Program Director's Report
Danny Caplan, M.S.W., RSW, Program Director
At CHIRS we recognize the challenges of "life" after a brain injury. We strive to work together with you to find ways in which to overcome the many roadblocks on your way to a more satisfying and productive life.
We invite you to check out our new home at 62 Finch Avenue West. It is a friendly and cheerful place where people congregate to take part in the various activities that happen on a daily basis. It is a place to make friends, do and learn interesting things, help others, and get advice and support on challenges of every day living. Maybe you have a special skill or knowledge that you would like to share with others? Our Volunteer Service may be the place where you decide to make your contribution.
Want to get involved in a community activity? We have a large selection of recreation and leisure activities, from bocce to baseball happening in locations all over the city. Looking for a job or outside volunteer placement? Our Employment Services may be just the thing to get you on the road to gainful employment.
For those people who live independently in the community, CHIRS has services that focus on teaching, training, and the assessment of activities of daily living. In addition we have a number of peer support, educational and family support groups offered throughout the year. CHIRS has earned a reputation for providing leadership in the development of supportive housing for persons who require twenty-four-hour support. We offer a variety of living arrangements at three different locations in Toronto. Our model of support provides for varying degrees of supervision to encourage your independence.
We are proud of the programs and services we provide and are grateful to the many partners in the community and in government who have contributed to our success. On behalf of the people involved with CHIRS, I would like to extend a warm invitation to become part of our community.