Programs


Opportunity Project ProgramsTHE CLUBHOUSE PROGRAM…

The Clubhouse Program is divided into units, which incorporate all program operations and activities, while providing training for members, all of whom have experienced a brain injury, to learn key vocational and daily living skills to assist them in their everyday life. Clubhouse services are provided by employed staff of Opportunity Programs.

  • Cognitive and Community Integration Skills Unit includes management of transportation, community resources and integration, skill development in: reading, writing and cognitive training. Development of: compensatory strategies and systems, planning and organization, initiation and follow through, social recreational skills, effective communication and effective and consistent problem solving skills for everyday problems.
  • Nutrition Unit provides formal awareness and education to our members on proper nutrition.  Staffed by a Nutritionist, the goal of this program is to increase awareness on the part of our members of not only food as directed by appetite, but as directed by nutritional requirements necessary to create a healthy mind/body connection. This program includes education, counseling as well as meal planning and preparation.
  • Occupational Therapy Unit staffed by a licensed Occupational Therapist. Services include assessments, counseling, and goal achievement. These services will help members increase independence as well as their ability to perform tasks in their daily living and working environment. Members not only will be able to improve their basic motor functions and cognitive abilities, but also to compensate for lifelong loss of function.
  • Social Work Unit designed to assist members who require the services of multiple professionals, agencies, and health care providers. The social worker assists Members with funding issues, self-advocacy, housing, transportation and other life issues that affect their quality of life. Also includes individual and group counseling to members on adjustment issues, as well as on substance abuse, internet safety, hygiene and other relevant topics.
  • Vocational Unit includes Work Evaluation, Work Adjustment Training and Supported Employment/Job Coaching/Long-Term Follow Along programs.  Opportunity Project is affiliated with local county offices of The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) and provides a 25 day on site community evaluation and 90 day work adjustment training to individuals referred by the DVR as well as to any interested Members Both group and individual sessions are provided on a variety of topics such as resume writing, work ethics, professional communication, interviewing and interpersonal skills.
  • Speakers’ Bureau: Opportunity Project members are trained to educate men, women and children throughout the community about what it is like to live through and to live with a brain injury. The speakers have been taught to combine firsthand experience of living with a brain injury and general knowledge of statistical information to create and deliver highly inspiring, motivational and informative presentations. Each speaker has a unique, life-altering story that connects with all types of audiences. Because each speaker once lived without a brain injury, he or she has the ability to connect with audiences. Brain injury awareness and prevention are critical. To learn more about the Speaker’s Bureau or to schedule a speaking engagement, please email jlondon@opportunityproject.org