Since 2011, CRC has been providing day services to people with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI services).
People are served in both small group settings as well as on a one-to-one basis in our Day Habilitation and Employment programs. Services include vocational training, job development, and job coaching once placed in a community job. Along with paid opportunities, volunteer opportunities are also available as a pathway towards employment. The program can be customized to meet each person’s needs and interests. In addition to individualized and group activities, clinical therapies such as occupational therapy, speech therapy, physical therapy, and behavioral support are also offered.
Our ABI Homes
In the Spring of 2013, CRC opened a home for four men with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) in Salisbury, Massachusetts. Then in Fall of 2015, CRC opened its second ABI home, this time in Methuen, Massachusetts, for four women to live fully in their own home environment. These newly constructed four-unit single family houses serve as a group home for eight individuals with ABI whose incomes are below 50% of the area median income. The homes were developed in response to the growing awareness and population of individuals with acquired brain injuries. Due to their ABI, all of the residents experience some form of physical or mental disabilities or limitations and rely on safe, happy, affordable, and accessible units of housing to avoid homelessness, premature or unnecessary institutionalization.
A Look Inside Our ABI Homes
The new homes are an expansive, fully customized and a handicap accessible place for everyone. The residents spend their free time in different ways, either in their homes or out and about in the community.
A customized therapist can work with the people on their own time and in their own home to get the best results for all.
The new home was built specifically for people with acquired brain injury (ABI). In their life before ABI, it was a completely different world. One man had a family, another man was a roofer, and another was a mechanic. Although they are unable to perform their old jobs, they would still like to be employed out in the community and seek new opportunities and ways to become more independent again.