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AMVETS

AMVETS and Disabled American Veterans (DAV) offers information, counseling and claims service to all honorably discharged veterans and their dependents concerning disability compensation, hospitalization, rehabilitation, pension, education, employment, and other benefits.

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Address: 345 Perry Hill Rd #1-122 Montgomery, AL 36109
Phone: 334-213-3443 

Brain Injury Support Groups

Brain injury support groups can be a valuable source of information, emotional support, encouragement and social activities for people who have sustained a brain injury as well as family members and other caregivers.

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  • Aniston/Jacksonville Alabma Support Group
    • Phone: 205-213-4353
    • Address:  Jacksonville Community Ctr 501 Alexandria Rd SW
      Jacksonville, AL 36565
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Fourth Friday of the month, 12 - 2 p.m.                 
  • Birmingham Alabama Support Group
    • Phone: 205-213-4353
    • Address: Patton Ridge Apartments 2122 Rocky Ridge Rd
      Birmingham, AL
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Third Thursday of the month, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. 
  • Cullman Brain Injury Support Group
    • Phone: 410-736-3490
    • Address: Oxford Home Health 310 Graham St St SW Cullman, AL
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Third Wednesday of the month, 9:30 a.m.
  • Dothan Alabama Support Group
    • Phone: 334-790-8276
    • Address: Encompass Rehab Hospital (in the cafeteria) 1736 East Main Street
      Dothan, AL 36301
    • Date/Time of Meeting: First Tuesday of the month; 6:30 p.m.                 
  • Gadsden Alabama Support Group
    • Phone: 205-213-4353
    • Address:  Encompass Rehab Hospital 801 Goodyear Ave
      Gadsden, AL 35903
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Second Friday of the month; 12:00 - 2 p.m.                 
  • Headland Alabama Support Group
    • Phone:  334-790-8276
    • Address: Living Waters Counseling 2130 County Rd 125 Headland, AL
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Third Monday of the month 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.                 
  • Huntsville Alabama Brain Injury Support Group
    • Phone: 410-736-3490
    • Address:  Southside Baptist Church 201 Marsheutz Avenue
      Huntsville, AL 35801
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Second Wednesday of the month - 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.                 .
  • Jasper Alabama Brain Injury Support Group
    • Phone: 205-823-3818
    • Address:  VFW 3401 Veterans Drive
      Jasper, AL 35501
    • Date/Time of Meeting: First and Third Thursday of the month - 2:30 p.m.

 

  • Lee County Area Alabama Brain Injury Support Group
    • Phone: 334-300-2768
    • Address:  Trinity United Methodist Church, 2nd Avenue, Room 303
      Opelika, AL 36801
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Last Tuesday of each month; 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.                 
  • Mobile Alabama Brain Injury Support Group
    • Phone: 251-769-5279
    • Address:  Regency Church of Christ; 501 S. University Blvd
      Mobile, AL 36609
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Every Tuesday 10 a.m. -2 p.m.                 
  • Montgomery Alabama Support Group
    • Phone: 334-300-2768
    • Address:  Encompass Rehab  (in the cafeteria) 4465 Narrow Lane Road
      Montgomery, AL 36116
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Second Thursday of the month 6 p.m.                 
  • Roanoke Alabama Brain Injury Support Group
    • Phone: 205-213-4353
    • Address: Kiwanis Building 930 Kiwanis Drive
      Roanoke, AL 36274
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Third Wednesday of each month; 12 - 2 p.m.                 
  • Shoals, Alabama Support Group
    • Phone: 205-823-3818
    • Address:  Dogwood Terrace Apartments Community Center 1502 Marlborough Blvd
      Florence, AL 35630
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Third Tuesday of the month; 4 p.m.                 
  • Tuscaloosa Alabama Brain Injury Support Group
    • Phone: 662-425-2804
    • Address: Caring Days 943 31st Street East,
      Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
    • Date/Time of Meeting: First Monday of the month; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.                 

