Campbell River Head Injury Support Society

Organization Mission Statement

Brain Injury encompasses many conditions such as trauma, stroke and concussion.

The CRHISS provides, education, support, advocacy, and fellowship people affected by Brain Injury in the North Island Region.

The organization serves the following population

We work with individuals with brain injuries, their families/caregivers, and the community to help understand the effects of brain injuries and how to prevent injuries. We are also very fortunate to be able to offer housing to individuals with brain injury and to market renters who are on a lower fixed income.

The funds donated will be used to

The funds would be used towards our What's Next 101-Peer Support program. Current members who are interested in becoming a Peer Supporter go through an extensive 10 week training modular that requires (when completed) a commitment of 1 year as a peer supporter. The program has been running for approximately 2 -1/2 years and during this time the program has created many friendships, lead to volunteer positions and jobs. This program has saved many individuals from loneliness, depression and the loss of hope. There is really something to say about how a peer support person can positively effect someone's life.

The organizations current sources of funding are

Our society is currently funded by several main sources, ie; Island Health, Community Gaming, Brain Injury Alliance, ICBC, and United Way. We also rely on donations and fundraising to offset the program costs. The What's Next 101 - Peer Support Program is funded by donations and United Way.

 

Visit their website for more information: crhead.ca

 

This nomination has been reviewed by the 100 Women Who Care committee and meets all criteria.