Brain Injury Association of Niagara
|Record #: NIA0757||Last Modified: 04 Feb 2016||Last Full Update: 23 Feb 2015|
|Description & Services|
|Description (Service)||Support, advocacy, information, referral and recreational activities for persons affected by acquired brain injuries and their families
* Caregiver Support/Spousal- monthly evening meeting held on-site
* Closed Peer Group - Moving Ahead After Brain Injury Group - meetings 2/month off-site
* Closed Youth Peer Group (19-30 years) monthly meetings held off site.
* Peer support Group- St. Catharines (monthly) off site meetings
* Peer support Group - Welland - off site meetings
* Peer Support Group - Niagara Falls - off site meetings
* Peer Mentoring Program (in process of setting this up)
* Seasonal outings
Annual concussion awareness and prevention campaigns in community to encourage wearing appropriate helmet for sports activities.
|Hours||Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm|
|Areas Served||Niagara Region - excluding Fort Erie and the catchment area of Fort Erie|
|Eligibility||Ages: 19 year(s) and up
Adults 19 years of age and older with an acquired brain injury and their families/caregivers residing in area of service
|Fees||None ; None; BIAN membership and/or program fee required for individuals with an acquired brain injury who wish to access YMCA (also, subject to completion of required forms and physician's certification, and must reside in our area of service, and meet our eligibility criteria.)
Access for YMCA in Fort Erie (includes catchment area of Crystal Beach, Stevensville, and Ridgeway) is available subject to program fee, on a non member basis, and must meet our eligibility criteria.
|Events||Holds biennial conference in October to provide information for professionals, families and/or caregivers and individuals who have sustained an Acquired Brain Injury on various issues related to brain injury.
Annual seasonal summer awareness- prevention campaign- We Caught You Using Your Head, concussion awareness events, Head for the Hills annual race/Corporate Challenge event, Annual Food for Thought gala.
|Primary Contact||Pat Dracup, Program Director; Phone: 905-984-5058; Fax: 905-984-5354|
|Primary Executive||Dr Sherrie Bieman-Copland, President|
|Alternate Executive||Rob Burns, Past President|
|Located In Community||St Catharines|
|Address & Map||
261 Martindale Rd, Unit 10
St Catharines, ON L2W 1A2
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|Intersection||Martindale Rd and S Service Rd|
|Mailing Address||PO Box 20019
Thorold, ON L2V 5B3
|Legal Status||(51) Registered Charity ; (80) United Way|
|Funding||Fundraising - Bingo revenues; Annual race/Corporate Challenge event ; Annual Food for Thought Gala ; United Way - Niagara Falls|
|Meetings||peer support meetings - St Catharines: weekly * no meetings during summer
peer support meetings - Welland: monthly * no meetings during summer
peer support meetings - Niagara Falls: monthly * no meetings during summer
Mild traumatic brain injury meetings: bi weekly * meetings once per month during Jul and Aug * please note that this is a closed group
Youth Peer Group (19 to 30 yrs) - monthly meetings (*Please note that this is a closed group)
|Print Material||Newsletter - Quarterly|