Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance

Free Support after Brain Injury or Stroke

Resource Facilitation is a free, two-year telephone support program provides education and connection to supports and services to assist people throughout Minnesota in navigating life after brain injury. Participants receive scheduled calls over a two-year period to help problem-solve issues and identify resources to help them transition back to family life, work, school, and the community while achieving the greatest level of independence as possible. Individuals can be referred by a professional or self-refer at any time.

Click here to access Resource Facilitation services by filling out an Authorization Form.

Types of services that Resource Facilitation offers include:

  • Emotional support in coping with a ‘new normal’
  • Finding mental health support and counselors who understand brain injury and stroke
  • Finding a support group
  • Finding or re-connecting to rehabilitation services
  • Finding where and how to get a brain injury assessed
  • Finding or re-connecting with a primary care physician
  • Supporting caregivers by connecting them with resources
  • Education about diagnosis and symptoms – “Is this normal”
  • Helping educate family and loved ones of the survivor’s “invisible” symptoms
  • Figuring out the logistics of returning to work, vocational rehab and understanding ADA rights
  • If not going back to work, support in finding meaningful ways to structure your day and exploring volunteer options
  • Coaching on navigation the federal, state and county health and disability service system with additional support and conference calls as needed
  • Help finding appropriate legal support for appealing and navigating Social Security Disability, providing advocacy on the individual’s behalf as needed and connecting with cost effective alternatives to lawyers as needed
  • Supporting parents/students with how to discuss return to school and sports with educators and connecting to a TBI specialist or parent advocate group if needed
  • Connecting to addiction (alcohol/drug/gambling/smoking) support and treatment services
  • Support with creative problem solving to life barriers.

These are just a few examples of common things that Resource Facilitation can help with. They are not limited to what is listed here so if you are curious if they can help, just ask. Call us at 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442.

Click here to access Resource Facilitation services by filling out an Authorization Form.