Programs and Services
Service Coordinators provide information, support and assistance to clients. They help clients to find and access the supports and services available to them in the community. SABIS staff are an important part of each client’s personal support network.
We do not provide medical assessments or rehabilitation. We cannot provide legal advice or services.
Services we provide include:
- Assisting with applications for supports and services from government programs and community-based agencies
- Providing individuals and families with information on acquired brain injury and its effects
- Offering emotional support and practical advice on living with a brain injury
- Administration of trust agreements for recipients of AISH and CPP-Disability benefits
SABIS’ Intake Coordinator will call you to discuss your needs in greater detail and answer any questions you may have.
Adult Support Groups
We offer themed peer-support groups designed to help survivors explore their social and personal growth in a supportive environment. Groups take place on a semester basis and registration is required. SABIS offers a variety of weekly support groups. These groups encourage connections and peer support for brain injury survivors, as well as a chance to be social and access information and resources.
Please note that you must be an active SABIS client in order to attend groups.
Caregiver Support Group
This is a facilitated mutual support group for supporters or caregivers of adults with acquired brain injuries. When an individual experiences a brain injury or stroke, thier natural supports suddenly find themselves on a journey they had never expected to take. It is not unusual to feel frightened, overwhelmed, and uncertain about the future. With so much attention and concern suddenly focused on the person with the injury, supporters or caregivers often find themselves unable to ask for support or feel guilty for even admitting that they might need help. Sometimes it is important for supporters 0r caregivers to simply share their concerns with others who are facing similar challenges.
Four times a year, SABIS offers a six-week facilitated peer support group for supporters and caregivers. We allow participants to share their stories, discuss some of the unique challenges that accompany brain injury, and explore options for maintaining their own health and well-being. This program is free and open to all friends, family members, caregivers, and supporters of brain injury survivors, regardless of when the brain injury occurred; we know that the need to access support is ongoing.
Community Education and Awareness
By request, staff will set up a display table or deliver presentations to explain what we do and provide information on the causes and effects of acquired brain injury.