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The Hickok Center

Founded 1989

The mission of the Hickok Center is to provide a safe and supportive environment that encourages people with brain injuries and other neurological challenges to design and direct their own life journey. The Hickok Center for Brain Injury strongly embraces participant-driven supports that enable each member to become as independent and self-sufficient as possible. Participants are provided with a nurturing environment in which they are able to develop independent living skills, learn compensatory strategies, pre-vocational as well as vocational skills through performing many of the functions of operating the organization. Participants select the skills that they wish to develop and are then given the freedom to learn at their own pace.  

The Hickok Center for Brain Injury is a non-profit 501(3)(c) organization first incorporated in Rochester, New York in 1989. The agency then in April of 1996 began accepting its first participants. Located at South Union Street in downtown Rochester for over a decade the center grew to help more than 100 participants through its multiple programs. In December of 2018, the Hickok Center moved to a central location on Brighton Henrietta Town Line rd. where our participants would have better access to activities, festivals, adventures and other organizations that we collaborate with such as the Hochstein school of music and Nazareth college physical, art and speech therapies.  

The Hickok Center supports individuals with traumatic brain injuries and other neurological challenges--our participants range in age from 28 to 72.  Most people are unaware that Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a silent yet serious epidemic currently leaving 5.3 million Americans with disabilities. In New York, there are 400 incidents of traumatic brain injury that occur daily. People who suffer brain injuries often feel isolated, depressed or may develop low self-esteem because they feel as if no one understands what they are going through.

The greatest challenge with serving survivors of brain injuries is that no two brain injuries are the same and the effects of brain injury are complex and vary greatly from person to person. Each year, we help many people who have suffered brain injuries by providing a supportive environment where we focus on each person’s strengths. We provide many programs such as; service coordination; supported employment services; and a structured day program which help the individuals we serve gain back their independence and once again become part of the community.

Please visit the Hickok Centers Web site (www.HickokCenter.org) for additional Information


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