Our Clubhouse model programs emphasize the power and value of meaningful work. Within our society, work helps to define both what we do and who we are. At the Clubhouse, staff and program participants, called “members”, work side by side to run all aspects of the program, from cleaning the bathroom to hiring new staff. Through the process of the work-ordered day, members not only relearn work skills and behaviors, but also develop skills necessary to live more independently. The benefits of participation in the Clubhouse, though, are more than just redeveloping work and independent living skills. By introducing survivors of brain injury to the Clubhouse, members gain self confidence, purpose, connections, and an opportunity to fully rejoin their community.
The Denbigh House, our second Clubhouse, opened in 2005 in Newport News to become the first community based program for brain injury survivors on the Tidewater Peninsula and continues to be the ONLY such service serving that community. Phone: (757) 833-7845
The Mill House was Virginia’s first Clubhouse Model Program for brain injury survivors and has served as the model for the other five ABI Clubhouses open in Virginia today. The Mill House opened its doors in 1999 with less than 5 members and has grown to be one of the largest brain injury clubhouses in the country, serving more than 50 individuals annually. Phone: (804) 261-7050
Community Brain Injury Services’ Case Management Program began in 2007 to meet the long term case management need of brain injury survivors in the Metro Richmond area. Case Management is the process of assisting a client and the client’s family or support system to identify needs and develop a plan to meet those needs. Case Management at CBIS is client-centered and client-driven: clients create their own goals and are empowered in the case management process and improve their ability to make decisions. Phone: (804) 501-0009