Congressman Mike Michaud Tours Goodwill’s NeuroRehabilitation Services

Written by on September 27th, 2012 @ 1:29 pm

Michaud Applauds Treatment Program for Individuals with Brain Injuries

Portland – Congressman Mike Michaud visited Goodwill’s NeuroRehabilitation Services in Portland today.  The rehabilitation center specializes in the treatment of individuals who have experienced a brain injury. The program offers wrap around services, including physical and occupational therapy, case management, therapeutic recreation, speech language pathology and other services that help individuals get back on track and regain their independence.

The Congressman witnessed first-hand the therapies that help individuals regain the skills they need to rejoin the workforce, be active in their communities and return to their families.  The Congressman also had the opportunity to meet several clients who were receiving services.  “Brain injury is the leading cause of disability and death among young people in the United States.  Each year, brain injury affects 7,000 Mainers and their families.  I was delighted to visit the Portland center to learn more, and I applaud Goodwill NeuroRehabilitation Services for its exemplary work helping in the recovery process for those who have suffered a brain injury or other neurological disability,” said Congressman Michaud.

“We are honored that Congressman Michaud visited Goodwill’s NeuroRehabilitation Services,” said Anne Roosevelt, president & CEO of Goodwill Industries of Northern New England.  “We were able to show him the great work our staff does every day to help people with brain injuries.  We greatly appreciate all the work the Congressman has done to help Maine people.”

For more than twenty years, Goodwill has offered neurorehabilitation services in Portland and Lewiston, as well as Residential Services in southern and central Maine.  Last year, Goodwill served close to 700 individuals with an acquired brain injury. Goodwill’s NeuroRehabilitation Services are CARF Accredited (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) and noted as an international model for quality.

Ken Christian Senior Director, Communications
Goodwill Administrative Office
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About Goodwill Industries of Northern New England

Goodwill Industries of Northern New England has a 10-year goal of being instrumental in moving 10,000 households out of poverty in our territory of Maine, New Hampshire and northern Vermont.

We not only create training opportunities and jobs within Goodwill, our Workforce Services helps local businesses build their own workforce. As an employer of nearly 2,000 people and a social service provider, we have a unique perspective that can help other employers find and keep reliable employees.

Goodwill Neurorehabilitation Services in Portland and Lewiston offers comprehensive brain injury services and treatment options for people with acquired brain injuries. At Goodwill Neurorehabilitation Services, comprehensive, community-based therapies are provided to assist individuals with cognitive, emotional and physical needs – so lives can get back on track after a brain injury.

Goodwill Industries of Northern New England operates 23 residential homes across Maine for people with diverse challenges – acquired brain injury, intellectual disability or other barrier to independence that requires continuous support from Goodwill staff.

Our services are funded by revenue from retail and recycling operations, grants, fees, and philanthropic gifts.  Please visit www.goodwillnne.org for more information.

Updated 2 months ago by Ken Christian