The Denbigh House in Newport News recently received a grant to help transport brain injury survivors on the Peninsula.
The grant will allow clients to use ride share to travel to the Denbigh House and help them independently attend medical, mental health and rehabilitation appointments, according to the Community Brain Injury Services’ news release.
“This funding is especially critical for survivors of brain injury residing in Williamsburg, James City County, and York County due to the lack of an integrated paratransit system linking these localities with the service rich areas of Newport News and Hampton,” according to the news release. “An estimated 15,500 individuals living with a disability due to an acquired brain injury on the Tidewater Peninsula, making brain injury one of the largest disability populations in the area.”
Jason Young, executive director of the Richmond nonprofit, said the $8,000 grant will be matched with internal resources.
“We’re just excited we got this grant funding,” he said, adding the grant will help those with brain injury in the area get the services they need.
For more information about The Denbigh House or referrals to the program, contact Jessica Dupuy at 757-833-7845 or firstname.lastname@example.org.