The Compassionate Justice Fund was developed to bridge a critical gap in funding and available rehabilitation services for people who have suffered a traumatic brain injury through means of violence, abuse, intimate partner violence, and those who have experienced unstable housing or homelessness.
Why the Compassionate Justice Fund
The Compassionate Justice Fund had been a vision for some time. However, during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020-2021, the disparities in access to health and rehabilitation services for people with traumatic brain injuries who are marginalized and vulnerable became increasingly apparent. The vision needed to become a reality. We needed to respond and help because we believe that everyone deserves access to proper care and rehabilitation support. Over a Zoom meeting in October 2020 between the founder and the Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA), a partnership was established, and the commitment to making the vision a reality was born.
The Compassionate Justice Fund was launched in 2021 to bridge a critical gap in funding for rehabilitation services for people with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Specifically, those who have suffered a TBI through means of violence, abuse, intimate partner violence, and those with TBI who have experienced unstable housing or homelessness, or criminal justice involvement. Please help us to help those who need it most.
Who is eligible?
People who live in Ontario, age 16 or older, who have sustained a traumatic brain injury (including concussion) through means of violence, abuse, who are experiencing unstable housing, and/or have intersected with the mental health or criminal justice system, and do NOT have access to other funding for services. This does not need to be a recent injury.
Who is not eligible?
People who do not live in Ontario and have reasonable access to rehabilitation and support services.
At this time we are not able to support people who are struggling with untreated substance misuse. We recognize this is a common challenge, however, we know this has a negative impact on rehabilitation success.
For more information, or to get involved, please visit compassionatejusticefund.org.