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Alberta Brain Injury Network Community Support and Coordination for Persons with an Acquired Brain Injury
Provides service coordination and support for individuals with an acquired brain injury and their families in Central Region, through a partnership between Canadian Mental Health, Catholic Social Services, and the Central Alberta Brain Injury Society. The service is part of a coordinated provincial system under a network of linked regional organizations throughout Alberta. The network maximizes and builds on existing services, resources, and service delivery systems as well as providing direct support and outreach.
Who is eligible?
Adults who have sustained an acquired brain injury at the age of 18 years of age or older and their families.
Where is this service provided?
The service is offered across the province through a network of regional agencies.
Catholic Social Services
Red Deer, AB
South Central Region
Canadian Mental Health
North Central Region
Canadian Mental Health
How much will it cost me?
This program is contracted through Seniors and Community Supports and is offered at no charge.
How do I access this program?
Individuals may refer themselves or be referred by the family or a professional on the individual's behalf.
Who do I contact for more information?
Contact a Program Coordinator at either Catholic Social Services (403) 347-8844 or Canadian Mental Health (403) 342-2266.
What services are available?
- Support: Identifing and responding to the needs of survivors, families, and caregivers
- Coordination: Helping survivors to access necessary supports and resources in their community
- Community Capacity: Increasing community awareness, building partnerships, and seeking opportunities to promote inclusive communities
- Education: Providing opportunities to enhance knowledge and understanding of acquired brain injury
- Development of a personal support network
- Involvement in the community
- Optimal Independence
- Understanding of brain injury and its effects
The program also offers an additional service:
Supports for Community Living Services
Supports for Community Living Services is an augmentative service that provides short-term additional assistance to individuals with an acquired brain injury. Support is provided through a worker to assist in improving daily living skills while fostering independence. The service is based on assessed need, accessed through a Program Coordinator, and provided as approved by the program administrator.