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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: 651-296-2562
Toll Free: 888-546-5838
Address: 20 W 12th St Room 206
St Paul, MN 55155
Website: http://mn.gov/mdva/

 

 

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: 218- 829-4492 or 218-763-3760
    • 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: 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
  • International Falls Center for Independent Living of NE MN Support Group – Hibbing
    • Phone: 218-283-5752 
    • Address: 1501 Highway 7SC128 International Falls, MN
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Contact for dates and times  
  • 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: 218-736-8457
    • Address: Lake Region Healthcare Lower Level Conf Rm A
      Fergus Falls, MN 56537
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Meets second Monday of the Month 7 p.m.                 
      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: 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, Brain Tumor Support Group
    • Phone: 763-236-8910 or 612-863-3732
    • Address: 4050 Coon Rapids Blvd
      Coon Rapids, MN 55433
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Second Tuesday of the month, 6 p.m. -7:30 pm
  • MN Support Group Abbott Northwestern Hospital
    • Phone: 612-863-3732 or 612-863-4996 
    • Address:  913 E. 26th Street, Piper Building
      Minneapolis, MN 55407
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Meets the Second and Fourth Thursday of each month 5:30 p.m. -8 p.m.

 

  • Moderate Brain Injury Support Group MN
    • Phone: 612-863-4996
    • Address: Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Behind 1st Floor Info Desk, 800 E 28th St Minneapolis, MN 55408
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Meets second Wednesday of the month 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.
  • New Ulm, MN Support Group Meeting
    • Phone: 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: 952-993-6789
    • Address: 6500 Excelsior Blvd
      Minneapolis, MN 55426
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Meets on the First and Third Tuesdays of each month 6:30 pm

     

  • Regions Hospital Rehabilitation Institute

     

  • St Mary’s Medical Center Duluth, Brain Tumor Support Group
    • Phone Number: 218-786-2861
    • Address:
      Oncology classroom 3rd floor, 407 E 3rd Street
      Duluth, MN 55805
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Meets every third Tuesday 2 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.

     

  • 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: 612-334-5970 
Toll Free: 800-292-4150
Address: 111 N. Fifth Street, Suite 100 
Minneapolis, MN 55403 
Website: http://www.mndlc.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: 218-824-5228
Address: 606 Northwest Fifth St
Brainerd, MN 56401
Website: http://www.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.

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Phone: 612-348-2163
Address: 300 S 6th St
Minneapolis, MN 55487
Website: https://mn.gov/dhs/people-we-serve/adults/health-care/health-care-programs/programs-and-services/medical-assistance.jsp

 

 

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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  • PACER Center, Inc. MN
    • Phone: 952-838-9000
    • Toll Free: 888-248-0822
    • Address: 8161 Normandale Blvd
      Minneapolis, MN 55437
    • Website: http://www.pacer.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: 612-332-1441
Toll Free: 800-292-4150
Address: 111 N. Fifth St.,  Suite 100 
Minneapolis, MN 55403 
Website: http://www.mndlc.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: 651-539-1600
Address: 85 7th Place East Ste 280
St. Paul, MN 55101
Websitehttps://mn.gov/commerce/consumers/your-insurance/health-insurance/

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: 651-259-7366
Toll Free: 800-328-9095
Address:  First National Bank Building 332 Minnesota St Ste E200
St Paul, MN MN
Website: https://mn.gov/deed/

 

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