The Hickok Center for Brain Injury, Inc. was incorporated in Rochester, New York in 1989 as the Rochester Foundation for Persons with Brain Injury, Inc., with the goal of starting a Center for people with brain injuries. By April of 1996, the Ray Hickok Center, a program of the Rochester Foundation for Persons with Brain Injury, began to admit participants to the French Road location. In 2001, the Center moved to a small space in Village Gate Square. The name was officially changed to the Hickok Center for Brain Injury, Inc. in 2002. As the number of participants increased, the center again moved to a larger space at Village Gate in 2003. Again in 2005, the center expanded, leasing additional space at Village Gate.
In April of 2006, that goal of owning a building became a reality. The center purchased a building on 114 South Union Street in Rochester, NY. We finally had a place of our own.
In December of 2018, after 14 wonderful years on South Union Street, the Hickok Center moved to a new building on 2320 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Road in Rochester, NY. The new location has expanded the opportunities for participants to be involved in community activities.
Currently, the Hickok Center for Brain Injury provides the following services:
- Service Coordination
- Structured Day
- Vocational services
Through the dedication of participants, staff, volunteers, the Board of Directors and all of our supporters, the Hickok Center for Brain Injury will continue to provide a place where people with brain injuries are encouraged to meet their life goals in a safe, supportive and respectful way.