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Marin Brain Injury Network (MBIN) is a grassroots organization whose members include survivors of Acquired Brain Injury, their families and caregivers, professionals from the fields of medicine and social service, and other concerned individuals from throughout the community.
MBIN provides a community reintegration program at The Larkspur Center in Larkspur, California, near the College of Marin. The program addresses the functional limitations and psychosocial barriers that survivors of acquired brain injury frequently experience.
The program objectives are:
- To help each participant increase his or her independence
- To facilitate each participant's re-entry into the community.
To achieve these objectives, the program provides education, training, and rehabilitation in cognitive, social, practical, and vocational skills. With the help of the staff, participants identify short and long term goals that they wish to accomplish, and their progress toward these goals is regularly evaluated. The staff is strongly committed to adapting the program to meet the individual strengths, needs, challenges, and desires of each participant. The staff further believes that building self-esteem and encouraging self-determination are the foundation of the program.
The Larkspur Center receives funding from government agencies and private foundations. Most clients are eligible for FREE services. Scholarships are available, and private-pay participants are offered a sliding scale.