Society gets funding boost

The North Okanagan/Shuswap Brain Injury Society has received a grant of $33,371

The North Okanagan/Shuswap Brain Injury Society has received a grant of $33,371 to help it more effectively carry out services for its clients.

The grant has been used for support worker funding to assist with the society’s high case load and ensure continued quality service to NOSBIS clients.

The support worker assists walk-ins and support groups, and provides direction and information in addition to other support duties.

“We have had nothing but positive feedback in terms of our new support worker,” said NOSBIS executive director Robyn Coatta.

“Our clientele and NOSBIS are extremely grateful and thankful for the B.C. government funding, through the Brain Injury Alliance. It is because of this critical grant funding that NOSBIS is able to continue to provide a high quality of service.”

NOSBIS provides support and advocacy services to people with acquired brain injury and their families.

“The North Okanagan/Shuswap Brain Injury Society does vital work that improves the lives of people affected by brain injury,” said Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo.

“This funding ensures the organization is able to maintain and expand the services it provides to clients, which makes a positive impact on our communities.”

In May, the B.C. government provided $3 million in funding over three years to the Brain Injury Alliance which has distributed funding to organizations in two stages.

To learn more about the Brain Injury Alliance, go to: www.braininjuryalliance.ca.