About Us

About Us: This site is a critical resource to educate and help people with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) receive accessible services in California. The website offers California consumers and veterans with TBI a central location to find resources, including up-to-date news and contact information for local service providers. CATBI sites receive government funding to provide community reintegration services for those with traumatic brain injury.

Disability Action Center (DAC), a non-profit organization, established in 1980 to assist community members with disabilities to achieve and/or maintain their optimal level of self-reliance and independence. Our volunteer Board and our direct service team are comprised of more than 70% persons with disabilities. DAC is an Emerging Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) and an active Disability Disaster Access & Resources Center (DDARC) providing a full range of Independent Living services including housing strategies, low-vision services, and youth transition support. Our Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Program is a unique working collaboration between DAC and the regional Brain Injury Coalition (BIC) formed in 1991 whose volunteer working Board of Directors includes professionals, individuals with brain injury and their families.

Program Type: Independent Living Center
Service Area: Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama Counties

DAC TBI Community Coordinator:
Landa Bell Carson, President
Brain Injury Coalition

FREED is a nonresidential, community-based nonprofit, providing a wide range of services to people with disabilities and older adults in five rural counties of northern California. Our services include information and assistance, independent living skills training, assistive technology, minor home modifications, hospital-to-home transition support, individual and systems advocacy, and much more. Rooted in the Independent Living Movement of the 1970s, FREED is a peer-led organization; over 50% of our Board and staff identify as people with disabilities.

Dignity Health began as a single hospital founded on the belief that all people deserve medical care, regardless of their background, ethnicity, or circumstances. Dignity Health, Mercy General Hospital provides multiple programs for persons with TBI such as case coordination, support groups, pre-vocational assessment, individual counseling, rehabilitation therapies, information and referral, and public and professional education.

Program Type: TBI HCBS Program Site
Service Area: Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado and Shasta Counties

Unserved/Underserved Population(s): Low-income individuals in Shasta and surrounding counties.

Area of Focus: Individuals who have acquired their TBI due to domestic violence, those involved in the criminal justice system, uninsured or underinsured individuals.

Program Type: DRAIL’s services include Information and Referral, Independent Living Skills, Individual Advocacy & Systems Advocacy (Disability Rights), Assistive Technology (Home modifications, personal medical devices, communication devices, etc.), Peer Counseling, Personal Assistance Services, Housing Supportive Assistance, Disability Income Advocacy (Social Security Benefits, Veterans Benefits and General Aid Services), Emergency Preparedness Services for the Disability and Access Functional Needs Community and Work Incentives Planning Assistance (WIPA) services.

Service Area: Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa, Tuolumne, San Joaquin and Stanislaus

Unserved/Underserved Population(s): DRAIL works to assist consumers coping with the effects of all disabilities at all life stages.

Area of Focus: People with disabilities that have TBI.

CCCIL was established in 1984 in Santa Cruz County. CCCIL is one of a nationwide network of Centers for Independent Living whose philosophy is that we who have disabilities have the right to control our lives and make our own choices. CCCIL mission is to promote the independence of people with disabilities by supporting their equal and full participation in life. CCCIL’s goal is to provide advocacy, education, and support to individuals with disabilities, their families, and the community at large through its services and programs. CCCIL believes in the empowerment of individuals with disabilities to be independent and confident managers of their disabilities. With over 33 years of statewide leadership as one of original State funded seven sites in California that serve people with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), CCCIL provides support groups, education, networking, information and referral, community reintegration, supported living, pre-employment and referrals to vocational services.

CCCIL is also one of California’s 14 Assistive Technology Device Lending Libraries providing short-term loans of devices free of charge to try devices, hardware or software to consumers. In addition to CCCIL IL and TBI Services, CCCIL also offers rapid re-housing services to consumers who are experiencing homelessness in Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito Counties. Through civic engagement CCCIL has been a leading organization advocating and providing services to people with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) since it received funding as one of the 4 original demonstration pilot projects in 1989. CCCIL worked with the legislature to extend the sunset dates in 1992 and 1996. CCCIL was instrumental in this effort and assisted in drafting language for Assembly Bill 1492 (Thompson). AB 1492 mandated the expansion of the TBI Project to as many as 7 sites, adding community education and outreach to the original service coordination requirement and funded an evaluation of the project. Through the years of providing services, we have heard from tbi participants, family members, and medical professionals about the need for the five core services that this funding application seeks to support. The five services are Supported Living, Community Reintegration, Vocational Supports, Information and Referral, and Public and Professional Education.

