“Community By Accident” is a new program and movement inspired by survivors for survivors.
Brain injury can affect anyone, anytime, anywhere. It does not care about your age, gender, career, relationship status, racial identity.
The concept of “Community By Accident” was created by a TBI survivor in our Concussion Cafe Program who thought: “I have really bonded with this group of people who I would not have crossed paths with in my ‘normal’ life. It’s like a community by accident!” This new program concept is about life beyond brain injury.
Recovery after even a mild brain injury can be a long road and there is something profoundly isolating about living with an invisible condition that is not easily understood by those around you, while affects everything about you. One of the last hurdles for many brain injury survivors is to break through that wall of isolation and social anxiety and just get back out there.
The Community By Accident Movement
Community by Accident is here to help us break through that wall.
We do it together with the safety of numbers and the camaraderie that comes with lived experience. The Community By Accident Movement aims to provide a series of positive, supportive, and social events meant to get us off the couch and get out there!