VISTA CENTRE BRAIN INJURY SERVICES RECEIVES A $ 75,000 GRANT FROM THE ONTARIO TRILLIUM FOUNDATION
We are s pleased to announce that VISTA CENTRE BRAIN INJURY SERVICES will receive a 75,000.00 grant from The Ontario Trillium Foundation. These funds will serve to address Homeless Prevention Services for Persons with Brain Injuries
The Homelessness Prevention project is a service initiative that will assist people with brain injuries to retain and sustain access to safe, affordable housing. These individuals struggle with short term memory impairment, difficulty in organizing their thoughts, literacy, comprehension, impulse control, and often experience barriers to current service models available. Due to difficulties within these areas, individuals experience profound and long-term barriers in acquiring safe, adequate and affordable housing. Individuals accessing this program struggle to access medical and support services. Often, they are not able to access support, as services do not exist for their condition in our community. Long term homelessness, shelter stays, incarceration, and frequent hospitalization are commonplace, and are made more likely due to their cognitive barrier.
Along with creating a support service, we aim to enhance connections for individuals and education for stakeholders to better comprehend the role cognitive impairment may play in long term homelessness.
About Vista Centre Brain Injury Services
We provide community-based rehabilitation and support to adults with an acquired brain injury in the Ottawa and Cornwall areas. We’re here for adults throughout their recovery and provide a break to caregivers. Our clients re-learn the skills to be independent, work with changes in memory and focus, and receive support in all aspects of their life.
About Ontario Trillium Foundation
The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations. OTF awarded $108 million to 629 projects last year to build healthy and vibrant communities in Ontario. In 2013, OTF celebrated its 30th anniversary as a grantmaker and thought leader. For more information visit otf.ca