Give a Gift

Posted on December 11, 2012

Donations play a vital role at Dale Brain Injury Services and we want to thank you for your support.  The 4th HEADS-UP Walk-a-thon for Brain Injury Awareness raised just over $5,000 again this year. This money allows our clients on fixed incomes to attend events and participate in activities in their community.  As a result, 20 survivors regularly attend the YMCA to participate in therapeutic activities, 14 ABI survivors were able to attend a specialized camp, and many other clients were able to enjoy day trips to places such as African Lion Safari and Delaware Speedway.  Without your support none of this would be possible.

For nearly 30 years DBIS has provided rehabilitation and supports to adults with acquired brain injuries. During this time, finding safe and affordable housing has always been a challenge. As a result of a partnership with SDI Builders, the government, and your generosity we were able to open the Gilby Centre in 2010, a 20 unit affordable and accessible apartment building for individuals with disabilities.  We continue to need your support in order to manage and maintain the Gilby Centre, a building that answered the needs of those who were desperately searching for a safe and affordable place to live.  In the words of Brent; “Ever since I have moved into the Gilby Centre, I have come out of my shell so much.  I do not know if it’s being with people with the same problem or not, but I do feel much better about myself. There seems to be so much help here with everything and I do believe that is another reason I feel so much better.” 

Please think of the individuals that we support during this season of giving.  To make your donation, please select the donate now button to the right. Your donation will enrich the lives of the individuals we serve.  Your capital donation will assist us to continue providing safe, affordable and accessible housing for this vulnerable population.

Please give a gift!

Jason's Story

In 2003, Jason was a gainfully employed 22 year old father of a 3 year old daughter living on his own in St. Catherine’s.  After a tragic event that same year Jason was diagnosed with an acquired brain injury (ABI) and his whole world changed.  Jason’s brain injury was further complicated by other health issues which became the initial focus of his treatment in Hamilton.   After 2 years of hard work, Jason’s physicians decided that he would benefit more by being in an ABI rehabilitation program.  In 2005 he came to Dale Brain Injury Services (DBIS) to continue his hard work, but now with a focus on relearning skills in order to regain his independence. With the support of the Rehabilitation Counsellors at DBIS, Jason has achieved some of his early goals, including improved walking, balance and dexterity.  He continues to work towards his ultimate goals of seeing his daughter more often, living on his own, returning to work and being able to do the things he enjoys.  Jason's willingness and determination have helped him to achieve one of his biggest goals, which is moving into his own apartment at the Gilby Centre.  He is now well down the road to achieving all of his goals.  While Jason may continue to need supports to attain all his goals, it has been amazing to see the accomplishments that Jason has fought so hard to achieve.

Way to go Jason!