Resources in Montana
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.
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.
- Billings MT Brain Injury Support Group
- Phone: 406-656-2744
- Address: LIFTT Bldg 1201 Grand Ave
Billings, MT 59101
- Date/Time of Meeting: Third Tuesday of the month 7:30 p.m.
- Bozeman MT Brain Injury Support Group
- Phone Number: 406-763-4268
- Address: Bozeman Senior Center 807 N Tracy Ave
Bozeman, MT 59715
- Date/Time of Meeting: Third Friday of the month, 1 p.m.
Contact: Mary DeBernardis: 406-763-4268
Kathryn Quinn McBee: 406-388-2007
- Butte MT Brain Injury Support Group
- Phone Number: 406-490-2478
- Address: St Anne’s Church 2100 Farragut Ave Butte, MT 59701
- Date/Time of Meeting: Fourth Monday of the month 6:30 p.m.
- Crow Agency, MT Brain Injury Support Group
- Phone Number: 406-665-5851
- Address: Crow Nation Express Center 42 Hospital Loop Crow Agency MT 59022
- Date/Time of Meeting: Second Thursday of the month at Noon
- Great Falls Brain Injury Support Group
- Phone Number: 406-453-6028
- Address: Benefits East Malisani Room 1101 26th St S
Great Falls, MT 59405
- Date/Time of Meeting: Second Tuesday of the month 7 p.m.
- Kalispell Brain Injury Support Group
- Phone Number: 406-756-4725
- Address: The Summit Hwy 93 North Kalispell, MT
- Date/Time of Meeting: Second Monday of the month 6 p.m.
- Missoula Brain Injury Support Group
- Phone Number: 406-549-2146
- Address: River City Grill 7985 MT-200 Missoula, MT
- Date/Time of Meeting: Second Thursday of the month 11 a.m.
- Helena Disability Rights Montana Brain Injury Support Group
- Phone Number: 406-431-4516
- Address: Disability Rights Center 1022 Chestnut
- Date/Time of Meeting: Third Wednesday of the month 7 p.m.
Contact Karen Cyr: 406-449-2538 for more information
- Libby North Valley Families in Partnership Support Group
- Phone Number: 406-293-6518
- Address: Families In Partnership 83 Collins Ave Libby, MT 59923
- Website: www.nvsg.org
- Date/Time of Meeting: Third Thursday of the month 5:30 p.m. Call to confirm
- Helena Coffee Group
- Address: Fireside Coffee 1446 Euclid Helena, MT
- Date/Time of Meeting: First Wednesday of the month 7 p.m.
- Lame Deer, MT Brain Injury Support Group
- Phone Number: call 406-477-3641 x21
- Address: Chief Dull Knife College Vocational Rehabilitation 1 College Drive
- Date/Time of Meeting: Second Wednesday of the month 5:30 p.m.
- Missoula Puzzle Group
- Phone Number: 406-544-6629
- Address: Westside Lanes and Fun Center 1615 Wyoming St Missoula MT
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date/Time of Meeting: every Saturday 9 a.m.
For more information:Contact: Jim Mickelson: 406-544-6629
Doug Combs: 406-549-2146
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.
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.
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.
Address: 111 North Sanders Room 301
Helena, MT 59620
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.
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.
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.
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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