The Survivor Series is composed of grant funded (free to participants) one-session monthly classes in a lunch-and-learn interactive format designed to enhance the well-being and success of brain injury (BI) survivors. The program connects people to resources including a network of others living with the same injury. The sessions provide information, training and resources on life skills, health information (physical and behavioral), financial resources, and community connection ideas in an interactive environment that helps attendees to gain confidence, belonging, hope and belief that they can still achieve success in their lives post injury. The topics are selected based on feedback from participants through the evaluation process. Blogs are posted after each session for those who could not attend and as a reminder for those who attended. The priorities for 2019-2020 sessions are to outreach to underserved populations (LGBTQ, American Indians, African-Americans, and homeless) and addressing educational needs of these populations. BIHF is requesting funding for three sessions in 2020 and 2021.
Blogs for each session are available at braininjuryhopefoundation.org/blog-2