New Focus

Dealing with a severe brain injury often involves re-learning many skills. Persons experiencing a traumatic or acquired brain injury face many physical, cognitive, social and emotional challenges. The journey can be overwhelming for both the individuals and their families. The role of New Focus is to teach and model the strategies and perseverance needed to navigate the path to success.

For 20 years, New Focus has provided individualized rehabilitation services including:

Therapy Programs               

  • Verbal counseling (related to reintegration issues, Post-traumatic stress disorder and most recently combat stress of OEF/OIF veterans)                                             
  • Occupational therapy                                                        
  • Physical therapy                                                                  
  • Speech therapy                                                                                   
  • Creative arts therapy                                                          

Skill Building

  • Cognitive retraining
  • Independent living skills
  • Vocational skill training
  • Social and recreational skill building
  • Transportation training

Services and Amenities

  • Comprehensive case management
  • Career planning
  • Job placement
  • Exploration of volunteer and educational opportunities
  • Individualized exercise regimens
  • Community exploration to enhance use of leisure time

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"We assist survivors in putting the pieces of their lives back together—cognitively, physically, emotionally and socially—so they can feel more integrated and whole. Our goal is to help each individual build a post-brain injury life for themselves that is filled with quality, productivity and purpose." Lisa Goldman, New Focus Manager

For more information contact Anixter Center New Focus:
(773) 929-8200 x337 (voice)
(773) 929-8210 (TTY)