Making Headway Center provides services for those who have sustained a brain injury. Below you will find a summary of these services which help participants to adapt to their injury and promote independence.
Our counselor currently organizes and provides support groups for individuals and family members that are adjusting to and living with a brain injury. These support groups focus on healthy choices in daily living, including a weekly peer facilitated group where consumers support each other.
Low Energy Neurofeedback System (LENS) therapy helps restore brain wave balance following a head or emotional trauma. This type of therapy helps to alleviate many post-trauma symptoms and is approved by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA).
The Volunteer Program is designed to build important skills necessary for an independent lifestyle. This program is also great for our community because Making Headway Center’s participants perform valuable work on a volunteer basis at organizations ranging from Food for People to Eureka Rescue Mission Thrift Store to various clean-up projects.
Gaining employment is one of the essential final steps in consumers’ reintegration into the community. Unfortunately, in an increasingly competitive job market, people with brain injuries do not always have the same opportunities as those without disability.
Therapeutic Recreation includes field trips and group activities that enhance social skills, reduce isolation and depression and connect participants to each other in a relaxed, non-routine setting. When structured properly, recreation can indeed be therapeutic.