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Resources in Arizona

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: 602-627-3276

Address:
3333 North Central Avenue, Suite #1050
Phoenix, AZ 85012

Email: paul.zanger@va.gov

AMVETS

Luke AFB

Dawn Reynolds, NSO

AMVETS-56 MSS/DPF Bldg 1113

7282 N. 137th Ave.

Luke AFB, AZ 85309-1520

Phone: 623-856-8164

Email: lafbamvets@gmail.com

(Call for appointments)

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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  • Arizona Neuro Caregiver Support Group Phoenix
    • Phone Number: 602-406-6688
    • Address: St Joseph's Hospital Out-Patient Rehab, 114 W Thomas Rd
      Phoenix, AZ 85013
    • Email: ashley.bridwell/at/chw.edu
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 2nd Monday of month 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
  • B.I.G. Arizona
  • Brain Aneurysm/AVM Survivor and Caregiver Group Tucson, AZ
    • Phone Number: 760-333-7658
    • Address:
      University of Arizona Medical Center, 1501 N Campbell Ave, Room 2500C
      Tucson, AZ 85724
    • Email: kimberly/at/joeniekrofoundation.org
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 2nd Saturday of the month 1pm-3 pm
  • Brain Injury Group For Survivors Sierra Vista, AZ
    • Phone Number: 520-417-3560
    • Address:
      Sierra Vista Regional Health Center, Ethel Berger Community Center, 2950 E Tacoma St Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
    • Email: amy.heise@svrhc.org
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 4th Wednesday of each month 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
  • Glendale, AZ: Northwest Valley Brain Injury Survivor and Caregiver Group
    • Phone Number: 602-301-1977
    • Address:
      HealthSouth Rehab Hospital, 13460 N 67th Ave
      Glendale, AZ 85304
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 1st Thursday of the month 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • OEF/OIF Veteran's & Family Members Only Informational Meeting Arizona
    • Phone Number: 602-277-5551
    • Address:
      VA Hospital Diamond Clinic Lobby, 650 E Indian School Rd
      Phoenix, AZ 85012
    • Email: jose.hernandez@va.gov
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 1st & 3rd Wednesday5:30 PM-7:00 PM

 

  • Prescott Brain Injury Support Group
    • Phone Number: 928-776-7885
    • Address:
      Northern Arizona VA Health Care System 500 Hwy 89 N,Room #155
      Prescott, AZ 86323
    • Email: rslemberg@gmail.com
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Last Thursday of each month 5:00 PM-7:00 pm
  • Spanish TBI Support Group Arizona
    • Phone Number: 602-943-1012
    • Address:
      Gentiva Rehab Without Walls, 7227 N 16th St #107
      Phoenix, AZ 85020
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 2nd Saturday of the month. Call 602-943-1012 for meeting time.
  • Spinal and Brain Injury Support Group Arizona
    • Phone Number: 928-523-0503
    • Address:
      Flagstaff Medical Center Training Office, 1000 N Humphreys St
      Flagstaff, AZ 86001
    • Email: russell.bull@nau.edu
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 1st Tuesday of the month 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
  • Stroke and Brain Injury Support Group Arizona
    • Phone Number: 480-312-5810
    • Address:
      Via Linda Senior Center, 10440 E Via Linda Rd
      Scottsdale, AZ 85058
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays 4:00 - 5:30 pm
  • Stroke Support Group for Survivors and Caregivers Phoenix, AZ
    • Phone Number: 602-406-6688
      Address:
    • St Joseph's Hospital, 350 W Thomas Rd
      Phoenix, AZ 85013
    • Email: ashley.bridwell@chw.edu
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 1st Tuesday of the month 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

 

  • Stroke Support Group Mesa AZ
    • Phone Number: 480-321-4790
    • Address:
      John J Rhodes Rehabilitation Center Banner Baywood Medical Center, 6644 E Baywood Ave
      Mesa, AZ 85206
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 2nd Thursday of each month 1:30 pm-3:00 pm
  • Stroke Survivor and Family Support Group Mesa AZ
    • Phone Number: 480-477-7109
    • Address:
      HealthSouth East Valley, 5652 E Baseline Rd
      Mesa, AZ 85206
    • Email: Karla.doane@healthsouth.com
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 4th Wednesday of the month 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Teens and Parents Brain Injury Group Prescott AZ
    • Phone Number: 928-776-4615
    • Address:
      Cornerstone Church, 700 W Rosser St
      Prescott, AZ 86301
    • Email: amy.saunders2006@yahoo.com
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 1st Monday of the month 6:00 pm 7:30 pm
  • The CHAPS Group Tucson, AZ
    • Phone Number: 520-320-6230
    • Address:
      HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, 2650 N Wyatt Dr
      Tucson, AZ 85712
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Every Friday 11:30 am-12:30 pm
  • UA Medical Center Brain Tumor Support Group Arizona
    • Phone Number: 520-694-4605
    • Address:
      UA Cancer Center University Campus, 1515 N Campbell Ave, Room 2920
      Tucson, AZ 85724
    • Email: Marsha.drozdoff@uahealth.com
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 2nd Wednesday of the month 10:30 am-12:00 noon
  • UA Medical Center Mindfulness and Meditation Group
    • Phone Number: 520-694-4605
    • Address:
      A Cancer Center University Campus, Kiewit Auditorium Room 2951, 1515 N Campbell Ave
      Tucson, AZ 85724
    • Email: Marsha.drozdoff@uahealth.com
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Mondays 1:30 pm-2:45 pm 

 

  • We're Moving Forward Phoenix Metro Area
    • Phone Number: 480-209-7663
    • Address:
      Phoenix Metro Area
      Phoneix, AZ
    • Website: http://www.wmforward.org
    • Email: info@wmforward.org
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Time of Events Varies. Check the website or call for information
    • Were Moving Forward is a non-profit group based in Phoenix Arizona. They work to offer a range of social events, from trips to the movies to multiple day adventures. Information about upcoming events, and information about the founders of this group is available on their website, www.wmforward.org. They can be a valuable resource to families in the Phoenix metro area.
  • West Valley Aphasia Support Group Arizona
    • Phone Number: 623-876-5349
    • Address:
      Sun Health Foundation, 13180 N 103rd Dr
      Sun City, AZ 85351
    • Email: lynndarrh@yahoo.com
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
  • Young Adult & Caregivers TBI Group Phoenix Arizona
    • Phone Number: 602-996-4500
    • Address:
      St Joseph's Hospital, Conference Room 1 & 2, 350 W Thomas Rd
      Phoenix, AZ 85013
    • Email: cns@azcns.com
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 2nd Wednesday of the month 6:00 PM-7:30 PM

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/

Email: ATarpy@azdes.gov

 

 

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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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

Email: center@azdisabilitylaw.org

Phoenix Location

5025 E. Washington St., Suite 202
Phoenix, AZ 85034

Phone Number: 602-274-6287
Toll Free: 800-927-2260
E-mail: center@azdisabilitylaw.org

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/

Email: contact@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

Out-of-State Toll Free: 800-523-0231

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/

Email: info@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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Phone Number: 602-542-5025

Toll Free Number: 866-742-4911

Address:
1275 W Washington St
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Website: https://www.azag.gov/victim-services/victim-compensation

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.nacvcb.org/index.asp?sid=5

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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