The Peer Support Program for people living with ABI connects an individual who is a “veteran” in living with the effects of acquired brain injury (ABI) with a “partner” who is coping with a similar ABI-related situation and is in need of support from a knowledgeable friend. The programs is available to survivors, family members or unpaid providers of care. Mentor/partner matches are based on similar experiences, demographics and personal interests.
The peer support programs can be a great way to support efforts toward recovery, and compliments professional services. Mentors and partners talk by phone or email so they can arrange a convenient time and can participate from their own homes.
As a partner, you can learn from someone who has been there. Help is available at every step of your journey on the road to recovery. Whether you are a survivor or a family member, you can be matched with a mentor at any time after injury, from acute care to the return home. Your mentor can even help with situations that may arise many years after injury.
As a mentor, you can help others by sharing your experiences.
Mentors provide support and share information and resources with partners who are coping with a similar ABI-related situation. Mentoring offers an excellent opportunity to help others during their recovery while learning new skills and making new acquaintances.
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For more information, please contact Carrie, our Peer Support Coordinator at email@example.com, or: 416.830.1485.