Project STAR is a community-based program that provides information, referrals, education, training and community programs to individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and their families. It extends the expert services of Carolinas Rehabilitation beyond the hospital and into the community. The major focus areas of this program include:
- Education: Project STAR provides TBI education to individuals with TBI and their families as well as service providers and other professionals in the community. A TBI information and resources library is available on this website.
- Support and Advocacy: Project STAR assists individuals affected by TBI and their families with becoming aware of and accessing resources in their communities. We also advocate for services and opportunities for those affected by TBI at the local and state level.
- Community Collaborations: Project STAR develops and supports community-based programs for individuals with TBI. We provide assistance to community agencies interested in servicing the TBI population with developing programs and opportunities for those with TBI. Several agencies have received Project STAR assistance, including community parks and recreation departments, community colleges and Vocational Rehabilitation Independent Living.
TBI Project STAR provides the services for BIANC's Family and Community Support Office at Carolinas Rehabilitation. To access available support and services in North Carolina, contact Project STAR at Carolinas Rehabilitation at 704-355-1502.