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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: 208-780-1300
Address:
351 Collins Rd
Boise, ID 83702
Website:
http://www.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: 208-732-6800
    • Address:  College of Southern Idaho Taylor Building Room 247 
      Twin Falls, ID
    • Website: https://biaid.org/services/support-groups/
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Meets First Tuesday of the month 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.               
     
  • 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: https://biaid.org/services/support-groups/
    • Date/Time of Meeting: First Tuesday of every month 4 p.m. -5 p.m.                 
  • Treasure Valley Brain Injury Support Group Idaho
    • Phone: 208-367-8962 or 208-385-3013
    • Address: 600 N Robbins Rd
      Boise, ID 83702 
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Meets every Fourth Thursday of the month 6 p.m. -8 p.m.                 

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: 208-336-5353
Toll Free:
866-262-3462
Address:
4477 Emerald Ste B100
Boise, ID 83706
Website:
http://www.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: 208-232-2747
Toll Free: 800-631-2747
Address: 640 Pershing, Suite A Pocatello, ID 83204
Website: http://www.idlife.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: 208-334-0940
Toll Free: 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: 208-342-5884
Toll Free: 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: 208-336-5353
Toll Free: 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: 208-334-4250
Toll Free: 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: 208-334-6080
Toll Free: 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: 208-334-3390
Address: 650 W State St, Room 150
Boise, ID 83720
Website: http://www.vr.idaho.gov/

 

 

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