Service Area: Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito Counties

Resources for Independence Central Valley (RICV) is a hub for independent living services and disability resources. RICV provides a foundation of core consumer-controlled, cross-disability and person-focused programs and assistance, including comprehensive Traumatic Brain Injury services. RICV offers specialized services for persons with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Our TBI program is focused on improving the quality of life for persons with TBI, their families, and their caregivers. RICV recognizes the TBI community in the Central Valley has been severely underserved, so we will be providing services which include, but are not limited to one-on-one meetings, a specific TBI support group, independent living skills training, housing assistance, transition services, youth empowerment services, workshops, and several other important services. To learn more, contact nturpin@ricv.org.
Jodi House was started in 1982 as a family’s attempt to address that gap in services that existed when their daughter sustained a brain injury. Jodi House is the only nonprofit in Santa Barbara County dedicated to supporting survivors of brain injury as they reintegrate into their communities and continue their cognitive, physical, and psycho-social recoveries. We offer classes through our Day Program that target key areas often affected by brain injury, Case Management Services for individualized goal-setting, Vocational Support Services for members interested in returning to work, Information and Referrals to help survivors and their loved ones build a network of care, and Virtual Services that can be accessed from anywhere. Since 1982, Jodi House has remained committed to empowering brain injury survivors to not merely survive, but thrive.
The mission of the Brain Injury Center of Ventura County is to improve the quality of life for those impacted by brain injury living in Ventura County. We are a person-centered, trauma informed organization who values the brain injury affected community we serve. We pride our organization on the highest standards of integrity, compassion and respect. We value teamwork, community collaboration and recognize that the brain injury survivors of Ventura County are our highest priority. We seek to be the trusted leader and partner providing support, resources, services, advocacy and community education for the brain injured survivor, family members and their caregivers our Ventura County community.

Services currently offered:

Support Groups – for individuals who have experienced brain injuries and their family members/caregivers (currently virtual)

Social Opportunities – activities such as bowling, picnics, dine-outs, art socials, karaoke, dancing, craft projects, gardening, etc

Workshops – provided on various topics related to brain injury

Care Transitions/Trabajador/a de Salud (hospital to home program) – Beginning at the point of discharge from the hospital, our staff work with the brain injury survivor, and their family caregiver, to strengthen existing capabilities, identify needed supports, assist in managing community resources and empowering the client and family caregiver as they develop new, positive skills.

Individual Support & Care Coordination – Individual support services are available for brain injury survivors and/or their family/caregivers who require additional care coordination and support. Support is provided by Certified Brain Injury Specialist and typically include an assessment session, goal setting and assistance in improving reintegration in community, work and social life.

24-hour, 6-bed, Adult Residential Facility (BIC Brain Injury Home at Banner Avenue) – CDSS ARF License# 567609739; located in the heart of the beach community of San Buenaventura California. Banner House is a well-appointed residence with expansive landscapes, open yard, patios and gardens. Activities are client-centered with special focus on both cognitive and physical rehabilitation support. Meals use organic non-GMO ingredients that accommodate a wide variety of dietary preferences. Banner house staff are led by Certified Brain Injury Specialists with Administrative credentials from the State of California. Our highly skilled Caregiver staff have training and experience in both personal care and brain injury

Servicing Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.
Contact: Chrissy Stamegna, CBIS, Associate Executive Director 805/482-1312

ILCSC Van Nuys Service Office
14354 Haynes Street,
Van Nuys, CA 91401


LCSC Lancaster Office/Training Center
606 East Avenue K-4,
Lancaster, CA 93535


ILCSC is a nonprofit established in 1976 that serves Los Angeles County, Kern County, and Ventura County.

