The Brain Injury Association of Windsor and Essex County has been growing. In the past two years we have more than tripled the number of people we serve on a regular basis and have introduced new public education programs. For many years BIAWE has been hosting support groups and socials at community partners’ venues.
For many years the administration of BIAWE was run out of a home office. We have since outgrown that and found that we needed a space where we could continue to grow. BIAWE is fortunate to partner with another community supporter – Scott Dillingham from LendCity Mortgages who is providing us with an office and storage space at minimal cost. Not only is he providing us with an office and storage, and rooms to hold our meetings, he is volunteering to assist us with marketing, promotions and fundraising. We are fortunate to have him and his team as partners as we move forward.
Survivors of a brain injury and their friends/family and caregivers will benefit from having one place to attend all the programs and a variety of rooms to choose from, depending on the activity.
The office, at 4769 Wyandotte St. E. (first block east of Pillette Road) is handicap accessible on the first floor. There is parking on the street and there is a free, large parking lot one block north on Pillette. The office is on a bus route.
Thank you to Assisted Living Southwestern Ontario’s Chrysalis Day Club, the Hospice of Windsor and Essex County and the United Way for providing rooms to use for our programs. For that we are truly grateful. It is with their generous support we have been able to offer these programs to those affected by an acquired brain injury.
Here is the new room for the Family and Friends Support Group.