Mind Forward Brain Injury Services

Site: Mississauga - Head Office

Record #: MHH0418
Last Full Update: 14 Mar 2024

Contact Information

Office Phone 905-949-4411
Toll Free Phone 1-877-654-1137
Fax 905-949-4019
E-Mail info@mindforward.org
Website mindforward.org/
Social Media Facebook Facebook, Twitter Twitter
Primary Contact Ashley Budd, Ombudsperson; Phone: 905-949-4411 ext 240; Email: Ashley.Budd@mindforward.org
Alternate Contact Anna Cook, Director of Quality and Clinical Services; Email: Anna.Cook@mindforward.org
Contact Form www.mindforward.org/contact-us/

Agency Information

Description (Agency)

Accredited by the Canadian Centre for Accreditation (CCA)

Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1992
Primary Executive Stephanie D'Costa, Interim Chief Executive Officer; Phone: 905-949-4411 ext 254; Email: Stephanie.DCosta@mindforward.org
Funding Donations * Ontario Health (Central) * MOH

Description and Service Details

Description (Service)

Community-based support and rehabilitation services to adults living with the effects of an acquired brain injury * referral to other community services

Assisted Living - Assisted living beds with 24 hour support in Oakville, Mississauga and Brampton (5 residential facilities) * all residential placements are based on assessed need and focus on maintaining independent living skills and social recreational engagement in the residence and in the community

Caregiver/Family Services - Provides psychological/family counselling, neuropsychiatric consultation, ABI education, peer support groups facilitated by a registered social worker

Case Management - Offered to all outreach service recipients not living in a Mindforward Brain Injury Services (formerly PHDABIS) assisted living site * services include coordination of community services and resource linkages, assistance with financial and legal matters, academic assessment and placement, life skills support * case managers link clients to other community agencies

Clinical Services -
Includes psychological assessment and treatment, neuro-psychiatry consultation for medication management and access to counseling

Concussion Services - Education and workshops * register online at concussionservices@phdabis.org

Day Program - Offered in three locations: Mississauga (176 Robert Speck Pkwy), Oakville (St Luke's Community Centre, 3114 Dundas St W) and Orangeville (695 Riddell Rd) * social, recreational events, exercise and fitness, skill building * daily drop-in hours * offers psycho-social groups including anger management, depression support, self-esteem support, social skills, peer support, and substance use and brain injury

Integrated Partnership - Service to support clients in need of long-term residency who are at risk of losing residential placement due to cognitive or behavioral challenges * this partnership combines the environment, nursing supports, personal support workers of a long term care facility with additional on-site support staffing provided by Mindforward Brain Injury Services (formerly PHDABIS) * partnering Extendicare Halton Hills, Halton Region and Allendale Long Term Care Home

Seniors Services - Team of Neuro-Behavioural Support Workers (NBSWs) and Case Managers provides behavioural support and engagement to clients with ABI presenting with cognitive/behavioural challenges in long-term care settings, home and hospital environments * goals of the program are to assist clients to sustain their living environment, increase opportunities for recreational engagement and quality of life, decrease the possibility of relocation to inappropriate environments or hospital, assist in ALC transitions, and provide support to the attending caregiver (i.e. education)

Supported Independent Living (SIL) - Program operates seven days a week with five front line staff and two case managers * provide 1:1 in-home support to assist clients in achieving their personal and rehabilitation goals including medication administration, transportation training, attending community-based appointments, budgeting, grocery shopping, cooking, and housekeeping * case managers also oversee goals such as securing financial, housing, legal, medical, and a variety of other supports a client may require * works in collaboration with community partners such as the Region of Peel, Supportive Housing in Peel (SHIP), and Able Living to provide subsidized housing to suitable clients

Services and Programs:

  • Adult Day Program
  • Assisted Living

Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm

Areas Served Dufferin County ; Halton Region ; Peel Region
Boundaries Halton Region ; Peel Region ; Dufferin County
Eligibility Adults and youth 16 years and older, living with the effects of an acquired brain injury * medically stable * residing in the Peel Region, Halton or Dufferin County

Call * no referral required

Languages English
Fees Free

Site Information

Site Location Mississauga (City Centre)
Located In Community Mississauga
Address & Map
176 Robert Speck Pkwy
Mississauga, ON L4Z 3G1
Intersection Robert Speck Pkwy and Burnhamthorpe Rd E
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Categories and Classification

HCSD Main Heading Disabilities ; Health Care ; Older Adults
HCSD Sub Heading Health & Physical Disabilities ; Health and Physical Disabilities ; Home Support ; Home Support Programs ; Programs for Home Support
Service Categories Caregiver Consultation and Support ~ Brain Injuries ; Caregiver Counselling ~ Brain Injuries ; Case/Care Management ~ Brain Injuries ; Condition Specific Rehabilitation Services ~ Brain Injuries ; Supported Living Services for Adults With Disabilities ~ Brain Injuries


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