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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Taking Measures for Health and Safety

Updated: July 21, 2020, 1:00 PM CT The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is top of mind for the Center for Head Injury Services. We understand the importance of health and safety and what it means to our employees and the community we serve. The Center is releasing this statement to make our communities and those…

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Coronavirus Update

Dear Friends of the Center, It has been a difficult three months as we deal with the challenges of the coronavirus crisis and the many ways it has turned our world upside down. We hope you have been safe and healthy during this time we have been sheltering in place. Our staff has...
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The Center opens new social enterprise: Destination Café

On November 13, the Center celebrated the grand opening of our newest social enterprise: Destination Café. Over 60 people attended the celebration, including staff, family, friends and business partners. Attendees enjoyed a buffet of heavy appetizers and desserts and joined in a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Destination Café will help further the Center’s mission of...
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McAlister’s Deli: a valued employer partner

McAlister’s Deli is one of the Center’s best partners in helping people with disabilities receive vocational training and long-term jobs. Since 2015, 11 consumers of the Center have worked or are now working at one of nine area locations. It all started when our Site Coordinator, Darcell Fleeman, placed a consumer for vocational…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Mark Riordan

Mark Riordan has served on the Center’s board of directors for 14 years and recently stepped down as president of the board. Mark’s leadership has guided the Center through 10 years of remarkable growth – from starting the Midwest Adult Autism Program (MAAP) to the successful capital campaign to raise funds for the…

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Program director honored by Special School District

Heather Cowan, the Center’s Director of Talent Connect, was recognized by Special School District of St. Louis County (SSD) as a 2019 Special Ambassador Award winner. The Special Ambassador Award is the highest recognition given by SSD and is presented to organizations and community members who demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to SSD students…

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Successful consumer honored by Brain Injury Association

At the recent Brain Injury Association of Missouri (BIA-MO) annual awards celebration, Center consumer Richard Wessbecher was honored with the “Service Excellence Award – Community Service.” This award recognizes an individual or organization for exceptional service within the brain injury community. In 2002, Richard suffered massive brain injuries when he was hit by a car…

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