Brain Injury Support Program

Opportunity Project at Millburn New Jersey

Opportunity Project, a program empowering individuals over the age of 18 with brain injury, was founded in 1993 by two families whose sons had sustained brain injuries. Their goal was to fill a significant gap in community services due to the absence of effective transitional and reintegration services within the community for persons with brain injury. Since its inception, Opportunity Project has served over 630 Members affected by brain injury and their families, providing Members with the opportunity to build cognitive skills, vocational skills, self-esteem, and confidence in their ability to accomplish productive activities. In 2019, Opportunity Project partnered with Children’s Specialized Hospital, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, in an effort to provide a point of entry into the adult service market for people with special healthcare needs. This partnership has provided an opportunity to address challenges associated with child-to-adult transitions when it comes to programs, services, care, and community integration for these young adults.

Functioning under the National Clubhouse Program Model of community reintegration, Opportunity Project programs and services are created by and for adults with brain injuries who are seeking the next step in their journey towards recovery. Serving as the only program of its kind in New Jersey, the Clubhouse is a supportive network of Members who participate in a work-oriented environment where they develop and engage in practical, functional community work and living skills. Members and staff work together to plan and carry out the wide variety of jobs, tasks, and functions needed each day to operate the Clubhouse. The location, program structure, activities, and staff-to-member relationship emphasizes the importance of self-determination and community self-sufficiency following brain injury.

Programs and services include, but are not limited to:

  • Fitness Classes
  • Job Club
  • Mental Health Services
  • Music Therapy
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Self-care, Self-advocacy
  • Speech-Language Therapy

To learn more about Opportunity Project's brain injury programs, contact Oneka Cyrus, Social Worker at ocyrus@opportunityproject.org or 973-921-1000 extension 108.

Location Information

Opportunity Project
60 East Willow Street
Millburn, NJ 07041

973-921-1000

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