mission of the Hickok Center for Brain Injury is to provide a
safe, supportive environment that encourages people with brain injuries
and other neurological challenges to design and direct their own life
journey. If you or somebody you love is a
survivor of a brain injury then the Hickok Center for Brain Injury may
be for you.
The Hickok Center for Brain Injury, Inc. was
incorporated in Rochester, New York in 1989 as the Rochester Foundation
for Persons with Brain Injury, Inc., with the goal of starting a Center
for people with brain injuries. By April of 1996, the Ray Hickok Center,
a program of the Rochester Foundation for Persons with Brain Injury,
began to admit members to the French Road location. In 2001, the Center
moved to a small space in Village Gate Square. The name was officially
changed to the Hickok Center for Brain Injury, Inc. in 2002. As the
number of members increased, the center again moved to a larger space at
Village Gate in 2003. Again in 2005, the center expanded, leasing
additional space at Village Gate.
In April of 2006, that
goal of owning our own building became a reality. The center purchased a
building on 114 South Union Street in Rochester, NY. We finally have a
place of our own.
Currently, the Hickok Center
for Brain Injury provides the following services:
• Service Coordination
• Structured Day
• Long-term Care
• Community Integration Counseling
• Supported Employment services
Through the dedication of
members, staff, volunteers, the Board of Directors and all of our
supporters, the Hickok Center for Brain Injury will continue to provide
a place where people with brain injuries are encouraged to meet their
life goals in a safe, supportive and respectful way.
Message from the CEO
am tremendously proud and privileged to serve as the Hickok Center for
Brain Injury’s CEO. The Hickok Center has evolved from a small agency
serving a handful of adult survivors of brain injury to a thriving
agency that embraces a strong foundation of commitment, integrity and
excellence; an agency moving forward into a new era of growth and
opportunity in the communities it serves.
We live in a rapidly
changing environment; one in which our members have available to them
exciting opportunities and a future full of hopes and successes. It is
the goal of our staff and board to recognize these opportunities and be
responsive and accountable as we strive to meet---- and even exceed----
member expectations. To do so, the Hickok Center combines our
professional skills, and unique member-driven approach with a
well-grounded knowledge of the supports that we provide our members.
The Hickok Center has also developed a strong Board of Directors and
strong teams in our Rochester and Newark locations. We all possess a
“can-do” spirit that translates to solid,
dependable programs for our members.
Thank you for visiting our
web site and welcome to the Hickok Center for Brain Injury.
Elaine M. Comarella