In 2020, BIST received funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to fund a Violence Impact Coordinator to help survivors of violence who live with cognitive challenges, such as brain injury, secure stable housing, income stability and other crucial supports.

The program’s goal was to serve 30 clients. At the end of the program, 43 people we served.

Read the report, HERE and check out the infographic below which summarizes the findings.

Did you know?

  • 92% of women living in domestic violence shelters reported their partners hit them in the head more than once (Sojourner Centre).
  • There are over 20 million women in the U.S. who have an undiagnosed TBI
  • Brain injury is common in domestic violence victims, but many of these people refuse speak out or ask for help, preventing them from receiving the treatment they need.
  • The ABI Toolkit is a project by the ABI Research Lab understanding the Intersection of Intimate Partner Violence and Traumatic Brain Injury

Published Research:

‘The Intersection of Intimate Partner Violence and Traumatic Brain Injury: Findings From an Emergency Summit Addressing System-Level Changes to Better Support Women Survivors’  in J Head Trauma Rehabilitation, Vol. 37, No. 1, pp. E20–E29, (c) 2022.

Read it, HERE.

General – Links to Steps to Justice homepage

IPV Info Graphic

Program Funded By:

Ontario Trillium Foundation Logo