BIND: Brain Injury Network of Dallas is a nonprofit organization established to meet the long term needs of brain injury survivors (including stroke, traumatic brain injury, brain cancer or other neurological conditions) through a unique and effective model called Clubhouse.
Our mission is to provide tools and a bridge of support to adult survivors of brain injury so that each can reconnect to work, life and the community. Our vision is to lead the DFW area in provision of member-directed services and serve as the model for brain injury clubhouses across the state of Texas.
Since opening a 1 day/week program in 2015 to 8 members, BIND has grown to serve more than 70 brain injury survivors in a robust 5 day/week program supported by outstanding staff and over 100 dedicated volunteers.
At least 75% of BIND members report stable or improved quality of life after participating in the program for 6 months, which clearly demonstrates program effectiveness. BIND programs include comprehensive employment services, caregiver support, and programming for Spanish-speaking brain injury survivors.
In 2020 BIND adapted our Clubhouse and services in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. We continue to provide programs and engagement through our new virtual Clubhouse. Once we safely return to our physical location we will continue virtual services to reach even more families.
We invite local businesses and families to join BIND as a 2021 Clubhouse Partner. Clubhouse Partnership includes customized benefits that are tailored to your priorities. Whether you seek brand visibility, broader community engagement or employee participation, BIND will work with you to create Partnership benefits that fit your 2021 preferences. Please contact the Development Director, Tara Judd Longley for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
VOLUNTEER / WORK WITH BIND
Student practicum placements are available through the University of North Texas, University of Texas – Arlington/Dallas/Tyler, Parker University, St. Augustine and Texas Tech. To inquire about volunteer opportunities outside of student intern placement, please contact the Executive Director, Valerie Gotcher for more information: email@example.com