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Resources in Alaska

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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Phone Number: 907-334-0874

Toll Free Number: 888-248-3682

Address:
4600 DeBarr Rd., Suite 180
Anchorage, AK 99508

Website: http://veterans.alaska.gov

Email: alaska.veterans@alaska.gov

 

 

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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  • Alaska Head Injury Support Group
    • Phone Number: 907-248-4777
    • Toll Free Number: 800-770-4488
    • Address:
      Access Alaska 1217 E 10th Ave
      Anchorage, AK 99501
    • Website: http://accessalaska.org/
    • Email: info@accessalaska.org
    • Date/Time of Meeting: This group meets twice a month at the Access Alaska office in Anchorage. Meetings are held at 6:00 pm on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month
  • Homer Brain Injury Support Group Alaska
    • Phone Number: 907-235-6226
    • Address:
      1044 E End Rd
      Homer, AK 99603
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Meets at noon every Tuesday
  • Kenai Peninsula Brain Injury Support Group Alaska
    • Phone Number: 907-283-5711
    • Address:
      Independent Living Center, Kalifornsky Beach Rd
      Kenai Peninsula, AK
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 1st Tuesday of the month from 6 to 8 pm
  • Wasilla Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group Alaska

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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  • Alaska Disability Rights Center
  • Mat-Su Aging and Disability Resource Center

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: 907-235-7911

Toll Free Number: 800-770-7911

Address:
265 E. Pioneer Ave. Suite 201 P.O. Box 2474
Homer, AK 99603

Website: http://www.peninsulailc.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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Phone Number: 907-269-8950

Toll Free Number: 800-478-4372

Address:
3601 C Street, Suite 120
Anchorage, AK 99503

Website: http://dhss.alaska.gov/dpa/Pages/medicaid/default.aspx

 

 

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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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 Number: 907-565-1002

Toll Free Number: 800-478-1234

Address:
3330 Arctic Blvd Ste 103
Little Rock, AK 99503

Website: http://www.dlcak.org

Email: akpa@dlcak.org

 

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 Number: 907- 269-7900

Toll Free Number: 800-467-8725

Address:
550 W 7th Ave Ste 1560
Anchorage, AK 99501

Website: http://www.commerce.state.ak.us/insurance/

 

 

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 Number: 907-465-3040

Address:
Court Plaza Bldg 240 Main St Ste 201
Juneau, AK 99811

Website: http://doa.alaska.gov/vccb/

Email: doa.vccb@alaska.gov

 

 

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 Number: 907-465-2814

Toll Free Number: 800-478-2815

Address:
1111 W. 8th St., Ste 210
Juneau, AK 99801

Website: http://www.labor.state.ak.us/dvr/home.htm

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