*Champion of Hope Award

Location: Midtown Loft & Terrace

Suffern Resident to be Awarded Champion of Hope Award by the Brain Injury Association of New York State at its Journey of Hope Gala

 (Suffern, NY) – The Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS) is proud to announce that Barry Dain will be recognized as the Champion of Hope award winner at the organization’s Journey of Hope Gala on November 17. The Champion of Hope award, soon to be renamed in his honor, recognizes an individual who has shown incredible dedication and leadership in supporting individuals with a brain injury

Barry has been an advocate for individuals with brain injuries and their families for more than 25 years, ensuring they receive the services and supports that will enable them to reside in the least restrictive environment possible. As a trailblazer for the brain injury community, he opened the first individualized residential alternative for persons with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in NYS, launched one of the first structured day programs for persons with TBI in NYS, and opened the first transitional living program for persons with TBI in NYS. The culmination of his efforts has resulted in the establishment of Advocate Homecare Inc., designed to be a leader in the care of individuals with traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia.

“All that Barry has done and continues to do is part of his passion to assist and provide support to those impacted by brain injury,” said Eileen Reardon, executive director of BIANYS. “We look forward to honoring him at the Journey of Hope Gala.”

Not only is Barry the president of Advocate Homecare, but he has also sat on the Board of Directors for the Brain Injury Association of New York State since 2008 and was elected President of the Board in 2016, the position he held until completing his board service in June of 2022.

“BIANYS has been a huge part of my personal and professional life, and I am honored to receive the Champion of Hope Award,” said Barry Dain. “Helping individuals with brain injuries and their families is a part of who I am, and I am humbled that BIANYS has chosen to name this award after me moving forward.”

Hosted at the elegant Midtown Loft & Terrace, the Journey of Hope Gala is a celebration of New York’s brain injury community and a special time to recognize those that have made significant advances in the field of brain injury. To attend the gala, register here: https://bianys.org/2022-journey-of-hope-gala/.


For more information, or to interview Barry Dain, please contact Susan Bardack at susan@buzzmediasolutions.com or 518.867.7940