March is Brain Injury Awareness Month
According to the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance, 100,000 Minnesotans live with a disability due to a brain injury. Opportunity Partners’ specialized brain injury services help people rediscover their world. Whether it is mastering new skills, living more independently, or working successfully, our goal is to transition people back into living a fulfilling life.
Meet a few of our participants!
Barb is a hard worker and committed to success. Barb sustained a brain injury at age 15 as the result of a rare illness. Now 56, Barb attends our brain injury program three days per week where she gains work and coping skills in a supportive environment. “The staff are very loving people,” she remarked, adding that someday she hopes to acquire her dream job as an activities assistant in a nursing home. “I’m not going to give up,” she said. “I might make some mistakes but I’ll keep going.”
Rick, 52, is always willing to try new activities and go out of his comfort zone. Rick sustained a brain injury as the result of a car accident. He attends our brain injury program three days per week, where staff have seen great progress over the last year. He’s expanding his horizons, going bowling, out to coffee shops and volunteering in the community as part of his enrichment classes at OP. “I have friends here,” he said. “I like the atmosphere, and I have fun.”
Opportunity Partners offers one of the only structured day programs in the Twin Cities for people with brain injury. We also offer pre-vocational and vocational programs.
Learn more about our services here.