The JMB Foundation’s vision is simple: all young sufferers of acquired brain injury should be fully and appropriately supported in their financial, rehabilitation and accommodation needs.
We work on two fronts: to raise money and to raise public awareness.
In recent times we have been closely involved in the planning and development of a 10-bed purpose-built high care facility for young people in Austin Street, Alphington. These are young men and women with severe brain injuries who would otherwise have been housed in aged care nursing homes.
The home is a joint project between the Victorian Department of Human Services and care provider Villa Maria, and was the first of its kind in Victoria.
In addition to assisting with capital construction funding, the Foundation has also provided money for resident therapy resources.
Other young people’s residential projects supported by JMB include two developed by Yooralla as part of the ‘My Future My Choice’ initiative. These are at Dunblane Road, Noble Park and Railway Street South, Altona.
The Foundation funding provided state of the art resident-controlled automated doors, and essential ceiling hoists.
We also provide financial support to individuals and their families. This takes many forms – from home modifications such as ramps or wheelchair-friendly bathrooms, to equipment, to extra therapy hours, to funding community access.