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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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Phone Number: 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 Social Group Ellington
    • Phone Number: 860-559-8412 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 Berlin
    • Phone Number: 860-543-5855
    • Address:
      40 Plum Hollow Way Orchard Ridge Clubhouse
      Berlin, CT
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Second Wednesday 12:00 - 1:30 pm
  • Connecticut Brain Injury Support Group Bridgeport
    • Phone Number: 203-581-5354
    • Address:
      165 Ocean Terrace, Wahlstrom Residence
      Bridgeport, CT
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Every Wednesday 10:00 am-12:00 pm
  • Connecticut Brain Injury Support Group Danbury
    • Phone Number: 203-739-7597
    • Address:
      235 Main St Physical Rehab
      Danbury, CT
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 1st Tuesday 4:30 pm
  • Connecticut Brain Injury Support Group Enfield
    • Phone Number: 860-896-3406
    • Address:
      Enfield Senior Center, 299 Elm St
      Enfield, CT
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 2nd Tuesday 10:00 am
  • Connecticut Brain Injury Support Group Farmington
    • Phone Number: 860-561-1662
    • Address:
      1st Church of Christ, 75 Main St Amistad Building
      Farmington, CT
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Last Tuesday of the month 6 pm - 7 pm
  • Connecticut Brain Injury Support Group Guilford
    • Phone Number: 203-492-9787 or 802-318-1974
    • Address:
      New Hope Center 741 Boston Post Rd Ste 102
      Guilford, CT
    • Date/Time of Meeting: First Monday 5:30 - 7:15 pm
  • Connecticut Brain Injury Support Group Hartford
    • Phone Number: 860-297-2342
    • Address:
      Trinity College, Broad St, Life Science Center Room 117
      Hartford, CT
    • Date/Time of Meeting: First Wednesday 12- 1:30 pm
  • Connecticut Brain Injury Support Group Manchester
    • Phone Number: 860-836-5230
    • Address:
      Manchester Memorial Hospital, 71 Haynes St
      Manchester, CT
    • Email: wincss@yahoo.com
    • Date/Time of Meeting: First Thursday 6-7 pm
  • Connecticut Brain Injury Support Group New Britain
    • Phone Number: 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 Hartford
    • Phone Number: 860-379-7858
    • Address:
      New Hartford Fire House, 8 Greenwoods Rd
      New Hartford, CT
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 2nd Wednesday 7-8:30 pm
  • Connecticut Brain Injury Support Group New London
    • Phone Number: 860-442-0711 x2246
    • Address:
      Lawrence & Memorial Hospital 365 Montauk Ave Conference Rm #2
      New London, CT
    • Email: hturner@lmhosp.org
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 4th Thursday 4:30-6 pm
  • Connecticut Brain Injury Support Group North Haven
    • Phone Number: 203-430-0251 or 203-582-8691
    • 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 Number: 860-889-8331 x4060 or 860-786-7910
    • 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 Stamford
    • Phone Number: 203-276-2605
    • Address:
      Stamford Hospital, Tully Health Center 32 Strawberry Hill Ct, Conference Room B
      Stamford, CT
    • Email: dpowis@stamhealth.org
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 2nd Monday 12 pm-1:00 pm

  • Connecticut Brain Injury Support Group Storrs
    • Phone Number: 202-302-4821
    • Address:
      UCONN Campus 850 Bolton Rd Room 114
      Storrs, CT
    • Email: andre.lindsey@uconn.edu
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 1st & 3rd Monday 6 pm-8:00 pm
    • Group is for survivors and caregivers. The focus of the group is on returning to work or college.
  • Connecticut Brain Injury Support Group Stratford
    • Phone Number: 203-260-7137
    • Address:
      Disability Resource Center, 80 Ferry Blvd Ste 210
      Stratford, CT
    • Email: tsrhod@bpthosp.org
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 3rd Tuesday 6:00 pm- 7:30 pm
  • Connecticut Brain Injury Support Group Waterbury
    • Phone Number: 203-518-2544
    • 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 Number: 860-456-1698 x25
    • Address:
      40 Mansfield Ave Generations Bldg Second Floor
      Willimantic, CT
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 2nd Thursday 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
  • Connecticut Brain Injury Support Group Thomaston
    • Phone Number: 203-212-2048
    • Address:
      Mindscape Industries 196 East Main St
      Thomaston, CT
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 3rd Thursday of the month 1:00 - 2:00 pm
  • Connecticut Veterans with Combat Concussion Support Group Orange
    • Phone Number: 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 Number: 860 297 4300

Toll Free Number: 800 842 7303

Address:
60B Weston St
Hartford, CT 06120

Website: http://www.ct.gov/opapd/site/default.asp

Additional contact information: http://www.ct.gov/opapd/cwp/view.asp?a=1742&q=277544

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: 860-523-5021

Address:
151 New Park Ave Ste D
Hartford, CT 6106

Website: http://independenceunlimited.org/

Email: contactus@independenceunlimited.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: 860 418 7000

Toll Free Number: 1 800 446 7348

Address:
410 Capitol Avenue, P.O. Box 341431
Hartford, CT 06134

Website: 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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Phone Number: 860-739-3089

Toll Free Number: 800-445-2722

Website: www.cpacinc.org

Email: cpac@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 Number: 860 297 4300

Toll Free Number: 800 842 7303

Address:
60B Weston St
Hartford, CT 06120

Website: http://www.ct.gov/opapd/site/default.asp

Additional contact information: http://www.ct.gov/opapd/cwp/view.asp?a=1742&q=277544

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: 860 297 3800

Toll Free Number: 800 203 3447

Address:
153 Market Street, 7th floor
Hartford, CT 6103

Website: http://www.ct.gov/cid/site/default.asp

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: 1 860 263 2760

Toll Free Number: 1 800 833 8134

Address:
225 Spring St, Fourth Floor
Whethersfield, CT 6109

Website: http://www.jud.ct.gov/crimevictim/index.html#FAQs

Email: OVS@jud.ct.gov

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 4844

Toll Free Number: 1 800 537 2549

Address:
55 Farmington Avenue, 12th Floor
Hartford, CT 06105

Website: http://www.ct.gov/brs/site/default.asp

Email: DORS.BRS.ContactUs@ct.gov

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