After the health professionals finish their lifesaving work, Jodi House is there to support brain injury survivors on their journey of healing and reintegration. Since 1982, Jodi House has been dedicated to providing long-term supportive services to the Santa Barbara brain injury community, their families, and caregivers.
Jodi House is a nonprofit, community-based program. Jodi House is not a clinic, facility, or institution. It has members rather than clients or patients. Members, volunteers, and staff work collaboratively on program development and operations. Membership is open to brain-injured adults who meet membership criteria. To the greatest extent possible, Jodi House is run by, and for, members.
Jodi House provides opportunities to rebuild communication and social skills, make new friends and build support networks, and develop independent living skills through a comprehensive offering of classes, workshops, outings, peer-to-peer support activities, and individual coaching and counseling. Members participate in house operations according to their abilities.
Jodi House is also there for family, friends, and caregivers in the form of advice, referrals, or, simply, someone to listen. Jodi House serves North County through its Solvang support group.
Individuals who satisfy the following criteria are eligible for membership:
• Is at least 18 years old
• Was at least 13 years old when brain injury occurred
• Provides own transportation to and from Jodi House
• Is able to tend to own personal care needs, e.g. eating, toilet, medication, and mobility, or brings a caregiver to assist with these tasks
• Is free of behavioral or substance abuse problems that would adversely affect the program or other members
• Completes the intake process
• Agrees to the terms of the Jodi House membership contract
YOU CAN HELP
Jodi House relies on individual contributions, competitive grants, and fundraisers. We do not receive any government support. If you or someone you love has a brain, then you should support Jodi House.
You can support Jodi House by:
Volunteering (we train – no experience necessary)
Making a donation in honor of a friend or loved one
HOURS AND DIRECTIONS
Jodi House’s business hours are from 9 AM until 5 PM, Tuesday through Friday. Member hours are from 11 AM until 4 PM.
Jodi House is located at 625 Chapala Street in the heart of Downtown Santa Barbara. The cross streets are Ortega and Cota. Parking for Jodi House is located in the rear of the property and is accessible off Bradbury Street.