membership process

Thank you for your interest in Krempels Center!  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. You do not need a referral from a medical professional to attend. 

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

We encourage you to view the survivor video as you consider membership.  

Visiting the Krempels Center program

Once we’ve gathered initial information from you, we will 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.

You will need to bring documentation about your brain injury to your first visit.  If you need assistance locating documentation about your brain injury, we will be happy to help you with this process. 

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 the program.  After your second visit, if you are interested in becoming 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 ($65/day); however, we recognize that brain injury can have a devastating effect on one’s financial situation.  We offer scholarships for eligible candidates in order to make attending Krempels Center affordable. The Member Services Coordinator will meet with you to go over the process for determining 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!

Hear what our members say about membership at Krempels Center:

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