Bulkley Valley Brain Injury Association

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Client Service

We offer:

  • Individual support, advocacy, and case management​
  • Group Support 
  • Family Support 

Here is our contact form.

Brain injury means change. It means challenges. It also means learning and growth.

The invisibility of a brain injury can be really tough. 

Who exactly does BVBIA staff work with?

  • Some of our clients struggle to meet basic needs: others are high-functioning members of the community that are coping and living with brain injury. 
  • Some of our clients have had their lives turned completely upside-down: others have experienced a small but significant disruption. 
  • Some of our clients engage on a regular basis; some engage once in a while when they need support. 
  • Some of our clients' injuries are in their distant past: others are very recent. 
  • Some of our clients prefer to stay connected over years and years: others touch base with us once or twice and then move on.

​Do I have to have a doctor's diagnosis of a concussion or a brain injury to talk to you?

No. If you identify with a few of the symptoms on the list, we invite you to give us a call. 

What sort of client service work has BVBIA done?

We have (including but not limited to):

  • Helped access basic needs such as housing, food, clothing, a doctor, utilities, etc.
  • Assisted clients with complex systems (appealing a WorkSafe BC wage loss claim; apply for PWD status; accessed funding based on their individual circumstances, i.e. CPP, OAS, GIS, First Nations Health Authority, BCMSP; liase with client extended health plan providers).
  • Referred out and connected clients with other agencies (Work BC, Mental Health and Addictions, Northern Health Home and Community Care, professional counsellors, occupational therapy, speech and language pathologists).
  • Provided emotional support (coping with family and work demands, how to be with friends post-injury, how to come to terms with the current reality of the injury).
  • Information about recovery and support during the recovery process.
  • Referrals for neuropsychological assessments.

 

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