Becoming a Resident of Villa Licci

There are five steps to becoming a resident of Villa Licci. Initial Inquiry Someone reaches out through our website, social media, local support groups, or various other means to inquire about becoming a resident. Or someone is referred to us from the local TBI community and requests more information. Written Application Each potential resident fills out an extensive application sharing …

Top 6 Reasons to Join a TBI Support Group

While there are many reasons a survivor of a traumatic brain injury would choose to join a support group, here are our top six: Learn strategies from others on how to live with TBI Beyond the medical and rehabilitation worlds – which also offer support in how to adjust to life after a TBI – a TBI support group can …

Phases of Development

The family-like environment at Villa Licci will be designed to include shared common spaces and provide planned social opportunities.  This is intended to nurture friendships which contribute to an overall sense of belonging and well-being for all residents. Villa Licci will be a pioneer in providing TBI survivors with a residential setting in which they can find and form a …

Living with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Did you know that approximately 2% of Americans live with the effects of a brain injury?  In Indiana alone, there are over 130,000 individuals living with a long-term disability due to a traumatic brain injury (TBI).  While everyone has a unique story, there are many common threads that bind them together. For most, the lives of these survivors changed dramatically …

Traumatic Brain Injury Survivors in Indiana

Out of all the cities and towns in the US, why is Villa Licci being built in central Indiana? For multiple reasons, Indiana is uniquely poised to create and welcome the first Villa Licci community. For example, Indiana has an extensive infrastructure already in place for TBI survivors. This ranges from the initial injury assessment, to rehab care, to outpatient …

In the Beginning

A fall. A car accident. Repeated sports injuries. Combat injuries. Any of these – or other circumstances – can cause a life-altering traumatic brain injury (TBI).  In an instant, life is not the same. Family members and friends of TBI patients sometimes feel helpless as they watched their loved ones struggle with regaining skills that were once second nature.  They …

Andrea’s Story

In the summer of 2011, Andrea’s life was filled with the stereotypical activities of a Hoosier mom. She was married to the love of her life with a four-year-old daughter and enjoyed country music, her career, spending time with her family and friends, and training for an upcoming half marathon.

Drew’s Story

Drew was a high-achieving college student majoring in Biomedical Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. He was planning to apply to medical school with dreams of pediatric orthopedic surgery as an occupation. He was enjoying a successful athletic career as a starting safety on the football team and very involved with his fraternity.

Nic’s Story

Nic was always very active physically and in gifted classes at school. He participated in numerous sports as a child, including baseball, soccer, football, swimming, and wrestling. Nic played four years of varsity football and wrestling – winning wrestling sectionals for his weight class his junior year of high school.

Mickey’s Story

On January 15, 1989, a wonderful, beautiful baby boy was born. It certainly did not take him long to start showing the world exactly how special he was. He decided that he had places to go and at nine months he was walking and exploring this beautiful planet.