Bancroft, a leading provider of programs and support for children and adults with autism, acquired brain injuries, and varied intellectual or developmental disabilities, is pleased to announce a $2 million grant from Lynda and Stewart Resnick through The Resnick Foundation. The grant will be used to secure additional customized space, procure state-of-the-art equipment, and strengthen innovative programs at the Bancroft Resnick Center at Mt. Laurel, which will have a special focus on serving veterans.
“We are so excited about the possibilities created by this generous grant. We are looking forward to having the means to provide much needed services to individuals with brain injuries and their loved ones, especially veterans,” said Cynthia Boyer, Ph.D., executive director of Bancroft Brain Injury Rehabilitation.
The donation will enable Bancroft Brain Injury Rehabilitation to expand services to outpatients, including veterans with traumatic brain injury. Currently occupying 8,000 square feet, plans are to move to an 18,000-square-foot building with specialized space for Occupational and Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Neuropsychology, Therapeutic Activities and Health and Wellness programs like t’ai chi, yoga and mindfulness as well as nutrition counseling.
“We are deeply grateful to the Resnick Foundation for such a generous show of support for our Brain Injury Program,” said Michelle Gollapalli, chief development officer at Bancroft. “A grant of this magnitude will have a transformational impact on Brain Injury Rehabilitation, and is one of the largest gifts ever received in Bancroft’s history.”
Bancroft’s Brain Injury Rehabilitation began in 1991. Today, the Program provides services in its Cherry Hill facility, as well as in Plainsboro and Brick, N.J. The Program is focused on providing clinical excellence through a wide array of services, treatment options and personalized care. The CARF accredited program provides residential rehabilitation, structured day programs, neuropsychological evaluations, out-patient rehabilitation therapies and home and community-based rehabilitation. Vocational guidance, job coaching and skills-development training are also provided to individuals served by the Program.
For more information on Bancroft’s Brain Injury Program in Cherry Hill, Plainsboro or Brick, please visit www.bancroft.org or call Sean Ramsden at 856.324.3246.