In the Spring of 2013, CRC opened a home for people with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) in Salisbury, Massachusetts. This newly constructed four-unit single family house serves as a group home for four individuals with ABI whose incomes are below 50% of the area median income. This new home was 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 disabilities or limitation and rely on affordable, accessible units of housing to avoid homelessness, premature or unnecessary institutionalization.
An Update On Our ABI Home In Salisbury MA
I spent a little time with David, Glen, and Matthew. The new home is an expansive fully customized and handicapped accessible place for everyone. They spend their free time in different ways. As you can see from the pictures, Glen and David enjoy playing cards together and Glen is looking for someone to play 45’s with.
When I arrived, the occupational therapist was working with Glen and David. One of the therapy activities was to swing the jump rope. A simple task if you do not have a disability. We all got into the action and began to jump rope.
The new home was built specifically for people with acquired brain injury (ABI). In their former life, one man had a family, another was a roofer, another was a mechanic. Although they are unable to perform their old jobs, they would still like to be employed out in the community.