Brain Injury and Statewide Specialized Community Service Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission

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Contact Information

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
Contact: Jennifer Reid, BI & SSCS Supports Operations Director
Email Address: shipu@mrc.state.ma.us
Phone: 617-204-3852
Alternate Phone: 800-223-2559

600 Washington Street Boston, MA 02111-7041
Area Served: Boston

Map Location Brain Injury and Statewide Specialized Community Service

Narrative

The Community Based Services is a department of the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC). This program provides a range of community-based services to persons who have sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI), including: case management, social/recreational programs, skills training via regionally-based head injury centers, respite, residential services/programs, and family support services.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be determined eligible for BI&SSCS services, an individual must:

  • Be a Massachusetts resident
  • Have sustained a documented traumatic brain injury
  • Exhibit impairments (physical, cognitive, and/or behavioral) primarily caused by a traumatic brain injury
  • Be able to participate in community-based services

BI&SSCS also offers screening exams for traumatic brain injury (TBI) and neuro-psychological assessment for Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) veterans who have not been previously diagnosed with, or treated for, TBI, for eligibility determination purposes.

Service Types

  • Case Management
  • Day Activity
  • Homemaker Services
  • Job Counseling
  • Mental Health
  • Outpatient
  • Outpatient-Substance Abuse
  • Rehabilitation
  • Skills Training
  • Socialization Activities

Program Type

  • Independent Living
  • Information/Referral

Populations Served

  • Brain/Head Injury

Ages Served

  • Birth to 3
  • 3 - 4
  • 5 - 8
  • 9 - 13
  • 14 - 18
  • 19 - 22
  • 23 – 59
  • 60 +

Languages Spoken

  • Cambodian/Khmer
  • French
  • Haitian-Creole
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

Accessibility Features

  • Services at Home
  • Services at School
  • Services at Work

Additional Information

  • Fees: Personal Funds