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Acquired brain injuries are challenging – for the individual directly impacted and their support network. We offer a range of services to family, friends & loved ones to help reduce stress, improve understanding, and answer vital questions.
We're Stronger together
Navigating the complexities of supporting a loved one with a brain injury is a difficult process to endure alone. Stronger Together is a program for friends and family members of brain injury survivors. The group is a safe space free from judgment for the loved ones of brain injury survivors to discuss issues relating to brain injury and their experiences.
Stronger Together is led by our Education Coordinator, who has ample experience interacting with and living alongside brain injury survivors. He is there to listen, help facilitate conversations, and answer any of your questions. Contact us to learn more about this program, and sign up for the next available session.
Personalized one on one support
Every brain injury is different, as is every brain injury survivor and their support network. At the Victoria Brain Injury Society, our Case Managers understand what you’re going through and can work with you to navigate your loved one’s brain injury and support you in a way that suits your personal needs and goals.
We’re here to help you gain the resources necessary to support your loved one, build understanding, empower you in your role as a supporter, and help you effectively advocate for the brain injury survivor in your life. We offer case management services to anyone living with the effects of a concussion or an acquired brain injury, as well as their family, friends & caregivers.
Free education for loved ones
A lack of understanding can often leave brain injury survivors feeling isolated. Help support your loved one by enrolling in our free course, ABI 101, to learn more about brain function, brain injury, and the recovery process.
Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) 101 is a 3-week course for friends, family, caretakers & community members wanting to become better allies for brain-injured persons. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a certificated, signed by their instructor.
Ready to get started?
To access Family Support, you must be an existing VBIS client. To start the process of becoming a client, contact a member of our team or fill out our online New Client Application. We can’t wait to meet you!
Victoria Brain Injury Society
Units C, D & E 830 Pembroke Street
Victoria, B.C. V8T 1H9
The Victoria Brain Injury Society (VBIS) is situated on the traditional territories of the Lək̓ʷəŋən (Lekwungen) Peoples. We recognize and express gratitude to the Peoples and Nations in our community, and those throughout the regions we service.