Specializing solely in post-acute brain injury since 1982

Since our inception in 1982, TLC has focused solely on brain injury rehabilitation and treatment. Incompassing all types of acquired brain injury such as traumatic brain injury, stroke, anoxia, encephalitis, tumor, assaults to name a few.

Celebrating 25 Years


Staff, clients, referral sources and community leaders join in non-alcholoic toast to 25 Years of service

This year is a historic year for The Transitional Learning Center (TLC) at Galveston. 2007 marks TLC's 25th year of assisting individuals with traumatic or acquired brain injury regain their independence. Founded in Galveston in 1982 by philanthropist, Robert L. Moody, Sr. after his son suffered a debilitating brain injury in an auto accident. Robert Moody recognized the lack of services for individuals who had suffered a brain injury and a need for comprehensive post acute brain injury services. Since 1982, TLC has specialized solely in post acute brain injury rehabilitation and served nearly 2000 individuals with acquired or traumatic brain injury.


Mayor reads proclimation

A Brief History

1982-1998: Pioneering Postacute Brain Injury Rehabilitation
In 1982 Robert L. Moody establishes TLC. Initially a 16 bed facility, TLC expands to 22 beds in 1984 and alters the mission to include the provision of comprehensive rehabilitation services from a psychosocial model adding physical therapy, speech therapy, pulmonary, occupational therapy and vocational services. In 1988 TLC opens a community based augmented apartment trial.

1998-2004: Expanding the Mission
Recognizing a growing need for long-term supported living services for individuals with acquired brain injury, TLC opens TideWay Lodge, an 8 bed facility on the West End of Galveston Island. The Transitional Learning Community officially changes its name to The Transitional Learning Center.

2004-Present: Meeting the demand


Former client and family talk with mayor

In June, 2004 TideWay Lodge relocates closer to the community and changes name to TideWay on Galveston Island. In keeping with the mission and philosophy of providing a community integrated program, the new TideWay facility is located in the heart of the community and only minutes away from the beach, shopping, dining and all that the Galveston community has to offer. In September of 2007, TLC signs a lease with Covenant Health System in Lubbock with plans for a 16 bed comprehensive post acute brain injury rehabilitation program slated to open in early spring of 2008.