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Resources in Connecticut

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: 860 616 3600

Address:  287 W St
Rocky Hill, CT 6067

Website: http://amvetsct.org/contact/

Additional helpful links: http://www.ct.gov/ctva/site/default.asp

 

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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  • Connecticut Brain Injury Support Group Danbury
    • Phone: 203-739-7597
    • Address: Danbury Hospital 235 Main St (upper level)
      Danbury, CT
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 1st Tuesday 4:30 pm
  • Connecticut Brain Injury Social Group Ellington
    • Phone: 860 543 5855 or 860 593 0410
    • Address: Ellington Y 11 Pinney St Meet in Lobby
      Ellington, CT
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Last Tuesday of the month
  • Connecticut Brain Injury Support Group Guilford
    • Phone: 203-492-9787
    • Address: Guilford Community Center Sachem Rm
      Guilford, CT
    • Date/Time of Meeting: First Monday 5:30 - 7:15 pm
  • Connecticut Brain Injury Support Group Hartford
    • Phone: 860-297-2342
    • Address: Trinity College, Crescent Center for Arts and Neuroscience Room 115
      Hartford, CT
    • Date/Time of Meeting: First Wednesday 12- 1:30 pm

  • Connecticut Brain Injury Support Group Manchester
    • Phone: 860-836-5230
    • Address:  Manchester Memorial Hospital, 71 Haynes St
      Manchester, CT 
    • Date/Time of Meeting: First Thursday 6-7 pm
  • Connecticut Brain Injury Support Group New Britain
    • Phone: 860-827-1958 x3351 or 203-233-2129
    • Address: Hospital for Special Care, 2150 Corbin Ave, lower level conference room
      New Britain, CT
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 2nd Wednesday 6:00 pm
  • Connecticut Brain Injury Support Group New London
    • Phone: 860-442-0711 x2246
    • Address: Lawrence & Memorial Hospital 365 Montauk Ave Conference Rm #2
      New London, CT
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 4th Thursday 4:00-5:30 pm
  • Connecticut Brain Injury Support Group North Haven
    • Phone: 203-430-0251
    • Address: North Haven Recreational Center 7 Linsley St
      North Haven, CT
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 3rd Tuesday of the month 6:30 - 7:30 pm
  • Connecticut Brain Injury Support Group Norwich
    • Phone: 860-889-8331 x4060
    • Address: William W Backus Hospital 326 Washington St Med Office Bldg
      Norwich, CT
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 1st Thursday 1:30 to 3 pm
      

 

  • Connecticut Brain Injury Support Group Plainville
    • Phone: 860 774 3400
    • Address:  Support Living Group 97A Whiting St
      Plainville, CT
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 1st Tuesday of the month 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Connecticut Brain Injury Support Group Southport
    • Phone: 203 394 2722
    • Address: Eye Care Associates 2600 Post Rd Southport, CT
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 2nd Wednesday of the month 7 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Connecticut Brain Injury Support Group Storrs
    • Phone: 203 302 4821
    • Address: UCONN Campus 850 Bolton Rd Phillips Communication/Sciences Bldg Rm 114
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 1st and 3rd Monday of the month 6 pm -8 pm
    • This Group focuses on Return to Work and college
  • Connecticut Brain Injury Support Group Stratford
    • Phone: 203-260-7137
    • Address: Disability Resource Center, 80 Ferry Blvd Ste 210
      Stratford, CT
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 3rd Tuesday 6:00 pm- 7:30 pm
  • Connecticut Brain Injury Support Group Waterbury
    • Phone: 203-819 0999
    • Address: Independent Living Solutions, 345 Meriden Rd
      Waterbury, CT
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 1st Thursday 2:00 pm
  • Connecticut Brain Injury Support Group Willimantic
    • Phone: 860-428 5826
    • Address: 40 Mansfield Ave Generations Bldg Second Floor
      Willimantic, CT
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 2nd Thursday 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
  • Connecticut Veterans with Combat Concussion Support Group Orange
    • Phone: 203-932-9899
    • Address: New Haven Vet Center, 291 S. Lambert Rd Orange CT
      Orange, CT
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 3rd Monday 5:30-7 pm
      Group is open to veterans with combat concussion

 

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: 860 297 4300
Toll Free:
800 842 7303  Address:  60B Weston St
Hartford, CT 06120
Website:
 https://www.disrightsct.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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Access Independence
Phone:
203 378 6977
Address: 80 Ferry Blvd 
Stratford, CT 06615
Website
: http://accessinct.org

Center for Disability Rights
Phone: 203 934 7077
Address: 369 Highland St
West Haven, CT 06516
Website: http://cdr-ct.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: 860 418 7000
Toll Free:
877 284 8759
Address:
410 Capitol Avenue, P.O. Box 341431
Hartford, CT 06134
Website for Acquired Brain Injury Services:
http://www.ct.gov/dmhas/cwp/view.asp?a=2902&q=335272


 



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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Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center
Phone:
860-739-3089
Toll Free:
800-445-2722
Website:
www.cpacinc.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: 860 297 4300
Toll Free:
800 842 7303Address: 60B Weston St
Hartford, CT 06120
Website:
https://www.disrightsct.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: 860 297 3900
Toll Free:
800 203 3447
Address:
  153 Market Street, 7th floor
Hartford, CT 6103

Website: https://portal.ct.gov/CID/General-Consumer-Information/Consumer-Services

 

 

 


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: 860 263 2760
Toll Free:
888 286 7347 or 888 822 8428 Address: 225 Spring St, Fourth Floor
Whethersfield, CT 6109
Website:
http://www.jud.ct.gov/crimevictim/index.html#FAQs

 TDD/TT Users: Call 711 or 1-800-842-9710

 

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: 860 424 5055
Address:
55 Farmington Avenue, 12th Floor
Hartford, CT 06105
Website:
 https://portal.ct.gov/dors

 

 


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