healing starts at home
Victoria is in the midst of a housing crisis, making it extremely difficult for even able-bodied individuals to locate affordable, safe, and sustainable housing. These difficulties are exacerbated for ABI survivors, who often struggle with emotional regulation, memory retention, and chronic pain. These symptoms drastically increase the chances of depression, substance abuse, and homelessness in this community.
foundation for the future
The Housing Outreach Program (HOP) is designed to assist with finding access to safe, affordable housing for adults affected by brain injuries. The program offers basic housing assistance for these individuals, ensuring that the barriers they may encounter in the housing market are appropriately addressed and dismantled.
HOP also supports clients by providing various training programs designed to improve communication skills, build confidence, and teach brain injury survivors how to be an informed and engaged tenant. The initiative is facilitated by a Housing Support Coordinator, who ascertains the needs of vulnerable clients and helps advocate for them. This ensures that members of the community affected by acquired brain injuries (ABI) receive the assistance they need to maneuver the housing market, while simultaneously developing the skills to be self-reliant and empowered.
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.