Joining hands, hearts, and minds to help persons living with brain injury get on with life.
We are On With Life, a not-for-profit organization and a Midwest leader in brain injury rehabilitation. We began as the dream of a dedicated, passionate group of survivors and their families, faced with the challenge of rebuilding lives shattered by brain injury. They envisioned a program that would provide rehabilitation services to persons living with brain injury.
Since opening in 1991, we have served more than 2,500 Iowans and their families. On With Life offers a continuum of services for people who have sustained a traumatic brain injury, stroke, tumor, aneurysm or other brain injury.
I volunteer at On With Life one afternoon a week. The volunteer opportunities are endless. I enjoy visiting with Persons Served and their families, assisting with music therapy, playing the piano for chapel, putting up bulletin boards, and helping with social functions. It is a joy to volunteer at a place where the staff is optimistic and appreciative!
My Therapy Dog (Lexie) and I visit almost every week. The clients appreciate the visits and the staff are wonderful! Everyone is so nice and the environment is so positive. It is my favorite place to visit with Lexie!
by Kathy C. from West Des Moines, IA
(November 6, 2013)
My husband and I have both volunteered for OWL for the past couple of years. He goes twice a week to help people get to and from therapy. I make fleece blankets for the people and write some of them weekly notes of encouragement. Doing things from home to help works good for my schedule, which isn't as flexible as my husband's. It is an upbeat, friendly atmosphere, and they are very appreciative of their volunteers.