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Project Victory is looking to serve active duty and veteran military of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom who are experiencing the following symptoms:
If you are active or veteran military or are a family member whose loved one is exhibiting these symptoms, Project Victory may be able to help.
TIRR Foundation, in collaboration with Memorial Hermann|TIRR received a three-year grant for Project Victory from the Iraq-Afghanistan Deployment Impact Fund of the California Community Foundation. The grant provides for cognitive, physical, psychological, vocational and educational services to aid active or veteran military who have screened positively for or have been diagnosed with mild to severe traumatic brain injury or post concussive symptoms while in combat or stateside. The goal of Project Victory is help wounded service members recover and successfully re-integrate back into the community.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Who is eligible to receive rehabilitation services within Project Victory?
Project Victory works with military personnel, and veterans of recent military service, who served in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) or Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and who have screened positive for post concussive symptoms or have been diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury.
2. Will I have to pay for services?
No. Services within Project Victory are provided at no cost to the client and without regard to age, ethnicity or gender. Project Victory has been funded by a grant given to TIRR Foundation by the Iraq Afghanistan Deployment Impact Fund of the California Community Foundation.
3. I do not live in the Houston area, where will I live while in the program?
Project Victory provides cost free temporary housing during treatment. During the intake process, please let us know if you will need housing provided for you.
4. Who is the rehabilitation service provider for Project Victory?
Project Victory rehabilitation services are provided at the Transitional Learning Center in Galveston, TX and TIRR Memorial Hermannís Outpatient Rehabilitation facility located in Houston, TX. Evaluations will begin at the residential facility in Galveston to ensure client safety and independence. Higher level community re-integration therapy and counseling will take place at the Houston location.
5. What rehabilitation services can I expect to receive?
Patient care within Project Victory begins with comprehensive evaluations to identify deficits and create an individual rehabilitation plan. The evaluation process includes assessments in the areas ofneuropsychology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, and family psychosocial. Based on the rehabilitation plan, the following therapies and counseling may be provided: physical, occupational, speech, cognitive, psychological, family educational and vocational counseling. Higher level interventions may also be provided including balance/vestibular therapy, visual therapy, and state of the art treatment for complications.
6. Where will I receive medical care while in rehabilitation?
All patients will be seen by the medical director, Dr. Brent Masel, at the Transitional Learning Center. Dr. Masel is a well known neurologist in the field of brain injury. Additional medical needs will be discussed after Dr. Maselís comprehensive evaluation.
7. How long will I be able to stay in the rehabilitation program of Project Victory?
Each patientís length of stay is determined by the treatment team following a two week evaluation period. However, patients typically remain in the program for six to ten weeks.
8. Is Project Victory a government program?
No. Rehabilitation services are provided by the Transitional Learning Center in Galveston, TX and TIRR Memorial Hermann Outpatient Program. Project Victory is not funded, administered or affiliated with the Department of Defense or Veterans Administration.
9. Are there any restrictions to applying for Project Victory?
Applicants must have served in OEF or OIF and have screened positive for post concussive symptoms or have been diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury.
Project Victory rehabilitation services are provided without regard to age, ethnicity, gender or financial cost to the service member. When calling to apply, you will receive important information on qualifying medical conditions and required documentation.
Contact Shawn Brossart by phone or email, listed below.
Shawn Brossart, LCSW, MBA
All messages will be returned the same or next day with the exception of weekends.
Project Victory Application and Admission Process
To be considered for admission to the program, the following information is needed:
After the above paperwork is received, Project Victory staff will contact the candidate for a telephone interview.
Once the candidate is accepted to the program, the following items are required: