NIBN Chapter in your community, please send an email to the email address at the bottom of the page and NIBN will get in touch.

Nebraska Chapters

We hope to have Local Chapters of NIBN all over the state. Click a pin to go to that Chapter’s page.

North Platte Chapter
Judy Nichelson
Visit Chapter Page

Grand Island Chapter
Grand Island
Contact information coming soon
Visit Chapter Page

Nebraska Chapters

» North Platte Chapter
» Demo Chapter


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1) Return Users: Use the top-left NIBN Member Login link to log in. You’ll be redirected to the Forum page after login.

2) New User Registration: Once on the Forum page, scroll down to the Forum dashboard to create your own account or click here to REGISTER then follow the prompts. After you have submitted your registration, you will be notified of what’s next, and you’ll also receive a confirmation email.

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