Mission Statement

To coordinate services and help improve the quality of life for the adult traumatic brain injury survivor and to promote awareness in the Orange County community of TBI issues and needs.

Our Purpose

The purpose of the St. Jude Brain Injury Network is to demonstrate the effectiveness of a coordinated service approach assisting persons with a traumatic brain injury to attain access into gainful employment, appropriate community reintegration programs, accessible housing, and research-related education.

What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is an injury to the head arising from a blunt or penetrating trauma or from acceleration-deceleration forces. This is associated with any of the following signs:

  • Deficits in Attention & Short-term memory

  • Decreased Level of Consciousness

  • Slowed Thinking

  • Skull Fracture

  • Difficulties in frustration tolerance

  • Amnesia

  • Problems with time management and decision making

  • Neuropsychologic Abnormalities


For more information, please see the: TBI Fact Sheet