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The consequences of brain injury and other neurological disorders can be devastating, often creating life-long challenges. Beechwood NeuroRehab, a program of Woods, ensures that individuals with brain injury are able to engage in productive and satisfying life roles. We accomplish this through comprehensive rehabilitation therapies and individualized, supported plans for living.
Acquired brain injury (ABI), which includes traumatic brain injury, is considered the “Silent Epidemic.” An estimated 13.5 million Americans are living with ABI, making it the second most prevalent injury and disability in the United States. The number of people living with ABI represents 4.5% of the U.S. population.
The significant prevalence of brain injury in our society demonstrates the need for programs that are both affordable and accessible for people who must live with such a disability. However, only 5 percent of these people have the resources to fund their neurological and rehabilitation needs.
To address this problem, we are expanding the Stabler NeuroRehab Center to create additional space for therapies and to implement a Clubhouse Model that will offer people with brain injury more vocational choices.
What is Clubhouse?
Clubhouse is a program based on a model used by the mental health field. Its programs are rooted in “work units” where members and staff work side by side in developing and running the Clubhouse. This model has recently been applied to the treatment of people with acquired brain injury.
Clubhouse “Members” support each other in accomplishing work while offering socialization and interpersonal skill development. Clubhouse empowers people to make choices, work in teams, and be self-directed. It provides options for people to learn and develop skills that are transferable to competitive employment.
How You can Help
A leadership grant of $1,000,000 from the Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation has helped make this project possible. To date, we have raised $1.4 Million - 80% of our goal. We can only succeed with your support!
Having a job is a gateway to independence. A gift from you, at any level, will help ensure that people living with brain injury have more opportunities for daily productive activity and the chance to become active members of the work-force.