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AMVETS

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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Disabled American Vets
National Helpline: 877-426-2838
Locate your Local Office at: https://www.dav.org/veterans/find-your-local-office/
 

 

 

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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  • Flagstaff Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Support Group
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 1st Tuesday of the month (if its a holiday, then held the 2nd Tuesday of the month) 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
    • Address: Northern AZ Healthcare Training Center Fort Valley Shopping Center (S. of old hospital on Beaver St.) 1000 N. Humphreys Street, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
    • Facilitator: Al White 
    • Phone: 928-699-2916
  • Flagstaff Stroke Support Group
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 3rd Thursday of every month 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
    • Address: Flagstaff Medical Center West Campus Building, 4th floor Board Room 1200 N. Beaver St. Flagstaff, AZ 86001
    • Phone: 928-773-2125
  • Glendale Aphasia Support Group
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 1st Tuesday of the month 11:00 – Noon
    • Address: Encompass Health Valley of the Sun Rehab Hospital 13460 N. 67th Ave., Glendale, AZ 85304
    • Phone: 623-334-5404 Megan Shearer
  • Glendale Stroke Group for Survivors & Caregivers
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 1st Tuesday of the month 10:00 - 11:00 AM
    • Address: Encompass Health Valley of the Sun Rehab Hospital 13460 N. 67th Ave., Glendale, AZ 85304
    • Phone: 623-334-5470 Melissa Buckner
  • Glendale/Northwest Valley Brain Injury Survivor & Caregiver Support Group
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 1st Thursday of the month 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Address: Encompass Health Valley of the Sun Rehab Hospital 13460 N. 67th Ave., Glendale, AZ 85304
    • Phone: 602-301-1977 Randi Halvorsen
  • Phoenix Adult Brain Injury Group
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Every 4th Thursday 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
      The Brain Injury Support Group is for brain injury survivors 18 and above and their family, friends and caregivers who want to meet others who are in similar situations.
    • Address: St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Conference Center Rooms 1 & 2 350 W. Thomas Rd. Phoenix, 85013
    • Phone: 602-406-6688  Ashley Bridwell
  • Phoenix Caregiver Support Group
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 2nd Monday of month 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
      Address: St. Joseph’s Hospital 124 W. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85013
      *On Thomas between 1st and 3rd Ave. Floor 3 in the Mary Ann Hornbuckle Room*
    • Phone: Ashley Bridwell 602-406-6688 ashley.bridwell@dignityhealth.org 

Brain Injury Trust Fund

Brain injury trust funds established by state governments are intended to create funding to help people with brain injury and their families. If a brain injury trust fund is available in a state, funds may be used to pay for case management, assistive technology, home modifications, transportation, respite short term therapies, and other services depending upon the rules in a given state. State funding for a brain injury trust fund may come from a surcharge on speeding or other motor vehicle violations and through other means.

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Phone Number: 602-774-9147 
Address:3425 E. Van Buren St., Suite #102  Phoenix, AZ 85008
Website: http://www.azheadspine.org/

 

 

 

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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Tucson Office:
Phone Number:
520-327-9547 
Toll Free Number: 800-922-1447
Address: 177 North Church Avenue, Suite 800  Tucson, AZ 85701
Website: http://www.azdisabilitylaw.org

Phoenix Office
Phone Number: 602-274-6287
Toll Free: 800-927-2260
Address: 5025 E. Washington St., Suite 202  Phoenix, AZ 85034



 

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: 928-283-6261 
Address: 4133 East Cedar Tuba City, AZ 86045
Website: http://www.assistti.org/

Arizona has multiple Independent Living Centers in the state.
Click to see a list of Independent Living Centers in Arizona.

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: 602-417-4000 
Toll Free Number: 800-654-8713
Address: 801 E Jefferson St Phoenix, AZ 85034
Website: http://www.azahcccs.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 Number: 602-242-4366 
Toll Free Number: 800-237-3007
Address: 5025 E Washington St Ste 204 Phoenix, AZ 85034
Website: http://www.raisingspecialkids.org/

 

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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Arizona Center for Disability Law 
Phone Number: 520-327-9547      
Toll Free Number: 800-927-2260
Address: 177 North Church Ave, Suite 800 Tucson, AZ 85701
Website: www.azdisabilitylaw.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: 602-364-2499 
Toll Free Number: 800-325-2548
Address:2910 N 44th St Ste 210 Phoenix, AZ 85018
Website: http://www.id.state.az.us

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: 602-364-1146 
Toll Free Number: 877-668-2252
Address: 1110 W. Washington St., Suite 230 Phoenix, AZ 85007

Website: http://www.azcjc.gov/victim-compensation-program

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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Toll Free Number: 800-563-1221 
Address: 103 W Highland Ave Ste 202 Phoenix, AZ 85013
Website: https://des.az.gov/services/employment/rehabilitation-services/vocational-rehabilitation-vr

There are many vocational rehabilitation locations. Please use this link to find a location near you: https://des.az.gov/RSA-CONTACT-INFORMATION

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