SAN DIEGO BRAIN INJURY FOUNDATION
Rating: 4.97 stars 29 reviews
Location: PO Box 84601 San Diego CA 92138 USA
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.
Programs: Helpline, monthly support group meetings, newsletter, hospital outreach program, speakers bureau
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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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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
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I love volunteering with Sdbif! I get to work with survivors who are beyond inspirational :)
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.
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