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Resources in Idaho

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: 208 780 1300

Address:
351 Collins Rd
Boise, ID 83702

Website: http://www.veterans.idaho.gov/

Email: webmaster@veterans.idaho.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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  • Brain Injury Support Group at College of Southern Idaho
    • Phone Number: 208-732 6800
    • Address:  College of Southern Idaho Taylor Building Room 247 
      Twin Falls, ID
    • Website: http://biaid.org/Support-Groups.php
    • Email: Call for more information
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Meets 1st Tuesday of the month 7:00 pm- 9 pm
  • Quad Cities TBI Support Group Idaho
  • Stroke and Brain Injury Support Group for Survivors and Caregivers Idaho
    • Address:
      West Valley Medical Center Indian Creek Room near the gift shop
      Nampa, ID
    • Website: http://biaid.org/Support-Groups.php
    • Date/Time of Meeting: First Tuesday of every month 4-5 pm
  • Stroke Support Group for Caregivers and Survivors Boise, ID
    • Address:
      Saint Alphonsus, In the Coughlin 1 Conference Room
      Boise, ID
    • Date/Time of Meeting: First Thursday of every month 2-3:30 pm
  • SW Idaho Brain Injury Support Group
  • Treasure Valley Brain Injury Support Group Idaho

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: 208-336-5353

Toll Free Number: 866-262-3462

Address:
4477 Emerald Ste B100
Boise, ID 83706

Website: http://www.disabilityrightsidaho.org/

Email: info@disabilityrightsidaho.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: 208 232 2747

Toll Free Number: 1 800 631 2747

Address:
640 Pershing, Suite A
Pocatello, ID 83204

Website: http://www.idlife.org/

Email: tracy@idlife.org

Additional Contact Information: http://www.idlife.org/contact-us.aspx

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: 208-334-0940

Toll Free Number: 877-456-1233

Address:
1720 Westgate Dr
Boise, ID 83704

Website: http://www.healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/Medical/Medicaid/IdahoHealthPlanforChildren/tabid/219/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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Phone Number: 208 342 5884

Toll Free Number: 1 800 242 4785

Address:
4619 Emerald, Ste. E
Boise, ID 83706

Website: http://www.ipulidaho.org

Email: parents@ipulidaho.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: 208 336 5353

Toll Free Number: 866 262 3462

Address:
4477 Emerald Ste B100
Boise, ID 83706

Website: http://www.disabilityrightsidaho.org/

Email: info@disabilityrightsidaho.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: 208 334 4250

Toll Free Number: 1 800 247 4422

Address:
700 W State St
Boise, ID 83720

Website: http://www.doi.idaho.gov/

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: 208-334-6080

Toll Free Number: 800-950-2110

Address:
700 S Clearwater Lane
Boise, ID 83712

Website: http://www.crimevictimcomp.idaho.gov/

Email: CVCP_Info@iic.idaho.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: 208 334 3390

Address:
650 W State St, Room 150
Boise, ID 83720

Website: http://www.vr.idaho.gov/

Email: ccampbell@vr.idaho.gov

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