 

Client Assistance Program

The Client Assistance Program (CAP) can provide information and support to individuals who have questions or complaints about Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services in their state. The CAP program can explain the rights and responsibilities of people receiving services from VR, can mediate disputes between clients and VR, and can advise or assist in filing formal complaints or appeals of VR decisions.

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Toll Free: 800-228-3231
Address: 400 South Union Street Suite 465
Montgomery, AL 36104
Website: http://sacap.alabama.gov/

 

Independent Living Center

Independent Living Centers are non-residential, private, non-profit, consumer-controlled, community-based organizations providing services and advocacy by and for persons with all types of disabilities. Each ILC offers independent living skills training, peer counseling, and information about services that can assist a person live as independently as possible in the community.

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Phone Number: 334-240-2520
Address: 345 Molton Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
Website: independentrandr.org

 

 

Medicaid Office

Medicaid provides basic health care for people who have a disability, limited income, or receive certain other government benefits. Medicaid offices offer information on who is eligible and how to apply for Medicaid. In some states, a Medicaid home and community-based services waiver (HCBS) exists, which helps people with brain injury who prefer to get long-term care services and supports in their home or community instead of an institutional setting like a nursing home.

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Toll Free: 800-362-1504
Address: 501 Dexter Ave
Montgomery, AL 36104
Website: http://www.medicaid.alabama.gov/

 

Parent Training and Information Center

Parent Training and Information Centers help parents of children with disabilities, including brain injury, understand their rights and obtain appropriate services for their children within the school system. Services can include peer to peer support and assistance, advocacy for services, parent or school training, and referral to available community resources.

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Phone: 334-567-2252
Toll Free: 866-532-7660
Address: 10520 US Hwy 231
Wetumpka, AL 36092
Website: http://alabamaparentcenter.com/

 

Protection and Advocacy

The Protection and Advocacy office works with people with disabilities, including brain injury, to ensure access to appropriate supports and services which can include educational programs, financial entitlements, healthcare, accessible housing, transportation, and employment opportunities. It also works to prevent the abuse, neglect and inappropriate placement of people with disabilities.

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Phone: 205-348-4928 
Toll Free: 800-826-1675
Address: Box 870395 Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Website: http://adap.ua.edu/

Social Security Office

The Social Security Administration manages two benefit programs for people with disabilities. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provides monthly income to people with limited income and work history as a result of a disability. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) provides disability payments for workers who have contributed to Social Security and become disabled or blind before reaching retirement age and cannot work.

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Toll Free: 800-772-1213
Website: http://ssa.gov

The Social Security Administration manages two cash benefit programs for people with disabilities. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) provides disability insurance benefits for workers who have contributed to Social Security and become disabled or blind before reaching retirement age. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provides monthly cash income to low-income persons with limited work history and resources on the basis of age and disability. You can apply online for benefits, or contact your local office to apply in person. To find your local office, use the Social Security Office Locator https://secure.ssa.gov/ICON/main.jsp

 

State Insurance Department

State Insurance Departments are state agencies that ensure insurance companies obey all state insurance laws and regulations. They can offer information about insurance laws in the state, and assist consumers in resolving complaints or concerns with insurance companies.

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Phone: 334-241-4141
Toll Free: 800-433-3966
Address: PO Box 30351
Montgomery, AL 36130
Website: http://www.aldoi.gov/

 

Victims of Crime Compensation Fund

Crime victim compensation programs across the country offer crucial financial assistance to victims of violent crimes. This government program is designed to pay for some of the costs that can result from being the victim of a violent crime. This can include payments for some medical expenses, counseling costs, lost wages or burial expenses.

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Phone: 334-290-4420
Toll Free: 800-541-9388
Address: PO Box 231267
Montgomery, AL 36123
Website: http://www.acvcc.state.al.us/

 

Vocational Rehabilitation

A federal/state program designed to assist people with a disability to return to gainful employment. Individualized services can include assessment, evaluation, career counseling, counseling, job training and job support.

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Phone: 334-293-7500
Toll Free: 800-441-7607
Address: 602 S. Lawrence St
Montgomery, AL 36104
Website: http://www.rehab.alabama.gov

 

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