Traumatic Brain Injury Program in Shasta County

Our program provides no charge services to individuals living with Traumatic Brain Injury, and empowers one to improve quality of life through assessment and goals. Services include case management, service coordination, supported living, community reintegration, vocational supports, information & referrals, public & professional education, and options for local group activities.

Services are provided though a person centered system which respects and responds to the individual’s needs, goals, and values. Helps individual’s who are living with a traumatic brain injury.

You may call (530) 242-8550 or email TBIP@actionctr.org

Thank You!

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Are you rain safe?

Lots of rain coming down. There was some possible warnings of how El Nino may cause us some unexpected weather. The drought that last five years, and recent wild fires that have devastated parts of the land there could possibly be added soil erosion leading to mud slides and flooding with debris. One of the things they did not mention was in being aware of your surroundings. When you are walking, driving, doing what you do, and around your living spaces…be aware of what is going on around you and the landscape you are living with. Things that you see around you can be a precursor. Some things may never show up on your radar, but there are things that may quite well be there to be seen, that you can take action to deter or avoid.

It is important to be prepared in advance for possible emergencies/disasters. There are steps that people with all abilities can do to help them selves in advance of possible situations. DAC can put you in touch with an organization that helps you make that plan in advance if you want to give one of our offices a call in Chico (530) 895-8527 or Redding (530) 242-8550.

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Outreach in January

Staff have been busy this January with Day Outreaches in Colusa, Glenn and Tehama counties!

We were able to help and provide services to some support plusseniors in all three counties!

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Reflecting the Past and Moving into the Present and Future

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Many people make a New Year resolution at this time of year when the former year is ending with reflection of what has gone before, and we look ahead to what the new year will bring.

Reflecting on this past year…we have served an increasing amount of people with disabilities and seniors with needed services and equipment in both our offices.  Looking forward to 2016 will bring the same devotion and trust that folks have experienced from us into additional growth and renewed commitment to serving our communities in all our nine counties of Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou and Tehama  in Northern California.

ADA Committee work with the City of Chico

Building on the work of our agency going back to 2008, our hosting of the ADA Transition Committee has led to significant breakthroughs in planning for the needs of disabled consumers in Chico in 2015.  Chico is poised to secure grant funding from CalTrans to improve access and safety on the Esplanade, our main north-south corridor.  Since our advocates have joined with bicycle advocates, we have seen the way forward to promote safety for alternate modes of transport connecting North Chico with the downtown.  When completed, all means of transit, including wheelchair users, will find moving about on our streets to be safer and less dependent on paratransit services than currently exists.

Diversability Advocacy Network throughout our region

Our work with the SCAN Foundation, as expressed in our Diversability Advocacy Network (DAN), has enabled faster dissemination of information in the area of healthcare changes and has enabled advocates from our ILC to work together closely with other advocates from Passages, our local Area Agency on Aging, the local office of the State Council on Developmental Disabilities, attorneys from Legal Services of Northern California and Disability Rights California and other non-profit advocates.  Our work to date has been highly praised by the staff and board of the SCAN Foundation.  For the years of 2016-17, SCAN will fund increased direct outreach to our more distant counties.  We expect our DAN group to grow in influence on behalf of seniors and disabled consumers in our region exponentially as a result of our continuing efforts.

To help in your goal setting, Forbes magazine has a great article on methods to keeping your resolutions in 2016.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2015/12/27/three-ways-to-keep-your-2016-resolution/

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John’s Memorial Website

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Dear Family and friends of John Wilkins: on this auspicious occasion of John’s birthday I am happy to announce the launch of John’s memorial website, www.johnwilkins.org This is a permanent place to share our memories and honor the work of a truly great activist, citizen, friend, brother and son. The site will grow and develop in the months and years ahead. It will be interactive as new features are added. So what you’ll see today is just the initial version. Many thanks to ...designer Sam McKay and John’s dear friend, Don Foster, for their work in making this happen.
We are working on two special projects in John’s memory that will be announced soon. 2016 will be a special year for carrying forward John’s life work!

Evan LeVang
Executive Director
Disability Action Center
Chico / Redding, CA

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Giving Tree Thanks

Thank you for all the generous donations to our seniors with disabilities and for the wonderful gift of location at the Humble Joe’s Restaurant on Hartnell.  picture-of-a-christmas-tree-4dkwcxdh

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Happy Holidays from Redding Staff & Volunteers

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December 22, 2015 · 2:29 PM