The Hinds’ Feet Farm Day Program is a paradigm shift from the traditional
medical, treatment, model for people living with brain injury, to a model that
embraces a holistic health and wellness orientation, empowering members toward
occupation and meaning in life post injury.
Created by, and for, persons living with brain injury; members actively
participate throughout the entire infrastructure of the program.Hinds’ Feet
Farm is person-centered, member empowered, self-determined, free
choice, conceptualized and driven program. Members are self governing through
the fluidity of the program by self-designing opportunities to engage in
reestablishing and empowering occupation. Program staff, family
and professional caregivers, in-kind community volunteers and student interns
are guides for members in opportunities for exploration, discovery,
confidence and self-esteem in their new identity and meaning in life
post-injury. A Member Bill of Rights, membership criteria, and program rules
structure inclusion in the program while referrals will be encouraged through
the existing network of brain injury service deliveries throughout the greater
Charlotte community. Our goal is to serve individuals in the Mecklenburg,
Cabarrus, Rowan and Iredell county areas.
The daily programming schedule is based on member focus
groups through ongoing needs assessments, improvement feedback and program
evaluations. Through Hinds’ Feet Farm’s holistic health and wellness, and
empowerment model, members may choose to participate in daily, skill training,
thematic-based, workshops. These workshops are grouped into several categories:
cognitive, creative, functional, emotional, physical, recreational, social and
Occupational Integration Sessions or individually
scheduled appointment sessions with members are designed to
mentor and coach members in occupation and/or specific skill exploration and
acquisition to further improve quality of life, increase independence and
community integration. Additionally, traditional therapies such as speech,
occupation and/or physical therapy will be available as needed and prescribed by
the member’s primary caregiver and/or primary care physician to further refine
Hinds’ Feet Farm will also meet the multi-faceted needs of members’
families. Family caregivers can develop a circle of peer and professional
support by participating in the program offerings and their own weekly support
groups at Hinds’ Feet Farm. Partnership with local Brain Injury Association of
North Carolina support groups and resource connections such as Project STAR at
Carolinas Rehabilitation will exemplify Hinds’ Feet Farms commitment to members
and families in the community.
Hinds’ Feet Farm is also committed to program evaluation and outcome
measures through evidence-based practice to validate the program’s efficacy, and
to substantiate members’ journey of an improved quality of life, increased
independence and success in their community. Hinds’ Feet Farm will initiate an
outcome tracking system in collaboration with the National Brain Injury
Research, Treatment & Training Foundation.
• Have a brain injury (traumatic or acquired), and be at least 18 years old.
• Be capable of meeting personal needs, including taking medication, or have a personal
caregiver or family member to assist them.
• Be able to communicate with others through speech, signing, assistive devices or caregiver.
• Not use alcohol or
illegal drugs during program hours; use of tobacco products in the designated
• Follow Program Rules.
• Refrain from behaviors
that pose a threat to self or others.
• Have a secured
membership funding source through North
Carolina’s Department of Health &
Human Services, Division of Mental Health,
Developmental Disability and Substance Abuse
Services (NC DHHS DMH/DD/SAS)
Medicaid, or private pay.
• Sign in and out at the Main Office
when you arrive and leave.
The following are not allowed:
• Alcohol, illegal drugs.
Tobacco products are allowed in designated areas only.
• Physical violence toward people or property.
• Sexual activity or sexual harassment.
• Theft, destruction of property and/or vandalism.
Download the Day Program
Client Member Bill of
Rights, Membership Criteria and Program Rules