membership process

Thank you for your interest in Krempels Center!  We have provided an overview of our membership process below.  We recognize that looking into membership in our community is a big step, and make every effort to ensure that the process is tailored toward your unique needs.  We are confident that you will find Krempels Center a welcoming and friendly place!

Getting started

Email Member Services Coordinator, Sarah Lovell, at slovell@krempelscenter.org or call (603)570-2026 ext. 20, if you would like information on how to become a member. No referral is required.

We will:

  • Answer your questions and give you basic information about our programs
  • Get information from you about your situation
  • Make a preliminary program eligibility determination based on your information and our membership guidelines

The first meeting

Prior to the first meeting, we will mail or email the potential member packet to you to review and complete.   We will also schedule a meeting at the Community Campus during which we will go over the details in the packet and you can learn more about our programs.  You will need to bring in documentation about your brain injury as well as the completed referral form.  If you need assistance with the paper work or locating documentation about your brain injury, we will be happy to help you with these items when we meet.  We encourage you to view the our survivor video as you consider membership.  

Visiting the Krempels Center program

Once we’ve completed the referral process we’ll schedule your first visit to a program day at Krempels Center, during which you can spend as much of the day as you want observing and/or taking part in the program.  We’ll help you structure your day to attend groups of interest and make sure you meet staff and other members.  Many people are nervous as they take this step.  We make sure to “meet you where you’re at” and provide you with support from fellow members and staff who are sensitive to your concerns and challenges.  Please don’t hesitate to share your concerns with us so that we can help to ensure the success of your visit.

Completing the Process

During and/or after your first visit we’ll talk with you to get feedback about your experience and to set up another visit to observe the program.  After your second visit, we hope you will decide to become a member.  If you decide to become a member, we’ll work together to complete the new member application.  We are aware that, for many brain injury survivors, completing paperwork can be a daunting task.  We try to keep the process as simple as possible, while still getting you and the Krempels Center the information needed to ensure your success and safety in our program.

Member fees

There is a daily fee to attend Krempels Center; however, we recognize that a brain injury can have a devastating effect on one’s financial situation. We are proud to say that no one is turned away due to an inability to pay the full fee.  If you cannot afford the daily fee, we do offer scholarships for eligible candidates.  The Member Services Director will meet with you to go over the process for determining appropriate member fees. 

Benefits of membership

There are many benefits of being a part of the Krempels Center community.  You are part of a vibrant community of people who “get it.” You have numerous opportunities to grow, follow your own path, make your own goals, and get support in your efforts. You have a voice in a strong and safe community.  You can come here when you want and attend groups of your choosing.  And, you can participate at a level that works for you. This is your program; we value member feedback and use it!

But, the people who can speak best, and from the heart, about the benefits of membership are the members who utilize this program. And this is what they said:

I will always come here because I learn so much.  I feel welcome here.  The learning rewires my brain.  Lyn

[Krempels Center] encourages me to expand my horizons, challenge myself and make new friends.  Robyn

[Krempels Center offers a] great opportunity to spend time with people who have similar disabilities; where members encourage each other to improve and celebrate each other’s accomplishments.  Tom

You don’t choose to join the ranks of being a brain injury survivor, but you can choose to be a member of the loving, supporting and caring community called Krempels Center.  Jim 

 

eligibility  /  film for potential members