Every year approximately 1.4 million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI), and it is conservatively estimated that 3.17 million American civilians are living with a permanent TBI-related disability*. Additionally there are 4.7 million Americans who are affected by stroke each year. In 1988 Black Hills Works started Community Transitions (CT) to specifically work with people with this disability.
Community Transitions (CT) is the only brain injury rehabilitation facility of its kind in the state of South Dakota. It provides community-based service at affordable prices with an experienced professional staff. The supports including: cognitive therapy, counseling (both individual and group), community living training, employment training and placement, as well as individualized case management. Basically, CT works with people in all areas of their lives because it is known that a brain injury does not just affect a person's thinking. It impacts all areas of their lives.
Community Transitions bridges the gap between traditional rehabilitative therapy and a successful return to community living. To learn more follow this link: http://www.brainrehab.org/
A donation to this Brain Injury Program helps Black Hills Works Foundation bridge the gap between life interupped and life enjoyed again.
Please use the donate now button to donate or contact JoAnne Schriver at 718-6204 to discuss options for supporting this program.
*Prevalence of Long-Term Disability From Traumatic Brain Injury in the Civilian Population of the United States, 2005 , Eduard Zaloshnja, PhD; Ted Miller, PhD; Jean A. Langlois, ScD, MPH; Anbesaw W. Selassie, DrPH. The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. Vol. 23, Num. 6, November - December 2008.