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Cherie Phoenix, 805.885.8856

Narciso Ramos, 805.490.8211

LifeAfterBI@gmail.com

www.LifeAfterBrainInjury.org

 

 

 

One-Stop Shop for Community-Based Services

 

Brain Injury Resource Fair to Educate

and Connect People with Services

 

Ventura County, CA -- Life After Brain Injury will hold its 3rd annual Brain Injury Resource Fair to provide brain injury survivors and their family caregivers access to local social service agencies and nonprofits that can answer questions, satisfy their unmet needs, and help them become more independent.

 

The event will take place Saturday, June 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ventura County Office of Education Conference and Educational Services Center, 5100 Adolfo Road in Camarillo. Each survivor who attends will receive a “swag bag” courtesy of CareMeridian Subacute Care Facilities.

 

Over a dozen service providers and county agencies will host resource tables with information on their services that are applicable to the brain injury community and to others with disabilities. Agencies will include Social Security, the Ventura County Human Services Agency and Behavioral Health, Gold Coast Health Plan (the county’s Medi-Cal provider), and Coast Caregiver Resource Center.

 

As the only Independent Living-based brain injury nonprofit in Ventura County, Life After Brain Injury focuses on how well one lives in the community, rather than on medical recovery from brain injury. They offer training in tools and strategies that can compensate for changed abilities, peer mentoring, and one-on-one counseling around problem-solving and improving their lives.

 

Brain injury has become better known as NFL players have begun to publicize their mild to moderate brain injuries caused by years of hard hits and on-the-field concussions. The disability has also been dubbed “the signature wound of the Iraq War”; it is estimated at least one in five soldiers returning from deployment has a TBI.

 

Life After Brain Injury is a non-medical, non-residential nonprofit that has served the brain injury community in and around Ventura County for nearly nine years with an individualized support system that helps each survivor live in the community where and how they’d like to live, work, shop and play. This is why Life After Brain Injury was founded: to help survivors identify and achieve goals, become more purposeful, and build a new life around their disability that is neither limited nor defined by brain injury.

 

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IF YOU GO:

 

Date:              Saturday, June 24, 10 a.m – 2 p.m.

Location:           Ventura County Office of Education Conference and

                         Educational Services Center

                       5100 Adolfo Road in Camarillo

Cost:              Event is free

Questions?  Call 805-490-8211 or email LifeAfterBI@gmail.com