Campbell River Head Injury Support Society

Organization Mission Statement

Brain Injury encompasses many conditions such as trauma, stroke and concussion.

The CRHISS provides, education, support, advocacy, and fellowship people affected by Brain Injury in the North Island Region.

The organization serves the following population

We work with individuals with brain injuries, their families/caregivers, and the community to help understand the effects of brain injuries and how to prevent injuries. We are also very fortunate to be able to offer housing to individuals with brain injury and to market renters who are on a lower fixed income.

The funds donated will be used to

The funds, if we were to win, would be used towards our Supportive Housing Program. The society has been very fortunate to own 51 apartments consisting of market renters and brain injury clients. Post COVID has been very hard for many of our clients and tenants regarding their mental wellbeing. The Supportive Housing program now is very limited to how many hours the staff can spend with tenants who are struggling with depression, anxiety, paranoia and physical stability. With the increase in funding, we can be more available to do wellness checks, assist with nutrition, and support where needed. This increase will help have a person when needed verses having to wait. A little can go a long way when you can assist right away.  

The organizations current sources of funding are

Our society is currently funded by several main sources, ie; Island Health, Community Gaming, Brain Injury Alliance, ICBC, and United Way. We also rely on donations and fundraising to offset the program costs. The What's Next 101 - Peer Support Program is funded by donations and United Way.


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This nomination has been reviewed by the 100 Women Who Care committee and meets all criteria.