Congressman Bobby Scott visit

Denbigh House Member News

Congressman Bobby Scott visits The Denbigh House

by Victor G.

On August 15, 2017 the Denbigh House had the pleasure of hosting Congressman Bobby Scott for a tour of the Newport News facility.

Congressman Bobby Scott meets with The Denbigh House

Congressman Scott with members, staff, and board members

Congressman Scott accepted the invitation to visit Denbigh House to see first hand the impact of Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) in his district. The value of his visit was to see how legislation and funding have a direct causal effect on ABI sufferers. Mr. Scott was eager to learn about the resources and services available to Denbigh House members and ABI sufferers in general. Additionally, the difference in resources for individuals who have suffered an ABI suffers versus individuals with mental health illnesses.

His visit began with a guided tour of the new Denbigh House Garden given by clubhouse member Triena B.  Triena explained the therapeutic value of the garden to clubhouse members. Also, the Congressman learned that clubhouse members strive for sustainability.  The garden provides healthy food choices for members.

Congressman Bobby Scott receives a tour from Denbigh House member Triena

Triena provides Congressman Scott with a tour of The Denbigh House

This was followed by a session where Mr. Scott met with Denbigh House clubhouse members. He heard from them first hand on how they suffered their ABI and how it has affected them.

Lastly, the Congressman held a question and answer session. Several important questions were asked in which, Mr. Scott provided thoughtful answers. A good amount of time was devoted to the topic of State funding for ABI services and education for first responders such as police departments.

The Denbigh House greatly appreciates Congressman Bobby Scott’s visit. His commitment to serve the brain injury community is heartwarming. It is welcoming to know that the brain injury community has an advocate in Washington DC that will fight for desperately needed resources.

  • Victor G., Denbigh House member