MILLBURN, NJ — At Tuesday night's meeting, the Millburn Township Committee presented a proclamation to a local organization doing all it can to help those in the surrounding area with brain injuries.
According to a blurb on their website, the Opportunity Project was founded in 1993 by families whose sons had sustained serious brain injuries. The goal of the organization was to fill a significant gap in community services for individuals with brain injury.
The families discovered that while excellent acute medical care and rehabilitation services were available, there was an absence of effective transitional and reintegration services within the community.
The Opportunity Project looks to fill in that gap, with a clubhouse environment where members can through their work, build vocational skills, self-esteem and confidence in their ability to accomplish productive activities.
Committeewoman Cheryl Burstein handed out the proclamation to Julie London, a representative from Opportunity Project in attendance at the meeting. Afterwards, Burstein said the work the organization does is nothing short of incredible.
"It's very important," Burstein said. "We appreciate what they do. They've been around for a very long time and brain injuries have impacts on people. They provide a tremendous service to our community and surrounding communities by offering a place for people with brain injuries to interact and have learning experiences as well."