The Circle of Care

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Triumph Foundation’s “Circle of Care” programmatic cycle bridges the gaps that exists within in the Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) community. This cycle exists to holistically identify needs, guide actions and measure the impact of our services to people living with SCI.

Each one of our crucial, quality-of-life services fits together in a recovery journey that helps people “come full circle” until they are fully-equipped to realize their value in the community and begin investing in the needs of others. 

Newly Injured Support

Newly-Injured Support

The 1st program in The Circle of Care is Newly-Injured Support. Triumph’s trained, Community Health Advocates that we call "Ambassadors" visit people in hospitals who have just begun their journey to recovery. They bring along “Care Packs” full of resources and referrals aimed at helping them rebuild their lives. Ambassadors also lead SCI Support Groups that meet throughout Southern California providing a continuum of care to injured persons and their families to network, get candid advice from others who've faced similar circumstances, and stay updated on current events. This Program assists with both practical and emotional needs of people living with SCI. In light of social distancing efforts, we've revised our tactics to continue making connections with injured people and keep the community connected by holding support groups web conference. 

Grants & Equipment

Grants & Equipment

Through the 2nd program of the Circle of Care, Triumph provides resources and equipment to help people safely discharge from the hospital, regain their mobility and independence, and successfully reintegrate into the community. The Keep Moving Forward Grant assists people with SCI who face these challenges providing critical necessary durable medical equipment, home modifications, essential services, therapeutic exercise, and assistive technology. The Exchange processes, collects, refurbishes, and distributes durable medical goods and rehabilitation equipment at no cost. In addition, we manage an online classified where those in need of adaptive equipment & supplies can connect with the people who have items posted on website.

Adaptive Recreation

Adaptive Recreation

Adaptive Recreation is the 3rd critical program of the Circle of Care providing what is considered the most effective community-building activity we provide. Our sports activities, usually free of charge to attend, give people a chance to push the limits of their abilities, improving our fitness, health and wellness. They also provide incredible opportunities to connect with others in the community in a fun and family-friendly environment where everyone can play together. 

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Employment Assistance

Our vocation initiative is the 4th program of the Circle of Care. Many in the SCI community face disproportional challenges in securing stable employment. Triumph Foundation's Employment Assistance Program helps people with SCI obtain and retain employment and maximize their ability to live independently. Triumph’s vocational rehabilitation team work closely with job seekers to establish the best combination of services and resources necessary to prepare for, find, retain, and advance in employment. Our services are tailored to each individual’s strengths and challenges to ensure the greatest chance of success.

In addition, Triumph also provides funds to assist with efforts to return to work or gain employment advancement through our Employment Achievement Award.

Inclusive Community

Inclusive Community

The 5th program of the Circle of Care is our Inclusive Community. At Triumph, we aspire to create a safe and welcoming community for everybody who joins in. Triumph's Inclusive Community welcomes every race, gender, religion, economic class, and ability. Outreach focus includes the families of people living with paralysis. In addition, we are committed to erasing social barriers between able-bodied persons and persons with disabilities. We achieve this through awareness campaigns, community advocacy, volunteer engagement and speaking publicly at schools and corporations. This program trains and equips Triumph “Ambassadors,” people with disabilities who have chosen to pay it forward to the newly-injured and the broader community through peer mentoring, public speaking and community leadership. Trained Ambassadors represent the completion of the “Circle of Care” and the beginning of care for others.