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Resources in Kentucky

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: 502 566 4426

Toll Free Number: 1 877 797 3996

Address:
321 West Main Street, Suite #318
Louisville, KY 40202

Website: http://amvetsofky.org/

Email: vavbalou/ro/amvets@vba.va.gov

Additional Contact Information:

http://amvetsofky.org/Contact-Us41.php

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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  • Baptist Hospital East Brain Injury Support Group KY
    • Phone Number: 502-896-7456
    • Address:
      4000 Kresge Way
      Louisville, KY 40207
    • Date/Time of Meeting: None Listed
  • Brain Tumor Support Group Gilda's Club Louisville
    • Phone Number: 502-493-0609
    • Address:
      633 Baxter Ave
      Louisville, KY
    • Date/Time of Meeting: None Listed
  • BRIDGES KY Support Group
    • Phone Number: 859-466-8252
    • Address:
      Florence Gov't Center Mtg Room C Lower Level
      Florence, KY 41042
    • Website: http://bridgesnky.org/Contact_Us.html
    • Email: mindy.ortlieb@bridgesnky.org
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 3rd Thursday of the month 6:00 pm
      BRIDGES is a Northern Kentucky Brain Injury Support Group established in April 2004 at the request of numerous brain injured survivors searching for support, education and resources. The acronym of BRIDGES means BRain Injury Demands GuidanceEducation and Support.

      BRIDGES, Inc.'s mission is to provide education, awareness, support, community outreach and avenues of advocacy to brain injured survivors, families, caregivers and healthcare professionals.
  • Cardinal Hill Brain Injury Support Group
    • Phone Number: 859-254-5701
    • Address:
      2050 Versailles Rd
      Lexington, KY
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 6:00 pm on the first Thursday of each month in the Center of Learning at Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Cardinal Hill Healthcare System Brain Injury Support Groups-Lexington Bluegrass Area Chapter
  • Frazier East Family Support Group
    • Phone Number: 502-429-8640
    • Date/Time of Meeting: None Listed
  • Frazier East Family Support Group KY
    • Phone Number: 502-582-7484
    • Address:
      220 Abraham Flexner Way
      Louisville, KY 40207
    • Date/Time of Meeting: None Listed
  • Headliners Brain Injury Support Group KY
    • Phone Number: 502-254-5035
    • Date/Time of Meeting: None Listed
  • HealthSouth KY Brain Injury Support Group
    • Phone Number: 270-769-3100
    • Address:
      134 Heartland Dr
      Elizabethtown, KY 42701
    • Date/Time of Meeting: None Listed
  • Jackson Purchase Medical Center Brain Injury Support Group KY
    • Phone Number: 859-409-7420
    • Date/Time of Meeting: None Listed
  • Kentucky: Owensboro Mercy Brain Injury Support Group
    • Phone Number: 270-688-4313
    • Address:
      811 E Parrish Ave
      Owenboro, KY 42303
    • Date/Time of Meeting: This group meets at 6 pm on the third Tuesday of odd months and at 6 pm on the third Thursday of Even months. On even months, stroke survivors are welcome to join the Brain Injury Support Group.
  • Kings Daughter Medical Center Brain Injury Support Group
    • Phone Number: 606-408-4558
    • Address:
      2201 Lexington Ave
      Ashland, KY 41101
    • Date/Time of Meeting: None Listed
  • Louisville Regional Office
  • Wellness Center Brain Injury Support Group KY
    • Phone Number: 270-762-1557
    • Address:
      803 Poplar St
      Murray, KY 42071
    • Date/Time of Meeting: None Listed
  • Western Baptist Hospital Brain Injury Support Group KY
    • Phone Number: 270-575-2799
    • Address:
      2501 Kentucky Ave
      Paducah, KY
    • Date/Time of Meeting: None Listed
  • Western Kentucky ABIRP
    • Phone Number: 270-202-6439
    • Address:
      None Listed
      Bowling Green, KY
    • Date/Time of Meeting: None Listed

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: 812-283-8545

Toll Free Number: 855 816 9577

Address:
3104 Blackiston Blvd
New Albany, KY 47150

Website: http://chfs.ky.gov/dail/braintrust.htm

Date/Time of Meeting: None Listed

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: 502-564-8035

Toll Free Number: 800-633-6283

Address:
275 E Main St, 2nd Floor
Frankfort, KY 40621

Website: http://ovr.ky.gov/programservices/

Email: VickiL.Staggs@ky.gov

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: 270-796-5992

Toll Free Number: 877-437-5045

Address:
624 Eastwood Street
Bowling Green, KY 42103

Website: http://www.dri-ky.org/

Email: info@dri-ky.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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Toll Free Number: 855 459 6328

Address:
275 E Main St
Frankfort, KY 40621

Website: http://www.chfs.ky.gov/dms/

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: 502-937-6894

Toll Free Number: 800-525-7746

Address:
10301 B Deering Rd
Louisville, KY 40272

Website: http://www.kyspin.com

Email: spininc@kyspin.com

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: 502-564-2967

Toll Free Number: 800-372-2988

Address:
5 Mill Creek Park
Frankfort, KY 40601

Website: http://kypa.net/

 

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: 502-564-6034

Toll Free Number: 800-595-6053

Address:
PO BOX 517
Frankfort, KY 40602

Website: http://insurance.ky.gov/

State Insurance Marketplace

The Health Insurance Marketplace website allows a person to provide some information about household size and income to find what insurance options are available for private insurance plans. The Marketplace will also offer information about coverage available through Medicaid, Medicare or other state or federal programs.

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Toll Free Number: 855-459-6328

Address:
215 W Main St
Frankfort, KY 40601

Website: https://kyenroll.ky.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: 502-564-4440

Toll Free Number: 800-372-7172

Address:
Cabinet for Human Resources Building, 275 E Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40621

Website: http://ovr.ky.gov/

Email: wfd.vocrehab@ky.org

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