The ILCSC Is Dedicated To Providing The Services Which Offer The Opportunity To Seek An Individual Path Towards Independence, While Educating The Community. We provide a wide range of services to a growing population of People with Disabilities, including Youth, Older Adults, and Veterans…persons of all ages with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Stroke, Cancer, Autism, Visual Impairments, Arthritis, Loss of Hearing, Mental Illness, and Physical Impairments.

Program contacts:

TBI Coordinator – Monique Flores, (818)-908-1199 or email at mflores@ilcsc.org

ILCSC Executive Director – Christopher Wells,
(818)-785-6934 or email at cwells@ilcsc.org

Southern California Resource Services for Independent Living - About Us
Southern California Resource Services for Independent Living (SCRS-IL) is a 501(c)3 non-profit Independent Living Center that empowers people with disabilities to achieve their personalized goals through community education and individualized services that provide the knowledge, skills and confidence to maximize their quality of life.

The mission of Southern California Resource Services for Independent Living (SCRS-IL) is to directly provide services and advocacy built upon a peer model that was adopted in 1979, focusing on the building of inclusive communities that are fully accessible and integrated without barriers to persons with disabilities. SCRS-IL directly serves people with disabilities by providing: Information and Referral; Individual Advocacy; Youth Transitions, Transitions, Systems Change Advocacy, Peer Counseling and Support, Accessible housing advocacy, Attendant and Personal Assistance Services, Independent living Skills Training, Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Employment Services, Education Support Services, TBI Services, and Assistive Technology Services while touching the lives of over 10,000 people with disabilities annually through outreach and community organizing.

Service Area: Los Angeles and San Bernadino Counties

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can dramatically change the injured person’s world. For this reason, the St. Jude Brain Injury Network (SJBIN) coordinates post-acute social services for those individuals who have experienced an external force TBI. Participants must be at least 18 years old and live in the Greater Orange County region to qualify for these services. SJBIN is a non-profit program providing case management, planning, and support services, free of charge. SJBIN is grant-funded by the California Department of Rehabilitation, with support from Providence St. Jude Medical Center.

Once past the medical challenges of TBI, SJBIN’s focus is on the survivor. We want to enhance independent living skills, provide opportunities to return to productive work or school, and assist the survivor to achieve their defined goal of success within their community. Searching for the appropriate community resources can be frustrating, time-consuming, and confusing. SJBIN works with TBI survivors to address these concerns. To achieve this, SJBIN provides case management, advocacy, and assistance to access services within three main areas: Community Reintegration, Vocational, and Housing.

Community Reintegration (e.g., formal diagnosis assistance, benefit/resource identification and application assistance, volunteer opportunities, therapy programs, day health care, education enrollment assistance, support groups)
Vocational (e.g., employment preparedness assistance, job-seeking assistance, volunteer placement)
Housing (e.g., benefit identification – independent living, HUD programs, transitional living, nursing facilities, emergency housing)

Rolling Start, Inc., (RSI) is a Center for Independent Living that provides community-based advocacy and services to people with any disability at any age in San Bernardino, Inyo and Mono counties. The mission of RSI is to educate and empower people with disabilities to achieve the independent life of their choice. Our Traumatic Brain Injury program will focus on: 1.) Systems Navigation, which includes supporting those experiencing chronic homelessness, housing supports, benefits coordination or employment supports; 2) Coordinating services for individuals at risk of entering a nursing facility, or those wanting to get out of a nursing facility and into the community; and 3) Increase access to virtual services by bridging the digital divide. RSI is working with Inland Caregiver Resource Center, health plans and other community organizations to provide wrap around services that support survivors of TBI.
San Diego Brain Injury Foundation, San Diego, California

The San Diego Brain Injury Foundation has been providing support, education and resources for survivors, families, and professionals since 1983. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for brain injury survivors and their families. We strive to be the center of information, resources, education and community awareness for survivors and their families, to be a strong advocate for people with brain injuries and their families, to provide selected programs that meet community needs and to be financially sound, having the resources to maintain quality services. Our programs include individualized care coordination, helpline support, vocational support services, a peer mentoring program, speaker group meetings, peer-to-peer support groups, educational scholarships, art programs for survivors and much more. We also have a residential care facility for adult brain injury survivors. Many of these services are offered in English and Spanish in San Diego, Riverside and Imperial Counties.