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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Brain Disorders, Health

Mission: To improve the quality of life for brain injury survivors and their families living in San Diego County.

Results: Much of our efforts this year has been to maintain the programs and services we currently provide for our survivors. This includes our monthly supports group meetings, our helpline and newsletter.

Target demographics: Primarily survivors of all ages, their a families and caregivers of San Diego County. Our website, however, allows us to reach the brain-injury community throughout the country.

Geographic areas served: the brain injury community of San Diego

Programs: Helpline, monthly support group meetings, newsletter, hospital outreach program, speakers bureau

Community Stories

9 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

We happened upon this fine organization a few years ago and have assisted them with mailings and other things. We are impressed by the caring folks who work so tirelessly for the many people they are helping in so many ways. It is hard to imagine a more worthy group.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great organization to volunteer for! It is great to support the mission and vision for their foundation in the San Diego County area.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The resources provided by the San Diego Brain Injury Foundation fill the gap in a survivor's life after release from rehabilitation. These services make the difference between successfully adjusting to life after their injury and isolation at home.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I am a graduate student at San Diego State University in a vocational rehabilitation counseling program. As such, I do volunteer work with the San Diego Brain Injury Foundation in support of their monthly meetings and fund raising events. they fill an important niche in the community as a source for information, points-of-contact, and networking with others in the community who either advocate for or offer services to people with brain injuries, whether acquired or congenital.

sdg1rl

Volunteer

Rating: 5

SDBIF helps so many people who are touched by brain injury by providing resources and offering volunteer opportunities.

Ruth54

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great resources for all parts of the brain injury community! Warmth, respect, information, expertise, and resources -- perfect combination!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Their work in the brain injured community is unparralleled. What they have achieved and the number of people they have helped is incredible. I am proud to help support their projects and programs and hope others will join our cause!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I ended up doing one of my internships at SDBIF. Never have I seen so few accomplish so much for so many on so little resources. I can only imagine how much more dynamic and influential in helping those with brain injuries,myself included, this organization could be if they had additional funding.The 'F' signifying foundation should be changed to 'Family'- as this organization helps us all to feel this way, during very trying times that can last for years

With great respect,
Michael Murphy

Nicole40

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love volunteering with Sdbif! I get to work with survivors who are beyond inspirational :)

Previous Stories

Board Member

Rating: 5

I heard about San Diego Brain Injury Foundation while in a vocational rehabilitation master's program, and I am so glad I did. I started as a volunteer, and transitioned into a role as an intern and now as a board member. It is one of the few organizations out there that has survivors of brain injuries that have vital roles and responsibilities laced through every layer of its infrastructure. It empowers survivors to lead support groups, and meetings, as well as large community events. I have never seen so many people that were so inspiring, motivated and positive. SDBIF allows survivors to give and receive support to and from one another. Survivors are encouraged here to set any goal, and teammates collaborate with them to make a plan to achieve those goals. I grew up with family members who had brain injuries as children and later in life as adults. If an organization like this was in their local communities, things could have played out differently. Also, from a non-survivor perspective, I've had the opportunity to create employment and educational plans with survivors, and really work with them as teammates to help them reach their goals. No other organization in the area provides this level of interaction between board members, survivors, family members, and interns as a whole. Being a part of the SDBIF has changed my life and will do so for years to come. I am forever in debt for this great opportunity to grow, learn, and be inspired by people who have overcome obstacles that seemed impossible at times.