Your Partner In Recovery
Providing the Support You Need
You can feel confident entrusting us with taking care of your loved ones or patients. And while they’re in our program, you have support too! We offer a number of groups, resources, and materials for any question you may have, or any community support you may need.
We offer case management services in addition to our clubhouse programs. In addition to these built-in resources, we offer support groups to both members and caregivers. The most important thing is to make sure that all those involved with our programs, on any level, feel comfortable and supported in every step of the process.
If you identify as a caregiver to an individual who has an acquired brain injury, we invite you to attend a Caregiver Support Group meeting. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all support group meetings are being help virtually through Zoom. Click here to download the Caregiver Flyer.
The Caregiver Support Group meets the second Monday of every month at 6:30pm.You can be located in either our Metro Richmond or Virginia Peninsula service areas to participate.
You can feel confident entrusting us with taking care of your loved ones or patients.
The Clubhouse Works: And We Can Prove It
In 2017, CBIS was awarded a 3-year $450,000 grant from Virginia’s Commonwealth Neurotrauma Initiative (CNI) to conduct a research study on the impact and effectiveness of Acquired Brain Injury Clubhouses. This large, multi-state research project involved eight ABI Clubhouses, including CBIS’s two Clubhouses, The Mill House and The Denbigh House, with research being conducted by Virginia Commonwealth University Center for Science and Engineering and the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Program for Clubhouse Research.
The goals of this research were two fold:
- To develop a standardized data collection tool, the Clubhouse Profile Questionnaire (CPQ) to standardize data and outcomes across all ABI Clubhouses in the United States.
- To examine the impacts of attending an ABI Clubhouses on an individual’s physical and mental health, functional abilities, safety, and quality of life.
The results of this seminal research project showed that persons with brain injury who attended a brain injury Clubhouse had:
- Improvement in 12 different safety related risk factors including judgement, following through on recommendations, and ability to carry out daily activities.
- A reduction in hospitalization risk factors including acute hospitalization visits, ER visits, and number of days poor health restricted activities.
- Improved independence in functional and everyday living activities, including attention, memory, independent living and participation in home and community activities.
This research project also defined the services, funding, demographics of persons served, costs of Clubhouse services and many other dynamics that will be used to guide best practices and the ongoing development of ABI Clubhouses around the country.