This year, Bastion is primed to widen its reach and welcome new veterans to our community with a specialized day program, Headway. With support from Baptist Community Ministries and the NFL-Bob Woodruff Foundation partnership, Bastion and Spero Rehab have had the opportunity to partner to bring on a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and Certified Brain Injury Specialist to build and execute this program - and that person is me!
My name is Allison Tebbe, and I'm so excited to be a part of the Bastion and Spero Rehab families and to have the opportunity to bring this day program to fruition. I was born and raised here in New Orleans, and prior to joining the Bastion Community I've spent my professional life working in disability services - specifically work around brain injuries. I worked in vocational rehabilitation at a Maryland brain injury non-profit, then for Wounded Warrior Project's brain and spinal cord injury program before returning home to New Orleans in 2017. Until on-boarding with Bastion in October 2018, I administered a city-funded home modification program for low-income homeowners with disabilities at Advocacy Center of Louisiana. I believe deeply in creating an accessible and equitable community for all people, and recognize that people with disabilities have often gone under-supported and under-accommodated. I hope in our work here at Bastion, with Spero Rehab, Headway will be an accessible place for veterans dealing with substantial injuries and disabilities to build community, develop new skills, and connect with themselves and each other.
Opening in April 2019, Headway is a two day per week day program focused on community integration and skill building for veterans who served on or after September 11, 2001 and are living with a brain injury, spinal cord injury, or other neurological condition. From 10 AM - 3 PM each Tuesday and Thursday, warriors will engage in creative expression, vocational skill building, wellness activities, community outings, and more. Headway will also provide opportunities for family support members to connect and enjoy respite events. By participating in Headway, the entire veteran family unit will have new community supports to help them grow closer, happier, and healthier together.
With thanks to the generosity of Baptist Community Ministries and the NFL-Bob Woodruff Foundation partnership, Headway is free of cost to participants.
To be contacted by Headway staff for more information or to register via contact form click the button below.