Fredericksburg Day Program
BIS’ Fredericksburg Community Services provides individual and group-based activities for survivors of brain injury in the Rappahannock region.
The Day Program is a community-based member program that provides services that support survivors’ individual goals in a group setting through participation in meaningful and productive activities.
There are four areas of focus in the Day Program. These are structured to empower members, help them regain independence, and develop resiliency.
- Independent Living Skills
Members participate in activities such as cooking workshops, computer classes, and safety presentations.
- Social and Peer Support
Members work and learn together in discussion groups, playing cognitive games, and going on outings.
- Volunteering/Vocational Skills
In partnership with local agencies, members can gain skills and practical experience in areas such as gardening, animal care, library resource management, and food distribution.
Members participate in programs such as adaptive yoga, guided meditation, and adaptive exercise classes.
The Day Program also works with other BIS programs to offer workshops and regular social activities to members, including skills building workshops with ComPASS and monthly joint activities with members of the ADAPT Clubhouse.
Through the Day Program, Fredericksburg Community Services also provides individual sessions for survivors with short term life skills goals who are unable to fully utilize group activities.
Meetings for individual sessions are scheduled by appointment. Sessions support building life skills such as:
- Computer skills
- Time management
- Travel training
- Other related skills
- Reside in Fredericksburg City or the counties of Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George, Caroline, Fauquier, and Culpeper County
- Be 18 years of age or older with a documented acquired brain injury.
- Have legal status in the United States including but not limited to, student visa, work authorization, Green Card, or citizenship.
- Be able to manage self-care.
- Be able to independently take medication.
- Be able to participate with minimal supervision.
- Not pose a threat to the health and safety of the Day Program or Clubhouse.
- Be motivated to make progress toward personal and programmatic goals.