Puzzle head brain concept with a jigsaw piece cut out - CATBI

Who We Are

CATBI – California Association for Traumatic Brain Injury is a group of sites providing services to assist individuals with traumatic brain injuries to live as independently as possible within their communities.

CATBI Mission

Partnering to restore identity and
independence after brain injury.

CATBI Vision

A future where individuals with
brain injury reach their full potential.

Services Provided By CATBI Sites

While each site differs in the services they offer to clients, below is a list
of possible services that are available at different CATBI facilities.

  • Psychosocial Screening
  • Transitional/Reintegration Services
  • OT- Occupational Therapy
  • PT- Physical Therapy
  • ST- Speech Therapy
  • Behavioral Health
  • Caregiver Respite
  • Caregiver Counseling
  • Education and Referrals
  • Advocacy Services
  • Vocational Services
  • Independent Living Services
  • Veterans Services
  • Residential Services (Home Visits)
  • Assistive Technology
  • Housing Assistance for homeless & at-risk
  • Benefits Assistance
  • Employment & DOR Immersion Services
  • Day Program focusing on cognitive, physical & social skills
  • Pre-Vocational (Day) Program
  • Weekly, Facilitated Support Groups
  • Satellite Locations
  • Government-Funded Services (in addition to DOR)
Operating Budget
The TBI population, including the needs of returning veterans, is growing at a time when funding is in jeopardy. From 1988 through 2014, each TBI site has received $150,000 per year to provide core services and must provide a minimum match of 20% in order to receive the funds. Most all of the sites provide a match greater than the 20% requirement. The $150,000 budget for each TBI site has not increased since funding was originally authorized in 1988 and had a 20% decrease in 2015 to $120,000 per site. The sites receive .066 of one percent of the state penalty fund. The fund balance continues to decline and does not meet the projected budget for the sites. With limited funds available through the state-funded program, sites must augment and leverage funding through a variety of public and private funding sources where available in order to assure mandated core services are provided.

For many years, the TBI program has been funded by the seatbelt penalty fund (revenue from tickets for not using a seatbelt). This funding source has steadily declined because people are using seatbelts, and the funding is no longer sufficient to support the TBI program.

CATBI sites receive funding to provide community reintegration services for those with traumatic brain injury.

Current CATBI sites provide direct services in the following locations

These community based services are designed to help people with TBI transition back into the community and live as independently as possible.

Disability Action Center

1161 East Ave, Chico, CA 95926 Click address
for directions

Disability Action Center - CATBI

FREED Center for Independent Living

435 Sutton Way,
Grass Valley CA 95945
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for directions

FREED Center for Independent Living - CATBI

Dignity Health: Mercy Outpatient Rehabilitation Center

Disability Resources Agency for Independent Living

Central Coast Center for Independent Living

Resources for Independence Central Valley

3636 N. First Street,
Fresno, CA 93726
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for directions

Resources for Independence Central Valley - CATBI

Jodi House Brain Injury Support Center

625 Chapala Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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for directions

Jodi House Brain Injury Support Center - CATBI

Southern California Resource Services for Independent Living

7830 Quill Dr Suite D,
Downey, CA 90242
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for directions

Southern California Resource Services for Independent - CATBI

The Independent Living Center of Southern California

14354 Haynes Street,
Van Nuys, CA 91401

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for directions

The Independent Living Center of Southern California - CATBI

Brain Injury Center of Ventura County

St Jude’s Brain Injury Network

130 W Bastanchury Rd,
Fullerton, CA 92835
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for directions

St Jude’s Brain Injury Network - CATBI

Rolling Start

1955 Hunts Lane #101
San Bernardino, CA 92408
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for directions

Rolling Start - CATBI

San Diego Brain Injury Foundation

2730 Historic Decatur Rd,
San Diego, CA 92106
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for directions

San Diego Brain Injury Foundation - CATBI