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Resources in Minnesota

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: 651-296-2562

Toll Free Number: 888-546-5838

Address:
20 W 12th St Room 206
St Paul, MN 55155

Website: http://mn.gov/mdva/

Email: martha.gaylord@state.mn.us

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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  • Brainerd MN Support Group
    • Phone Number: 218- 829-4492
    • Address:
      The Lighthouse 704 Norwood Street
      Brainerd, MN
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Meets the last Wednesday of each month 7-9 pm
  • Courage Center Golden Valley MN
    • Phone Number: 763-520-0327
    • Address:
      3915 Golden Valley Rd
      Minneapolis, MN 55422
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Meets on the 1st Tuesday of every month 6:30-8 pm
  • Hutchinson MN Brain Injury Support Group
    • Address:
      Conf. Rm F – Hutchinson Area Health Care – 1095 Hwy 15 South
      Hutchinson, MN
    • Website: http://mnbif.com/meetings/hutchinson/
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Please Check the website for dates/times of support groups
  • Lake Region Healthcare Brain Injury Support Group Fergus Falls MN
    • Phone Number: 218 736 8457
    • Address:
      Lake Region Healthcare Lower Level Conf Rm A
      Fergus Falls, MN 56537
    • Email: kfrausch@lrhc.org
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Meets second Monday of the Month 7 pm
      Contact Kathleen Rausch MA/CCCSLP at 218 736 8457 or Anne Kalar at 218 736 8463 for more information about the support group.
  • Mankato, MN Support Group Meeting
    • Phone Number: 507-228-8161
    • Address:
      Check the website for current location of meetings
      Mankato, MN
    • Website: http://mnbif.com/meetings/mankato/
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Please check the website for date/time of support group meetings
  • Mercy Hospital MN
    • Phone Number: 763-236-8910
    • Address:
      4050 Coon Rapids Blvd
      Coon Rapids, MN 55433
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 2nd Tuesday of the month, 6-7:30 pm
  • MN Support Group Abbott NorthWestern Hospital
    • Phone Number: 612-863-3732
    • Address:
      913 E. 26th Street, Piper Building
      Minneapolis, MN 55407
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month 5:30-8 pm
  • Moderate Brain Injury Support Group MN
    • Phone Number: 612-863-4996
    • Address:
      Abbott NorthWestern Hospital, Behind 1st Floor Info Desk, 800 E 28th St
      Minneapolis, MN 55408
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Meets 2nd Wednesday of every month 6:30-8 pm
  • New Ulm, MN Support Group Meeting
    • Phone Number: 507-228-8161
    • Address:
      Please check the website for address of the group
      New Ulm, MN
    • Website: http://mnbif.com/meetings/new-ulm/
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Please Check the website for dates/times of Support Group Meetings
  • Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital MN
    • Phone Number: 952-993-6789
    • Address:
      6500 Excelsior Blvd
      Minneapolis, MN 55426
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month 6:30 pm
  • Regions Hospital Rehabilitation Institute
  • St Mary's Medical Center Duluth, MN
    • Phone Number: 218-786-2861
    • Address:
      Oncology classroom 3rd floor, 407 E 3rd Street
      Duluth, MN 55805
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Meets every 3rd Tuesday 2:00-3:30 pm
  • St Paul Brain Tumor Support Group MN
    • Phone Number: 651- 241-8575
    • Address:
      United Hospital, 300 N Smith Ave
      St Paul, MN 55102
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Meets 2nd Monday of each month 7:00-8:30 pm
  • Wilmar Support Group MN

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: 612-332-1441

Toll Free Number: 800-292-4150

Address:
430 First Ave N Ste 300
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Website: http://www.mndlc.org

Email: bjursik@mylegalaid.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: 218-824-5228

Address:
606 Northwest Fifth St
Brainerd, MN 56401

Website: http://www.accessnorth.net/

Email: roberta@accessnorth.net

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.

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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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: 612-332-1441

Toll Free Number: 800-292-4150

Address:
430 First Ave N Ste 300
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Website: http://www.mndlc.org

Email: bjursik@mylegalaid.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.

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: 651-259-7366

Toll Free Number: 800-328-9095

Address:
First National Bank Building 332 Minnesota St Ste E200
St Paul, MN MN

Website: http://www.deed.state.mn.us/rehab/

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