Welcome to the Homelessness Module!
In Module 6, participants will learn about the relationship between brain injury and homelessness and strategies for working with this population. Homelessness resources and services in Massachusetts are also included in this module.
Module 6 Objectives
After completing this module, you will have acquired knowledge about:
- Facts related to brain injury and homelessness including the risk factors and the impact to one’s ability to maintain housing, employment, and relationships
- Possible physical, cognitive, and neuro-behavioral consequences of brain injury
- Possible strategies for working with individuals including managing the resulting impairments of brain injury
- Resources and services that are available to those who are homeless in Massachusetts
About the Author
Mary Roach is President and practicing case manager of the consulting firm Neuro-Rehab Management, Inc. (NRM). NRM provides case management, training and assessment services to neurologically and orthopedically impaired individuals. Mary’s responsibilities include direct client treatment, case management, counseling and functional assessment, training and consultation to providers, as well as overseeing staff of ten experienced professionals. Mary holds a Master’s degree from Assumption College in Rehabilitation Counseling, C.A.G.S. She completed a Counseling Psychology Special Program at Northeastern University and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services from Fitchburg State College. Since 1980 Mary E. Roach has dedicated her professional life to working with individuals with disabilities. This experience as a social worker and rehabilitation counselor provided her with the essential knowledge and expertise to understand the target population of this conference and their special needs. As President and a practicing case manager, Ms. Roach has worked exclusively with both homeless and stabilized individuals with brain injury for almost thirteen years.