People who sustain a brain injury experience multiple changes and losses in their lives. These losses become apparent in many areas of a brain injury survivor’s life when they pop up unexpectedly. Common examples include activities like making a quick choice on what clothes to put on or preparing dinner or meeting up with friends or going to work. The implications of these losses are personal, multiple, meaningful, and painful. Grieving these losses can assist people with an ABI to let go of the old in order to develop new patterns and horizons in their lives.
Each year the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness, with the help of hard working volunteers, puts on Project Connect, an annual service fair for people experiencing homelessness and extreme poverty in Greater Victoria.
An estimated 700 people attend Project Connect to access services, like foot care, haircuts, ID replacement, veterinary help, and medical attention and much more.
Attendees don’t just get access to much needed services; they are also treated to a barbecue and receive custom care packs filled with the necessities for the coming winter months.