- 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
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.