Bridges For Brain Injury assists people to rebuild the skills they were once able to do independently before terrible tragedy struck in the form of a car accident, stroke, assault, fall or sports related concussion; or before they were struck with a debilitating disease, such as Multiple Sclerosis.
Our services prevent young people from being inappropriately placed in nursing homes, institutional settings or from becoming homeless.
Our services also prevent seniors who have health, cognitive or mobility challenges that places them at risk for being placed in a nursing home.
Our services allow these individuals the dignity of living more independently in their home and community.
WE OFFER: Service Coordination, Life Skills Training, Social Adult Day Services and a Structured Day Program. Our Day Program is based in Farmington and serves people from Seneca, Wayne, Ontario, Livingston and Monroe County. We believe in offering unique, meaningful and "real world" experiences through our Day Program activities. Our Wildlife Rockstar program, the only one of its kind in the US, is one way we do that.
THE WILDLIFE ROCKSTARS PROGRAM is a wildlife education outreach group run by our staff and day program members. Members are trained in public speaking and care of live native and exotic animals, birds, reptiles and more!
The Wildlife Rockstars visit schools, veteran & youth groups, nursing homes and community events to share interesting information about their animal ambassadors and encourage environmental and wildlife conservation awareness. Members also share their personal rehabilitation stories and discuss the importance of brain injury safety and prevention practices. While participating in this program, Members work on personal goals such as socialization, communication, organization, memory retention, planning and pre-employment skills.
Wildlife Rockstars has not only impacted the lives of adults with traumatic brain injury, but thousands of others whose understanding of wildlife and the environment has been enhanced thanks to Wildlife Rockstars like Justin.
The traumatic brain injury he suffered as a result of a car accident left him unable to walk or talk. "I learned how to walk and talk again from my family and friends, but my rehab really kicked into high gear when I found Bridges For Brain Injury".
He says the Wildlife Rockstars program helped him improve his speech, and he now speaks to large groups and educates children about wildlife conservation and brain injury awareness.
"The Wildlife Rockstars helped me feel like a human being again...Many times after my accident I was made to feel less than I was. I have truly found my purpose working with the Wildlife Rockstars".
We focus on: Human Services, Health
Where we are: Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Wayne, Yates
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